Chief Justice John Roberts told a 9th Circuit conference Thursday that the Supreme Court isn't interested in televising its hearings and might never be. "We don't have oral arguments to show people, the public, how we function," he said. Federal appeals courts have varying policies on camera coverage, but resistance to television has been stiffest at the Supreme Court. Justice David Souter has said, "The day you see a camera come into our courtroom it's going to roll over my dead body."
Chief Justice Says No to Televising Supreme Court
The Associated Press
July 17, 2006