Justice Samuel Alito says he doubts the public is clamoring for Supreme Court sessions to be televised. "I am concerned that if our arguments were televised we'd be competing neck and neck with Congress ... for the lowest ratings that have ever been recorded by the Nielsen system," Alito said Friday in an often humorous speech at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics conference on the need for major changes to the Constitution.
TV Ratings for High Court Arguments Would Be Awful, Alito Says
The Associated Press
October 22, 2007