As we noted last week, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor appears ready to become a voice within the Court in favor of allowing cameras into the Supreme Court — though in the interest of collegiality, she told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she’d listen to her colleagues first before expressing her views.

Now comes word that the justices will be exposed to another pressure point in favor of cameras, which they’ve long resisted. According to a BBC report, the newly formed Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has decided its proceedings can be broadcast on request from the media — a first for high tribunals in the U.K. The new Supreme Court is the result of an effort to separate the judicial and legislative functions of the House of Lords.

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