Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., took to the floor of the Senate on Monday to talk about the vacancy on the Supreme Court, and while he was at it, one of his favorite Supreme Court topics: camera access.
“I believe Congress has the authority, should it choose to do so, to direct the Supreme Court to permit its proceedings to be televised,” Specter said. “The Supreme Court, in a series of cases, has said the public has a right to know what is going on inside the courtroom, and that was the case which involved Richmond Newspapers. Well, in an electronic era, where the public gets so much of its information via television or via radio, there ought to be that access.”
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