Gavel Grab

Courtroom Cameras Requested for Health Care Ruling

Nearly 50 news media organizations sent a letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., asking for TV cameras to be permitted in the courtroom when a Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act is announced.

“There is a strong interest nationwide in the Court’s opinion and any comments by a member of the Court that may accompany its announcement,” the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press said in the letter,  signed by the media organizations, according to a Politico article. “Such access would allow the public to be informed of the Court’s ruling in a timely manner.”

Earlier this year, the court  declined a request from C-SPAN  to permit TV coverage of oral arguments over the constitutionality of the federal health care law (see Gavel Grab).

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