Senators Fight to Mandate TV in the Supreme Court

Opponents of the "Cameras in the Courtroom" bill urge deference to Supreme Court Justices.

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"Sunshine increases public confidence; it doesn't decrease it," he said, acknowledging that cameras would be a good thing. He also thinks Congress has the constitutional right to mandate cameras in the court, but that it shouldn't.

"One compelling thing that [Congress] could do is to pass a unanimous resolution urging the court to do it, to give them a sense of what the senators pointed to as the great public interest in televised proceedings," he said. "But with no promises, ultimately, that the legislation would be upheld."

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