[An] appearance by Scalia and Kagan was a sellout. […] Yet for those who couldn’t get one of the free tickets, there’s no way to catch it on YouTube, and little left for researchers or historians to chew over. […]
This unusual appearance wasn’t enough to appease Gabe Roth, a critic of court practices who recently began a media campaign and a web site called Fix the Court.
“Many Americans have said that hearing the stories of Supreme Court justices – and those of Sotomayor and Thomas especially – and meeting them in person has inspired their own lives,’ Roth posted recently. ‘So shouldn’t more people know when the justices are out in public to receive the public?”