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Bills to Allow Cameras in Supreme Court Need Up-or-Down Votes in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fix the Court executive director Gabe Roth released this statement following the introduction of the Cameras in the Courtroom Act of 2015 in U.S. Senate:

This bipartisan Senate bill, the related proposals in the House and the overwhelming public support for greater media access demonstrate the growing dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court’s antiquated broadcast policies.

As the justices weigh issues that impact millions of Americans, more than just the handful of people who can fit inside the courtroom should be allowed to experience these cases as they unfold.

While similar proposals have been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in the past, this year I’m hopeful the bill will reach the Senate floor sometime in the spring.

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