Fix the Court executive director Gabe Roth issued this statement following the introduction of the bipartisan Cameras in the Courtroom Act:
Unobtrusive wall-mounted cameras already broadcast courtroom proceedings from numerous state and federal appeals courts around the country, and there is no reason why the U.S. Supreme Court cannot join them.
In fact, in none of the camera-permissive courtrooms has the presence of video-recording devices impacted the discharge of justice.
At a time when every aspect of our lives can be filmed and uploaded for the world to see, only through video-recording can the Supreme Court achieve a level of transparency that the public fully trusts.
I am pleased that a bipartisan group of legislators has introduced a bill that would give all Americans – no matter where they live – the ability to watch justice unfold in real time.