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C-SPAN, Ninth Circuit Put to Rest Notion That Televising Court Hearings is "Distracting"

FTC executive director Gabe Roth released this statement following the Ninth Circuit hearing in Hawaii v. Trump on the President’s immigration ban executive order:

C-SPAN is carrying out an important service not only by delivering live, high-quality video of a case with broad national interest but also by explaining in their lower-third graphics the legalese that’s involved.

Such an exercise should finally put to rest the antiquated notion that televising federal court hearings would be incomprehensible to the public or, for that matter, distracting to judges and attorneys.

The evidence shows it’s neither the former nor the latter.

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