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The Senate Judiciary Committee Needs to Get in the Game

It has been nearly four years since the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss the institutional shortcomings of the Supreme Court and of the third branch as a whole.

Despite numerous broadcast and ethics bills proposed in the last several Congresses, none has made it to the floor of the Senate despite overwhelming support.

About three-fourths of Americans want cameras or live audio in federal courtrooms and even more want stronger ethics rules for the high court.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Ben Sasse, who chairs its courts subcommittee, should host a hearing on the very fixable transparency and accountability deficiencies in our top courts. If you live in Iowa or Nebraska, you can use this form (LINK) to contact them.

Committee and subcommittee hearings are often the first step to moving ideas toward legislation and legislation toward a vote.

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