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Letter to SCOTUS on Live Audio for Kavanaugh Investiture

Note: The court on Nov. 1 rejected our request.


I am writing to request that the Supreme Court livestream the audio of Justice Kavanaugh’s investiture ceremony on Nov. 8.

As you know, there is precedent for permitting live audio for important institutional events, as the Court graciously livestreamed Justice Scalia’s Supreme Court Bar memorial, which took place in the courtroom on Nov. 4, 2016.

Further, Justice Kavanaugh’s own views on livestreaming are evident; on Oct. 20, 2017, then-Judge Kavanaugh sat on the first-ever panel in the D.C. Circuit that allowed web-based audio livestreaming, and he supported Chief Judge Garland’s May 2018 decision to move the circuit to live audio for all arguments beginning this fall.

I believe that after a contentious confirmation process, the public would benefit greatly from hearing the Court come together to celebrate this collegial event live as it occurs.

I look forward to your response.

Gabe Roth
Executive Director
Fix the Court

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