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Coalition asks Supreme Court for live videos of proceedings

A coalition of media and open government activists announced that they are launching an advertising campaign asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the media to broadcast its proceedings. Ad spots on television will argue that ordinary citizens who are affected by the decisions should have access to the Court’s deliberations. (Legal Times, February 18, 2014, by Tony Mauro)

The Coalition for Court Transparency has established a website that provides people an opportunity to sign a petition urging the Court to allow live video of oral arguments. There are currently only 400 seats in the court for the public and for cases of great interest, people have to wait days to secure a seat. (The Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, February 18, 2014)

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