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   Judiciary panel advances bill to compel Supreme Court to televise proceedings

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4/30/2010 9:00 am

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Tony Romm

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Proposed Legislation

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Entered 4/30/2010, Updated 4/30/2010

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A handful of lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee hope to compel the Supreme Court to begin televising its proceedings. Days after Justice Steven Breyer shot down the prospect that the high bench would permit cameras in the court room this year, 13 committee members from both parties voted to advance legislation that would force SCOTUS to do just that. A similar effort to express the "sense of the Senate in support of permitting the televising of Supreme Court proceedings" also cleared the committee on a 13-6 vote on Thursday. However, that effort is more symbolic, and would not have the force of law.


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