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   Supreme Court Info Becomes Issue in DC

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3/17/2004 12:00 am

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Associated Press

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Entered 3/17/2004, Updated 3/17/2004

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Supreme Court Info Becomes Issue in DC The Honolulu Advertiser The Constitution says Congress and the judiciary have separate responsibilities, but the nation's founders probably at least envisioned that the two branches of government could talk to one another. When two Supreme Court justices visited Congress on Wednesday, the politicians and judges seemed to be speaking different languages. A cordial hearing about the Supreme Court budget grew testy when lawmakers pointed to the vast amount of information they provide about Congress' doings and said the nation's highest court could and should do the same. By design, the court is a somewhat secretive place. The justices meet behind closed doors to choose which cases they will hear, and then again to decide how a case comes out. The court never reveals how a case will be decided until the moment the ruling is released. And while much of Congress' activities are detailed in documents posted on the Internet, most of the court's work is still done on paper - paper filings, paper legal briefs, paper rulings.


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