30 April 2008

Why there are no cameras in the Supreme Court

Generally, I am a believer that all court proceedings, including the federal supreme court, should be televised. However, there is a persuasive argument that in appellate courts - particularly the federal supreme court - there are those who would grandstand instead of arguing the points. Personally, while I recognize this type of behavior is a possibility, I think that the benefits of an open court outweigh it.

All that said, here is the nightmare scenario given form.

1 comment:

jdgalt said...

The members of the Supreme Court don't allow cameras for the same reason they don't talk to reporters: they don't want the average American to realize that the decisions they make are political and are made for reasons of expediency and personal taste. And that won't change, because a "justice" of the court, once appointed, is answerable to nobody.