S. 1768 (109th): A bill to permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.


Sep 26, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 30, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Arlen Specter

Senator from Pennsylvania



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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2006
Length: 4 pages

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Summary (CRS)

3/30/2006--Reported to Senate without amendment.Amends the federal judicial code to require the U.S. Supreme Court to permit television coverage of all open sessions of the Court unless the justices decide, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 26, 2005

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Mar 30, 2006
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1768”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (4D, 3R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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S. 3086 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2000

S. 344 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 6, 2007

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