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Text of A bill to permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.

This bill was introduced on December 6, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 29, 2008 (Reported by Senate Committee).

Source: GPO

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Calendar No. 907

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 344

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 22, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Feingold, and Mr. Cornyn) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

July 29 (legislative day, July 28), 2008

Reported by , without amendment

A BILL

To permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.

1.

Amendment to title 28

(a)

In general

Chapter 45 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following:

678.

Televising Supreme Court proceedings

The Supreme Court shall permit television coverage of all open sessions of the Court unless the Court decides, by a vote of the majority of justices, that allowing such coverage in a particular case would constitute a violation of the due process rights of 1 or more of the parties before the Court.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The chapter analysis for chapter 45 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following:

678. Televising Supreme Court proceedings.

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July 29 (legislative day, July 28), 2008

Reported without amendment