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

This bill was introduced on April 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 446

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 13, 2009

(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

A BILL

To permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.

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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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