IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 13, 2009
Mr. Specter (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
To permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.
Amendment to title 28
Chapter 45 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following:
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.
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.