S. 1945 (112th): A bill to permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.


Dec 5, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Durbin

Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2012
Length: 4 pages

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Summary (CRS)

2/13/2012--Reported to Senate without amendment.Requires the Supreme Court to permit television coverage of all open sessions of the Court unless it decides by majority vote that allowing such coverage in ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 5, 2011

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Feb 9, 2012
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1945”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (7D, 2R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3572 (Related)
Cameras in the Courtroom Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 6, 2011

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