S. 410 (112th): Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2011


Feb 17, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senior Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2011
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide for media coverage of Federal court proceedings.

Summary (CRS)

4/7/2011--Reported to Senate without amendment.Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2011 - Authorizes the presiding judge of a U.S. appellate court or U.S. district court to permit the photographing, electronic ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 17, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 17, 2011
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Apr 7, 2011
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 410”). 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 (5D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 657 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 29, 2010

S. 405 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2013

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