H.R. 96: Cameras in the Courtroom Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 03, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 96

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Poe of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Cameras in the Courtroom Act .

2.

Amendment to title 28

(a)

In general

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

678. Televising Supreme Court proceedings.

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