About the bill
The Supreme Court is (in)famously hesitant to join the age of modern technology. They began recording audio of their oral arguments in 1955, two or three decades after the widespread use of radio. Some of their justices were still using typewriters in 2004. Now the big issue is their refusal to film video of their oral arguments, 37 years after C-SPAN began broadcasting Congress on television.
S. 780 and H.R. 94, the Cameras in the Courtroom Act, would “permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.” It’s been introduced by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11). The co-sponsors have largely been Democrats, but one Republican in each chamber has signed on — especially important considering the Senate Republican: Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA). (Grassley has ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on January 6, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Jan 3, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 96 (113th).
Jan 6, 2015
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Jan 12, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 464 (115th).
H.R. 94 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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