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H.R. 94 (114th): Cameras in the Courtroom Act

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Gerald Connolly

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2015
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Jan 6, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

History

Jan 6, 2015
 
Introduced

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H.R. 94 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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