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. Senior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on March 18, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Rounds Cosponsors Legislation to Roll Back NLRB Decision”
— Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD] on Sep 10, 2015
Jun 20, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1207 (113th).
Mar 18, 2015
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Mar 15, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 649 (115th).
Mar 14, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 822.
S. 780 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 780. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
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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