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H.R. 464: Cameras in the Courtroom Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 12, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 464

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 12, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Poe of Texas, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Quigley, and Mr. Yarmuth) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.

1.

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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