TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 12, 2015

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, are calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to implement video recording of oral arguments, the Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill reports. The congressmen’s remarks came after Chief Justice John Roberts’ year-end report made no direct mention of introducing cameras in the courtroom, but did say that the court is “understandably circumspect in introducing change to a court system that works well.” Connolly told the paper that the court “is a human institution...a branch of government… [that] needs to come into the 21st century.” In an editorial supporting cameras in the court, columnist Marsha Mercer looks at the issues involved. Tri-Cities.com carried the piece.