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Thread: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    They already release audio. What more is there to be gained by adding an opportunity for politics and theater?

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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    No, and I don't think TV cameras should be allowed in any court room. The press can totally bias a jury and the mob should have no involvement in court proceedings.

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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    I think the celebrity that TV brings with it is damaging to the credibility of anyone who appears on it.
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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    On the one hand I think, I don't want court being turned into a spectator sport and wierd things happen to people when they're put in front of Cameras, one of the reasons why people seem more real in movies and TV shows then they do in reality TV. Because actors are trained to act like normal people in front of Cameras... real people aren't.

    On the other, in terms of allowing greater transparency I'm in favour of it.

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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    Why not televise it and let the public vote on the outcome instead of nine old people? That would get more people interested in the show.

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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    I think all government proceedings should be open to the public, except those that are of real national security concern. The government should have an open-kimono policy on everything involving domestic policy, especially significant court cases. TV helps spread that, as most people don't live near the supreme court building and can't travel simply to observe proceedings that aren't involving them directly.
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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    We the people should be able to watch our government at work.
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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    Definitely. The more the public knows the inner workings of the Supreme Court, the better.

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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    I voted yes ... I would fascinated by SCOTUS sessions/rulings on occasion and I do not watch TV.

    Yet ... knowing what celebrity and TV brings so often (trash) it would have to be carefully constructed and unobtrusive and simply documentation of the proceedings.

    Public channel ... no special interest or financial interests ... straight viewing with no editing.

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    Re: Should There be TV Coverage of Open Supreme Court Sessions?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    We the people should be able to watch our government at work.
    This I can agree with. Transparency is valuable for gaining the trust of the people.

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