The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 23, 2013

Transparency needed on court

Why it matters: The public has a right to watch live coverage of oral arguments in the Supreme Court.


Legal scholars see no Constitutional reason why Congress could not force the high court to televise its public proceedings, but it would be better if the Justices changed the rules themselves.

The public should have the right to see how their Supreme Court makes decisions, without having to rely on proceedings to be filtered by others.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this editorial did not attribute phrases and details that should have been attributed to the Chicago Tribune. We apologize for the lack of the attribution.


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