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Schiff decries lack of Supreme Court TV broadcast

March 26, 2012
(Jim Lo Scalzo via…)

As the U.S. Supreme Courttackles the controversial federal law that overhauled health care, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today issued a statement calling for live broadcast streaming of the proceedings.

The High Court declined to allow live streaming from inside the courtroom, but due to strong public interest, justices agreed to release same-day audio recordings of the arguments.

In his statement, Schiff said the public should be able to tune in for the proceedings just as they could on C-SPAN for legislative debates, calling the audio tapes "a poor substitute."

"I support the legislation currently pending in the Senate that would allow cameras in the courtroom -- it's time for the Supreme Court to open their doors, not just to those that are able to attend in person, but everyone across our nation," Schiff said.

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-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

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