C-SPAN today covered the second day of the two-day 4th Circuit court of appeals 77th annual judicial conference.
During a discussion with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts, the Chief said he is concerned about the impact of allowing television cameras in the court room would have on lawyers and judges. Roberts also added that the judicial branch is the most transparent branch of the government and that the court has made changes in providing transcripts and audio.
The Supreme Court doesn't allow live television or audio broadcasting of arguments inside its chambers.
Following the discussion with Chief Justice Roberts, law professors discussed the major Supreme Court decisions o f the October term. Panelists discussed the makeup of the Supreme Court and examined how Justices ruled on specific court cases. Panelists spoke about court cases involving freedom of speech and the first amendment, federalism and campaign finance laws.
Each year the chief judge of the 4th circuit court convenes a conference of the judges and attorneys to consider the business of the courts. It's a gathering that enables discussion on improving the administration of justice within the circuit.
Senior Circuit Judge John J. Parker convened the First Annual Meeting of the “Federal Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit” on June 15, 1931 in Asheville, SC.