News Articles on Cameras in the Court

Mediaite: POLL: Two-Thirds of All Americans Want Cameras in the Supreme Court (March 15, 2022)

Newsweek: Support for Supreme Court Term Limits Grows, Survey Shows (March 15, 2022)

Forbes: Most Americans Don't Think Supreme Court Acts In A 'Serious and Constitutional Manner' And Wants Reforms, Poll Finds (March 15, 2022)

Courthouse News: Americans want cameras at Supreme court, but live audio there is on life support (March 15, 2022)

Washington Post: At long last, the Supreme Court is going live on air (May 1, 2020)

Freedom Forum: C-SPAN and the Supreme Court’s big step toward live broadcast of arguments (May 1, 2020)

USA Today: Supreme Court makes historic change to hear oral arguments over the phone and stream them live (April 30, 2020)

Broadcasting & Cable: Sens. Seek Same-Day Audio From Supremes (July 2, 2018)

San Francisco Chronicle: Supreme Court: Let the cameras in (September 29, 2017)

Roll Call: New High Court Term, Same No-TV and Tape-Delay Rules (September 27, 2017)

Multichannel News: C-SPAN Covers Latest Trump Travel Ban Argument (May 15, 2017)

HuffPost: All Eyes, And Ears, Will Be On Donald Trump's Travel Ban Fight, Thanks To C-SPAN (April 27, 2017)

MinnPost: The Supreme Court's arguments should be televised (March 23, 2016)

Chicago Sun Times: Opinion: Cameras in Supreme Court would lift shroud of secrecy (March 1, 2016)

Daily Report: Georgia Supreme Court Justice: Cameras in Court Are No Big Deal (February 11, 2016)

ABA Journal: Supreme Court should make video of oral arguments available to public, ABA House urges (February 8, 2016)

Fox News Radio: Judge Judy: The Supreme Court Should Be Televised (November 9, 2015)

Washington Post (Editorial Board): End the ban on cameras (October 9, 2015)

Legal Times: Breyer, Colbert Spar Over Cameras in Supreme Court (September 15, 2015)
YouTube: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Justice Stephen Breyer Interview

Broadcasting & Cable: Study Shows Strong Support for Cameras in High Court (July 21, 2015)

Legal Times: Poll Finds Support for Supreme Court Term Limits, Camera Access; Allowing cameras in the court is more popular than ever, according to a new poll sponsored by C-SPAN (July 21, 2015) - June Edition: Cameras in the Court: Will allowing recording devices unleash the Supremes' inner Judge Judys? (May 1, 2015)

The Kansas City Star editorial: Let cameras into the U.S. Supreme Court for the gay marriage case (April 26, 2015)

New York Times Op-Ed: End the Supreme Court's Ban on Cameras (April 24, 2015)

Chicago Sun-Times Op-Ed: Let's hear what high court has to say (May 22, 2014)

Real Clear Politics: Poll: Public Displeased With Supreme Court (May 20, 2014)

The Hill: Poll: Most want cameras in the Supreme Court (May 7, 2014)

The Economist: They out to be in pictures (March 25, 2014)

USA TODAY Voices: High court avoids the camera's glare (March 25, 2014)

Orange County Register: Time to televise Supreme Court proceedings (March 18, 2014)

Multichannel News: Protestor Sneaks Video Peak At Supremes Oral Argument; C-SPAN Renews Call for Professional Coverage (February 28, 2014)

Wall Street Journal Law Blog: Unprecedented Video Captures High Court Chamber Protest Footage (February 27, 2014)

National Journal: Would Cameras turn the Supreme Court Into a Circus? (February 20, 2014)

Columbus Dispatch: Open court to cameras (November 6, 2013)

Washington Post: At Supreme Court, tradition trumps technology, and transparency (October 27, 2013)

Politico: Panelists call for cameras at the Supreme Court (October 25, 2013)

USA TODAY: Supreme Court urged to open up (August 12, 2013)

SCOTUSblog: Senators try again on cameras in the courtroom (July 10, 2013)

National Journal: Television Cameras in the Supreme Court? (June 18, 2013)

Salon: Courtrooms are inaccessible by design (April 7, 2013)

LaCrosse Tribune: Our view: Allow cameras inside courtrooms (April 3, 2013)

First Amendment Center: Making the case for cameras in the Supreme Court (April 2, 2013)

USA TODAY: Televise Supreme Court hearings? Your Say (April 2, 2013)

The Hill: Cameras in the courtroom would benefit the public (April 2, 2013)

National Law Journal: The compelling case for cameras (April 1, 2013)

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Adelson asks to bar cameras from court because of 'security threat' (April 1, 2013)

Iowa City Press Citizen: Our View: Supreme Court needs to get over its camera shyness (March 30, 2013)

Chicago Tribune: Audio delayed is audio denied -- high court should enter the 21st century and broadcast its arguments live (March 29, 2013)

Baltimore Sun: Aren't the Supremes ready for their close-up? (March 29, 2013)

Washington Post: The case for keeping cameras out of the Supreme Court (March 28, 2013)

Washington Post: Supreme Court says it will release same-day audio of gay marriage arguments (March 20, 2013)

CBS News: 'Justices: Cameras would censor Supreme Court' (March 14, 2013)

Washington Examiner: 'Justices crack door to letting cameras in Supreme court' (March 14, 2013)

NYUNews: 'Video coverage should be allowed in Supreme Court proceeding' (February 22, 2013)

Los Angeles Times: 'Two new camera-shy Supreme Court justices' (February 21, 2013)

Post Star (NY) editorial: 'Editorial: Show us what really happens in court' (February 19, 2013)

National Law Journal: 'Sotomayor Now Opposes Cameras in the High Court' (February 15, 2013)

New York Times: As More Courts Allow Video, Justices Dig In Heels (February 15, 2013)

Dorf on Law: 'Cameras in Courtrooms' (February 19, 2013)

NY Magazine: 'Sonia Sotomayor No Longer Interested in Bringing Cameras Into the Supreme Court' (2/6/13)

SCOTUS TV: On Second Thought (September 11, 2012)

ABA Journal: Kagan Has Second Thoughts on Televised Arguments (September 10, 2012)

Wichita Eagle: Video streaming opens window into Kansas Supreme Court (August 31, 2012)

Deseret News: Allow cameras in state courtrooms; increase public access, transparency (July 7, 2012)

Des Moines Register: Here's another reason for cameras in court (July 2, 2012)

Read Write Web: Why Aren't Cameras Allowed in the U.S. Supreme Court? Ask Chief Justice Roberts (June 25, 2012)

Salt Lake Tribune: Television belongs in the courtroom (May 2, 2012)

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah courts consider allowing TV cameras inside (April 30, 2012)

Daily Beast: Supreme Court Releases Same-Day Audio, But Forget TV (March 30, 2012)

Politico: Brian Lamb laments lack of SCOTUS cameras (March 30, 2012)

Washington Post: C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb, patiently pushing for cameras in Supreme Court (March 28, 2012)

CBS News: Gillibrand: Supreme Court should allow cameras (March 26, 2012)

The Hill: Leahy: Courts, cameras and the public's right to know (March 26, 2012)

The Hill: Hank Johnson: Supreme Court as reality TV is bad law (March 26, 2012)

Huffington Post: The Call For Cameras In The Courtroom (March 26, 2012)

Washington Post: Americans want Supreme Court arguments televised (March 26, 2012)

San Francisco Chronicle: Open the U.S. Supreme Court to televised hearings (March 26, 2012)

Boston Globe: Health care case highlights need for Supreme Court cameras (March 25, 2012)

Tampa Bay Times: Supreme Court arguments deserve live TV coverage (March 25, 2012)

TCPalm: With historic Obamacare arguments slated to begin Monday, U.S. Supreme Court should lift ban on cameras (March 25, 2012)

Florida Times-Union: Should Supreme Court be televised? (March 24, 2012)

LA Times: Supreme Court should lift its blackout (March 22, 2012)

Columbus Dispatch: Supreme Court to provide same-day access to debate in historic health-care case (March 22, 2012)

Huffington Post: The Case for Cameras in the Supreme Court (March 20, 2012)

Boston Globe: Big cases on high court docket highlight need to allow cameras (February 23, 2012)

Stateline: States slowly opening courts to cameras (February 9, 2012)

CNN: Put U.S. Supreme Court arguments on TV (February 2, 2012)

Government Video: Case for Allowing Cameras (January 17, 2012)

Topeka Capital-Journal: Cameras watch federal court in pilot project (December 31, 2011)

Aspen Daily News: Supreme Court bans our seeing it in action (December 21, 2011)

Juneau Empire: Let us see (December 16, 2011)

National Journal: Open Up! Chuck Grassley wants the public to see what judges do for a living (December 15, 2011)

New York Times: Public Work, in Private (December 14, 2011)

USAToday: Health care case adds pressure for cameras in Supreme Court (December 12, 2011)

Dick Polman: 'A case for TV in top court; Public should see the powerful justices match wits with lawyers.' (December 8, 2011)

Broadcasting & Cable: 'Senate Ponders Cameras In High Court...Again' (December 7, 2011)

Minnesota Post: 'Klobuchar looks to put cameras in the Supreme Court' (December 7. 2011)

Warren Richey: 'Can Congress force Supreme Court to let in cameras?' (December 7, 2011)

Reuters: 'Supreme Court ready for TV? It's a split decision' (December 6, 2011)

Blog of Legal Times: 'Witnesses Doubt Congress' Authority to Impose Cameras on Supreme Court' (December 6, 2011)

Massachusetts Republican editorial: 'Time for 'Court TV' at the Supreme Court' (December 5, 2011)

NYT's Adam Liptak: 'Supreme Court TV? Nice Idea, but Still Not Likely' (Nov. 30, 2011)

Washington Post: 'End the ban on cameras in the Supreme Court' (Nov. 26, 2011)

Orlando Sentinel: 'High Court TV' (Nov. 26, 2011)

Foster’s Daily Democrat: 'High court hearing should be on C-SPAN' (Nov. 25, 2011)

Lancaster New Era: 'Supreme Court and TV cameras' (Nov. 25, 2011)

Rapids Gazette: Cedar 'Allow the cameras' (Nov. 23, 3011)

Lyle Denniston: 'TV in the Supreme Court? Don’t count on it' (Nov. 22, 2011)

Time Magazine: 'Why Won't The Supreme Court Allow TV Cameras?' (Nov. 21, 2011)

Portland Oregonian: 'Cameras in court should be Supreme' (Nov. 20, 2011)

Keene Sentinel: 'The court should say yes.' (Nov. 20, 2011)

NH Union Leader: 'Obamacare in court Obama should back C-SPAN' (Nov. 20, 2011)

Charleston Daily Mail: 'Roberts should trust Lamb and C-SPAN to broadcast this historic hearing.' (Nov. 19, 2011)

National Review: 'Against Televising the Obamacare Oral Argument' (Nov. 18, 2011)

Poughkeepsie Journal: 'Show health case on TV' (Nov. 18, 2011)

Times editorial: New York 'Exceptional Court Coverage' (Nov. 18, 2011)

U.S. Senate: 'Leahy: Supreme Court Should Make Proceedings More Publicly Available' (Nov. 17, 2011)

Blog of Legal Times: 'Supreme Court Is Asked to Allow Cameras for Health Care Arguments' (Nov. 16, 2011)

The Hill: 'C-SPAN asks Supreme Court to allow cameras for healthcare case' (Nov. 15, 2011)

AP/Washington Post: 'C-SPAN asks Supreme Court to let it televise next spring’s health care arguments live' (Nov. 15, 2011)

Reuters: 'Supreme Court asked to broadcast healthcare case' (Nov. 15, 2011)

LA Times: 'C-SPAN seeks to air Supreme Court healthcare arguments' (Nov. 15, 2011)

Broadcasting & Cable: 'C-SPAN Seeks to Cover Health Care Appeal in High Court' (Nov. 15, 2011)

SCOTUSblog: 'Plea for TV of health care hearings' (Nov. 15, 2011)

Huffington Post: 'C-SPAN Asks Supreme Court To Allow Cameras To Broadcast Oral Arguments About Health Care' (Nov. 15, 2011)

ABC News: 'C-SPAN Asks Supreme Court To Televise Health Care Arguments' (Nov. 15, 2011)

Arlen Specter op-ed in Philadelphia Inquirer: 'TV could boost Supreme Court's ratings' (Nov. 15, 2011)

Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial: 'Allow broadcast of ObamaCare appeal' (Nov. 15, 2011) SCOTUSblog debates cameras in the court (Oct. 21, 2011)

Kenneth Starr op-ed in NYT: 'Open Up High Court to Cameras' (Oct. 3, 2011)

Legal Times: 'No Cameras Allowed for Scalia Speech at Duquesne' (Sept. 23, 2011)

Reuters: 'Britain to start televising court cases' (Sept. 6, 2011)

Reynolds Courts & Media Law Journal: Modern Media in the Courts II - Cameras and Beyond (Summer 2011)

The Daily Record: 'Just where is the Supreme Court's jury box?' (August 11, 2011)

The Florida Times-Union: 'Casey Anthony Trial' (July 8, 2011)

TVNewser: 'Cable Network Cameras in the Supreme Court? The Answer Is Still No' (June 27, 2011)

Politico: 'Court of luddites?' (June 27, 2011)

Associated Press: 'Chief justice uneasy about cameras in courtroom' (June 25, 2011)

Wall Street Journal: 'Cameras Coming to Federal Court . . .' (June 9, 2011)

Legal Times: 'Restrictive Rules Announced for Federal Courts Camera Experiment' (June 8, 2011)

CQ Researcher: 'Should the Supreme Court permit live audio and video coverage?' (January 14, 2011)

American Journalism Review: 'Supreme Arrogance' (December 22, 2010)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 'State high court may televise arguments' (December 20, 2010)

New York Times: 'Civil Rights in California' (December 11, 2010)

Washington Post: 'Prop 8 case: A success for cameras in the court' (December 7, 2010)

Los Angeles Times: 'Monday's must-see TV: What C-SPAN's broadcast of Monday's hearing made clear was both the high seriousness of the three judges hearing the case and the nonpartisan quality of their inquiries' (December 7, 2010)

San Francisco Chronicle: 'Same-sex marriage hearing to be shown on C-SPAN' (November 19, 2010)

The Atlantic: 'Cameras in the Supreme Court' (November 5, 2010)

Los Angeles Times: 'Justices willing to be heard but still unwilling to be seen in court' (October 6, 2010)

USA Today: '3 women on high court, and you missed it' (October 6, 2010)

Legal Times Blog: 'Supreme Court Will Release Argument Audio on Delayed Basis' (September 28, 2010)

Wall Street Journal: 'Notable and Quotable' (September 6, 2010)

The Hill: 'Stop the theater, let there be TV' (September 1, 2010)

LegalTimes: 'In Canada's Supreme Court, Cameras are No Big Deal' (August 31, 2010)

ReasonTV: 'Why Have Cameras Been in Katie Couric's Colon But Not The Supreme Court?' (August 4, 2010)

Fox News Politics Blog: 'Momentum Builds for Cameras Inside the Supreme Court' (August 3, 2010)

Fox News (video): 'Allow Cameras in the Supreme Court?' (August 3, 2010)

The Hill: 'Cameras in the Court' (July 30, 2010)

USA Today: 'Sen. Arlen Specter: 'Kagan did just enough to win my vote'' (July 15, 2010)

Wall Street Journal: 'Who's Afraid of Cameras in the Courtroom?' (July 2, 2010)

LA Times Top of the Ticket: 'So you want to be on TV? Obama's nominee Elena Kagan is good with cameras in the Supreme Court' (6/29/2010)

Huffington Post: 'Elena Kagan wants cameras in the Supreme Court Courtroom' (6/29/2010)

Mediabistro TVNewser: 'Elena Kagan Supports TV Cameras in Supreme Court' (6/29/2010)

Washington Post Federal Eye: 'Elena Kagan: 'Cameras at the Supreme Court 'a terrific thing'' (6/29/2010)

Patricia Murphy/Politics Daily: 'Supreme Court May Be Coming To Television Near You' (4/29/2010)

Blog of Legal Times: 'Senate Committee Advances Federal Court Camera Access' (4/29/2010)

Washington Post: 'Supreme Court still resists pressure to televise proceedings' (4/19/2010)

Tony Mauro: 'At the Supreme Court, the Sound of Silence, Times Seven' (4/16/2010)

Ruth Marcus: 'Public is zero for seven at the Supreme Court' (4/15/2010)

Lyle Denniston: 'No audio on student rights argument; No tapes released this Term' (4/14/2010)

Washington Post Federal Eye: 'Elena Kagan: Cameras at the Supreme Court 'a terrific thing'' (6/29/2010)

Patricia Murphy/Politics Daily: 'Supreme Court May Be Coming To Television Near You' (4/29/2010)

Blog of Legal Times: 'Senate Committee Advances Federal Court Camera Access' (4/29/2010)

Washington Post: 'Supreme Court still resists pressure to televise proceedings' (4/19/2010)

Tony Mauro: 'At the Supreme Court, the Sound of Silence, Times Seven' (4/16/2010)

Ruth Marcus: 'Public is zero for seven at the Supreme Court' (4/15/2010)

Lyle Denniston: 'No audio on student rights argument; No tapes released this Term' (4/14/2010)

Techpresident: 'Report: SCOTUS Denies C-SPAN's Last Request for Same-Day Audio This Term' (4/14/2010)

St. Petersburg Times columnist Sue Carlton: 'TV cameras should be allowed in the U.S. Supreme Court' (3/19/2010)

Nat Hentoff op-ed: 'We citizens are still excluded from the Supreme Court' (3/17/2010)

Broadcasting Cable: 'Supreme Court Keeps Files Under Robes' (3/15/2010)

New York Times: Editorial - 'Your Reality TV' (3/13/2010)

National Law Journal: 'Poll Shows Public Support for Cameras at the High Court' (3/9/2010)

Blog of Legal Times: 'Judge Judy on Cameras in Federal Courts' (2/18/10)

Business Insider: 'Are Cameras In The Courtroom A Good Idea?' (1/12/10)

Vanity Fair column by Andrew Cohen: 'Could Supreme Court TV Make America Smarter?' (11/13/09)

Blog of Legal Times: 'Sen. Specter Introduces Resolution to Televise Supreme Court Proceedings' (11/5/09)

Arlen Specter op-ed: 'Accept more cases, TV coverage' (8/3/09)

Law Litigation Daily: 'Jonathan Sherman of Boies Schiller: Someday, There Will Be Cameras at the U.S. Supreme Court' (7/29/09)

Jacksonville Times-Union: 'Supreme Court: Open it up' (7/24/09) A Difficult Case for Cameras (7/27/09)

Minnesota AP News: 'Panel Weighs Study On Impact Of Cameras In Courts' (7/24/09)

Staunton News Leader editorial: 'Court Belongs on TV' (7/23/09)

Watertown Daily Times editorial: 'Courtroom cameras: Sotomayor a voice in favor' (7/21/09)

USA Today article: 'Sotomayor: Put high court on TV' (7/20/09)

Reno Gazette-Journal: 'Editorial: Cameras in the Supreme Court would benefit justices, public' (7/20/09)

From Salisbury (MD) Daily Times: 'Court cameras' time has come: Broadcasts of Supreme Court proceedings are inevitable' (7/16/09)

techPresident article: 'Cameras in Court: Oyez or Oh No?' (7/15/09)

Toledo Blade editorial: 'Camera-shy justice' (7/12/09)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial: 'Camera-shy justice: The Supreme Court should be televised' (7/7/09)

TC Palm (Fort Pierce Florida) Editorial: 'Open U.S. Supreme Court to TV coverage' (7/7/09)

Columbus Dispatch editorial: 'Open to the public: U.S. Supreme Court should allow broadcast of oral arguments' (7/7/09)

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot editorial: 'Roll the cameras at Supreme Court' (7/7/09)

Reading Eagle editorial: 'It's time to bring Supreme Court into the 21st century' (7/7/09)

Massachusetts Metrowest Daily News Editorial: 'Put Supreme Court on TV' (7/7/09)

Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial: 'Courtroom cameras in a YouTube age' (7/5/09)

Portland Oregonian editorial: 'Law and the lens' (7/4/09)

Houston Chronicle article: Texas on the Potomac: 'Cornyn, Sotomayor could play roles in high court TV drama' (7/3/09)

U.S. News & World Report: 'Sotomayor Should Push for Cameras in the Courtroom' (6/12/09)

Los Angeles Times Op-ed: 'Supreme Court TV' (6/11/09)

Washington Times: 'Chances slim for cameras in Supreme Court.' (6/9/09)