Klobuchar looks to put cameras in the Supreme Court

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

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  1. Submitted by Ginny Martin on 12/07/2011 - 12:11 pm.

    Opponents argue allowing cameras in the courtroom would turn the Supreme Court into a political forum rather than a legal one.
    Right. And we don’t have that now, of course, but the public cannot witness what is going on.
    It’s time to force the court to have an ethics guide and a conflict of interest guide that would make a judge be eliminated from a case. Some actually do that. Not Thomas or Scalia.
    A camera would shed some interesting light on the deliberations.

  2. Submitted by scott cantor on 12/07/2011 - 03:11 pm.

    “it’ll be considering overturning a law that _affects_…”

  3. Submitted by Beryl John-Knudson on 12/08/2011 - 07:14 am.

    I suppose one should accept “all the world’s a stage” nowadays as William said some time ago.

    But then consider also, even the most seasoned professionals become ‘performers’ rather than focused debaters when the camera rolls.

    Next they’ll be wearing Gucci gussied gowns and none dare scratch his/her nose whatever?

    If we still have the capacity to listen definitively; hear the whole serious nature of the debated issue on the table…then we can listen without prejudice because a Supreme has a wart on his nose…it happens.

    Come to think of it, if the Last Supper had camera-crewed media coverage at the time, someone surely would have spotted Judas earlier…but again, where would religious history be today?

    “And then I saw your face…now I’m a believer; not a trace of doubt in my mind…”…

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