RTNDA Asks Roberts to Open Supreme Court To Radio/TV Coverage
October 6, 2005 at 3:40 PM (PT)
RTNDA Pres. BARBARA COCHRAN has asked new SUPREME COURT Chief Justice JOHN ROBERTS to allow radio and TV coverage of the court's proceedings.
In a letter to the new Chief Justice, COCHRAN said that "(j)ust as the public is given meaningful access to an overwhelming number of state courts through audiovisual coverage, it should be given meaningful access to the arguments made before this Court, many of which involve profound social, political and legal issues. Chief Justice REHNQUIST recognized the merits of allowing the citizenry to witness the events taking place inside the Court when, in response to requests from RTNDA and others, he released audiotapes of the oral arguments in BUSH vs. GORE.”