Supreme Court Nixes Audio Release Of Gun Case Arguments
RTDNA Disappointed In Ruling
March 3, 2010 at 7:12 AM (PT)
The RTDNA has released a statement expressing its disappointment in the SUPREME COURT's decision not to release same-day audio of TUESDAY's oral arguments over gun rights in MCDONALD v. CHICAGO. The court, which has previously released audio tapes of oral arguments in other cases, rejected a media request for the recordings.
"The SUPREME COURT is the ultimate people's court, and people have the right to hear and see what goes on there," said RTDNA Chairman STACEY WOELFEL. "It's disappointing that the news media are not allowed to use their best tools to deliver this important story to their audiences."
"RTDNA renews its call for the court to release audio and video recordings of its proceedings to the media in all of its cases," added WOELFEL. "Only in that way can the public really see and hear the justices at work."