In an era of deep political division and more contentious confirmations of the three most recent justices, the arguments for cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court might be stronger than in past decades.
It’s not a new idea. The first bill proposing to allow cameras in the nation’s highest court was filed in 1937. More than 80 years later, there is still no live coverage of the court’s proceedings, but some lawmakers continue to try.
A bill in the House and another in the Senate seek to lift the veil and bring cameras into the courtroom so the general public can watch proceedings live.
There are two known illegally taken photos of the U.S. Supreme Court in action. One was published in Fortune in 1932,…