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Should the Supreme Court hearings be televised?

November 30, 2011  |  Share

The Supreme Court has a decision to make about healthcare reform even before it begins discussing healthcare reform itself.  And that is whether or not the public deserves to see the hearings on live television.  C-Span is arguing that the circumstances of this case, the length of the hearings, which are budgeted for 5 hours, along with the precedent setting issue of whether a government can order its citizens to buy health insurance, mandates a new level of transparency for the court.  The only time Americans even see the Supreme Court justices is during their confirmation hearings.  After that, they slip behind the scenes, only accessible to the average American through their writings.  What do you think?  Would you watch the hearings?


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