Orin Kerr makes this point better than I have: Tapes of all oral argument are released within a year and archived for public consumption. It's simpler and fairer to just make them all available the day they are argued. There is no good reason not to release them, and if the justices really want to stay in the judging business, they should probably get out of the public opinion business altogether.
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