The U.S. Supreme Court’s camera controversy.

The Case for Allowing Cameras Inside the U.S. Supreme Court

The Case for Allowing Cameras Inside the U.S. Supreme Court

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
Jan. 31 2015 1:16 PM

Amicus: Cameras in the Courtroom

Two Supreme Court experts explain why they don’t buy the justices’ arguments that they shouldn’t be filmed in action.


Listen to Episode 10 of Slate’s Amicus:

The nine justices of the Supreme Court frequently split along ideological lines. But there’s one controversial issue upon which they all agree: Cameras—still or video—should have no place in their courtroom.


On this episode of Amicus, host Dahlia Lithwick talks with two law professors and former Supreme Court clerks who oppose the ban on cameras in the court, Sonja West of the University of Georgia and RonNell Andersen Jones of Brigham Young University. West and Jones methodically pick apart the justices’ reasoning to present a compelling case for more transparency at the nation’s highest court.

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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.