Supreme Court Cameras Not A Good Idea
Allow Ol' BC to disagree with this high profile MSNBC blogger. I personally believe that cameras have no place in the SCOTUS. Period. I have no idea what the Senate Judiciary Committee was thinking. The blog had one interesting comment -
Well this could mean Justice Souter will be taken out on a gurney.
After all, he once said, “The day you see a camera in our courtroom is going to
be over my dead body.”
While it seems I seldom agree with Justice Souter, in this case I do.
Then there's Justice Scalia who said he would not be opposed to a camera if
and only if somehow the media could be forced to present the arguments from
beginning to end.
Well, I happen to think the world of Scalia. In this case, however, I think he should know better. This would never happen. The media always seems to edit to meet their own ends. I guess it could be said ...they lie. Some traditions are better left alone.
Just a thought.