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Media Groups Ask Supreme Court to Allow Live Broadcast Coverage of Health Law Ruling

Posted Jun 15, 2012 7:28 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A coalition of media groups is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow live audio and video coverage when it announces its ruling on the constitutionality of the health care law.

Media organizations making the request include major newspapers and broadcast networks, according to The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press made the request on behalf of the coalition in a letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. As a fallback position, the media group is asking the court to release audio of the announcement soon after it is made.

SCOTUSblog says chances that the court will grant the request appear to be “remote to nonexistent.”

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