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US Supreme Court Nixes Cameras During Oral Arguments in Challenge to Obama Health-Care Law

Posted Mar 16, 2012 3:33 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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There will be no cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court later this month during arguments over President Barack Obama's controversial health-care initiative.

However, the court in a ruling today has promised to release same-day audio and transcripts of the sessions, which will begin on March 26, reports the Associated Press.

News organizations including C-SPAN had sought to cover the arguments live and in their entirety, but the court has historically not permitted any camera or recording device to be used by the media.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Will Justices’ Fear of Sound Bite Preclude TV Coverage of 5-Hour Oral Argument in Health Care Case?"

ABAJournal.com: "Should SCOTUS Arguments Be Televised? If They Were, Would You Watch?"

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