In today’s LA Times, a rousing op-ed in favor of televising Supreme Court arguments:
The United States is the only country in which Supreme Court justices have lifetime appointments. That is all the more reason that their actions should be transparent and that they should not be allowed to shelter themselves from public scrutiny. … We have a right to be included — especially when the court is hearing a case concerning the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which might dramatically alter American life for decades.
Obviously, there should be television cameras in the Supreme Court, and it should happen by Monday. It is time for the Supreme Court to enter the 21st (or at least the 20th) century.