Court Says No TV Cameras At Health Care Arguments

The Supreme Court has rejected requests from news organizations for live, televised coverage of this month's historic arguments on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but has agreed to release audio recordings of the proceedings on the same day.

The court issued a brief statement Friday saying there will be quick release of the audio on each of the three days of arguments because of "extraordinary public interest" in the health care case.

The statement said nothing about live coverage, but many news organizations, including The Associated Press, had asked the court to allow cameras into the courtroom for the first time to cover the proceedings.


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  • by Alpha Location: Lenoir on Mar 17, 2012 at 04:25 PM
    According to Supreme Court scholars there is a 85% chance that Obama healthcare bill will withstand this legal challenge. There is going to a day soon when the wealth and educated will flee this country.....probably sooner than later.
  • by Sad but True on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    When I read of this man's mindless maunderings I wonder how anyone could find his aimless campaign remotely acceptable. What is his quest? When does he tell us what he sees as the future for America and all Americans? What's the big picture that he sees? All I hear from him is what he's against including taxes to pay for services we need. No, don't pay for services, cut services. We don't lack essential medical care, education, clean water, clean air and an end to wars according to him. His is a small vision.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM
    A person is allowed to relax; it is not a political issue. Lets get a picture of the Medicare, Social Security Crisis, Illegal immigration and the costs the U.S. Tax dollars must be used to manage the illegals; Corporations that will not support American Jobs or workers; Corporations avoiding their responsibility of Medical insurance for the workers, taxes to support education system, and research for future industries. That is a picture I WANT TO SEE.....
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2012 at 08:38 AM
    Wow, what a shocker. The healthcare debate was supposed to be televised before they voted on it and that didnt happen. The latest reports say that Obamacare is going to cost twice as much as they originally said. I think the Obama administration knows that televising the hearings will hurt Obamas re-election bid.
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      by obamanation on Mar 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM in reply to
      Yep 1.2 trillion instead of 700 billion.Also the CBO reports that 20 million will lose their health care that their companies provide for them instead of the 1 million that was last reported.
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