Posts Tagged ‘SCOTUS’


A Blackout at the Supreme Court

by Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. Originally published in the Indianapolis Star. – The Supreme Court has again rejected pleas from the media to provide television coverage of its proceedings. The court will soon hear arguments about the nation’s health-care overhaul, but cameras will not be allowed in the […]

Originally posted: March 24, 2012

Kagan’s Weak Case for Cameras in the US Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said in her Senate confirmation hearing that she supports televised coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court. Her basic argument focused on how inspiring it is to see the justices in action. “It’s an incredible sight. They are so prepared. They’re so smart. They’re so thorough. They’re so engaged. The questioning […]

Originally posted: July 15, 2010

Supreme Court’s Eminent Domain Ruling “An Outrage”

Last week the United States Supreme Court ruled that your home is not your castle. Last week the United States Supreme Court ruled that your right to own a single-family home or a small business pales in comparison to a city’s right to smash your property to construct a casino, an office building, a strip mall, […]

Originally posted: July 1, 2005