The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked the Supreme Court to permit live television coverage of the Court’s announcement of its ruling on the constitutionality of the new health care law.  In a letter dated Monday to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (Vermont Democrat) and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (Iowa Republican) stressed the importance of the decision and the opportunity that TV would provide for wide viewing of the release of the ruling.

The decision is expected before the end of this month.  The Court has never allowed live TV coverage of any of its official proceedings, and the prospect that it would agree to do so in this instance seems remote at best.

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Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, Plea for TV on health care ruling, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 19, 2012, 10:33 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/06/plea-for-tv-on-health-care-ruling/