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                                                       Calendar No. 384
109th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1768

         To permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 26, 2005

    Mr. Specter (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Allen, Mr. 
  Grassley, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Feingold, and Mr. Durbin) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                             the Judiciary

                             March 30, 2006

               Reported by Mr. Specter, without amendment

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                                 A BILL


 
         To permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AMENDMENT TO TITLE 28.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 45 of title 28, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting at the end the following:
``Sec. 678. Televising Supreme Court proceedings
    ``The Supreme Court shall permit television coverage of all open 
sessions of the Court unless the Court decides, by a vote of the 
majority of justices, that allowing such coverage in a particular case 
would constitute a violation of the due process rights of 1 or more of 
the parties before the Court.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The chapter analysis for chapter 45 of 
title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the 
following:

``678. Televising Supreme Court proceedings.''.
                                                       Calendar No. 384

109th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 1768

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

         To permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             March 30, 2006

                       Reported without amendment

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