Text: H.R.3572 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/06/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3572


To permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 6, 2011

Mr. Connolly of Virginia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “The Cameras in the Courtroom Act of 2011”.

SEC. 2. Amendment to title 28.

(a) In general.—Chapter 45 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following:

§ 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.”.