Citizens United as a reason to televise Supreme Court arguments

This Times editorial endorses televising Supreme Court oral arguments and cites Citizens United.

Rather than opening up, the court has shown signs of turning further inward. After President Obama, in his State of the Union address, criticized the court’s recent ruling on corporate campaign spending, Chief Justice John Roberts questioned whether the justices should continue to attend the event. In January, the justices blocked a lower court from allowing trial video from a challenge to Proposition 8, California’s anti-gay- marriage initiative, to be broadcast on YouTube.

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