Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is renewing his push to allow cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court. Most of the justices have opposed any move to open up the courts to cameras, fearing it could change the dynamic inside the courtroom, and clips could be misunderstood or taken out of context.
Grassley and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) have reintroduced legislation (S. 780
) to allow cameras in all open sessions, unless a majority of justices voted that the coverage could violate the due process rights of a party involved in a particular case. The issue has garnered increased attention recently with high-profile cases before the court, including argument on the constitutionality of state-level bans on gay marriage.