Published on June 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM
CQ HealthBeat: Grassley And Leahy Urge Live TV Coverage Of Health Care Decision
Two senior senators who have pushed for televised coverage of Supreme Court proceedings are urging Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to open up the court to cameras when a decision on the constitutionality of the health care law is announced. Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy and ranking Republican Charles E. Grassley wrote Roberts on Monday saying that "the issues in the case are as important and consequential as any in recent court history" and Americans should be able to view the delivery of the court's opinion live (Norman, 6/19).
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