Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My first thought about the Prop 8 argument

Remember a few weeks ago, when I argued that all of the Supreme Court's arguments against putting video cameras inside the courtroom are totally specious? Well, today's coverage of the Prop 8 argument utterly and totally proves my point. Since around 11 am CST, audio recordings of the hearing have been readily available online. The evening news coverage was exactly what I predicted it would be: those artist's renditions of the justices as the graphic while the justice's words scrolled on the screen as the audio of the words played. So how exactly would the presence of video cameras instead of just audio cameras and observers in the room change anything?

They wouldn't. There's just no good reason for not putting a camera in the courtroom.

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