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Major journalism groups are calling on the Supreme Court to allow audio and video coverage of upcoming health-care reform arguments.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has petitioned to include the recordings in three cases involving proposed federal health-care legislation. Delaying the release of argument recordings “will impede journalists’” ability to provide same-day coverage, the letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts also noted. The Supreme Court usually releases audio recordings at the end of the week. It has never allowed video recordings of its proceedings.