Blumenthal Urges Televising Oral Arguments in Supreme Court Cases

(Washington, DC) – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement today after attending a hearing on “Access to the Court: Televising the Supreme Court” before the Administrative Oversight and the Courts Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee:

“Today’s hearing underscores the democratic imperative to broadcast oral arguments in U.S. Supreme Court cases that involve major political issues, such as the impending case challenging the Affordable Care Act. That is why I led a letter calling on the Court to open the argument in that case, whose consequences will have a tremendous impact in Connecticut and across the country.”

Earlier this week, Blumenthal cosponsored legislation, along with Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and John Cornyn (R-TX), to create a presumption of public broadcasting of Supreme Court oral arguments.