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Barrett Would Consider Backing Cameras at SCOTUS if Confirmed

Oct. 14, 2020, 3:06 PM

Amy Coney Barrett promised on Wednesday to consider allowing cameras at the U.S. Supreme Court, if she’s confirmed as a justice.

“I would certainly keep an open mind about allowing cameras in the Supreme Court,” Barrett said in response to a question from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Day 3 of her confirmation hearings.

Still, she didn’t offer a ringing endorsement of the plan that transparency advocates have been pushing for years and that nominees have supported to varying degrees in the past.

Justice Elena Kagan may have been the most enthusiastic. “I think it would be a terrific thing ...