Lawmaker: ‘Anti-democratic’ for Supreme Court to bar cameras

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The court announced Monday it is setting aside three days beginning March 26 to hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare legislation.

While the high court has never allowed cameras, the healthcare-law topic led C-SPAN to request access during the oral arguments. Sens. Dick DurbinDick DurbinSupreme Court limps to finish Senate Dems link court fight to Congressional Baseball Game Dems: Immigration decision will 'energize' Hispanic voters MORE (D-Ill.) and Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyOvernight Tech: Judiciary leaders question internet transition plan | Clinton to talk tech policy | Snowden's robot | Trump's big digital push Dozens of senators push EPA for higher ethanol mandate Civil liberties group mobilizes against surveillance amendment MORE (R-Iowa) also introduced a Senate bill earlier this month that would allow cameras to cover public court proceedings.

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