Since the dawn of time, people have enjoyed hearing about or witnessing other people’s trials and tribulations. From the early Romans, who made everything a spectacle, to today’s reality television programming and channels such as Court TV and live courtroom coverage on our news stations, the public has the opportunity to watch and judge others from their own living rooms. It is no surprise then that there is an interest in watching Us supreme court videos. What makes this remarkable is not so much that you can watch videos of courtroom action online, but rather that cameras have even been allowed inside a courtroom, thus making the footage available for online perusal.
The public can now access court room video and there has been a resurgence of debate about whether or not Supreme Court video should be taken, and if so, if it should be rebroadcast, as part of the judicial system making court cases accessible to the public. Not that long ago many people were calling for court room cameras to capture every moment of the case. And while some people want to use the videos for the purpose of gawking and judging, others prefer to use Supreme Court video for the purpose of studying legal cases that took place in the highest court of law. The debate about whether or not Supreme Court video should be taken, or that cameras should be allowed to record and broadcast oral arguments continues.
It’s arguable that cameras in court or Supreme Court video would not change judicial decisions or behavior, nor will it change the public’s awareness about the Supreme Court. It’s time, say many, to let the cameras roll. Currently, there are no cameras allowed in the US Supreme Court but people can still satisfy the urge to know what’s going on in the court room by listening to audio recordings and court transcripts, to which they have always had access. Streaming Supreme Court video of oral arguments are available online and Supreme court videos are also archived and available to the public.