For our current event this week, we’ll be taking a look at the U.S. Supreme Court! They have just begun their new term this month, and one of the things you may have noticed from news coverage of the Supreme Court is the complete lack of video of their proceedings. That’s right! They do not allow video cameras into their proceedings, so the news relies on audio recordings and courtroom sketch artists to communicate to the public what happened. To find out more about this video recording ban, including what the current Chief Justice thinks about it, read over this news article:
https://qz.com/1725515/supreme-court-sketch-artist-illuminates-courtroom-camera-debate/ (Links to an external site.)
Do you think you’d like to see the U.S. Supreme Court allow video recordings of their proceedings? Why or why not?