Supreme Court Urged To Provide Live Audio Access to Oral Argument
Participated in a letter (with the Reporters Committee and other news media organizations) sent to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. The letter requested that the Court provide live audio access to oral argument in a number of upcoming cases regarding nondiscrimination and the DACA immigration plan, citing strong nationwide interest in following these proceedings in real time. The letter noted other instances where the Court had released audio recordings minutes after oral argument – rather than at the end of the week, which is the standard practice. The letter concluded that giving the public and the press live access to the legal arguments in these cases would promote accountability, transparency, and an informed electorate.