On December 6, 2007, the US Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would allow television coverage of all open US Supreme Court hearings. The Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2007 would have permitted the Supreme Court to televise all open sessions, unless a majority of the court votes that coverage in a particular case is a violation of the due process rights of any party. The legislation followed the withdrawal of a broader proposal by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would have televised federal appellate and trial court proceedings.
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