When the U-S Supreme Court hears arguments Friday on the presidential election, no one in Iowa –or anywhere else– will be able to see it on T-V. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley asked the Supreme Court to make an exception and allow the live broadcast of proceedings, but his request was rejected. Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote to Grassley late Tuesday -quote- “..the Court recognizes the intense public interest in the case..(and will) release a copy of the audio tape of the argument promptly after the conclusion.” While the live broadcast is out, Grassley says the court’s response is “an historic, major step in the right direction.” Currently, cameras are banned in all federal district courts.
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