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Just where is the Supreme Court’s jury box?

When people ask Brian Lamb, CEO of C-SPAN, when we're going to see cameras in the Supreme Court, instead of answering, he asks them a question instead. "Where is the jury box in the Supreme Court?" he asks. Lamb told a group of lawyers, journalists and court public information officers at a conference Wednesday on modern media ...

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3 comments

  1. That’s stupid. Doesn’t everyone know you don’t get a jury on appeal? If you want to publish the arguments, sit in and TAKE NOTES.

  2. Yes, because the hard working men and women of, say, Iowa, Montana, and Arkansas have all the time in the world to travel to the Supreme Court during each term, sit in, and take notes. This permits them to know all they need to about the proceedings of the most important court in the country, the one that has the final say on stuff like abortion, equal pay, equal rights, presidential elections, etc.

    Extra points for the handle, though.

  3. Well I’m sure it’s just ignorance to blame, but the Supreme Court does have original jurisdiction over some matters, so it wouldn’t be far-fetched for someone who knew that to think that maybe there would be a jury for such trials.

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