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    Default First ever supreme court video

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/27/politi...e-court-video/

    If it weren't 3:15am, then I would say something about this. Maybe tomorrow.

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    As much as I like their message, I don't like the fact that they decided to video record a proceeding in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has a tradition of not allowing these type of things occurring because they don't want the media or the public to affect public hearings. And they need to understand that the Supreme Court cannot, and should not be like the Executive and Legislative Branch (being scrutinize every way possible) because it takes away their neutrality/"impartial" thought process.

    The video talking about how the Supreme Court is afraid that Jon Stewart or someone else is going to mock them if they appear? Absolutely, but not because Jon Stewart is going to mock them, it is because it can be misconstrued in a way that will make it hard to be neutral/impartial.

    I'm quite sure there is a study done where people act a whole lot different if they were record compared to if they are not, this is one if the cases where the Supreme Court being recorded like this is a bad idea.

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    I am... underwhelmed.

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    "SCOTUSpwned"? That's not a good way to get others to take your cause seriously. It evokes Anonymous.

    Someone did a thing that they weren't supposed to do, and security measures are probably going to be put in place.

    Kind of interesting that it's the first case of a video being smuggled out of the SCOTUS.. ... but made less interesting by the fact that there have been pictures smuggled out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Tracer View Post
    As much as I like their message, I don't like the fact that they decided to video record a proceeding in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has a tradition of not allowing these type of things occurring because they don't want the media or the public to affect public hearings. And they need to understand that the Supreme Court cannot, and should not be like the Executive and Legislative Branch (being scrutinize every way possible) because it takes away their neutrality/"impartial" thought process.

    The video talking about how the Supreme Court is afraid that Jon Stewart or someone else is going to mock them if they appear? Absolutely, but not because Jon Stewart is going to mock them, it is because it can be misconstrued in a way that will make it hard to be neutral/impartial.

    I'm quite sure there is a study done where people act a whole lot different if they were record compared to if they are not, this is one if the cases where the Supreme Court being recorded like this is a bad idea.
    The Supreme Court is insulated by being appointed rather than elected. Cameras should be allowed.

    All public officials (politicians, police, bureaucrats, etc) should be recorded at all times, while they're working. They're the ones who need to be monitored, not the public.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    The Supreme Court is insulated by being appointed rather than elected. Cameras should be allowed.

    All public officials (politicians, police, bureaucrats, etc) should be recorded at all times, while they're working. They're the ones who need to be monitored, not the public.
    The issue isn't whether they are being appointed or elected. It is the fact that they are being videotaped then and there. Being videotaped, as a judge, doesn't allow for their interpretations to work if they are going to be constantly monitored by other people. Then again, that is why they do not have recorders or cameras while they are deciding the case amongst themselves anyways.....

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