ASNE asks Supreme Court to televise oral arguments in case on health-care law

Along with several other media groups, ASNE signed a letter sent today to the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the high court to allow camera coverage of oral arguments in three cases addressing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “The issue of access to affordable health care strikes at the core of our relationship with our government, especially in this time of great economic turmoil,” said the missive, which quoted former federal judge Kenneth W. Starr's recent op-ed arguing that cameras should be allowed into the Court. “The public needs and deserves to watch how the Court deals with these issues.”