With the Supreme Court all over the news lately with many different high profile cases a lot of people are wondering why we never see the court in session. There actually hasn’t been a photograph of the Supreme Court in session since 1937! They’ve had a ban on cameras in the courtroom ever since then.
One of the main reasons is that the court wants to preserve its tradition. They also don’t want the media to use embarrassing sound bites or footage from their oral arguments and believe that cameras will just encourage showboating.
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