Supreme Court requested to televise health care case

If allowed, it would be the court’s first-ever live broadcast

Move over, Judge Judy. The Supreme Court, well-versed in hearing pleas, entertained a different type of request yesterday as it was petitioned to allow its first-ever live television broadcast.

In separate letters to Chief Justice John Roberts, both cable TV network C-SPAN and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, petitioned the court to broadcast the proceedings when it hears oral arguments in the vitriolic debate over President Obama’s health care reform bill. The court is expected to hear arguments about the bill in March 2012.

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