Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a new act that would allow cameras in federal courtrooms.
In a press release sent out by the office of Sen. Grassley, it stated that the act, titled Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2023, would let television cameras in federal courtrooms to grant further transparency to the public into the court system.
Sen. Grassley also joined Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) in introducing a bill titled Cameras in the Courtroom Act that would require the Supreme Court to allow television coverage of all open sessions of the Court, unless a majority of the Justices believe it goes against the rights of or more of the plaintiffs involved.
The Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2023 would give the presiding judge in all federal courtrooms the discretion to let cameras in the courtroom, while still protecting the identities of witnesses and jurors when necessary or if requested.