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Jack McDonald

The requirement that all parties consent is a killer. This will rarely, if ever, occur. Minnesota had this requirement a few years ago and the number of cases televised came to zero. Add this to the restriction to civil proceedings, that rarely have much news value or interest, and you have an experiment destined to fail.

Kent Scheidegger

"We ought to be able to cover court proceedings the way we cover congressional hearings. What are they afraid of?"

Given what a farce televised congressional hearings have become, that is not exactly the strongest argument.

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