Senators request live TV for health-care ruling
In a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts, the senators said the court should be aware of the great interest Americans have in the outcome of the case.
WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking the Supreme Court to allow live television coverage when it delivers its ruling on President Obama's health-care overhaul.
Chairman Patrick Leahy, D.-Vt., and ranking Republican Chuck Grassley, of Iowa, said the issues in the case are as important and consequential as any in recent court history.
In a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts, the senators said the court should be aware of the great interest Americans have in the outcome of the case. They also noted that millions of citizens would be able to view what only a few could see from the court's limited public seating.
News organizations already have asked the court to allow cameras in the courtroom for the decision.
Also Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner said the Republican-led chamber will move to repeal the health-care overhaul law if the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't strike it down. And Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell said Tuesday Congress should "start over" if the system is ruled invalid by the Supreme Court. McConnell told "CBS This Morning" the law is the first step in "Europeanizing America."