Supremes Get ‘Schooled’

WASHINGTON — As the Supreme Court returns for its fall session (the first Monday in October), “Fix the Court,” a group pushing for more transparency and accountability from the high court, is having some fun with the justices in a back-to-school list that leads off with a familiar issue.

The first entry (pictured) is allowing cameras in the Supreme Court, something the cable industry, via C-SPAN, has backed for years.

In addition to the justices, according to a spokesperson for the group, the checklist was sent to “federal judges, clerks, members of the press, appellate attorneys and others who follow the court.”

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.