Supreme Court Transparency Watch: No More Same-Day Audio, Wait Until Friday You Impatient Jerks


The good news is that the Supreme Court will now make audio recordings available online for every one of its oral arguments. The bad news is that our friends in black won't even consider releasing same-day audio for high-profile cases. As the Associated Press reports:

Beginning with the new term next week, the court will post audio files of each week's arguments on its website Friday. The court has for several years put the argument transcripts on the site within hours of the arguments.

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Tuesday the justices have decided they will no longer entertain requests from broadcasters for the same-day release of audio recordings. Last term, the justices rejected every broadcaster request.

Too bad. And I guess this means we won't have cameras in the Court anytime soon. Here's why we should: