Thursday, October 09, 2003
Howard came through with the answer to my question yesterday: may members of the general public now take notes while attending argument before the Supreme Court of the United States? Yes. "Supreme Court Groupies, Take Note!," Tony Mauro, 5/5/03:
The U.S. Supreme Court's hoary and inexplicable policy against note-taking by the public in the Court chamber — which Blackmun first complained about in 1988 — has been overturned.
Its demise came without fanfare and without public notice, but Court public information officer Kathy Arberg confirmed last week that sometime last November the policy against note-taking was "no longer enforced" by Court Police officers.
Mauro credits Ted Metzler of the Supreme Court Blog with the discovery, and cautions Supreme Court visitors to continue to watch where they put there elbows.
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