SCOTUS Rejects Live Broadcast of Health Care Arguments, But Will Release Audio Each Day

March 16, 2012

by Nicole Flatow

The U.S. Supreme Court today said today it will not allow live, televised coverage of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

The court will, however, post audio and transcripts on each of the three days of arguments, within two hours after the day's arguments are complete, The Associated Press reports. Typically, the Supreme Court posts audio files on Fridays.

The announcement is likely to heighten the “mad dash” to get one of a few coveted spots inside the courtroom.

"It's like the most important ticket of the decade," Ezekiel Emanuel, a former white house advisor, told The Wall Street Journal