VOLUME 106 FIRST IMPRESSIONS
COMMENTARIES

Gee Whiz, the Sky Is Falling!

The Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr.

I am reminded of Chicken Little’s famous mantra as I listen to some Supreme Court Justices’ reactions to the prospect of televising oral arguments. Their fears—such as Justice Kennedy’s warning that allowing cameras in the courtroom may change the Court’s dynamics—are, in my opinion, overblown. . . . I can make this guarantee—televising the Supreme Court’s oral arguments will not produce the disastrous results predicted by some frightened Justices; rather, it will yield positive results. Most notably, it will increase the public’s knowledge of the appellate process.

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Televising the Court: A Category Mistake

Christina B. Whitman
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The Right Legislation for the Wrong Reasons

Tony Mauro
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C-SPAN's Long and Winding Road to a Still Un-televised Supreme Court

Bruce D. Collins
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Will It Make My Job Easier, or What's in It for Me?

Kenneth N. Flaxman
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Constitutional Etiquette and the Fate of "Supreme Court TV"

Bruce Peabody
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Granting Certiorari to Video Recording but Not to Televising

Scott C. Wilcox
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The Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit: Visitation and Custody of Patent Law

Rebecca S. Eisenberg
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KSR v. Teleflex: Predictable Reform of Patent Substance and Procedure in the Judiciary

John F. Duffy
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Making Sense of KSR and Other Recent Patent Cases

Harold C. Wegner
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Now That the Courts Have Beaten Congress to the Punch, Why Is Congress Still Punching the Patent System?

Robert A. Armitage
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KSR's Effect on Patent Law

Stephen G. Kunin & Andrew K. Beverina
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Pay-to-Stay in California Jails and the Value of Systemic Self-Embarassment

Robert Weisberg
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It Could Happen to "You": Pay-to-Stay Jail Upgrades

Kim Shayo Buchanan
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The Dirty Little Secrets about Pay-to-Stay

Laurie L. Levenson & Mary Gordon
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Televising the Supreme Court: The Full Symposium

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The Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and Patent Law: The Full Symposium

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Pay-to-Stay Programs in Correctional Facilities: The Full Symposium

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Government Entrepreneurship: How COP, Direct Supervision, and a Business Plan Helped to Solve Santa Ana's Crime Problems

Paul M. Walters & Russell Davis
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Why the County Jail Is Often a Better Choice

Shawn Chapman Holley
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