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Chances Dim For Live Broadcast Of High Arguments

In other news related to the legal challenges, the parties involved in the lawsuits differ not only on questions related to the overhaul, but also on the allocation of time for arguments.

Bloomberg: Health-Care Case Tests Supreme Court's Ban On Live Broadcasts
The court has given no indication it will relent on its ban of live broadcasts, and court observers said it's unlikely. Even as Americans have come to expect live coverage of news events, the justices have made their marble courtroom a technology-free zone, barring spectators from using recording devices, telephones and cameras. The court releases its own audio recordings at the end of the week and has never allowed video, even on a delayed basis (Stern, 2/6).

CQ HealthBeat: Government And Health Care Law Challengers Vie Over Argument Time
The parties embroiled in the lawsuit challenging the health care law disagree over how much time should be allocated to each side during the three days of oral argument before the Supreme Court in late March. However, they do concur on the need to add another 30 minutes to arguments already set to last for five and a half hours (Norman, 2/3).

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