Media Advisory: Leading judges, legal experts and journalists to discuss transparency and technology at the U.S. Supreme Court during Oct. 25 Reporters Committee panel at the National Press Club

Press Release | October 9, 2013

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Event:

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will host a panel discussion with judges, legal experts and journalists discussing “Today’s Supreme Court: Tradition v. Technology and Transparency” on Oct. 25, 9:30-11:00 a.m., at the National Press Club.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the real and perceived transparency gaps at the Court and how technology could be utilized to offer more insight into the Court’s proceedings – especially given the Court’s increasing power amid the growing dysfunction in American politics.

Topics will include financial disclosures, codes of conduct, recusals and whether the Court should consider video or audio live-streaming oral arguments. Panelists also will be asked about the release of opinion announcements, whether justices’ papers should be public by law, health disclosures, out-of-town appearances and improvements to the Court’s online presence.

Panelists:

  • Judge Ken Starr, president of Baylor University and former U.S. solicitor general
  • Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Neal Katyal, Hogan Lovells partner, Georgetown Law professor and former acting U.S. solicitor general
  • Alan Morrison, George Washington Law associate dean
  • Pete Williams, NBC News Justice Correspondent

Moderator:

  • Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for the National Law Journal

Welcome:

  • Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Details:

“Today’s Supreme Court: Tradition vs. Technology and Transparency” Friday, October 25, 2013 9:30-11:00 a.m. National Press Club, Holeman Lounge 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

RSVP:

The event is free, but space is limited. Please register by Oct. 17 at http://www.evite.com/l/Nt2drWxmV1. Refreshments will be served.

For more information:

Debra Gersh Hernandez
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
dghernandez@rcfp.org 703-807-2104

*Note: This advisory was updated after its initial distribution for the inclusion of a fourth panelist.