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Kagan Supports Cameras in Supreme Court

Elena Kagan talks candidly about cameras in the Supreme Court--something most justices oppose and almost everyone assumes will never happen. Remember it was retired Justice David Souter who famously once said cameras would go in the courtroom when his dead body went out.

But Kagan clearly doesn't share that view. Sen. Herb Kohl asked for her views, and she was blunt.

"I think it would be a terrific thing to have cameras in the courtroom," she said. "When you see what happens there, it's an inspiring sight."

She said she could be persuaded otherwise by her colleagues, but she thought "it would be a great thing for the Court, and a great thing for the American people."

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