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Pa. Supreme Court To Allow TV Cameras For Its Philadelphia Return

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be making history two ways.

Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court returns to Philadelphia for the first time in 200 years, to hold a session at Old City Hall, 5th and Chestnut Streets (adjacent to Independence Hall), the place where the high court sat from 1790 to 1802.

And second, says court spokeswoman Amy Kelchner, the proceedings will be on TV for the first time ever.

"The arguments that will take place tomorrow in Old City Hall will be the first that will be televised in the history of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court -- the first oral arguments."

Pennsylvania is one of the last states to allow cameras into appellate courts.  The Pennsylvania Cable Network ("PCN") will air the arguments from six scheduled cases, on a tape delay, starting at 7pm Tuesday evening.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060

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