Not such a crazy idea after all? Sonia Sotomayor hinted this week, during her confirmation proceedings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, that she might not mind letting cameras into the Supreme Court, despite retiring Justice David Souter's staunch opposition to them. (Actually, she gave a non-answer, saying she'd recognize her role as a newcomer, but that she's had good experiences with cameras in her court before, and she usually tries to convince her colleagues to try new things when she joins a new court.) Today, BBC reports that the UK's Supreme Court will alow cameras when it begins hearing cases later this year.

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