Alito not ready for his close up

Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., isn’t a big fan of television cameras – inside or outside of the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court.

In a speech at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics Friday, he said Supreme Court arguments would simply make for boring TV, and would pale in comparison to the riveting courtroom drama of “Judge Judy,” the Associated Press reported.

“I am concerned that if our arguments were televised we’d be competing neck and neck with Congress … for the lowest ratings that have ever been recorded by the Nielsen system,” Alito said.

The apparently camera-shy Alito also banned cameras and recording devices from the U.Va. talk, although he allowed reporters to attend and report on his comments.


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