While the late Justice Antonin Scalia was no fan of the electronic news media, he was front and center on some key cases involving the First Amendment and free expression that will have tremendous impact on television for years to come. Most important may be his majority opinion in 2011 affirming the First Amendment rights of violent video games and rejecting an attempt to regulate their distribution.
If Justice Antonin Scalia has his way, don’t expect to see Supreme Court proceedings on the evening news anytime soon. “I am against it because I do not believe, as the proponents of television in the court assert, that the purpose of televising our hearings would be to educate the American people,” Scalia says in an interview with C-SPAN set to air this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET..