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Elena Kagan Wants Cameras In The Supreme Court Courtroom (VIDEO)

06/29/2010 06:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Elena Kagan says she is ready for her close-up, and hopes the other Justices are, too.

At Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearing Tuesday, Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) asked her whether she would welcome the presence of TV cameras in the Supreme Court.

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

But Kagan acknowledged that several of the Justices don't share her views about broadcasting Court proceedings, and have expressed concerns that televising Court arguments might result in changes to the judicial process to please viewers.

Kagan noted that, while she would be "open to being persuaded" that opening the courtroom to TV cameras was unwise, she believes that the move would be "a great thing for the Court and a great thing for the American people."

Kagan would join Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor as supporters of cameras in the courtroom.

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