Supreme Court reviewing security after unauthorized video

2:54 PM, Feb 28, 2014   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
  • FILED UNDER
The Supreme Court is seen after a dusting of snow in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 25.

 


 


(USA TODAY) WASHINGTON - Cameras aren't permitted during Supreme Court arguments, but a protest group's violation of that policy has court officials reviewing their screening procedures.

The customarily staid court was shaken this week when a protester on Wednesday shouted his opposition to the justices' past - and potentially future - decisions easing restrictions on political contributions.

Then on Thursday, the protest group 99Rise posted video of the proceeding from a small camera that had been infiltrated into the courtroom. Also included was video that appeared to be from October's oral argument in a campaign finance case that's yet to be decided.

The protester, identified as Noah "Kai" Newkirk of Los Angeles, was arrested and charged with violating Title 40, section 6134 of the U.S. Code, which prohibits making "a harangue or oration, or utter(ing) loud, threatening or abusive language in the Supreme Court building."

Visitors to the court go through two security checkpoints, and cameras - along with all forms of electronic equipment, including cellphones - are not permitted.

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said officials are reviewing the video as well as courtroom screening procedures.

You may also like...

Underwater Secret: Hidden caves beneath Weeki Wachee

Rollercoaster Rescue: 16 stranded after ride malfunction

Car Crash tragedy: USF students killed in interstate wrong-way crash

Hungry Sinkhole: Hole opens beneath Corvette museum, swallows 8 cars

Be my McValentine: Romantic reservations at McDonald's

Card Game Murder: Man sentenced for Magic: The Gathering killing

Treason? Secret Service visits candidate who says Obama should hang

Sasquatch on Tour: "Dead Bigfoot" on display in Texas

Here kitty, kitty: Lion escapes enclosure at Pasco sanctuary

#ShortYellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Trayvon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos 

Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV ***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here

Most Watched Videos