Court to sell recordings of health care arguments

AP News
Posted: May 31, 2011 3:32 PM
Court to sell recordings of health care arguments

A federal appeals court in Atlanta says it will allow high-profile arguments over the Obama administration's health care overhaul law to be recorded so they can be sold to the public.

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday that suspends a ban on audio devices in the courtroom for the June 8 oral arguments.

A court memo says officials plan to sell CDs of the recordings for $26. The court still bans the use of electronic recording devices by the general public.

Some 26 states have asked the appeals court to uphold a Florida judge's ruling that struck down the changes to the health care system. The Justice Department counters that Congress had the clear authority to adopt the new health care rules.