Should it be a crime to film Congress without the proper credentials?

February 1st, 2012

Apparently it is. There may be some First Amendment issues—is this a time, place, manner regulation; who is a “journalist”; how are credentials dispensed? But it would seem good form for Congress to simply let citizen journalists film, so long as they are disrupting no one. Reminds me of some of my musings over the Supreme Court’s credentialing process.