When seconds matter and with recording devices banned from inside the Supreme Court building, how do television networks quickly access decisions handed down by the justices? They send someone to run and get it. Quickly.
As decisions are released, a number of people affiliated with various networks — often, but not always, interns — take the printed opinions and sprint them down to journalists waiting on the Supreme Court plaza. The practice has become known as “the running of the interns.”
Below are some scenes from outside the Supreme Court on Thursday, after the ruling on the Affordable Care Act was released.