It's believed to be the first publicly released video of a Supreme Court proceeding ever.
Someone snuck a video camera into the strictly unplugged court — no electronics are allowed in, not even for reporters — and recorded a protester interrupting a hearing.
Footage indicates the incident was recorded this week. Security crews removed the protester, who was yelling about the Citizens United case, but a spokesperson tells The Wall Street Journal they are still investigating who took the video.
A populist activist group called 99Rise has taken responsibility for the protest.
Either way, it's a rare glimpse inside one of the nation's least photographed courts. News organizations have increasingly lobbied the court to open its hearings to cameras, but justices have resisted out of concern nuanced arguments will be lost in late-night TV sound bites.
Hearings are also technically open to the public, but seats are hard to come by and people have been known to sleep outside the courthouse for days to get a seat for big cases.