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Video Broadcasting from the Federal Courts: Issues for Congress [Updated October 28, 2019]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "The issue of whether or not to allow video cameras into the courtroom has been discussed and debated by Members of Congress, the legal community, journalists, and the public since the introduction of newsreel films in the early 20th century. [...] Although the U.S. Supreme Court does not allow cameras of any sort in its chamber, a few federal circuit and district courts do allow video recording of their proceedings, and the Judicial Conference of the United States has considered expanding the use of cameras in the lower federal courts. Some judges who have experience with video cameras in their chambers support the use of video recording or broadcasting in the courts; other judges have reservations, typically related to the effects cameras might have on the proceedings. [...] In this context, some Members of Congress have introduced measures to enable, or expand, the use of video cameras in the federal courts."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44514
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2019-10-28
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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