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The Future of Cameras in the Courts: Florida Sunshine or Judge Judy
University of Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy (2007)
  • Elizabeth A, Stawicki
Abstract
This paper sets out why electronic broadcasting devices, including cameras and audio, should be standard equipment in any courtroom given that newspaper readership is declining rapidly. As a result, the public is looking to so-called reality court television for information about the workings of the legal system. The paper begins with what many consider the trial that quashed momentum on broadcasting court proceedings, the O.J. Simpson trial. The article then considers a brief legal history of cameras in the courts; recent legislation on the topic; arguments against cameras in the courts and why those arguments fail. It concludes with rationales why broadcasting court proceedings are important to the public interest.
Keywords
  • Cameras in the Courts
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall December, 2007
Citation Information
Elizabeth A, Stawicki. "The Future of Cameras in the Courts: Florida Sunshine or Judge Judy" University of Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy Vol. VIII (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_stawicki/1/