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June 23, 2021, 9:05 PMUpdated: June 23, 2021, 10:32 PM

Judiciary Opposes Cameras in Courts Bill Ahead of Markup (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

The federal judiciary is renewing its opposition to cameras in courts legislation ahead of a Senate markup of a bipartisan bill that would allow appeals and district court judges to permit broadcasts of proceedings.

“The intimidating effect of cameras on litigants, witnesses, and jurors has a profoundly negative impact on the trial process,” Roslynn Mauskopf, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts said in a letter to Senate Judiciary leaders on behalf of the judiciary’s policymaking arm, the Judicial Conference. As AO director, Mauskopf is secretary of the Judicial Conference.

The bill, the Sunshine in the Courtroom Act ...

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