Trustee Election
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  • JUDICIAL ETHICS
  • SCOTUS TERM LIMITS
  • COURTROOM TV
Winning Issue » COURTROOM TV


Some people believe television coverage of court proceedings, including criminal trials, would help Americans better understand this part of our judicial process. They also say broadcasting court proceedings will allow Americans to observe public trials without having to travel to the courthouse. Several famous trials, such as the O.J. Simpson and George Floyd murder trials, were televised. However, many judges ban cameras from their courtrooms. Televised-trial opponents claim TV coverage is often shallow and preoccupied with sensationalism. They say cameras will detract from the reverence of trial proceedings.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.5645 - Eyes on the Courts Act of 2020
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current courtroom TV policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support requiring appellate courts to permit the photographing, recording, broadcasting, televising or streaming of court proceedings unless the presiding judge determines that doing so would violate the due process rights of any party to the proceedings or is otherwise not in the interests of justice, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support requiring appellate courts to permit the photographing, recording, broadcasting, televising or streaming of court proceedings unless the presiding judge determines that doing so would violate the due process rights of any party to the proceedings or is otherwise not in the interests of justice, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider reintroducing H.R.5645 - Eyes on the Courts Act of 2020.

If elected as a trustee, National Press Photographers Association will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to work and advocate for broadcasting court proceedings.

Mission: The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism – its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution – in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service. The NPPA is the leading voice advocating for the work of visual journalists today. Our advocacy efforts put NPPA in the center of today’s thorniest issues of journalists’ rights to practice their craft. Our ongoing education initiatives seek to equip our members and prepare the emerging generation of visual journalists in the face of an ever-changing media landscape. In light of these challenges, the work of NPPA has never been more vital than it is today.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
July 19, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
July 26, 2021