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

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