Monday, June 30, 2014
From the Salt Lake Tribune:
It gave Johnson an idea: Why not broadcast divorce court proceedings?
"I said, ‘This is fantastic!’ " Johnson told The Tribune. "Our courts are public, and the public should know more about the courts."
The Salt Lake City-based family law attorney said his intention has always been to educate and inform — a goal, he said, that falls in line with the stated purpose of the rule allowing cameras in courtrooms.
But court administrators, judges and commissioners have questioned the lawyer’s motives and denied his requests. They also propose to change a rule.
Rather than the onus being on judges to justify why cameras should be banned from a particular court proceeding, the proposed rule states that the person applying to record a family law proceeding must prove to the judge why they ought to be allowed in.
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