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Monday, June 6, 2011

Media Ask UK Government To Allow Cameras In the Courtroom

UK media, including Sky News, are asking the Ministry of Justice to allow cameras in the courtroom, in a reversal of policy that stretches back decades. They argue that allowing filming of at least some proceedings would permit the public to see justice being done. But opponents of the move to broadcast proceedings say cameras in the courtroom might intimidate witnesses, and might encourage attorneys and parties to show off. More here from the Guardian.

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