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By New York State Committee to Review Audio-Visual Coverage of Court Proceedings.

ISBN-10: 0823218104

ISBN-13: 9780823218103

On June 30, 1997, the test, initiated in 1987, that gave trial judges discretion to permit televised and still-camera insurance of civil and felony trial courtroom court cases in long island nation got here to an finish. After years of research, a 12-member, state-appointed committee has issued its findings and proposals at the query of cameras in long island courts. Their effects are contained in An Open court docket. This ebook bargains: an advent, govt precis; review of the committee's paintings; a precis of the present legislation; review of digital camera legislation in different states and in federal courts; precis of the committee's checklist; the committee's overview and conclusions; suggestion; appendices which come with the result of a jurist ballot and the committee's judicial survey, interviews, and different pertinent information; and a minority file/ dissent arguing opposed to the committee's strategies.

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218(3)(b). , § 218(4)(b). Page 10 ministration of justice, the advancement of a fair trial, or the rights of the parties; 3. Whether any order directing the exclusion of witnesses from the courtroom prior to their testimony could be rendered substantially ineffective by allowing audio-visual coverage that could be viewed by such witnesses to the detriment of any party; 4. Whether such coverage would interfere with any law enforcement activity; 5. 6 Absent from the list of factors which the judge is specifically directed to consider are any objections raised to the prospect of camera coverage by the parties, their lawyers, their witnesses, or members of the jury.

Appeals 15 B. Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge 15 IV. Overview of Camera Coverage Laws in other States and in Federal Courts 19 A. State Courts 19 1. 50-State Overview 19 2. California 20 B. Federal Courts 22 V. Summary of the Committee's Record 27 A. Public Benefits 27 1. Public Education about the Courts 28 Page viii 2. Judicial Accountability and Public Scrutiny of the Judicial System 31 3. Cathartic and Deterrent Effects 33 4. Other Benefits 34 5. Opponents' Views 36 a. Nature of Televised Coverage 37 b.

43 For the most part, the implementing rules track the language of Section 218 itself. However, in certain specific instances, the rules provide additional guidance to judges. For instance, the rules make it clear that if a crime victim, a prospective witness, a party, or a child objects to camera coverage, the judge may hold a conference and "conduct any direct inquiry as may be fitting"44 before ruling on the application for camera coverage. With respect to the factors to be considered by the presiding judge in deciding whether or not to grant an application for camera coverage, the rules elaborate upon the statutory factors by identifying three additional factors judges must take into account, along with "all relevant factors": 1.

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