Press and Media Access to the Criminal Courtroom

Press and Media Access to the Criminal Courtroom

Press and Media Access to the Criminal Courtroom

Press and Media Access to the Criminal Courtroom

Synopsis

"To what extent should media coverage of criminal court proceedings be permitted? The central issue is how to strike a balance between the public's right to information and the individual's right to privacy. Freedman reviews the underlying legal principles and constitutional issues and describes important case law. He analyzes situations in which photographing, broadcasting, and televising in the courtroom are currently allowed and examines the relationship between the presence of media equipment during criminal trials and the actions of trial lawyers. The issue of media coverage as it relates to civil trials is also addressed, and British practices regarding press and media coverage of court proceedings are offered for comparison." Legal Information Alert
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