Blake P. Kavanagh
Canons of Judicial Ethics 3A(7), 3A(7A), 3A(7B).
Rule 50 – Media Coverage of Court Proceedings. 2009-2010 Alaska Administrative Rules.
Rule 122. Electronic and Photographic Coverage of Public Judicial Proceedings. Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona.
Administrative Order No. 6. Broadcasting, Recording, or Photographing in the Courtroom. Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court.
Rule of Court 1.150. Photographing, Recording, & Broadcasting in Court. 2010 California Rules of Court.
Expanded Media Coverage of Court Proceedings. Colorado Judicial Branch (Updated Jul. 8, 2010).
Rules regarding the Electronic Coverage of Criminal Court Proceedings by the Media.
In June 2011, the judges of the Superior Court approved significant changes to the rules regarding the electronic coverage of criminal court proceedings and trials by the media. The changes took effect Jan. 1, 2012.
Use and Possession of Electronic Devices in Superior Court Facilities
Delaware Superior Court Prohibited Items List (Includes cameras)
Rule 53 of the Superior Court Criminal Rules
Rule 53 of the family Court Rules of Criminal Procedure
Justice of the Peace Court Policy Directive 09-233 (Includes Camera Phones)
Administrative Directive No. 155, Second Rev. (Nov. 2005). Delaware Supreme Court.
Rule 2.450, Technological Coverage of Judicial Proceedings. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration.
Rules 75-90. Rules of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Rule 22. Electronic and Photographic News Coverage of Judicial Proceedings . Uniform Rules of the Superior Court.
Rule 26.2. Electronic and Photographic News Coverage of Juvenile Court Proceedings. Uniform Rules of the Juvenile Court.
Rule 5.1. Electronic and Photographic Coverage of Court Proceedings. Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii.
Rule 5.2. Technical Guidelines to be Followed When Extended Coverage is Permitted under Rule 5.2. Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii.
Rule 45. Cameras in the Courtroom. Idaho Court Administrative Rules.
Rule 46a. Cameras in the Supreme Court Courtroom. Idaho Court Administrative Rules.
Rule 46b. Cameras in Courtroom in Terms of Court Outside Boise. Idaho Court Administrative Rules.
The Media Guide to Idaho Courts
735 ILCS 5/Art. VII Part 7, Section 8-701, Broadcast or Televised Testimony. Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.
POLICY FOR EXTENDED MEDIA COVERAGE IN THE CIRCUIT COURTS OF ILLINOIS
Canon 2, Rule 2.17. Prohibiting Broadcasting of Proceedings. Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct (2010). This rule covers broadcasting in the trial courts.
Bench and Media Guide to Interaction, Cameras in the Courtroom. Indiana Judicial Center (Last modified Mar. 2010).
"To cover a Supreme Court argument, the media must fax a request to be a candidate for the media pool prior to the argument date. No formal rule exists that requires submission of a request by a specific deadline, but it is recommended that any photographer wishing to cover the hearing contact the Court approximately 48 hours prior to the scheduled time. If there are more requests than positions, the Court will select individuals by random drawing.
The Court of Appeals guidelines allow the judicial panel hearing the case to determine whether cameras or recorders would detract from the process or argument. The media must request permission from the three-judge panel hearing the case to allow equipment in the courtroom. The request must be submitted 48 hours prior to the scheduled time for the appellate argument."
Chapter 25. Rules for Expanded Media Coverage. Iowa Court Rules.
History of Expanded Media Coverage of Iowa Courts. Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Rule 1001. Media Coverage of Judicial Proceedings. Kansas Supreme Court Rules.
Rule 1002. Non-media Use of Electronic Devices in Judicial Proceedings. Kansas Supreme Court Rules.
Cameras in the Courtroom: Rules and Guidelines for Their Use. Media Resource Center, Maryland Judicial Branch (As of Oct. 1, 2001).
Rule 16-109. Photographing, Recording, Broadcasting or Televising in Courthouses. Maryland Rules.
Rule 16-110. Cell Phones, Other Electronic Devices, Cameras. Maryland Rules of Procedure.
Procedure Regarding Cameras in the Courtroom. Maryland Court of Appeals.
Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1989-1. Film or Electronic Media Coverage of Court Proceedings. Michigan Supreme Court.
Request and Notice for Electronic Film Coverage of Court Proceedings. Michigan Supreme Court.
Rule 4. Pictures and Voice Recordings. Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts.
Procedures for Requesting Cameras in Minnesota Courts. Minnesota Judicial Branch.
Effective July 1, 2011, the Minnesota Supreme Court established a two-year pilot program allowing cameras in the courtroom for civil cases if authorized by the district court judge, but without requiring the consent of the parties. The pilot excludes criminal cases and certain categories of civil cases.
The Montana Canons of Judicial Ethics. Canon 35. IMPROPER PUBLICIZING OF COURT PROCEEDINGS
Cameras in Nebraska Courts: Expanded Media Coverage in Nebraska Trial Courts
Rule 19. Media Access to Court Proceedings. New Hampshire Supreme Court Rules.
Rule 1.4. Photographing, Recording, and and Broadcasting Rules of the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire.
Supreme Court Guidelines for Still and Television Camera and Audio Coverage of Proceedings in the Courts of New Jersey. New Jersey Supreme Court (Approved Oct. 2003).
Canon 3A(9). Code of Judicial Conduct.
"(9) A judge should permit broadcasting, televising, recording, or taking photographs in the courtroom and areas immediately adjacent thereto during sessions of court or recesses between sessions only in accordance with the guidelines promulgated by the Supreme Court and subject to the restrictions contained therein.
Commentary: Temperate conduct of judicial proceedings is essential to the fair administration of justice. The broadcasting, televising or photographing of a proceeding may tend to distort or dramatize the proceeding."
Supreme Court Guidelines on Electronic Devices in the Courtroom. New Jersey Courts.
Rule 15. Electronic Media and Still Photography Coverage of Public Judicial Proceedings. General Rules of Practice for the Superior and District Courts of North Carolina.
Rule 11. Recording of Proceedings. Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio.
Rule 12. Conditions for Broadcasting and Photographing Court Proceedings. Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio.
Rule 8.35. Media Coverage of Appellate Court Proceedings. Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (Amended January 1, 2011).
Rule 3.180. Media or Other Public Access Coverage of Court Events. Uniform Trial Court Rules (August 1, 2010).
Canon 3A(7). Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct.
Use of Video Surveillance Cameras In and Near Courtrooms to Reduce Victim and Witness Intimidation
The South Dakota Supreme Court Rules 10-8 (appellate courts) and 10-9 (trial courts) effectively adopted the recommendations of the Study of Cameras in the Courtroom Committee effective July 1, 2011. Extended coverage of trial court proceedings is permitted with the consent of the judge and all parties at least one week prior to the commencement of trial. Audio only coverage can be authorized when the trial judge determines that such audio coverage is appropriate but all the parties have not consented to audio/video coverage. Members of the jury may not be photographed and proceedings outside the presence of the jury are not to be recorded. The court has discretion over the type and quantity of equipment to be used.
Canon 3B(13). South Dakota Code of Judicial Conduct.
Rule 30. Media Guidelines. Rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to the Rule Regarding Media Coverage in Courtroom.
Rule 18c. Recording and Broadcasting of Court Proceedings. Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (effective Sept. 1, 2010).
Rule 14. Recording and Broadcasting Court Proceedings. Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure (effective Sept. 1, 2008).
Cameras in the Courtroom: Limited Access Only. Texas State Bar.
Rule 35. Recording Court Proceedings. Vermont Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Rule 79.2. Recording Court Proceedings. Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure.
Rule 79.3. Use of Video Recording Equipment in Trial Court Proceedings. Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure.
Rule 53. Recording Court Proceedings. Vermont Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Rule 53.1 Use of Video Recording Equipment in Trial Court Proceedings. Vermont Rules of Criminal Procedure.
§ 19.2-266. Exclusion of persons from trial; photographs and broadcasting permitted under designated guidelines; exceptions. Virginia Code Annotated.
2013 Guidelines: Cameras in the Courtroom. The Virginia Press Association and The Virginia Association of Broadcasters (2010).
Rule 8. Cameras, Audio Equipment, and Media in the Courtroom. West Virginia Trial Court Rules.
In Re: Rules Governing Media Coverage of Courtroom Proceedings in the Supreme Court of Appeals. West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (2002).
Canon 3B(12). West Virginia Code of Judicial Conduct.
Rule 804. Media Access. Uniform Rules of the District Courts of the State of Wyoming.
States that provisions set forth by W.R.Cr.P. Rule 53 are available in civil cases governed by W.R.C.P.
Use of Cameras and Wireless Communication during Proceedings.