SD Court Hears Comment On Cameras In Court
October 7, 2010, 10:43 AM
PIERRE, SD -
The South Dakota Supreme Court has heard testimony on two competing proposals for allowing cameras and other recording devices in the state's trial courts.
Circuit Judge David Gienapp of Brookings says he supports a proposal recommended by the majority of a study committee. It would allow television cameras, still cameras and audio recording devices in trials or hearings only if a judge and all parties in a case agree.
Another proposal suggested by news organizations would presume circuit court proceedings are open to recording devices unless a judge decides cameras would interfere with the fairness of the proceeding.
The Supreme Court will decide later whether to change rules to allow cameras in trial courts.
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