Judge Skeptical of Argument Against Video

QUNICY PATRIOT LEDGER  |  Judge Skeptical of Argument Against Video in Quincy District Court | August 10, 2012  |  This article by Jack Encarnacao describes the Cyberlaw Clinic’s appearance before Justice Botsford of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, arguing on behalf of WBUR‘s OpenCourt project and in favor of the right to record criminal trials under Massachusetts law.  The article notes that Justice Botsford “seemed to favor leaving the discretion of when to shut off cameras to District Court judges instead of issuing a pre-emptive restriction from the bench.” In fact, in a written decision issued shortly after the arugment, Justice Botsford did rule in OpenCourt’s favor.

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