Virginia high court to weigh cameras in the courtroom

The Supreme Court of Virginia has taken up a case that could resolve some inconsistencies in the commonwealth’s cameras-in-the-courtroom statute.

One part of the law says cameras come in only if the judge lets them and another passage indicates they come in unless the judge can state a good reason not to allow them.

SPJ member Peter Vieth has put together a nice piece on the case for Virginia Lawyers Weekly, explaining the law and the case before the court. He talked several local professional broadcaster groups for their take on the case.

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