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Court TV Files Suit to Permit Cameras in New York Courts

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· Story link Court TV is challenging a 52-year-old New York law that prohibits the televising or broadcasting any court…

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Court TV is challenging a 52-year-old New York law that prohibits the televising or broadcasting any court hearings that involve witness testimony. The suit argues that the law violated free speech provisions in both state and federal constitutions. The state has experimented with cameras in the courtroom on several occasions and each time commissions recommended they be permitted. But legislation never followed. (4/25/05)