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Courtroom Cameras Getting Chilly Reception in Minnesota

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A panel exploring the use of cameras in Minnesota courtrooms appears likely to recommend against any change in the current prohibition, the Associated Press reported. “We don’t need more ‘reality TV’ coverage,” a spokesman for the state’s prosecutors told the panel at the most recent hearing, hitting on a recurrent theme. Most panel members indicated they favor retaining existing no camera standards but several said they’d support a pilot program. ( 1/22/08)