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Federal Cameras in Courtroom Legislation Filed

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has filed federal cameras in the courtroom legislation, with 10 co-sponsors. The Sunshine in the Courtroom…

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has filed federal cameras in the courtroom legislation, with 10 co-sponsors. The Sunshine in the Courtroom Act, S 829, permits any presiding federal judge to allow cameras and other recording devices. The bill provides for the obscuring of a witness voice and face if the person is not a party to the case. “I believe that the First Amendment requires that court proceedings be open to the public, and by extension, the news media. …”The sun needs to shine in on the federal courts,” Grassley said in filing the bill. (4/26/05)

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