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Florida Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Courtroom Cameras

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The Florida Supreme Court, one of the first state high courts to approve the use of cameras in the courtroom, rejected a proposed new rule which would have limited camera use to protect privacy rights. The new rule, proposed by a Florida Bar committee, had been opposed by both a broad range of media organizations. The justices offered no explanation in their unsigned opinion, instead citing a number of prior Supreme Court and appellate decisions in turning down the juror photography rule. (11/4/05)