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State Courts Embrace On-Camera Culture

Law360 (July 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter once famously told a congressional subcommittee, “The day you see a camera come into our courtroom, it's going to roll over my dead body.”

The nation's highest court has long fought efforts to broadcast its proceedings, so any court watcher unable to secure a place in the courtroom must glean what information he can from transcripts or audio recordings.

But a growing number of state supreme courts are taking a different approach, throwing open their courtrooms, and live webcasting all...
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