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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Should Video Cameras Roll In Federal Courts?

Courtroom technology administrator Jeremy Sites explains the camera setup in U.S. District Court. (Amy Radil/KUOW)

Courtroom technology administrator Jeremy Sites explains the camera setup in U.S. District Court. (Amy Radil/KUOW)

Cameras are almost everywhere these days. But one place they’ve never been allowed is in federal district courtrooms.

Four years ago, some federal courts quietly initiated a pilot program to allow video recording in some cases. Now, a group of federal judges, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, must decide whether the cameras will continue to roll.

Amy Radil from Here & Now contributor KUOW in Seattle reports on how the pilot went in Seattle.

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