Cameras in the courtroom are a stupid idea. We've been dabbling with the televised court proceedings in Connecticut. My experience to date suggests that, at least at the trial level, all the public really wants is a picture of the person accused of a heinous crime. This is titillation, not education. The same public that pauses to gawk at an accident scene wants to see the accused killer plead not guilty: We just love road kill.
One Hand Clapping
Courtroom TV? No. Gay Marriage? Yes.
The Connecticut Law Tribune
January 18, 2010
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