Cameras in the courtroom: deadline to comment extended to Nov. 13

Andrew Keshner, New York Law Journal

The deadline to comment on proposed state court rules pertaining to audio-visual coverage of court proceedings has been extended to Nov. 13.
Court officials are seeking to update the rules governing cameras in courtrooms, which have not been amended since the 1990s.
Among other changes, the proposed amendments emphasize that audio-visual coverage should be permitted “to the fullest extent permissible by law.”
Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver said the New York State Bar Association had asked for more time, “and we felt it was appropriate to extend the deadline for everyone at that point.” The deadline had been Aug. 10 (NYLJ, June 15).
“This is obviously an important issue. We welcome input from all interested parties,” Bookstaver said.
Submissions can be emailed to or mailed to John McConnell, counsel, Office of Court Administration, 25 Beaver St., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

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