For this question, please take a look at the section on TV cameras in the courtroom. Court dramas are popular fodder for TV. American Crime Story did entire series looking at the O.J. Simpson trial. The cameras in the courtroom added an element that was almost unprecedented at the time. So let’s consider this question:
Do you think that TV cameras should generally be allowed in the courtroom? What circumstances do you think are important in the consideration? What situations do you think it’s particularly appropriate or inappropriate? Where do you think the balance should be struck between the First and Sixth Amendments?
- Siegel, Paul. Communication Law in America. Fourth Edition. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield,2014. ISBN: 978-1-4422-2622-7.
- Cases in Communication Law. Fourth Edition. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4422-2624-1