By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 6-24-21

For the first time in a decade, bills that would provide greater public access to the courts via the media, including streaming, have cleared an important hurdle.

That came at a markup in the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday (June 24).

According to Fix the Court, which has been advocating for cameras in the court for years, the committee passed two access-related bills.

By a vote of 14 to 9, it approved the Cameras in the Courtroom Act, which would require the Supreme Court to allow video recording of oral arguments and the reading of opinions.

It also passed the Sunshine in the Courtroom Act, which would allow judges to authorize live or delayed video and audio of courtroom proceedings.  » Read More