Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Peter Scheer: Allow cameras in the courts

Peter Scheer, executive director of the California First Amendment Coalition, says the California Supreme Court’s hearing yesterday in the Prop 8 case — broadcast live over the internet via streaming video — erased any doubt about the wisdom of allowing cameras into the nation’s courts. "Legitimacy, the most valuable asset of any court, is diminished by judicial secrecy and enhanced by openness," writes Scheer.

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