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Should cameras be allowed in federal courthouses?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
67% 274
No
 
32% 134
Total 408

Comments

casual_observer 2 years, 9 months ago

Our right to a speedy PUBLIC trial is guaranteed by the 6th Amendment. If and how the proceedings are made public should be left to the defendant, not a judge. If he/she chooses to waive that right, then no cameras in the courtroom.

FlintHawk 2 years, 9 months ago

Duh..... I don't understand the question. Isn't it up to the Federal judge? What am I missing?

kernal 2 years, 9 months ago

If the question means in a Federal courthouse in general, yes. If in a courtroom, only at the judges descretion.

RogueThrill 2 years, 9 months ago

Yes, unless there is some need to protect the identity of a witness. And, should that need arise, I would ask why in the hell that witness was in the courtroom and not testifying over some obfuscated means.

Abdu Omar 2 years, 9 months ago

because another amendment allows the accused to see his accusors.

Jim Phillips 2 years, 9 months ago

Of course they should! That way, we could get a picture of little Johnny as he gets sentenced to lengthy and hard time in a federal prison. We can get some 8 x10 color glossies and send them to all the relatives. It will make the whole family so proud!

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