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Chandler v. Florida - Impact

cameras television court refused

The Court's ruling, in a way, made the Court TV network, a 24-hour network devoted to covering trials and legal news, possible. Yet, while the televising of state criminal procedures has become standard, television cameras are rarely allowed in federal courts. The Supreme Court has continuously refused to allow any of their proceedings to be televised. Some, have once again, come to question the wisdom of placing cameras in the courtroom after such highly publicized trials as the murder case of O. J. Simpson, who was charged with murdering his wife and her male companion. The nation was obsessed with the case and many believed that the attorneys and even the judge presiding over the case were impacted by the presence of the television cameras. After the Simpson trial concluded some state judges refused to allow television cameras in their courtroom fearful of creating a circus-like atmosphere. The presence of television cameras in courtrooms continues to generate debate.

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