Cameras Returning To Federal Courtrooms for the First Time Since 1946

Since 1946, electronic media coverage of federal district courts has been expressly prohibited. But now, fourteen federal trial courts and 100 judges will participate in a three-year digital video pilot, a first for the Federal Judiciary. » 6/08/11 10:00pm 6/08/11 10:00pm

Are Internet-Enabled Smartphones Bringing Down Our Judicial System?

Such is the premise of a NYTimes piece today, which identifies a rampant increase in declared mistrials due to jurors contaminating themselves with internet research into the case—sometimes from their phones, in the courtroom. » 3/17/09 7:20pm 3/17/09 7:20pm