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Section Newsletter Articles on Courtrooms

The First Amendment right to gather information vs. the court’s right to control its courtroom By Hon. Michael P. Kiley Bench and Bar, June 2014 In its recent decision in People v. Clark, the Illinois Supreme Court was called on to consider the constitutionality of the Illinois eavesdropping statute.
No need to fear anyone playing to courtroom cameras By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, May 2012 One fear opponents of courtroom cameras frequently raise is that judges and lawyers will play to the cameras. But studies do not find this happening in states that already allow cameras.
Chair’s column: Cameras in the courtroom By Michael K. Goldberg General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2011 Today, virtually all lawyers and litigants have camera/video capability on their phones, and preventing the broadcasting of courtrooms will be very difficult.
Jurisprudence Bench and Bar, June 2010 We conclude our series with commentaries by members of the Bench and Bar Section Council on the murals in the Supreme Court Building in Springfield.
Knowledge Bench and Bar, May 2010 We continue our series with commentaries by members of the Bench and Bar Section Council on the murals in the Supreme Court Building in Springfield.
Precedent Bench and Bar, April 2010 We continue our series with commentaries by members of the Bench and Bar Section Council on the murals in the Supreme Court Building in Springfield.
Justice Bench and Bar, February 2010 This month we begin a series of four commentaries by members of the Bench and Bar Section Council on the murals in the Supreme Court Building in Springfield.
Courtroom security: Whose problem is it? By Barbara E. Hardin Family Law, July 2007 For those of us practicing in the challenging arena of domestic relations, we often are witness to the turbulent and volatile situations that occur in courtrooms which require prompt and effective security intervention.
New court security restrictions in 9th Circuit By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, September 2006 Jodi Pospeschil, reporter for Peoria Journal Star (pjstar.com), recently reported that, beginning September 1, 2006, the chief judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit has banned from the six western Illinois courthouses all cellular telephones, cameras, and video and audio recording devices.
Appellate court criticizes courtroom shackles By Adrienne W. Albrecht Bench and Bar, May 2004 One of the principal arguments cited by proponents of the construction of new court houses and redesigning of courtrooms is the need for enhanced security.