WBEZ | courtroom http://www.wbez.org/tags/courtroom Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en What will cameras do to Illinois' courts? http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-03-12/what-will-cameras-do-illinois-courts-97207 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-March/2012-03-12/3879627035_8eebbf2246.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" height="375" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-12/3879627035_8eebbf2246.jpg" title="A Cook County Criminal courtroom (Flickr/John W. Iwanski)" width="500"></p><div class="inset"><div class="insetContent"><p><span style="font-size:10px;">Listen to this conversation</span></p><p><span class="filefield_audio_insert_player" href="/sites/default/files/120312 cameras.mp3" id="filefield_audio_insert_player-127549" player="null">120312 cameras.mp3</span></p></div></div><p>In January, the Illinois Supreme Court <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/lawyers-group-supports-cameras-illinois-courts-97132">approved the pilot project</a> for allowing cameras in the courtroom, with the following rules:</p><p>• Jurors and potential jurors may not be photographed.<br> • Cameras and recording devices will not be allowed in juvenile, divorce, adoption, child custody and evidence suppression cases.<br> • No more than two television cameras and no more than two still photographers will be allowed in a courtroom at one time.<br> • Victims of violent felonies, police informants and relocated witnesses may request that the judge prohibit them from being photographed.</p><p>As drastic as this change might be for Chicagoland media, Illinois is jumping on the bandwagon of a practice that's allowed in many other states. "Until now, Illinois has been one of only 14 states where cameras in trial courtrooms were either dis-allowed or allowed on such a restrictive basis that they were hardly utilized," <a href="http://www.state.il.us/court/media/PressRel/2012/012412.pdf">said the Supreme Court in a press release</a>. However, "Illinois has allowed news cameras in the Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court since 1983," and audio and video of oral reports are posted online.</p><p>The pilot program will be put in place in four counties -- Rock Island, Mercer, Henry and Whiteside. WBEZ&nbsp;criminal justice reporter Robert Wildeboer and Gene Borgida, a professor of psychology and law at the University of Minnesota, talk with<em> Eight Forty-Eight </em>about the effect this will have on the courts and on the media.</p></p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-03-12/what-will-cameras-do-illinois-courts-97207 Photos: Blagojevich in Federal Court...again http://www.wbez.org/bhealy/2010/02/photos-blagojevich-in-federal-court-again/14671 <p><p style="text-align: left;">Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was in federal court again today.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="/blog/wbez/blagojevich" target="_blank">Last time Blagojevich was at the Dirksen Federal building</a>, the media caused such a stir that this time U.S. Marshals decided to take extra precautions.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">The U.S. Marshal's office sent a memo to the press on Monday warning that wooden horses would be set up outside the courthouse and that the press corps should not attempt to follow Blagojevich out of the courthouse.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">We were prepared to duke it out with cameramen and reporters from other news outlets to get our readers photos and audio but it turned not to be necessary.‚  There were maybe 10 cameramen outside the courthouse and another 20 or so inside and, for the most part, everything remained civil.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Here are some photos from this morning:<!--break--></p> [gallery link="file" columns="2"] <p style="text-align: left;"></p> <p style="text-align: left;"></p></p> Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:50:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/bhealy/2010/02/photos-blagojevich-in-federal-court-again/14671 It's beginning to feel like camp. http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2008/05/its-beginning-to-feel-like-camp/84 <p><p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2008/05/ap040930020710-rkelly-brian-kersey.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-85" style="float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin: 7px;" title="R KELLY JAY Z" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2008/05/ap040930020710-rkelly-brian-kersey.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="257" /></a>The pool of reporters take turns going in the jury room to hear the judge question <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=22754&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=22754&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=22754&amp;referer=');" href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=22754" target="_self">potential jurors</a>.<span> </span>So far this morning it doesn't look like any will make the cut to serve on the trial.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Two people said they had issues with child pornography.<span> </span>A man said watching the sex video in court would prevent him from <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=22658&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=22658&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=22658&amp;referer=');" href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=22658" target="_self">giving Kelly a fair trial</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p> <p class="MsoNormal">A third person said he thought Kelly is guilty.<span> </span>He wrote on his jury questionnaire he can't be fair.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Meanwhile we reporters sometimes get bored during all the wait time.<span> </span>So we've decided to cast a movie.<span> </span>We spend down-time casting all the players in the court room.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p> <p class="MsoNormal">So far, we have<a 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href="http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Profiles/20061004/244.hall.anthony.100206.jpg&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.eonline.com/celebrities/profile/index.jsp%3Fuuid%3D04f5e396-6e33-44a7-aebf-305244b9661a&amp;h=327&amp;w=244&amp;sz=26&amp;tbnid=EO7euBo4BKcJ:&amp;tbnh=118&amp;tbnw=88&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DAnthony%2BMichael%2BHall&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=image_result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ct=image&amp;cd=3" target="_self">Anthony Michael Hall</a>, <a 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onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.imdb.com/media/rm2192809216/nm0000243?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.imdb.com/media/rm2192809216/nm0000243?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.imdb.com/media/rm2192809216/nm0000243?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.imdb.com/media/rm2192809216/nm0000243?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending&amp;posted=84');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.imdb.com/media/rm2192809216/nm0000243?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2192809216/nm0000243" target="_self">Denzel Washington</a>, and <a 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target="_self">Sanaa Lathan</a>. Aside from that, I will not say who's who in our unnamed movie-- the decorum order is big trouble.<span> </span>One reporter almost lost his media credential today for trying to bring<span> </span>donuts to the sheriff officers.</p></p> Wed, 14 May 2008 13:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2008/05/its-beginning-to-feel-like-camp/84