Merits of banning cameras/recording equipment
A Cleveland television station was barred from covering a high-profile corruption case with cameras in the court room.
So they took good notes and have been using Muppet-like felt puppets to reenact key parts of the trial. I am highly amused.
My question for the forum lawyer/legal types: What are the merits to banning electronic recoding equipment during proceedings? From a media standpoint (I am a reporter), I have always opposed judges using this power.