The New Jersey Supreme Court's Bench-Bar-Media Committee is pitching new rules that would establish a presumption of permissibility for using electronic devices in court, albeit with prior approval.This is inevitable. In a few years, people will think that it is bizarre that recorders were ever banned in court.
The subcommittee report, approved by the full committee and forwarded to Chief Justice Stuart Rabner on July 14, proposes a consistent procedural framework for allowing such devices in the courts, including the Superior Court, the Appellate Division, the Supreme Court, the Tax Court, and the municipal courts.
The proposed revisions recognize that the general right to use devices with recording capabilities is "no longer a right limited to the media," says subcommittee chairman Thomas Cafferty, a partner at Gibbons in Newark and general counsel for the New Jersey Press Association.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Allowing recorders in court
New Jersey now allows people to record in court: