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Maryland criminal trial footage

BALTIMORE — A federal judge in Maryland found unconstitutional the state’s “Broadcast Ban” prohibiting the public, including the media and law groups, from recording or displaying material from or the events of criminal trials, which are already public. The ban violates the First Amendment because it “burdens too much and furthers too little” in the way of a legitimate interest in protecting witnesses and the integrity of trials.

Read the ruling here.

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