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A bill before the House of Delegates would permit the recording of sentencing proceedings in courtrooms, such as this one in Carroll County Circuit Court, with a judge’s consent. The Judiciary is against the proposed legislation.

House committee to consider cameras-in-courtrooms bill (access required)

Cameras are barred from criminal court proceedings in Maryland, but a bill introduced in the House of Delegates seeks to allow media representatives to record criminal sentencing proceedings with permission of the court. “As the press association, we always feel like more transparency is better," said Rebecca Snyder, executive director of the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association. Snyder said ...