broadcast ban

Feb 7, 2023

Media reps, prosecutor split on how airing testimony should be banned

Media reps and a prosecutor disagreed on the Maryland Judiciary’s effort to let recordings of criminal trials be aired while respecting the witnesses’ safety and dignity.

Jun 16, 2021

4th Circuit revives challenge to Maryland broadcast ban on criminal trial recordings

A federal appeals court has revived a freedom of the press challenge to Maryland’s statutory ban on the broadcasting of official court recordings of criminal proceedings.

Jan 14, 2020

Judge rejects challenge to Md. ‘broadcast ban’ on criminal trial audio

A federal judge rejected a constitutional challenge to Maryland's ban on the recording or broadcasting of criminal court proceedings Tuesday, finding the law is a valid limitation that ensures fair trials.

Jul 17, 2019

Lawyers for judiciary defend ‘broadcast ban’ in motion to dismiss lawsuit

Judges and court employees are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that prohibits sharing audio or video of criminal court proceedings. The “broadcast ban” has been on the books since 1981 and prevents individuals from broadcasting recordings of criminal cases even if they were lawfully obtained from […]

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