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.
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.
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.
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 […]