Nancy S. Marder’s forthcoming article in the Arizona State Law Journal, The Conundrum of Cameras in the Courtroom, 44 Ariz. St. L.J. 1489 (2013), was quoted in the New York Times on February 18, 2012. The New York Times piece by Adam Liptak, Bucking a Trend, Supreme Court Justices Reject Video Coverage, addresses the U.S. Supreme Court’s reluctance to allow cameras into the highest court in the land.
“A pair of new law review articles tries to make sense of the gaps between the American and international approaches. In one of them, in The Arizona State Law Journal, Nancy S. Marder, who teaches at the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, noted correctly that ‘most countries do not allow cameras in their courtrooms’ and concluded that ‘cameras in federal courtrooms will do more harm than good at this time.’ In an interview, she said she worried about a culture in which ‘everything becomes entertainment, focusing on the gaffe.’”
Congratulations to Ms. Marder and members of Arizona State Law Journal for their work on the article.