And Carlos Miller has the video.
Random Pixels adds his $.02.
This is like an internet party!
(To be fair, people do make mistakes sometimes.)
Props to Judge Leesfield for putting the issue of cameras in the courtroom to bed quickly and efficiently (and correctly).
She will make a GREAT mediator.
BTW, in the related federal case, Judge King just denied a joint motion for protective order, noting the SD FL's liberality when it comes to public records and public proceedings:
In addition, the parties elected to seek (and defend) relief in a publicly operated forum, namely the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The proceedings held in federal and state courts are open to public observation by any interested party. Pursuant to Local Rule 5.4 for the Southern District of Florida, absent some extraordinary need for secrecy, the judicial acts performed should be open to public scrutiny.Now when can we have cameras in federal court?
The Court finds that the parties have not shown good cause to justify their desire for secrecy. Therefore, the Court cannot, and does not, approve the motion for protective order.