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California judge bans cameras from courtroom after District Attorney’s office denied access to media pool feed

Cameras have been banned from an Orange County courtroom after the district attorney’s office was denied access to the live pool feed, according to VoiceofOC.org, a non-profit investigative news agency.

“Susan Schroeder, chief of staff for District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, said there was an earlier court ruling ‘that we [the DA’s office] were part of the pool’ with rights to access the videos.

“But Rick Terrell, executive director of the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California, said, ‘There’s nothing in [California court rules] that says the news media must give its raw material to anyone other than another news organization.'”

Read the complete post by Tracy Wood here.

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