Saturday, January 25, 2014

What is the point?

If you're going to allow reporters into the coutroom at all, the implication there is that the proceedings will be, you know, reported on.   Why does it matter how and when the reporting happens?
Berrigan's order prohibits "all electronic devices" -- including smart phones and any recording devices -- from the two courtrooms that will be used for the Nagin trial.

The rules differ significantly from earlier guidelines set forth by Berrigan, who notes that she "will reconsider allowing the privileges afforded in previously-issued orders regarding the use of wifi and electronic devices" after the jury is sworn in.
What is the difference to the judge between a person tweeting some information from the courtroom and that same person typing that same information from a different location a few hours later?

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