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Poll: Should cameras be allowed in courtrooms?

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Apr 10th 2013, 10:11 AM 9,613 94

ONE OF AMERICA’S most famous judges, Judge Judy, yesterday told a former Irish Minister of Justice that there should be cameras in all courtrooms.

The judge, known internationally for her eponymous TV show, said that closed courtrooms serve only to protect bad judges and bad lawyers – not those who are subject to proceedings. “[Cameras] should be there as the norm. If you have a specific exclusion, then you make it,” she said.

Proponents of transparency say Ireland’s courts need to become more open – but critics argue such moves could risk the privacy of those involved.

We’d like to know what you think: should cameras be allowed in Irish courtrooms?


Poll Results:

No (1692)
Yes (1409)
I'm not sure (576)



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