(The Hill) — The judge overseeing the Georgia case of former President Trump ruled that cameras should be allowed in court to help defendants arraign, the first time Trump’s criminal case has been televised. became.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee said Tuesday granted the request Four local television stations were asked to bring live cameras and other recording equipment to the court by Sept. 8.
Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis, a Democrat, said: seeking arraignment For all defendants, the week following Labor Day falls within that period. However, if you fall behind schedule, your McAfee order will expire.
McAfee’s order does not indicate whether the cameras will be permitted during the trial or future legal proceedings.
Willis, along with 18 co-defendants, indicted Trump last week for trying to overturn the 2020 election results. Mr Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
Willis set a deadline for his surrender on Friday, which is being held at the Fulton County Jail separate from the arraignment. President Trump said he would surrender on Thursday.
Courts have so far barred cameras from proceedings in all three of Trump’s other criminal cases. Federal courts typically do not allow video or audio recordings of legal proceedings, as they did in Trump’s case.
When Trump was indicted in a New York state court on charges related to hush-money payments, a judge rejected requests from media groups to install video cameras in the room.
But a judge allowed a group of still photographers into the courtroom for a few minutes before the arraignment began, where Trump pleaded not guilty.
But in Fulton County, cameras in courtrooms are commonThis will allow unprecedented public access to perhaps one of the most high-profile trials in US history.
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