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Rule 46b.  Cameras in courtroom during terms of court outside of Boise.  

Media coverage of proceedings in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals outside of the Supreme Court courtroom in Boise are subject to the following guidelines:


(a) AUTHORIZATION. Approval to video record, broadcast or photograph a Supreme Court or Court of Appeals proceeding must be obtained at least one business day in advance of the hearing. Permission must be obtained from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for Idaho Supreme Court proceedings, or the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for ldaho Court of Appeals proceedings, and will be limited to those approved by the respective Court. The request for approval to video record, broadcast or photograph a court proceeding and order granting or denying such request should be in substantially the form approved by the Administrative Director of Courts.


(1) The above does not apply to any live broadcast of Supreme Court proceedings provided on an ongoing basis by Idaho Public Television/Idaho In Session. These broadcasts and recordings are deemed approved in advance through adoption of this rule.


(b) BEHAVIOR. Media representatives are allowed to cover the proceedings as long as they remain in the area reserved for the general public, do not excessively move around the courtroom, or assume body positions inappropriate to a courtroom proceeding or otherwise distract from the appellate proceedings.


(c) OFFICIAL RECORD OF PROCEEDING. The recording machine operated by the Clerk is the only official record of the appeal hearing, and no party shall cite in any court or administrative agency proceeding any other recording of the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals hearings. No taping or recording of conversations between co-counsel or counsel and client is allowed.


(d) LIAISON. The Clerk of the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals and the Court Communications Manager shall maintain communication and liaison with media representatives so as to ensure smooth working relationships and to provide any suggestions to improve these guidelines.


(e) INCORPORATION OF ICAR 45. This rule hereby incorporates all guidelines on equipment, dress, pooling, limits on coverage, and other matters in Idaho Court Administrative Rule 45 that are relevant to appellate proceedings. In cases of conflict, this rule prevails for proceedings of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. References to "presiding judge" in ICAR 45 will here mean the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for Idaho Supreme Court proceedings, or the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for Idaho Court of Appeals proceedings.



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(Adopted August 8, 2008, effective August 8, 2008. effective January 1, 2010; amended January 6, 2023, effective January 9, 2023.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn
Justice Cynthia K.C. Meyer

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge Michael P. Tribe



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