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:
1. AUTHORIZATION. Approval to broadcast or photograph a Supreme Court or Court of Appeals proceeding must be obtained in advance from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and will be limited to working media representatives and others approved by the Court.
2. 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.
3. DRESS. Media representatives should present a neat appearance in keeping with the dignity of the proceedings.
4. EQUIPMENT. The use of an electronic flash with any camera is prohibited. No additional lighting will be allowed without approval of the court and no camera should give audio or visual indication of whether it is or is not operating. Cameras must be set up and taken down at a time that will not distract from the judicial proceedings.
5. 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.
6. LIAISON. The Clerk of the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals shall maintain communication and liaison with media representatives so as to ensure smooth working relationships and to provide any suggestions to improve these guidelines.
(Adopted August 8, 2008, effective August 8, 2008.)
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