Daily Herald: Courtroom Cameras

September 2, 2012 7:34:47 AM PDT
After fighting the notion of TV cameras in our courtrooms for years, Illinois finally relented and agreed to allow them on an experimental basis.

Since January, five circuits in the state have applied, and indications are DuPage County will be the first in the metropolitan area to give this a try. The long-held arguments that this might be a detriment to justice seem to have fallen by the wayside; in fact, one defense attorney says it might actually help his clients because of the honesty and transparency the cameras inevitably bring.

You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, September 1, 2012, or online at dailyherald.com