Audiofinaleheader.gif
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Idaho Supreme Court seeks comment on revisions to cameras in the courtroom policies

Idaho Supreme Court - 2021
Otto Kitsinger
/
The Idaho Supreme Court is seeking input on proposed revisions to court rules involving cameras in the courtroom, according to a press release. (Otto Kitsinger for the Idaho Capital Sun)

The Idaho Supreme Court is seeking input on proposed revisions to court rules involving cameras in the courtroom, according to a press release.

Proposed amendments to Idaho Court Administrative Rule 45 are attempting to align the rule with modern practices by removing the distinction between organizations that produce still photography and organizations that produce video. The rule otherwise remains the same with regard to the number and type of pool camera operators allowed, the release said.

Amendments to Idaho Court Administrative Rules 46a and 46b are intended to update and align the rules with camera practices in the trial courts, provide a standard process for camera requests at the appellate level, and otherwise reduce confusion, according to the release.

A copy of the revisions can be found on the Idaho Supreme Court website. Comments should be sent to Court Communications Manager Nate Poppino at npoppino@idcourts.net by Oct. 26.

The Idaho Capital Sun is a nonprofit news organization delivering accountability reporting on state government, politics and policy in the Gem state. As longtime Idahoans ourselves, we understand the challenges and opportunities facing Idaho. We provide in-depth reporting on legislative and state policy, health care, tax policy, the environment, Idaho’s explosive population growth and more. Our mission is relentless investigative journalism that sheds light on how decisions in Boise and beyond are made and how they affect everyday Idahoans. We aim to tell untold stories and provide data, context and analysis on the issues that matter most throughout the state. The Capital Sun is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers. We retain full editorial independence.