The Minnesota Supreme Court is allowing cameras to record proceedings in civil cases for a test that runs through June 30, 2013. The Minnesota Coalition on Government Information is hosting a panel discussion to examine this experiment at its halfway point.
Minnesota news organizations hope that the test will demonstrate that recording equipment does not disrupt court proceedings, and can enhance the public’s understanding of what goes on inside its courts. They also hope that the experiment will open the door to expanded coverage of criminal court proceedings in Minnesota.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11am-12:30pm in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
Seventh District Assistant Chief Judge John H. Scherer of Stearns County
Ramsey County District Judge Margaret Marrinan
Emily Gurnon, courts reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press
Joan Gilbertson, producer for WCCO-TV
David Unze, reporter for the St. Cloud Times
Moderator: John P. Borger, MNCOGI board member and partner at Faegre Baker Daniels
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