Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Unsurprisingly, The Ninth Circuit Will NOT Allow Photos To Be Taken...

Still photography (by news organizations) has long been prohibited inside federal courtrooms, while proceedings are underway, by rule.

So, the idea that live video, from a fixed feed, is being allowed in the Muslim Ban 2.0 arguments session (as we earlier reported) in the Ninth Circuit -- is truly rather remarkable.

But just this afternoon -- in keeping with the above-mentioned long-standing practice -- the Ninth denied a motion by various AP stringers to use press photography (via still cameras) as a means of capturing the proceedings, come May 15, thus:

. . . .Associated Press applied to photograph with still camera the case captioned above, scheduled to be heard at The William K. Nakamura Courthouse in Seattle, WA on Monday, May 15, 2017.

Associated Press’ request is DENIED. . . .

Now you know -- and each side will be allowed 30 minutes of argument time. You should also well-know that this particular tuckered-out buckaroo will soon be dreaming of those Stevie Wonder rings of Saturn. . . shining iridescent -- in the night above. . . smile. G'night, all. . . .


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