Media Access Plans Revealed for Trump’s Georgia Trial Amidst Contrasting Camera Rules in Other Courts.
Televised Trial Announcement
Former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial in Fulton County, Georgia, will be televised, live-streamed on the internet, and reporters will be allowed to use their computers and cell phones inside the courtroom, provided they do not record the trial.
This announcement was made by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee and is in line with the Fulton County policy of broadcasting judicial proceedings on its YouTube channel.
However, a trial date for Trump’s Georgia case has not yet been set.
Different Court Rules
In contrast to Georgia, New York and the federal court system do not permit cameras in courtrooms. Despite this, an exception was made for photographers during Trump’s arraignment in April in New York. Trump is facing three other criminal cases in New York and the federal court system.
Trump and 18 others were indicted by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a 98-page, 41-count indictment in August. The indictment does not primarily concern actions taken in Georgia, but rather describes words spoken and actions taken by the Trump campaign in other states to cast doubt on the 2020 presidential election.
Trump is facing 13 counts in the Georgia case, including a violation of the state’s RICO law. Trump surrendered into custody last week, where he was booked and had his mugshot taken for the first time out of the four criminal cases he faces.