Milford, NJ asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New Jersey

Q: Can a judge make a law not allowing you to video record in a public court house

There is a law in my county in nj that states I can not walk into any public court house and record What ever I can see from a public view without prior written consent from the courthouse administrator. Which means I have to file an application to assert my freedom to record in public. Is this something that is lawful and can be upheld if I were to record my personal interactions with anyone in the courthouse not the court rooms but the public hallways and speaking with administration. Again not the court rooms but any public hallway or room.

1 Lawyer Answer
Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Milltown, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: you must obtain permission from the court to record inside the courtroom.

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