State/Circuit Guides Compare/Sort Data Filter Data

Home > State/Circuit Guides > First Circuit

Detailed Guide: First Circuit

Choose another state/circuit

Districts Included: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, and Rhode Island

Same Procedures Apply to the District Courts? Yes

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions: None

Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Cell Phones to Record Video? No

According to the Judicial Conference of the United States and Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 53, members of the media may not record or broadcast video from First Circuit proceedings. Members of the media and the public can access recent oral argument recordings on the First Circuit website.

Links: Authority
Judicial Conference Committee Federal Pilot March 2016 Report
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 53, pg 64: Courtroom Photographing and Broadcasting Prohibited

Links: Other
Recent First Circuit Oral Arguments
First Circuit Information for Public and Media
Journalist’s Guide to the Federal Courts

Last edited: December 14, 2022