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Districts Included: Connecticut, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Western District of New York, and Vermont

Same Procedures Apply to the District Courts? No

Allows Cameras? Yes (with notice)
Exceptions: Criminal matters and civil or criminal pro se proceedings

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

The Second Circuit allows members of the media to cover open proceedings using a television camera, sound recording equipment, and a still camera. The media may not cover criminal matters (including appeals, motions, or petitions challenging any ruling). Additionally, the media may not cover criminal or civil proceedings involving pro se litigants.

Members of the media must notify the Second Circuit calendar clerk by noon two business days before the proceeding. Only two television cameras and one still camera — which must be mounted on a tripod and fixed at a location along a side courtroom wall — are allowed. One sound technician can be present “with unobtrusive sound-mixing equipment.” Camera equipment must be set up before the day’s opening and remain until after the conclusion of the day’s proceedings. Members of the media are responsible for coordinating a television and radio pool.

Links: Authority
Second Circuit Camera Guidelines

Links: Other
Oral Argument Livestream
Oral Argument Archived Recordings (2016-2022)

Last edited: December 14, 2022