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Detailed Guide: Sixth Circuit

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Districts Included: Eastern District of Kentucky, Western District of Kentucky, Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Tennessee, Middle District of Tennessee, and Western District of Tennessee

Same Procedures Apply to the District Courts? No

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions: None

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

The Sixth Circuit does not allow cameras in the courtroom. Additionally, media are not allowed to use electronic devices (including laptops and tablet computers) to take photographs or record video or audio of any proceedings. Members of the media can access audio files of completed oral arguments on the Sixth Circuit website.

Links: Authority
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 53, pg 64: Courtroom Photographing and Broadcasting Prohibited
Judicial Conference Committee Federal Pilot March 2016 Report
Sixth Circuit Policy On The Use of Electronic Devices By Counsel During Oral Argument

Links: Other
Sixth Circuit Oral Argument Audio Recordings
Sixth Circuit YouTube

Last edited: December 14, 2022