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State/Circuit   ▼    Allows Cameras?  ▼    Exceptions   ▼    Audio/Video Webcast?  ▼    Media Guide Available?  ▲    Allows Phones to Record Video?  ▼   

MississippiYes Details YesNoNo

WyomingYes NoneYesNoNo

VirginiaYes Details YesNoNo

Third CircuitNoNoneYesNoNo

TexasYes NoneYesNoUnclear

Tenth CircuitNoNoneYesNoNo

Sixth CircuitNoNoneYesNoNo

Seventh CircuitNoDetails YesNoNo

OklahomaNo RulesNoneNoNoNo

North DakotaYes NoneYesNoNo

New YorkYes NoneYesNoNo

MontanaYes Details YesNoNo

KentuckyYes Details YesNoNo

KansasYes Details YesNoNo

Fourth CircuitNoNoneYesNoNo

First CircuitNoNoneYesNoNo

Eighth CircuitNoNoneYesNoNo

Eleventh CircuitNoNoneYesNoNo

ArkansasYes Details YesNoNo

D.C. CircuitNoNoneYesYesNo

AlaskaYes Details YesYesNo

North CarolinaYes Details YesYesNo

District Of ColumbiaNoDetails YesYesYes

OhioYes NoneYesYesNo

DelawareNoDetails YesYesNo

OregonYes Details YesYesYes

WisconsinYes NoneYesYesYes

PennsylvaniaNoDetails YesYesNo

Rhode IslandYesNoneYesYesNo

Second CircuitYes Details YesYesNo

WashingtonYes NoneYesYesUnclear

ConnecticutYesNoneYesYesNo

South CarolinaYes NoneYesYesYes

South DakotaYes NoneYesYesNo

TennesseeYes Details YesYesNo

ColoradoYes Details YesYesNo

CaliforniaYes Details YesYesNo

West VirginiaYes NoneYesYesNo

UtahYes NoneYesYesNo

VermontYes NoneYesYesYes

ArizonaYes Details YesYesNo

MaineYes Details YesYesNo

FloridaYesNoneYesYesYes

Fifth CircuitNoNoneYesYesNo

GeorgiaYesNoneYesYesNo

HawaiiYes Details YesYesNo

IdahoYes Details YesYesNo

IllinoisYes Details YesYesYes

IndianaYes Details YesYesNo

IowaNo Details YesYesNo

Federal CircuitNoNoneYesYesNo

FederalNoDetails YesYesNo

LouisianaNoDetails YesYesNo

Ninth CircuitYes Details YesYesYes

MarylandYes Details YesYesNo

MassachusettsYes Details YesYesYes

MichiganYes NoneYesYesNo

MinnesotaYes Details YesYesNo

AlabamaYes NoneNoYesNo

MissouriYes Details YesYesNo

NebraskaYes Details YesYesNo

NevadaYes NoneYesYesNo

New HampshireYes Details YesYesNo

New JerseyYes Details YesYesYes

New MexicoYes NoneYesYesNo

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Mississippi

Allows Cameras? Yes (with notice)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Wyoming

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Virginia

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings, in addition to juvenile court and matters involving family law, sexual offense, and trade secrets
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Third Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Texas

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? Unclear


Tenth Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Sixth Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Seventh Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? Oral arguments, with permission given by the court only after receiving a request for video recording at least one week in advance
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Oklahoma

Allows Cameras? No Rules
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? No
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


North Dakota

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


New York

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Montana

Allows Cameras? Yes (with notice)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Kentucky

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Juvenile Court
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Kansas

Allows Cameras? Yes (with notice)
Exceptions? Juvenile Court
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Fourth Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


First Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Eighth Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Eleventh Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Arkansas

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings, circuit court juvenile proceedings, circuit court probate and domestic violence proceedings, and drug court proceedings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


D.C. Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Alaska

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Sexual assault victims (unless the victim agrees), jurors, minors (unless charged as adults in a criminal case), and bench conferences
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


North Carolina

Allows Cameras? Yes (in designated media booths)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings, presiding judge can exempt booth requirement and maintains discretion to close court proceedings regarding juvenile matters and involuntary commitment matters
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


District Of Columbia

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? Request permission to take photographs
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes


Ohio

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Delaware

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? Non-jury, non-confidential proceedings where presiding judge grants limited permission
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Oregon

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Cases involving family law and juveniles, trade secrets, and sex offense proceedings (at the victim’s request)
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes (with permission)


Wisconsin

Allows Cameras? Yes (with notice)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes (with permission)


Pennsylvania

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? Non-jury, non-confidential proceedings where presiding judge grants limited permission
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Rhode Island

Allows Cameras? Yes
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Second Circuit

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 Phones to Record Video? No


Washington

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Unclear


Connecticut

Allows Cameras? Yes
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


South Carolina

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes (with permission)


South Dakota

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Tennessee

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Closed and juvenile court proceedings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Colorado

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


California

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Los Angeles Superior Court, San Francisco Superior Court, and Orange County Superior Court
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


West Virginia

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Utah

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Vermont

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes (with permission)


Arizona

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Juvenile Court, jury proceedings, and bench conferences
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Maine

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Family Division cases and trade secret subject matter
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Florida

Allows Cameras? Yes
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes (with permission)


Fifth Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Georgia

Allows Cameras? Yes
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Hawaii

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Idaho

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Illinois

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Supreme Court Orders grant permission in some courts.
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes


Indiana

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Each trial court has its own unique policy.
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Iowa

Allows Cameras? No (but can request permission)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Federal Circuit

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Federal

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? Ninth and Second Circuit will sometimes grant permission.
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No (Exception: Ninth Circuit allows with advanced permission.)


Louisiana

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions? Appellate courts upon request
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Ninth Circuit

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Conferences between attorneys and clients, co-counsel, or among panel members
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes (with permission)


Maryland

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Criminal trials
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Massachusetts

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Motions to suppress, dismiss, or of probable cause; jury selection hearings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes


Michigan

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Minnesota

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Only notice is required for appellate courts.
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Alabama

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? No
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No (judges can authorize on a case-by-case basis)


Missouri

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Closed proceedings
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Nebraska

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? Coverage is prohibited in specific proceedings as listed in Article 20, § 6-2003(F).
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


Nevada

Allows Cameras? Yes (with permission)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


New Hampshire

Allows Cameras? Yes (with notice)
Exceptions? Supreme Court proceedings require express permission.
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No


New Jersey

Allows Cameras? Yes (with a signed agreement and permission)
Exceptions? Juvenile Court
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? Yes (with permission)


New Mexico

Allows Cameras? Yes (with notice)
Exceptions? None
Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Phones to Record Video? No