Comments on: March 5 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/march-5-roundup-4/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:33:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Douglas2 http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/march-5-roundup-4/comment-page-1/#comment-270991 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:31:38 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44088#comment-270991 Re: Firearms research and federal funding:
I saw one article that mentioned such a ban, and within 5 minutes I had no trouble finding dozens of journal articles published since the “ban” where the research was funded by the NIH or other federal funding.

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By: gitarcarver http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/march-5-roundup-4/comment-page-1/#comment-270742 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:39:32 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44088#comment-270742 RE: Cameras in the Supreme Court.

The argument seems to be that because there was a disruption that was captured on camera, cameras should be forever banned from the Supreme Court. I would say that it was precisely because there are no cameras in the courtroom that the incident became news. The headlines were not “protest at the Supreme Court” but rather “Video of Supreme Court Taken.”

It wasn’t the images that made the news, but rather the rarity of those images.

The question really is “in this day and age where cameras are so ubiquitous why does there need to be an exception for courts? If courts have ruled that police and other public officials can be filmed doing their jobs, why are judges and courtrooms exempt?

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato

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