In Chandler v. Florida (1980), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision that the presence of a television camera in the courtroom or simply broadcasting or televising portions of a trial does not in and of itself constitute prejudice to the defendant or interfere with the defendant's right to a fair trial.

During the early 1980s, Florida was implementing an experimental pilot program to allow cameras in its courtrooms. In 1981, two Miami police officers were convicted of stealing $3,000 from a Miami Beach restaurant and challenged the new ...

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