How To Monitor Trump’s Trial Live

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( – On Monday, the New York Court System announced that while the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump would not be broadcasted they would make available the daily transcripts. 

A spokesperson claimed that this was a “novel step” as the transcripts would be publicized on the website of the New York State Unified Court System before the end of the next business day. The decision is going to help ensure that they would continue to provide publishing access in this high-profile case. 

The media coverage laws in New York are some of the most restrictive in the United States. The regulations date back to almost a century ago when the camera operators and bright flashbulbs were shocking to the legal community in 1935 during the trial of a man who had been accused of killing the baby son of Charles Lindbergh. 

This information was also reported by the New York-based Fund for Modern Courts in 2022. Still, despite this, the interest in open government has slowly resulted in reforms as cameras are being allowed into the courts across the country. However, it is always up to the judge’s discretion to determine whether or not this would be available in any individual case. 

Between 1987 and 1997 New York allowed them on an experimental basis before eventually ruling them. In a statement, Chief Administrative Judge Joseph A. Zayas noted in a public statement that the current law is prohibiting the broadcasting of the trial. He added that under these restrictions the daily transcripts are the best place for the public to continue being informed about this case.

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