Florida Judge Limits Blogs, Websites From Laptop Trial Coverage

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In Jacksonville, Fl., new Chief Judge Mark Mahon's first administrative order offers a narrow definition of media, limits new blogs and websites from covering trials and requires all reporters apply for credentials, reports the Florida Times-Union. If the court administrator decides some reporters are not "media," then they might not be able to use laptops or cameras in court. The order came in response to attempts by the website Photography is Not a Crime to film a government activist's misdemeanor trial.

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