ICAP represents plaintiffs in challenges to state court policies that restrict the recording of court proceedings which are otherwise open to the public, as well as the dissemination of those recordings to a wider public.
ICAP represents plaintiffs in Maryland challenging a ban on broadcasting criminal court proceedings and seeking to force compliance with a law that guarantees public access to court audio recordings, and represents clients in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, affirmatively challenging a ban on recording bail hearing proceedings and defending against a criminal charge of recording in court.
- Filed a brief in the First Circuit arguing on the proper framework for assessing the scope of First Amendment protection for the act of recording a government official’s public conduct
- Sent a letter to the Texas Court of Appeals on behalf of journalists denied the opportunity to broadcast oral argument in an appeal of a controversial five-year prison sentence for unlawful voting.
- Sent a letter to the Maryland Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure to encourage an amendment to the Maryland Rules bolstering the right to access and inspect judicial records
- Sent letters to the Baltimore City Circuit Court on behalf of independent journalists and nonprofit organizations asserting their right to broadcast publicly available court recordings