2011 South Dakota Code
Title 16 COURTS AND JUDICIARY
Chapter 20. Expanded Media Coverage Of Trial Court Proceedings
§16-20-1 Definitions.


SD Codified L § 16-20-1 (through 2011) What's This?

16-20-1. Definitions. As used in these rules, the following terms mean:

(a) "Judicial proceeding" or "proceeding" includes all public arguments, hearings, trials, or other proceedings before a trial court, except those specifically excluded by these rules. These rules do not apply to coverage of ceremonial or nonjudicial proceedings.

(b) "Expanded media coverage" includes audio or video recording or broadcasting, televising, electronic recording, or photographing of judicial proceedings for the purpose of gathering and disseminating news and educational or instructional information to the public. Any other use, absent express written permission of the court is prohibited.

(c) "Audio media coverage" includes audio recording or broadcasting or electronic recording of judicial proceedings for the purpose of gathering and disseminating news and educational or instructional information to the public. Any other use, absent express written permission of the court is prohibited.

(d) "Trial court" or the "court" means a South Dakota circuit or magistrate court in which a judicial proceeding is taking place.

(e) "Media coordinator" means the circuit court administrator for the circuit in which judicial proceedings are taking place.

Source: SL 2011, ch 233 (Supreme Court Rule 10-09), eff. July 1, 2011.

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