2011 South Dakota Code
Title 16 COURTS AND JUDICIARY
Chapter 20. Expanded Media Coverage Of Trial Court Proceedings
§16-20-2 General.


SD Codified L § 16-20-2 (through 2011) What's This?

16-20-2. General. (a) Expanded media coverage or audio media coverage must be conducted in conformity with applicable statutes, rules, and caselaw.

(b) Nothing herein shall alter the obligation of any attorney to comply with the provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct governing trial publicity.

(c) Except as otherwise provided by these rules, electronic recording by moving camera, still camera, and audio device, and broadcasting is prohibited as to all judicial proceedings in a courtroom during sessions of a trial court. This prohibition does not apply to the use of cameras in a courtroom for courtroom security purposes, the videotaped or audio recording of proceedings to create the official record of a case, or to interactive video hearings.

(d) If the court and all parties consent in writing or on the record at least one week prior to the commencement of a judicial proceeding, the court may authorize expanded media coverage of the proceeding under the conditions and standards set forth in these rules.

(e) If the court consents in writing or on the record at least one week prior to the commencement of a judicial proceeding, it may authorize audio media coverage of the proceeding, or a portion thereof, under the conditions and standards set forth in these rules that are applicable to audio coverage.

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

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