S.829 - Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 04/18/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/30/2006 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 383. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.829 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate without amendment (03/30/2006)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2005 - Authorizes the presiding judge of a U.S. appellate court or U.S. district court to permit the photographing, electronic recording, broadcasting, or televising to the public of court proceedings over which that judge presides.
Directs: (1) a district court, upon the request of any witness in a trial proceeding other than a party, to order the face and voice of the witness to be disguised or otherwise obscured to render the witness unrecognizable to the broadcast audience of the trial proceeding; and (2) the presiding judge in a trial proceeding to inform each witness who is not a party of his or her right to make such request.
Authorizes the Judicial Conference of the United States to promulgate advisory guidelines to which a presiding judge may refer in making decisions regarding the management and administration of photographing, recording, broadcasting, or televising described in this Act.