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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2011

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for media coverage of Federal court proceedings.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
08/05/2011Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
08/25/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
08/05/2011Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/05/2011Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lungren, Daniel E. [R-CA-3]* 08/05/2011
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16]* 08/05/2011
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-19]* 08/05/2011

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary08/05/2011 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law08/25/2011 Referred to

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Subjects (7)


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Introduced in House (08/05/2011)

Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2011 - Authorizes the presiding judge of a U.S. appellate court (including the Supreme 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, except when such action would constitute a violation of the due process rights of any party.

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 the right to make such request.

Authorizes the Judicial Conference to promulgate mandatory guidelines with respect to the management and administration of photographing, recording, broadcasting, or televising described in this Act.