May 21, 2024

Jury Room Camera Debate

The battle described Monday over the use of cameras in the jury room of a Houston-area murder trial rages on. Reas the Houston Chronicle story.

As of this morning’s NPR broadcast, this case is now national news. That is highly unfortunate as this bad idea hardly deserves additional attention. One hopes that at least jurors’ identities will be protected on tape.

Meanwhile in regards to the case itself, which has become something of an afterthought in the commotion, the defendant is apparently relying on the dubious legal strategy of “temporary insanity while under the influence of drugs.” Charming.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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