Why, for crying out loud?
No cameras allowed in the courtroom for Michael Jackson civil trial
This seems like a particularly asinine ruling.
What is this judge afraid of? Nobody’s life or liberty is at stake. No national security risks. Not even a very real danger of the so-called media circus.
This is a humdrum civil lawsuit filed by a bunch of rich-by-proxy people who are trading on the name of their deceased celebrity relative.
It’s rulings like this that perpetuates the judiciary’s remote, controlling, ivory-towered reputation.