NPPA's Osterreicher Testifies to Support Cameras in Federal Courts

NPPA General Counsel Mickey Osterreicher testifies before a House Subcommittee. Photo by John Shinkle, Politico

NPPA general counsel Mickey Osterreicher defended a push to allow cameras in federal courts during testimony before the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet on Feb. 14.

"It’s a much more direct form of democracy when people can see and hear for themselves, just as our founders envisioned," Osterreicher testified. Cameras have been allowed in lower courts within guidelines for several decades. In addition to a push for cameras in federal courts, there are bills proposed through Congress to allow cameras in Supreme Court proceedings. 

You can see Osterricher's testimony starting at about 43 minute mark in the video below.