LBR 5073-1. PHOTOGRAPHY, RECORDING DEVICES, AND BROADCASTING
LBR 5073-1. PHOTOGRAPHY, RECORDING DEVICES, AND BROADCASTING(a) Prohibition of Broadcasting, Television, and Photography. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at all other times when the court is in session, the use of any form, means, or manner of radio or television broadcasting and the taking or making of photographs, motion pictures, video, or sound recordings is prohibited in:
(1) Any and all courtrooms occupied by any judge;
(2) Any and all chambers assigned to any judge;
(3) Any and all areas used by the clerk and court staff;
(4) Any garage or parking facility reserved for the judges or their staff; and
(5) All hallways and public areas adjacent to the above-specified locations.
(b) Exceptions. This rule does not prohibit:
(1) Recordings made by official court recorders in the performance of their official
duties. No other use may be made of an official recording of a court proceeding
without an express, written order of the court;
(2) The taking of photographs, when specifically authorized in writing, at ceremonial
or non-judicial functions in the chambers of a judge of this court;
(3) The videotaping or other electronic recording of depositions for trial purposes, nor
the preparation and perpetuation of testimony taken by, or under the direction of,
a judge of this court or a visiting judge. No part of such videotape or other electronic recording may be used without an express, written order of the court; or
(4) The possession of video or sound recording, photographic, radio, or television
broadcasting equipment. Any equipment taken into or through the areas enumerated in this rule is subject to such security regulations as may be adopted from time to time by the court.
(c) Enforcement of Rule. The United States Marshal, the General Services Administration police, and the security force contracted for service by the court enforce the provisions of this rule. A violation of this rule constitutes contempt of court.