At the time of the incident the building owner had contracted with a demolition contractor to tear down the existing structure with the intent on eventually developing the location.
The cart has the following features: The camera can front light opaque documents, and back light transparencies. The Elmo is capable of inverting the contrast of images to enhance the view of photographic negatives. This annotation feature highlights selected portions of the image on the Courtroom display monitors.
Electronic enhancement does not alter the original object, document, photograph, or electronic image. The annotation equipment works with the document camera and videotaped presentations. The tape player conforms to the VHS video standard. Personal Computer - The presentation cart has an input port for SVGA computer displays and an audio input jack to broadcast through the courtrooms PA system.
The computer must be supplied by the litigant. Audiocassette Player - Courtroom has an available audiocassette tape player.
Wireless Microphone - Attorneys may use a court supplied, handheld wireless microphone if they require mobility during their presentation. Tables in Courtroom also have an audio speaker. An SVGA computer input port and an audio input jack are available in the well.
This connection permits an aide to assist an attorney during a presentation. The personal computer must be supplied by the litigant.
Monitor - The witness box is provided with a touch screen video display monitor for viewing presentations. The touch screen monitor enables the witness to annotate displays in a similar fashion to the presentation cart annotation tablet used by the attorneys.
Overhead Document Camera - A court activated document camera is mounted above the witness box. This enables all participants to see a concurrent image of the document or object the witness is viewing.
Courtroom is fitted with a two channel, infrared assisted listening system. Channel one is used for foreign language translation.
Channel two may be used by the hearing impaired. The court will provide compatible infrared headsets. Courtroom does not have a second channel for the hearing impaired.Participants in Criminal and Civil Courtrooms Type of Participant Criminal Court Civil Court Remarks Judge The judge is referred to as "the trier of law" he/she sits as an impartial party whose responsibility is to determine that the trial is conducted in an orderly and lawful manner.
Courtrooms traditionally have been open to the public, but judges often close proceedings or seal documents when they feel secrecy is justified. Criminal and civil courts and documents are both usually presumptively open, depending on state laws, and most states allow some level of camera coverage of trials.
courts, permitting extended coverage of criminal and civil proceedings The study began on January 1, , but was cut short on July 1, , when the Maryland Legislature abruptly banned cameras and recording devices from all courtrooms.
The reports cite these benefits: 1) The Fair Trial Rights. In the Judicial Conference of the United States adopted a prohibition against "broadcasting, televising, recording, or taking photographs in the courtroom and areas immediately adjacent thereto." The prohibition, which was contained in the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, applied to criminal and civil cases.
Typically, once a judge calls a case, the defendant and his or her attorney move out of the gallery, past the bar. Defendants should sit or stand as directed by their attorneys (if they have counsel) or by the judge, courtroom clerk, or bailiff. The custom is different in different proceedings and different courtrooms.
Participants in Criminal and Civil Courtrooms Type of Participant Criminal Court Civil Court Remarks Judge The judge is referred to as "the trier of law" he/she sits as an impartial party whose responsibility is to determine that the trial is conducted in an orderly and lawful manner.