Utah to permit television cameras in court.

Starting in April, criminal and civil trials can be televised in Utah.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Judicial Council voted 9-3 to allow a single television camera in trial-level courtrooms. Since 1997, television cameras have been allowed in the appellate level.

The rule states that videorecording is presumed to be allowed, unless there are specific circumstances why it should not be allowed.

The new rule also allows laptop computers, tablets and smartphones to be used in courtrooms as well. The changes should make Utah courts more transparent.

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