Federal appellate courts in the Second Circuit, which encompasses New York, permit sound and video recordings of oral arguments under certain circumstances. The Second Circuit does not permit recording of criminal matters, but "any person or entity regularly engaged in the gathering and dissemination of news" may record oral arguments in civil cases if they notify the calendar clerk no later than noon two days prior to the proceeding. The presiding judges have the discretion to exclude the media from the courtroom, and there are limitations on the number of cameras that will be allowed at any time. Recording devices are not permitted in federal district courts in New York.
6A's guarantee of a "public trial, by an impartial jury" should be interpreted to permit the recording and dissemination of all court proceedings absent the government putting forth a compelling interest for those proceedings not being recorded (confidential informant, sensitive testimony (e.g. sexual assault victim)).
Since the recording is for the purpose of the class, I think there is a strong argument that we should be able to hear it. Any of us could have listened in to the proceeding that day. We are just hearing it. Not publishing, copying, or distributing it beyond this space.
we should be able to listen and not publish copy or distribute like Ross said. We could of easily sat in the court room to hear the same thing as a class so i do not agree we are not allowed to listen to it
Iapetus, 6A right to counsel applies before trial because having rep before trial is essential to what happens later. Same argument. If you get screwed over in pre-trial hearings, your trial will be a sham.
Does it make a difference that we're on Zoom? Someone could potentially record and distribute it, much easier than the typical dynamics of a classroom. Were the lax practices of classrooms designed for Zoom?