Just this morning I had a conversation about the positive impact it could have on judicial demeanor and civility (and probably everyone's demeanor and civility) during court proceedings if broadcast online. As a former litigator, this is where my mind goes first.
More importantly, open access to court proceedings offers a level of transparency and opportunity to obtain information, knowledge, and understanding that simply can't be gained in any other way.
We have the technology to create open, transparent courts. Now, we simply need the will. Thank you, Michigan Supreme Court, for leading the way. 👊