Journalist's Guide

representatives, may directly request a copy of the recording from the court, which then has obligations to fulfill before providing it. This may include waiting until all appeals are first concluded.

Since 2006, the Maryland Court of Appeals has made available online all arguments of cases before that Court. The Court indicates the recordings are made available for informational purposes only and are not an official record of the proceeding. Rebroadcast is prohibited without the express permission of the Court which can be obtained through its Government Relations and Public Affairs Division. Hearings before Administrative Law Judges who administer disputes involving rules and regulations are also open to the public including, of course, the media. The ability of the media to record these proceedings is much broader than in the district and Circuit Courts. Audio and video recording equipment and cameras are allowed in the hearing room unless prohibited by law, or unless, in the determination of the judge, their use “may impede the orderly progress of the hearing or otherwise interfere with the hearing process.”

Maryland Rule 16-601 to 16-108 governs cameras and taping in Maryland courtrooms.

Title 28 Subtitle 02 of the Code of Maryland Regulations governs cameras and taping in Administrative Law hearing rooms.

Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure, § 1-201 prohibits the recording or broadcasting of criminal proceedings.


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