Important Directions: Please be sure that your original discussion entry is at least 300 words in length. * Be sure to cite a reputable source (i.e., peer-reviewed journal article(s)). * Use APA formatting for all citations and references. * Pay attention to the sections referring to “In-Text Citations” and “Reference List” (for your specific type of source). Cameras in Court…Yes or No? Court TV was launched in 1991 and became wildly popular during the O. J. Simpson trial in 1995. After Judge Ito’s rulings and the antics of O.J. Simpson’s defense lawyers were widely criticized, some judges and lawyers began thinking that cameras in the courtroom may not be to their advantage. Many judges have since limited camera access in their trials, for example, permitting them only during opening and closing statements, when their own participation is minimal. Discuss what you think the founding fathers might have said about cameras in the courtroom. I don’t expect you to answer all of these questions; but I wanted to provide you with a bit of framework to get your minds moving. You should touch on at least 3 of these questions, in your response. Things to consider: * Did they (the founding fathers) intend trials to be public or private affairs? * Does the public have a right to know that criminals are being punished and that defendants’ rights are being respected? * Is there a difference between allowing a newspaper reporter to follow the proceedings of a trial versus allowing a camera to film them for television? * Do cameras in court constitute a violation of privacy? * Could cameras affect the behavior of witnesses? Is it possible that cameras might intimidate some people who would then refuse to testify? * Be sure to cite a reputable source (i.e., peer-reviewed journal article(s)). Use APA formatting for all citations and references.