A similar effort to make a court-martial proceeding available on You Tube would be impossible. R.C.M. 806(c) provides:
Video and audio recording and the taking of photographs – except for the purpose of preparing the record of trial – in the courtroom during the proceedings and the radio or television broadcasting of proceedings from the courtroom shall not be permitted.
I’m a fan of the military justice system. I think that greater public exposure to the system would tend to increase public confidence in court-martial proceedings.
Should R.C.M. 806(c) be revoked? Should the recording and broadcast of trial proceedings be left to the military judge’s discretion? Should R.C.M. 806(c) be revised to allow the recording and broadcast of court-martial proceedings? To quote Linda Richman, discuss.