With Trump trial on the horizon, pols push for legislation allowing cameras in courtroom


Politicians, advocates and legal eagles on Sunday called for the Big Apple to permit live video inside the courtroom when former President Donald Trump faces a judge in the coming days.

Assembling at Foley Square in the shadow of Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Assembly Member David Weprin and others charged that it is in the public’s best interest to be able to watch the first former president during the trial process.

“There are not enough overflow courtrooms in America to accommodate the estimated 18.4 million people who watched the Derek Chauvin trial on television, our last landmark criminal justice case,” said Dan Novack, chair of the New York Bar Association Committee on Media Law. “Donald Trump is about to be prosecuted but unless you’re one of the privileged few who might be allowed inside the courtroom, you won’t be able to watch.”