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Cameras and Mobile Devices in Courtrooms: Oct. 17 at the Cronkite School

This Friday, October 17, there will be panel discussion at ASU’s The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in downtown Phoenix. The topic will be:

Cameras and Mobile Devices in Courtrooms — New Rules, New Newsgathering Challenges

The panelists:

  •  Hon. Robert M. Brutinel, Associate Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Hon. Joseph C. Welty, Criminal Presiding Judge, Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Bill Montgomery, Maricopa County Attorney
  • Jennifer Willmott, criminal defense attorney
  • Cathie Batbie, news director at KVOA-TV (Channel 4-NBC) in Tucson

The panel discussion will run from 9:00a.m. to 10:30 a.m. From 8:30a.m. to 9:00 a.m., there will be a continental breakfast reception, and chance for folks to get acquainted.ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is located at 555 N. Central Ave. in downtown Phoenix. The event will be held in the school’s First Amendment Forum, which is located on the second floor. 

Admission is free, and the public is invited, as well as ASU students and faculty.  The First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, Inc., is the event sponsor.

Constitution Day Event: Polarization in the Court?

ConstitutionIf you would like to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th there will be a program at Hayden Library.  Join us for Hayden Library’s Constitution Day Celebration and hear Dr. Valerie Hoekstra speak about Polarization in the Court?  Prof. Hoekstra is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and Global Studies. The lecture will take place on Wednesday September 17th at 10:30am at Hayden Library in room Room C-6A, on the Tempe campus. The lecture is free.

For more information contact Dan Stanton at or 480-965-1798