"In Massachusetts, television is in the courtroom. The Massachusetts judges I've spoken to seem generally satisfied. The results of that are being evaluated in the federal system. My particular appeals court was not part of the experiment, but not for want of willingness; it was because they could only have a small number."
"That's the circumstances in which I think my vote in favor of the experiment was right as of this moment-abstracting from this particular case and putting myself back in the frame of mind I was two or three months ago in respect to this. That's basically my view."
"My initial reaction is that I think it might make me and my colleagues behave differently than they would otherwise." "Perhaps they would be accustomed to it after awhile. The press is a part of our environment. We cannot really excise it from the environment." "But in the courtroom, I think that the tradition has been that we not have that outside distraction, and I am inclined to say that I would not want them in appellate court chambers."
"I once had a case in which-it was a very celebrate case in the City of Seattle. And the courtroom was packed. And we were at a critical point in the argument. I was presiding."
"And a person came in with all kinds of equipment and began setting it up. And he disturbed me. He disturbed the attorneys. He disturbed everybody in the room."
"And he was setting up an easel to paint our picture, which was permitted. If he had a little Minox camera, we would have held him in contempt.""So, the standard doesn't always work."