Professor RonNell Andersen Jones speaks to media about former president Trump’s request for televised federal trial

Nov 06, 2023 | Faculty

by Lindsay Wilcox

Professor RonNell Andersen Jones, a white woman with long, wavy red hair wearing glasses and a black blazerProfessor RonNell Andersen Jones, an expert in constitutional and media law, recently spoke to The Washington Post about how news organizations and former president Donald Trump are urging a judge to allow live television coverage of his federal trial in March 2024. Trump faces charges of illegally conspiring to subvert the results of the 2020 election.

Professor Andersen Jones argues that a televised trial could give the general public more concrete information about what is happening.

“”I have my skepticisms about whether these courtroom-camera efforts can prevail, but it is also unquestionably the case that the argument for cameras here is at its all-time strongest,” she said in the article. “It is hard to imagine any case or any defendant in the whole history of our federal courts that is as central to the public interest as this one.”

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