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Mon Nov 16, 2015, 08:14 AM

Judge Gives Media Access To Paxton Trial

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[font color=330099]My apologies for being behind on the news, but my broadband service was disrupted on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.[/font]

FORT WORTH (KRLD) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton may not like it, but he will have to live with microphones and television cameras in his security fraud trial.

Tarrant County Judge George Gallagher on Friday signed an order that allows broadcast media access to the trial. Gallagher is presiding over the trial, but it will be held in Collin County. While broadcast media is allowed to cover trials with microphones and cameras in Dallas County and Tarrant County, judges in Collin County normally frown upon such coverage.

Paxton himself objected to cameras and microphones in the courtroom back in August.

Media advocates welcomed the news. “I think it’s spot-on,” explained Frank Librio, president of the Dallas Press Club. “It’s the fundamental tenet of the First Amendment of the Constitution — the freedom of the press. This will allow the public to see, in real time, an elected official going before the court of law.”

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Mon Nov 16, 2015, 10:28 AM

1. This will be fun to watch

There are some good lawyers on this case. Brian Wice and Kent Schaeffer are the prosecutors and they are tough. Phil Hilder is one of Paxton's attorneys and he is also good

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Mon Nov 16, 2015, 10:34 AM

2. Anyone have press badges for democratic underground?

Might be helpful to go and post notes

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