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Legal activists, journalists slam Supreme Court prohibition on recording court hearings

first_img“Such a regulation will boost the operation of the judicial mafia often found [in courts],” the foundation said in a statement on Thursday.Read also: Reforms make Supreme Court more productiveThe YLBHI went on to say that the proper documentation and recording of trials had allowed it to gather evidence about what occurred in trials, which assisted it in preventing judges and prosecutors from misquoting witness testimony.“Recording of a trial also reminds judges and relevant parties that they are being watched. At least they will think twice before committing improper acts or violating the law, because there will be evidence from the recording,” YLBHI said.Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) executive director Anggara said the regulation would affect lawyers who usually used documentation of hearings to build their case.“In general, such a ban will have a serious impact on people’s access to justice and reduce information disclosure, which are guaranteed by law,” Anggara said in a separate statement on Thursday.The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta also lambasted the provision. “It’s about court transparency. We will object if we are banned from recording court proceedings,” chairman Asnil Bambani Amri said, as quoted by kompas.com.Supreme Court spokesperson Abdullah defended the circular, saying it was designed to ensure court hearings proceeded smoothly and without disruption. Court observers and journalists who want to record a court hearing will be allowed with the permission of the head of a local court.“If we don’t prohibit recordings, we can’t differentiate between who are journalists and who are simply attendees at court,” Abdullah said, as quoted by tempo.co. (hol)Topics : Human rights activists and press organizations have lambasted the Supreme Court’s new regulation that prohibits the taking of photographs or making sound and video recordings in courtrooms without proper permits, saying the provision will only benefit the judicial mafia and restrict court transparency.The prohibition is included in a circular letter issued by the Supreme Court about courtroom rules of conduct. The circular was signed by the Supreme Court’s director general of general courts Prim Haryadi on Feb. 7.“Taking photos, recording audio or video [during a hearing] must be approved first by the head of a local court,” as stated in the circular. Prior to the circular, Indonesia was among the few countries that allowed journalists and court observers to take pictures as well as audio and video recording of ongoing court procedures.Ukraine has allowed videotaping of court sessions without obtaining permits from the judge hearing the case, with several limitations, since 2014. The Australian High Court has also allowed video recording of court proceedings since 2013.On the other hand, many other countries have strict prohibitions. The United States, for example, prohibits electronic media coverage of criminal and civil cases under a federal rule.The Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) condemned the Supreme Court’s provision on recording court proceedings, demanding it be removed from courtroom rules of conduct.last_img read more

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Alexander: LeBron’s comments about Magic Johnson? Simply a delayed reaction

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers• The reaction was as overheated as you might expect, but consider one pertinent fact: The segment was in fact filmed April 11, two days after Magic’s bombshell. That was LeBron’s mood then. It might not necessarily be his mood now. …• That was also, to date, his only public comment on the matter. It’s understandable that he wouldn’t want to scoop the show in which he has a business interest, although some sort of reaction between now and then would have been nice.The Lakers’ decision-makers don’t have such an excuse. The longer they stay out of sight, as they have since the season ended, the worse they look with no tangible benefit to show for it.Will Jeanie Buss or Rob Pelinka or any of the other functionaries even show their faces when the team finally makes Tyronn Lue’s hiring as head coach official, as is expected this week? I’m not optimistic. …• The last line of the episode, from actor Don Cheadle after LeBron had spoken his piece about Magic’s departure, was classic: “All right. I’ll do it. You need a president of the Lakers? You don’t have to do all of this. Just ask me. I’m in.” Honestly, I’ve heard worse ideas. …• Given the circumstances, and overlooking the optics, bringing in Lue – who won a championship with LeBron in Cleveland and is generally perceived by the public as LeBron’s Guy – is probably the only feasible choice.Yeah, it sounds good to say that the team must not cater to its star, as some have suggested, but consider: The guy who convinced James to sign up is no longer in the building, and those who remain have provided LeBron no reason yet to trust their acumen. The wisest course, like it or not, is to show LeBron all due consideration to keep things from completely blowing up. …• Meanwhile, as Lakers management continues to meander, do we know how many Clippers recruiters – er, scouts are following Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant during their respective playoff series? …• Item: Until Saturday, a disqualification had never decided the Kentucky Derby.Comment: Also until Saturday, the Derby had never been run amid the public outcry generated after 23 equine deaths at one track in just three months of this year. This is an embattled industry, and given a sloppy track, a large field and the ugly possibilities of an accident in the sport’s biggest race, can you blame the Churchill Downs stewards for reacting as they did? …• So, let’s see: Southern California is the birthplace of beach volleyball. The sport’s culture is centered here. The professional tournaments held here are the most prestigious. And this has also become the center of the college game, with USC winning the first two NCAA championships and UCLA the next two, including Saturday’s championship match victory over USC.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs So why is the NCAA’s championship event held in Gulf Shores, Ala.? Are our beaches not good enough? …• The Ducks’ San Diego affiliate opened the second round of the AHL’s Calder Cup playoffs with two victories in Bakersfield. Max Comtois – who scored on his first NHL shot as a Duck on opening night, before going back to juniors – scored at 4:20 of the fourth overtime for a 3-2 victory in Game 1 (around 12:20 a.m. Saturday morning), and then scored in a 4-1 Game 2 triumph on Saturday night.Games 3 and 4 are in San Diego on Wednesday and Friday nights, and the Gulls should be motivated. A Game 5 would be Saturday night in Bakersfield, which would mean one long, sleepy bus ride after Game 4 if they don’t sweep. That’s life in the AHL.Meanwhile, Bob Murray waits patiently in Anaheim. The longer a Ducks coaching announcement is delayed, the more apparent it seems that the Gulls’ Dallas Eakins will be the guy. …• XFL II is holding a news conference at L.A. Live on Tuesday to announce the head coach and general manager of its Los Angeles franchise for the league’s 2020 re-launch.So again we ask: If there is as much hunger for football as all of these promoters of springtime leagues continue to insist, why have none of them succeeded? And why should we believe this one will be any [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter The world according to Jim:• LeBron James made headlines again over the weekend, but it’s wise to take a breath before jumping to conclusions.The airing of the latest episode of “The Shop,” the conversational HBO show from LeBron’s own production company, featured the superstar’s first public comments on Magic Johnson’s sudden departure from Lakers management nearly a month ago, before the team’s final regular-season game. LeBron is here thanks in part to Magic’s recruiting efforts, so the sudden decision was a shock, as was its timing:“I feel like there’s a time and place for things, and I believe that you knew you were going to make that decision. So why would you do it here? And why would you do it now? … It was just weird for (Johnson) to just be like . . . ‘Nah, I’m out of here. And not even have (a heads-up) like: ‘Hey, Bron . . . kiss my (expletive). I’m out of here.’ I would have been okay with that … It wasn’t even that. ”last_img read more

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28-year-old Wellington female allegedly shot at 800 block of South G St. this morning

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — During the early morning hours on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Wellington city police officers were called to a residence in the 800 Block of South “G” St., regarding a shooting, according to a police report.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a 28-year-old Wellington female who had sustained a single gunshot wound.The female was transported from the scene by Wellington EMS to Sumner Regional Medical Center.A 19-year-old Wellington female, who was booked into Sumner County Jail, was charged with one count of aggravated battery.  Her bond has been set at $100,000 and is awaiting formal charges. Wellington City Police Chief Tracy Heath said the name of the alleged shooter and victim are not being released at this time until formal charges are filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.He said the motive for the shooting has yet to be established.No further information is available at this time; the case is still under investigation, Heath said.last_img read more

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Rob Manfred’s flip-flop on MLB season seen by players as stalling tactic, more bad-faith negotiating

first_imgRIVERA: Do MLB owners care about baseball?As Bauer asked on Twitter, “What changed between those statements?” His answer was that Manfred, and by extension the owners, just don’t want to pay players for anything more than one-third of a 162-game season so as to protect their bottom lines.Manfred’s comment came after MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark, frustrated over a lack of progress in negotiations to start the season, told MLB to “tell us when and where” the season would start.Manfred can unilaterally set a season length under the terms of a March agreement between players and owners that establishes players’ play and safety conditions for starting the season. Players would see Manfred setting a 50-game season now as bad-faith negotiating.To that end, The Associated Press reported Monday that MLB told the MLBPA in a letter that it wouldn’t start the season unless the union agreed to not file a grievance claiming the owners violated the March agreement. In Bauer’s mind, that threat and Manfred’s comments are a stalling tactic until Manfred and the owners can safely set a two-month regular season that would end on Sept. 27. isn’t it Rob? Because then you’d have to explain why you’re only going to impose 50 games when we could easily play 70+ right now. The tactic is to bluff with “no season” again and delay another 2-3 weeks until you clear the risk of “not negotiating in good faith by trying to— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) June 15, 2020obvious to everyone what you were trying to do. And no one would think that was a “representative season” so you’d risk not getting your precious playoff money. Nope, can’t have that. So gotta make it more than that. But not too many…you’ve gone as high as about 55 games full— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) June 15, 2020Yelich, after reading Bauer’s thread, came to the same conclusion:If you’re a baseball fan and really want to know what’s going on. Look no further 👇🏻 https://t.co/2EvsVs0aPP— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) June 15, 2020Clark weighed in after those statements by claiming Manfred and the owners are continuing to negotiate in bad faith:Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark today released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/ibyOqB93WC— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) June 15, 2020No new negotiations are planned after the sides rejected each other’s most recent proposals, a development that led to Clark’s “when and where” comment. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t finished negotiating through the media, a sign that club owners are willing to continue their fight with players over money while the 2020 season remains stalled by the coronavirus pandemic. And in some players’ minds, Manfred is ready to keep up the public campaign until those owners, aka his bosses, get their preferred outcome: maximum payroll savings.That’s the impression, at least, Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer and Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich got from Manfred telling ESPN’s Mike Greenberg on Monday that he’s “not confident” there will be a 2020 season. Just last week, Manfred said before the MLB Draft he was “100 percent” confident a season would be played.last_img read more

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