Mesereau comments on Cameras in the Courtroom

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Attorney Thomas Mesereau’s comments about cameras in the courtroom were carried recently in an MSNBC article about the ongoing Phil Specter case. Here’s what he said:

“Generally, I don’t like cameras in the court room,” says Tom Mesereau, the ­lawyer who successfully defended pop star Michael Jackson against child molestation charges in a trial that was not televised. “Without the cameras the court room is a more flexible place and judges are a little more relaxed in their approach. I personally think cameras may hurt the defence in this case. “Lawyers in this day and age want to generate good public relations if they can. They want balanced reporting if they can get it. But if you get carried away you can lose focus on the 12 most important people – the members of the jury.”

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