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Top N.Y. judge: Let cameras in court

ALBANY — The state’s top judge says advances in technology make it more important than ever to open courtrooms to cameras so New Yorkers can see for themselves how justice works.

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, who presides at the Court of Appeals where arguments are routinely broadcast online, is calling for a change in state law so people understand how laws are being interpreted, rights determined, criminals punished, and tax dollars spent for the courts and legal system.

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