Ohio Supreme Court forbids news photography during abortion case

From The Columbus Dispatch

The Ohio Supreme Court is not permitting news photographers to take still photos as the justices hear arguments over an abortion case on Tuesday.

The Dispatch filed a routine request with court officials on Monday to allow one of its photojournalists to capture images during oral arguments, but the request was denied.

Dispatch editors do not recall the court turning down a request to take photographs during a court session, which involves only the justices and lawyers representing the parties to the case.

Edward Miller, director of the court’s office of public information, said another photography request for Tuesday also was denied. He declined to identify the media outlet.

Miller said he and the “court administration” decided not to allow news photography. He declined to say if Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor or the other six justices were consulted.

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