REQUESTS FOR MEDIA COVERAGE: Requests for media coverage of any type, including pool cameras, shall be submitted to the trial judge on the form approved by the Judicial Council.
LIMITATION ON COVERAGE: Other than as permitted by the judge in a written order, photographing or electronic recording is not permitted in any part of the court, including, but not limited to entrances, exits, halls, stairs, elevators, and courtrooms. Cameras and recording devices shall be turned off while transporting them in any area of the court unless permitted by the judge in a written order. Photographing the interior of any courtroom through glass door windows or between the double doors is prohibited. No microphones or cameras of any type are permitted in any courtroom unless the judge has expressly so permitted in a written order.
CELL PHONES AND PAGERS: Media personnel shall turn off audible cell phones and pagers while in courtrooms.
OBSTRUCTION OF TRAFFIC: At no time shall any grouping of people in any hallway become so large as to obstruct pedestrian traffic.
FILMING JURORS: Photographing and filming any person wearing a juror badge in the court is prohibited.
MEDIA EQUIPMENT: Equipment and devices used for media coverage shall be turned off while being transported to designated media areas or courtrooms unless otherwise permitted in writing. If audio recording is not permitted by the trial court judge, radio recorders may be taken into the courtroom so long as they are not turned on and remain inside an enclosed base or bag, unless specifically prohibited by the trial court judge. All media wires and cables in court must be permitted by written order of the court and shall be secured or covered.
CONTACT WITH PARTIES TO THE ACTION: No member of the news media or the public may approach parties to the action or their attorneys while in the courthouse.
PHYSICAL LOCATION FOR NEWS MEDIA IN THE COURTROOM: With the assistance of the court bailiff, and at the direction of the judge, media personnel shall be seated in the general audience seating area. No one may go beyond any barrier separating the public seating areas from the rest of the courtroom.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR RULES: All media personnel shall be familiar with and comply with these Rules, Rule 980 of the California Rules of Court, and any applicable orders.
- "Media coverage" means any photographing, recording, or broadcasting of court proceedings by the media using television, radio, photographic or recording equipment. [Rule 908(b)(4), California Rules of Court.]
- "Judge" means the judicial officer or officers assigned to or presiding at the proceeding. [Rule 908(b)(4), California Rules of Court.]
- "Media" means any person or organization engaging in news gathering or reporting and includes any newspaper, radio or television station or network, news service, magazine, trade paper, in-house publication, professional journal, other news-reporting or news-gathering agency. [Rule 908(b)(2), California Rules of Court.]
- "Court" means the courtroom at issue, the courthouse, and its entrances and exits. [Rule 980(b)(3), California Rules of Court.]
COURTHOUSE PARKING: Parking around the courthouse and the Justice Center is metered street parking with two (2) hour limits. The meters accept nickels, dimes and quarters.
WEAPONS SCREENING: All persons entering the Shasta County Courthouse shall submit their persons and items in their possession to weapons screening, by use of metal detection and x-ray equipment. NO KNIVES OF ANY TYPE ARE ALLOWED IN THE COURTHOUSE.
COURT HOURS: Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Court Holidays