Information Especially for the News Media
This page contains information especially for the news media concerning the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas.
As with any other person in court, news media members are expected to remain quiet and observe the appropriate courtroom decorum.
Cameras in Courtrooms
News people who wish to use a still, movie or video camera in the courtroom must request permission of the judge presiding in the case. To request such permission, please contact the judge's administrative assistant. In the event that division personnel can't be reached, contact the court administrator.
To request an interview, please contact the presiding judge's administrative assistant.
No juror may be interviewed until a verdict has been reached. After a verdict, the decision as to being interviewed is left to the individual jurors.
Policies are the same for high-profile cases as for any other case. It should be noted, however, that the court is willing to work with news outlets to arrange pool cameras or other details to provide news coverage. Contact the pertinent division.