John Davidow

by John Davidow

A big step forward took place this week for Order in the Court 2.0. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced a major proposal to change the state’s “Cameras in the Courtroom statute”, SJC Rule 1:19. Everything you’d want to know about the change is reflected in the name of the new rule. It’s now called […] more »

by John Davidow

In the last few weeks Order in the Court 2.0 has made enormous strides in moving forward with our project. Most importantly we’ve brought on board two very talented individuals who are responsible for the day-to-day operation of this project. Below is the note that I put out to the staff of WBUR, which is […] more »

by John Davidow

Going into last week’s meeting at Quincy District Court, Joan Kenney, the state court’s chief public information officer and I had a quick phone meeting on what we were going to talk about at an upcoming meeting with Judge Andre A. Gelinas. Judge Gelinas, a retired justice who sat on the Massachusetts Appeals Court, now […] more »

by John Davidow

Late last month the Conference of Court Public Information Officers released the results of a nearly year-long study entitled, New Media and the Courts – The Current Status and a Look at the Future. I have anxiously been awaiting this report. I believe it will play a major role as we outline the activity of […] more »

by John Davidow

Now that the celebrations and congratulations are in the past, the hard work of building Order in the Court 2.0 has begun. The idea that received the endorsement of the Knight News Challenge is now being tested in the real world with formal meetings with officials from the Massachusetts court system. I’m happy to report […] more »

by John Davidow

The idea behind Order in the Court 2.0, one of this year’s winners of a Knight News Challenge grant, is to restore and reinvigorate the public’s access and understanding of our nation’s courts. Up to now journalism has been the primary bridge connecting the public to the courts. But the media’s ability to cover the […] more »