Sunshine in the Courtroom Act
Definition - What does Sunshine in the Courtroom Act mean?
The Sunshine in the Courtroom Act is a bill that was proposed in March of 2017 to Congress, which would provide media coverage of federal court proceedings. As of this writing, this bill has not yet become law. However, if it makes it through the legislative process successfully, then it will become official.
Justipedia explains Sunshine in the Courtroom Act
If the Sunshine in the Courtroom Act passes, then it could result in members of the media being allowed inside the courtroom to film and document the proceedings. The sponsor of this bill is Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, from Iowa.
The bill may eventually be sent to the House or to the Senate. However, it will be passed to a committee before going to this state. If this bill passes, it could potentially change the way that federal court trials are documented.