The federal courthouse in Boston will be one of 14 federal courthouses to participate in a study on cameras in the courtroom. A three-year study will begin on October 17, 2011 allowing cameras in courtrooms. Cameras will only be allowed in courtrooms where civil cases are being heard with the consent of both parties. The recordings will be made public and posted on the web.
Currently there are no cameras allowed in federal court. Cameras are however allowed state courts. Live streaming video of court proceedings are now being done in the Quincy District Court.