5073-1 Photography, Recording Devices, and Broadcasting
No cameras, transmitters, receivers, or recording equipment may be brought into or used in any court environs (i.e. the entire floor where a bankruptcy courtroom, judge’s chambers, or creditors’ meeting room is located); provided, however, that this rule does not apply to 1) a stenographic or recording device used by an official court reporter, trustee, other authorized court or United States trustee personnel; 2) equipment used during an investiture, ceremonial, or naturalization proceeding; 3) a cell phone, tablet, or computer that includes a camera or audio recorder, if the camera/recorder is turned off; or 4) a device required because of a person’s disability. The U.S. Marshals Service may impound any above-described equipment brought into the court environs, unless one of the exceptions applies.