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Lance Ito
Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court
In office
1987–2015
Personal details
Born Lance Allan Ito
(1950-08-02) August 2, 1950 (age 66)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse(s) Margaret Ann York (m. 1981)
Alma mater UC Berkeley School of Law

If you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide a certain measure of truth from the public.
Lance Ito
The problem with not having a camera is that one must trust the analysis of a reporter who's telling you what occurred in the courtroom. You have to take into consideration the filtering effect of that person's own biases.
Lance Ito
And the American public was able to make up their own mind whether this verdict was a just verdict or not. So I think there's a lot of value in the public being able to see how the system works or doesn't work, so I think there's a definite value there.
Lance Ito
And if you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide, I think, a certain measure of truth from the public, and I think that's very important for the American public to know.
Lance Ito
I have not fully had the opportunity to evaluate the impact of cameras in the courtroom.
Lance Ito
Whereas if you have a camera in the courtroom, there's no filtering. What you see is what's there.
Lance Ito
If you have a camera in the courtroom, there's no filtering. What you see is what's there.
Lance Ito
The American public got to see for themselves every day, all day, how this trial progressed. There's a lot of value in the public being able to see how the system works.
Lance Ito
I know the pundits and the news media have carried a lot of commentary about cameras in the courtroom, and there's a lot of controversy about it as a result of the Simpson case. But I have not had enough time to step back and enough time to evaluate that.
Lance Ito