LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court says a reality television show about Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson and prosecutors in Las Vegas is a news program, and its cameras can be in courtrooms.
The court ruled unanimously Thursday that although it's unusual for the county to get royalties from a film company, "Las Vegas Law" satisfies requirements for news reporting because courtroom proceedings are shown for informational or educational purposes.
Defense attorneys objected during a trial last year of a man convicted of killing a Las Vegas high school student over an iPad.
They argued the show produced by My Entertainment Television is a docudrama made for entertainment and commercial purposes, not news.
The first season of the show aired on Investigation Discovery. A second season is expected later this year.