A unanimous appeals panel Thursday expressed serious reservations about allowing televised coverage of criminal trials in ordering a judge in New York’s Rensselaer County Court to bar cameras from his courtroom during the trial of a first-degree murder case.

The misgivings about TV coverage in criminal cases expressed by the Appellate Division, 3rd Department panel is sure to buoy supporters of New York’s 52-year-old ban on the broadcasting of trials.

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