Anthony is charged with the murder of Caylee Anthony as well as aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child and misleading law enforcement.
Although Judge Belvin Perry told defense attorneys that he would consider their motion, he gave them little hope that he would rule in their favor.
Series of Defense Motions
"We don't live in Egypt. We don't live in Libya," Perry told attorney Jose Baez. "There's a thing called the First Amendment. Whether we like it or not, it's in the Constitution."
The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 1979 that cameras should be allowed in state courtrooms.
The attorneys were in court last week for a series of hearings on defense motions to exclude some evidence from Anthony's trial.
Trying to Block Evidence
Some of the evidence the defense is fighting to keep away from the jury includes:
- That cadaver dogs alerted to Casey's car trunk and back yard.
- A stain found in the trunk of the car.
- Caylee's hair found in the trunk.
- The amount of chloroform scientists found in the trunk.
- The heart sticker found on duct tape with Caylee's remains.
Location of Trial Unknown
Judge Perry did not rule on any of the defense motions. He is expected to issue a ruling in two weeks.
The trial is scheduled to begin next month, but the actual location has not been revealed and won't be until the morning that jury selection begins. Judge Perry told attorneys that one person from the defense and the prosecution will be told ahead of time so that they can make necessary arrangements.
Jurors are expected to be brought in from outside the Orlando area to hear the case.