If there's one thing in life that I personally find distracting, it's cellphones in movie theaters, at the dinner table, in restaurants, and even during business meetings.

According to WILX, there is going to be a public hearing this week on whether courts should allow cellphone and electronic usage inside courtrooms.

If this was to pass, the public would be able to use their phones all while inside a courtroom. I'm sure there are advantages and disadvantages to using electronic devices in courtrooms.

Anyone could text or go on the internet, but a huge bonus would be to take pictures of court documents.

This would eliminate paying for public documents courts currently charge for. Supporters say it would make public documents more accessible and affordable.

They also say cellphones could be disruptive to the courts and expose the identities of jurors and witnesses who testify.

I look at it this way, if we've gone this long without cellphone and electronic usage inside courtrooms, are they really that necessary?

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