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Cameras May be Allowed in Prince Estate Proceedings: Judge

Potential heirs are fighting for a slice of Prince's multimillion-dollar estate



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    A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate says he'll consider letting video cameras into the courtroom on a case-by-case basis. 

    Cameras and recording devices haven't been allowed in the Carver County courthouse, where potential heirs to the late superstar are fighting for a slice of his multimillion-dollar estate. Many of the filings from those claiming family ties to Prince have been sealed, and the special administrator for the estate has sought to keep most business decisions under wraps.

    An attorney for media organizations, including The Associated Press, argued Thursday for broader public access into the proceedings. Leita Walker said there's no reason for cameras to be banned if a court hearing is open. 

    Judge Kevin Eide said audio and video recording requests may be considered depending on the hearing.

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