A Latin term literally meaning "in chambers" but carrying the meaning "in private". This refers to portions of a case that are held in private before a judge. The press and the public are not allowed to take part.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Latin for "in chambers." A legal proceeding is in camera when a hearing is held before the judge in private chambers or when the public is excluded from the courtroom. Proceedings are often held in camera to protect victims and witnesses from public exposure, especially if the victim or witness is a child.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:17 pm