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Casey Anthony lawyer asks that cameras be barred from trial

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(CBS) - A lawyer for Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, tried to get the judge in the case to prohibit cameras at Anthony's upcoming trial, a report says.

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"We don't live in Egypt. We don't live in Libya," Superior Court Judge Belvin Perry Jr. said in the Orlando courtroom when asked by Jose Baez about restricting news coverage reports CNN. "There's a thing called the First Amendment. Whether we like it or not, it's in the Constitution."

Anthony, 25, is jailed on first-degree murder charges in the death of her daughter, Caylee, whose remains were found in December 2008. Caylee was 2 years old when she was reported missing in July 2008.

Judge Perry said he'd look at any formal requests to prohibit cameras, but made clear his preferences, reports CNN.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin May 9.

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