Douglas Keith, counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, told Business Insider that while video trials have been carried out under some circumstances before COVID-19, the move to virtual courtrooms could raise constitutional questions, especially if it becomes a more common practice in years to come.Trials held on video conferencing software that aren't made publicly available could impact the outcome if outside observers can't watch.One of the major purposes of the public trial is that by having the family members and interested parties in the courtroom, it reminds all of the participants of the justice system of how important their responsibilities are, Keith said. There are questions about whether a digital hearing can convey the same impact.As the legal justice system adapts to virtual meetings, it's not always clear what norms from the courtroom carry over to Zoom.A Florida judge scolded lawyers in an advisory last month, stating that many had eschewed courtroom behavior.It is remarkable how many ATTORNEYS appear inappropriately on camera, Broward Circuit Judge Dennis Bailey wrote. We've seen many lawyers in casual shirts and blouses, with no concern for ill-grooming, in bedrooms with the master bed in the background, etc. One male lawyer appeared shirtless and one female attorney appeared still in bed, still under the covers.How exactly to conduct trials via videoconference falls to judges. According to The Marshall Project, some courtrooms have been publicly broadcast, while others across the country have gone dark — seemingly at the whims of the judges presiding over them.In the wake of a series of Zoom-bombing attacks in which trolls interrupt public meetings, Zoom has urged clients to change their preferences to block outsiders from joining the meeting or from being heard.But for many city and state government agencies, locking down meetings isn't an option thanks to state laws that mandate certain government meetings be open to public comment.The town leadership of Grosse Ile, Michigan had to cut a public Zoom meeting short last month during a legally-mandated public comment section, when two meeting participants made racist comments and a third introduced himself as Dan D---head.One person out of line, in a room full of people who won't tolerate it, it just doesn't go over well, township supervisor Brian Loftus told The Detroit News, adding that the same dynamic doesn't apply in a video conference.