The audio from State v. Mark Good is in. Rafael Olmeda clearly identified himself directly to Bobby Diaz as a Sun Sentinel reporter. The record is now clear.
From the audio:
DIAZ: You’re not allowed to take pictures in here, sir.
OLMEDA: I’m a reporter with the Sun Sentinel …
DIAZ: It doesn’t matter. You gotta get permission to take pictures, I’m sorry. That’s what the administrative order says.
We’ll be sure to update later, after time allows a more thorough review of the entire proceedings. In the meantime, take another look at the relevant portion of Jack Tuter’s first email on the subject, dated April 12th:
I spoke to the Judge. Had the Judge known it was a sun sentinel reporter there of course would have been no problem. Rafael has been in my courtroom and taken pictures and so he knows it is permitted. It was an obvious misunderstanding. Had Judge Diaz known it was a someone from the Sentinel it would have been no problem.
And the pertinent part of Tuter’s second email sent April 13th, after it was pointed out by JAABLOG and an SAO representative that Olmeda had indeed identified himself as a reporter:
This is a follow-up to my email last night. Judge Diaz contacted me early this morning and advised after listening to the audio, Rafael did identify himself. Judge Diaz advises he misunderstood the media AO. Most of his cases do not have media attendance. As such he wishes me to advise he is sorry for the misunderstanding and by copy of this email I am advising Rafael as well …
SS: Here’s how to get back on the road if your license is suspended (Olmeda/Diaz/Nov. 22, 2017)