Supplemental proceedings?

“I am worried about what seems to be an increasing antipathy toward the media and concurrent attempts to narrow the doors leading into courtrooms by distinguishing ancillary or supplemental proceedings (what is a supplemental proceeding?) from trials themselves.”

What is the above sentence trying to say?

(By the way, I had enormous difficulties accessing this forum earlier today. Whenever I tried to display it, some popup would come up telling me to update my Realplayer, I wonder why?)

Hello teachers

WHERE ARE YOU? :shock:

Hi Cooliegirly, Hi Tom, :wink:

The writer remarks the media is increasing disliked (apparently by the courts) and that there is a trend to attempt to limit public access to courtroom activity by saying that certain legal proceedings are not actually trials and therefore are not open to the public.