Tag Archives: cameras in the courtroom

Prop 8 Appeal To Be Televised

Rex Wockner tips us to a major development in next month’s appeal of the overturn of Proposition 8 before the Ninth Circuit Court. United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitNotice of Docket ActivityThe following transaction was entered on 11/17/2010Case Name: Kristin Perry, et al v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et alCase Number: 10-16696 [snip] C-SPAN applied to televise live the ...

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Supreme Court Rules Against Release Of Proposition 8 Trial Videotapes

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that video taken during the Proposition 8 trial may not ever be released. The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the 9th Circuit to dismiss as moot a dispute over the release of videotape from the trial overturning Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage. Prop 8 supporters had sought to block the retention and ...

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No Cameras For Prop 8 Trial Finish

Despite what was speculated in Thursday’s SF Chronicle, Karen Ocamb at LGBT POV reports that there were not be a broadcast of the closing arguments at Perry vs. Schwarzenegger. From a press release from the Court: 1. On January 15, 2010, Chief Judge Walker withdrew his previous request to include Perry et. al. v. Schwarzenegger et. al . in the ...

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Prop 8 Trial Closing Arguments May Be Televised After All

The closing arguments in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger might just be televised after all. Despite a rebuff from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Bay Area’s federal judges are again proposing to allow cameras in their courtrooms, a plan that could lead to telecasting of closing arguments in a suit challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The U.S. District Court in San ...

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You Can’t Turn The Lights Off

Courtesy of 33 collaborators who were attending the Sundance Film Festival, here’s a cute Schoolhouse Rock-ish take on the decision not to broadcast the Prop 8 trail. The message is that in world of live-blogging and Twitter, the words of bigots will be known. The video was made by HitRECord, which was founded by actor Joseph Gordon Levitt. (Tipped by ...

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Maggie Knows Prop 8 Is Lost (And It’s All Because Of Violent Homofascists!)

Maggie Gallagher has posted a letter she sent to Perry vs. Schwarzenegger Judge Vaughn Walker, in which she complains that Protect Marriage’s case was ruined, simply ruined, because of all those witnesses that fled the potential violent fury of raging homofascists. The price of participating in a trial should not be the willingness to tolerate even a minimum of reasonable ...

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The Omen, Starring SCOTUS

Last week’s SCOTUS decision to bar the televising of Perry vs. Schwarzenegger has many reading the ruling as an omen of how they will rule when the case reaches them. Legal experts on the left and right gleaned three insights from the high court intervention: First, the justices are following this case closely. They typically rule on appeals after cases ...

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No Prop 8 Clips For Internet

Perry vs. Schwarzenegger Judge Vaughn Walker has abandoned his plan to post clips of the trial on YouTube. And now the cowardly bigots on the other side want all the video of the trial destroyed. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker said Thursday he’s withdrawing his application to have the landmark case video-recorded under a pilot program approved last ...

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NYT On Prop 8 Camera Ban

The New York Times editorial board came out swinging this morning in reaction to the SCOTUS ban on live cameras in the courtroom at Perry vs. Schwarzenegger. The antipathy of some justices to televising Supreme Court arguments is as well known as it is wrongheaded. But the court’s stance against allowing unobtrusive C-Spanlike coverage of its own proceedings should not ...

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Early Decision On Prop 8: Cameras, Yes. Live Streaming, NO.

Ninth District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has just nixed a request from two television groups to live-stream the proceedings during next week’s Proposition 8 trial. But it appears that we may get to see YouTube’d clips on the following day. Via Karen Ocamb at LGBT POV: Despite thousands of people responding to a request for comments on allowing a live ...

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Sign Up Now: Petition Campaign To Televise Olson/Boies Prop 8 Trial

The Courage Campaign urges you to sign the petition urging the televising of the Olson/Boies Prop 8 trial. The presiding judge on the case is inviting public commentary prior to the decision. The landmark federal lawsuit challenging Prop 8, Perry v. Schwarzenegger (also known as the Olson/Boies case) is about to go to trial starting Monday, January 11. The presiding ...

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