Friday, February 26, 2010

Prop 8 Closing Arguments may be on TV


We may get to see the closing arguments of the Prop 8 case.
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.

If his court approves the new rule next week, Walker could allow camera coverage of the arguments along the lines of his previous order, subject to approval by Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Telecasting lawyers' arguments, without witness testimony, might pass muster with the Supreme Court, which hasn't objected to televised hearings of arguments before the Ninth Circuit.

Prop. 8's sponsors, who opposed telecasting the trial, won't say whether they would challenge the airing of final arguments.

This would be good to see and hear these arguments. I hope this new plan works out.

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