SCOTUS Bars Video Coverage of Prop. 8 Trial
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
Bad news for anyone hoping to keep tabs on the Proposition 8 trial via YouTube: On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a ruling by a federal judge to allow streaming video coverage of the trial contesting the ban on gay marriage in California. The top court’s decision holds only until Wednesday, however, so stay tuned. —KA
Los Angeles Times:
In a brief order, the justices said they were halting the move by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker “permitting real-time streaming” of the trial, “except as it permits streaming to other rooms within the confines of the courthouse in which the trial is to be held.”
“Any additional order permitting broadcast of the proceedings is also stayed pending further order of this court,” the justices said. They added that the temporary order “will remain in effect until Wednesday, Jan. 13.”
The high court did not explain its reasoning.