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He is the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be tried in America's civilian courts, and on Tuesday a US district judge sentenced 36-year-old Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to life in prison without parole for plotting attacks on two U embassies in Africa.

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Many fear that a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court may be an omen on how the court might rule if the legal battle over Proposition 8 arrives in Washington. The 5-4 decision ruled that Internet streaming of the Prop. 8 trial in San Francisco would cause a hostile public climate toward anti-gay marriage advocates.

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