Friday, February 26, 2010

Prop 8 Trial News: Closing Arguments "may" be televised?

SAN FRANCISCO -- 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 argument being made is that] public interest in the Prop. 8 case remains high and that the upcoming arguments should be telecast. The Supreme Court's concerns about witness intimidation "are not present in closing arguments," [supporters] said. "This is an issue of critical concern to a lot of people. ... In our view, the more access, the better, regardless of which side you're on."

Read the rest here ... (and see also John 8:32 -- "The truth will set you free.")


IT said...

Susan, I think a good quote to those opposed to the television is John 3:19-21

And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.’

Lights, camera, action!

Jane R said...

Bill Moyers had Boies and Olsen on his show this evening. What a team.