First Topic – Prop 8 Back in Court – Should Cameras Be Allowed?
A federal trial on California's Proposition 8 began today after the chief judge explained that the U.S. Supreme Court had blocked the delayed release of tapes of the trial until a definitive decision Wednesday afternoon from the high court. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had given Walker the OK to release the tapes in delayed fashion — posting on the court's Web site — as part of a new experiment in the circuit to allow some trials to be taped or broadcast. Federal trials are rarely broadcast. Proponents of Prop 8 had objected to the presence of cameras because after Prop 8 passed, many supporters were harassed, physically assaulted and even reprimanded at work for their stand for traditional marriage. We look at a study of “The Price of Proposition 8” with Thomas Messner.
Second Topic – TBA