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Judges bar viewing of gay marriage trial videos: what they're protecting

There are 10 comments on the www.csmonitor.com story from Feb 2, 2012, titled Judges bar viewing of gay marriage trial videos: what they're protecting. In it, www.csmonitor.com reports that:

A federal appeals court rejected the release of video recordings of a landmark gay marriage trial, saying the trial judge's order to keep them under wraps must be honored to preserve judicial integrity.

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Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#1 Feb 2, 2012
The 9th is not protecting judicial integrity and most of the public have already read the court transcripts, seen the Prop 8 reenactment video's or will watch the Broadway play about Prop 8......this is all about staying focused on the bigger issue.

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Feb 2, 2012
I wonder what retired Chief Judge Walker would say now.

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Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#3 Feb 2, 2012
snyper wrote:
I wonder what retired Chief Judge Walker would say now.
Probably wondering why he made a comment about keeping the videos sealed.....oh well, this is obviously not that big of an issue!!!

Since: Nov 08

Oakland, CA

#4 Feb 2, 2012
The way this legal dog and pony show keeps mopping along, Saudi Arabia will have legalized same sex marriage before California does.

God I remember when we were a progressive state, leading the way granting and ensuring civil and social rights. WTF happened?
Atheist Liberal

Berkeley, CA

#5 Feb 2, 2012
StevyD wrote:
The way this legal dog and pony show keeps mopping along, Saudi Arabia will have legalized same sex marriage before California does.
God I remember when we were a progressive state, leading the way granting and ensuring civil and social rights. WTF happened?
What happened? We went way past a progressive state - right into a communist state.

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Feb 3, 2012
I don't see this as a big deal. The judge promised not to release the videos.

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Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#7 Feb 3, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
I don't see this as a big deal. The judge promised not to release the videos.
That's what he said.....and because the trial transcripts are available and the stuff that was taking place at the time.......the information got out to the public.

Most already know that the proponents didn't put up a defense......all the videos will do is bring that home!!!
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Feb 3, 2012
StevyD wrote:
The way this legal dog and pony show keeps mopping along, Saudi Arabia will have legalized same sex marriage before California does.
God I remember when we were a progressive state, leading the way granting and ensuring civil and social rights. WTF happened?
I saw an editorial which, highly amusingly, appears not to have been listed in this section of the topix forums. It ripped California a new one for the slowness of this lawsuit, said California has lost all claim to being progressive, and even criticized the gay rights movement itself. I promise you it would have prompted screaming and screeching among some of the pro-gay *here*; I was thinking that even as I read it.

It is understandable that a lawsuit takes time; absolutely under no circumstances and no matter what any living being says is it understandable -- and this will not change -- that it takes years and years; I have often thought this in numerous circumstances surrounding NUMEROUS lawsuits on numerous issues throughout the years. Doubt it'll ever be implemented, but to me, one of the features of lawsuits should be that even light evidence of obstructionism should automatically FORCE fast-tracking of a lawsuit.

I've believed it for years.

And the antigay are being clearly, clearly obstructionist where gay rights are concerned; they are reveling in it.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#9 Feb 3, 2012
RnL2008 wrote:
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Probably wondering why he made a comment about keeping the videos sealed.....oh well, this is obviously not that big of an issue!!!
Except that those vids would have been very helpful to us.

My guess is that it isn't the "Trial Judge" they are concerned with, but SCOTUS.

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Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#10 Feb 3, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Except that those vids would have been very helpful to us.
My guess is that it isn't the "Trial Judge" they are concerned with, but SCOTUS.
EXACTLY......that's what they meant by judicial integrity.......lol!!!

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