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Cameras indefinitely banned from Prop. 8 trial

5 years ago January 13, 2010 Jan 13, 2010 Wednesday, January 13 2010 Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:45:32 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Jessica Dunne

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled to indefinitely block cameras from covering the high-profile federal court trial on the constitutionality of California's ban on gay marriage.  Conservative justices were in the majority.

On Monday, the Supreme Court responded to a request from gay marriage opponents and temporarily stopped any Internet postings or real-time streaming of the trial. The court had said it
needed more time to consider the issue.

The trial stems from a 2008 vote, where constituents in California approved a ban on gay marriage in a bill called Proposition 8.  Plaintiffs in this case say that vote was unconstitutional.

 

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