Jacob Combs at the Courage Campaign writes of today’s historic hearing:
Today, the 9th Circuit will hear oral arguments pertaining to two aspects of the Perry v. Brown trial that began last year. The first hearing, at 2:30 p.m. PST, will regard the appeal of Judge Ware’s decision to release the Prop 8 recordings taken during the initial trial. The second hearing, at 3:30 p.m. PST, regards the appeal of Judge Ware’s ruling to deny the proponents’ motion to dismiss Judge Walker’s decision because he did not disclose that he is in a long-term relationship with a man (shorter: Prop 8 backers said Judge Walker is gay so he is biased so his decision should be dismissed, Judge Ware denied their motion, Prop 8 backers appealed to the 9th Circuit). The 9th Circuit is not having any further hearings on the constitutional merits of the case itself or the issue of standing. Reply briefs regarding the California Supreme Court’s decision to grant the proponents standing under California law were due last Friday.
Head over to the Courage Campaign’s live blogging of today’s hearing as well, and follow AFER on Twitter for live updates!
Note: image is from the Prop 8 trial re-enactment. Best we could do since this is audio-only! And, thanks to Towleroad who figured out the audio option!
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