The fast-moving dispute over broadcast access to the federal trial on California's ban on same-sex marriage has triggered a dustup within the leadership of the federal judiciary. An exchange between 9th Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and top officials of the Judicial Conference of the United States adds a new dynamic to the dispute over Judge Vaughn Walker's plan to tape the trial for posting on his court's Web site and on YouTube. And the U.S. Supreme Court is set to weigh in on the plan today.
Top 9th Circuit Judge, Judicial Conference Tangle Over Video at Proposition 8 Trial
The National Law Journal
January 13, 2010