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No Broadcast Or Video Yet Of Same-Sex Marriage Court Case

The day began with word that a federal trial on the legality of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban would be videotaped and quickly posted on YouTube.

But now, as the Associated Press writes, "the Supreme Court is blocking a broadcast of the trial on California's same-sex marriage ban, at least for the first few days."

SCOTUSBlog says:

The order not only blocks the trial judge's original order permitting delayed broadcast of the trial proceedings, but also "any additional order permitting broadcast of the proceedings," pending further action by the Justices. In his brief dissent, Justice Breyer said he was not persuaded that the supporters of Prop. 8, who sought to block any televising of the trial, would suffer harm from such broadcasts.

The blog's Lyle Denniston adds that "the fact that the Court will take more time to consider the issue is an indication that the broadcasting may yet be allowed."

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