Shannon Minter

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the human and civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

Shannon Minter: Perry v. Schwarzenegger Proceedings, Day 4

By Shannon Price Minter

National Center for Lesbian Rights

The morning opened with Judge Walker's announcement that he is withdrawing the Perry case from the pilot broadcasting program. Judge Walker's decision followed the Supreme Court's order preventing any broadcast of the Perry trial even to other federal courtrooms, which has been roundly and rightly criticized as an unwarranted intrusion on lower courts. Video will continue to be streamed to an overflow courtroom so that members of the public can watch the proceedings live, as is already done in many civil trials.