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For those of you who might be interested, this "live blog" (in quotes, since it is no longer live) is a fascinating read. Almost thrilling in fact. After having read that Ted Olson--a hardcore conservative--was on the pro-marriage equality side, I had misgivings. After reading this account of the first day, I feel much better. It's really done quite well. I'm too jaded to think this thing is a slam dunk, but they really are off to a good start.
Liveblogging Day 1: Daily Summary
Several people have requested that Rick’s liveblogging be placed into one post so that it is easy to share with friends and family members. Per that request, I have copied in chronological order the five liveblogging threads from today.
[UPDATE] 9:30 The Prop. 8 side still wants to preserve objection that any evidence be put up that shows intent of those who fought to pass prop. 8 including the ads. The anti-marriage folks are continuing their theme: we want to control the media. We don’t want the public to have the info to make up their own minds.
[UPDATE] 9:46 The judge is probing extensively whether or not the problem would be solved if the state of California “got out of the marriage business.” He and Olson had a colloquy about whether domestic partnership for all would solve the problem. Olson had to have a note handed to him from his team to say that only opposite-sex couples over 62 can have domestic partnership. Judge Walker is very interested in seeing what change has occurred that should force the federal judiciary to enter the issue. He wants to know what evidence will show that makes the matter worthy of judgment. The judge is very, very smart. This is really, really fascinating. . .
Read (much, much) more at: Prop8TrialTracker