I guess all that “No More Mr. Nice Gay” type tolerance backfired.
The anti prop 8 antics from last year, the anthrax threats, the jobs threats, the death threats and vandalism all came home to roost in a big way today as the highest court slammed Judge Vaughn Walker’s extremism once again.
“Given the importance of the issues at stake, and our conclusion that the District Court likely violated a federal statute in revising its local rules…
“…While applicants have demonstrated the threat of harm they face if the trial is broadcast, respondents have not alleged any harm if the trial is not broadcast. The issue, moreover, must be resolved at this stage, for the injury likely cannot be undone…” —U.S. Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has ruled that there will be no broadcast of prop 8 trial video, thus protecting the witnesses testifying from what the court described as “irreparable harm”.
“putting Prop 8 supporters on the witness stand and broadcasting their testimony worldwide would virtually guarantee a serious risk of harm threatened by anti-Prop 8 extremists.” —ADF
There’s no reason for Judge Vaughn Walker to allow the persecution of witnesses. It’s against federal court rules and against common sense. Judge Walker’s continued efforts to turn his courtroom into a circus only further betrays his bias.