On Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued a final ruling to keep cameras out of the courtroom for live video or Youtube replay in the Prop 8 trial.
Thanks to Mark Giesh for compiling this information. Here’s how the voting broke down:
|Justice||Age||Appointed by||Political leaning|
|Consent (against cameras)|
|Dissent (for cameras)|
|Stevens||89||Ford||conservative turned liberal|
Mark points out that it was 5-4 along party lines, with Kennedy the swing voter siding with the conservatives. But Kennedy routinely has been against cameras in courtrooms, so in a Supreme Court hearing on the Prop 8 case, he might rule on the side of equality.
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