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    Sep 19, 2011 6:14 PM GMT

    U.S. District Judge James Ware ordered that the videotapes of the Prop 8 trial should be released, despite opposition from supporters of California's ban on same-sex marriage.

    Ware's order was stayed until Sept. 30, which gives Prop 8 supporters time to appeal.

    His order comes on the same day that Dustin Lance Black is debuting his play "8," on Broadway, intended to bring to a wider audience what happened during the January, 2010 trial.

    Ware wrote that he found "no compelling reasons" to continue sealing the tapes.

    He wrote, "Foremost among the aspects of the federal judicial system that foster public confidence in the fairness and integrity of the process are public access to trials and public access to the record of
    judicial proceedings. Consequently, once an item is placed in the record of judicial proceedings, there must be compelling reasons for keeping that item secret."

    Read more: http://www.wilshireandwashington.com/2011/09/federal-judge-prop-8-trial-tapes-to-be-released.html#ixzz1YQJhXCAE
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  • kuroshiro

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    Sep 19, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    I'm a bit confused as to why the tapes were sealed in the first place... this was a public issue and therefore everyone should have had access to it... This issue is getting old, fast.
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    Sep 19, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    OMG I thought the ZE meant ZACH EFRON!!!
    I'm like, he released his sex tapes?!!! LOL!!! icon_lol.gif
  • Profire

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    Sep 19, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    How would someone get a copy if those tapes?

    I would love to have a copy.
    I love law topics and this one is interesting.