Friday, January 22, 2010

BU hockey @ Fenway

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Oye Oye, God Save this Honorable Youtube!

A federal court in California had agreed to allow a trial on gay marriage be published via Youtube, which was blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court (Dahlia Lithwick's Slate article is linked in the heading).

Why would the USSC get involved in a district judge's decision to allow real-time publication of court proceedings on such a highly publicized proceeding? Typically trial court judges are given vast discretion to run their courtrooms the way they see fit. Why wouldn't a judge prefer to allow a proceeding to be taped (and uploaded to Youtube) so that many interested people could follow the proceeding -- and perhaps decreasing the circus-like atmosphere at the courthouse caused by spectators who cannot follow on Youtube.