Judge Walker speaks out for televised courtroom proceedings

March 24, 2011 at 9:16 am 21 comments

By Adam Bink

Jeremy has the full C-SPAN clip of him speaking on February 18th at an Arizona State forum. The discussion of Prop 8 and cameras begins around the 30:50 minute mark. If you want to see and hear two clips (Olson and Boies cross-examination, including the famous Kenneth Miller clip) you should head over to see the video (new updates coming soon will allow us to post it here!). If you want the summary of what Judge Walker said, I pulled out two clips:

“If anything, I think a broadcast of a trial would be even more compelling than a broadcast of an appellate proceeding.”

He then went on to mention reenactments such as those the Courage Campaign did, and showed a clip of the wonderful Prop 8 Musical. He concluded by saying:

“Well, what would you rather have people learn how the courts function? Would you rather have them listen to the Prop 8 Musical, a reenactment, or the real thing?… I submit to you that the real thing is far better, far more informative, far better for the public, and far breter for teaching people how things work than the kind of reenactments in the Prop 8 case, the Judge Judy world… the real thing is always much better.”

It makes this nostalgia.

Entry filed under: Prop 8 trial, Videos.

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21 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mark M (Seattle)  |  March 24, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Anxious to watch this evening when I get home from work…sounds fun :-)

    • 2. Sagesse  |  March 24, 2011 at 9:33 am

      Likewise. The short snips prove what we already knew, Judge Walker is an extraordinary person.

      • 3. Mark M (Seattle)  |  March 24, 2011 at 9:42 am

        Agreed! He is an amazing man for sure.

      • 4. Kathleen  |  March 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

        • 5. JonT  |  March 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

  • 6. Elizabeth Oakes  |  March 24, 2011 at 9:39 am

    He’s my new Dumbledore. :)

    • 7. Mark M (Seattle)  |  March 24, 2011 at 9:41 am


    • 8. adambink  |  March 24, 2011 at 9:51 am

      Love it.

    • 9. Richard A. Jernigan  |  March 24, 2011 at 10:37 am

      And every bit as handsome!

  • 10. Richard A. Jernigan  |  March 24, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Thank you, Judge Walker! Of course, we all know NOM does NOT want trials aired, because that would only expose their great bigotry and hatred.

  • 11. Kate  |  March 24, 2011 at 9:45 am

    “Prop 8: The Musical.” Too funny. Wanna bet the NOMbies jump all over that “gayness?”

  • 12. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  March 24, 2011 at 10:20 am

    • 13. JonT  |  March 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      That was funny, I hadn’t seen that :)

  • 14. Richard A. Jernigan  |  March 24, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Let’s try this again, since sending it from my Android didn’t work.

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  • 17. Juli  |  March 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    wouldn’t it be great if at some point in the future the actual trial footage could be released to the public? Wishful thinking…

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