Author Archives: Gabriel Coan

Judge Walker to Rule Thursday if Same-Sex Marriages Can Resume

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We received notice from the district court this evening that Judge Walker plans to issue his decision Thursday morning on whether same-sex marriages can resume in California while the supporters of Proposition 8 appeal his ruling from last week. That … Continue reading »


The Prop. 8 Trial, Week Two

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On this weekend’s episode of the The California Report Magazine, we look back at the week’s rather emotional testimonies, Scott sits down with the courtroom sketch artist and, as promised, Rob Schmitz talks to the folks behind the hearing re-enactments about to premier on the Web.


Trial Headed to YouTube After All — As Re-enactments

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The U.S. Supreme Court has turned thumbs down on video coverage of the Prop. 8 trial. A Hollywood filmmaker has found a creative way around that ruling.


Prop. 8 Trial, Day 4 Recap

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Fresh from a U.S. Supreme Court order blocking broadcast of the trial, backers of Proposition 8 today asked the judge in the case to erase the recordings the court already made. Scott Shafer has more. Listen below or on the … Continue reading »


Letter Focus of Intense Questioning

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A campaign letter from Dr. William Tam, one of the official sponsors of Prop. 8, was the focus of intense questioning Wednesday at the Prop 8 trial. Listen to Scott Shafer’s report about it, heard this morning on The California … Continue reading »


U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Video of Prop 8 Trial Indefinitely

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In a 5-4 decision today, the nation’s high court ruled to block video coverage of the trial challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the California’s ban on same-sex marriage.


Supreme Court Blocks Webcast of Prop 8 Trial

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The United States Supreme Court has blocked — at least temporarily — the planned webcast of the federal hearings on California’s same-sex marriage ban.


The California Report at the Prop 8 Trial

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Beginning Monday, January 11, 2010, the United States District Court of San Francisco will hear Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al, the complaint challenging that California’s ban on same-sex marriage — enacted as a result of the passage of Proposition 8 — is in violation of the United States Constitution.

Scott Shafer will be at the hearings every day.