Category Archives: On the Radio

Waiting Begins for Prop. 8 Verdict

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Closing arguments in the federal case against Prop. 8 took place yesterday, and The California Report’s Sarah Varney was at the court. Have a listen to her recap, that aired this morning. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker is expected … Continue reading »


Prop. 8 Outcome Could Have Wide Reach

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The federal Prop. 8 trial wraps up today. If Judge Walker strikes down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, it could influence laws across the country.


Prop. 8 Trial Goes Quiet, For Now

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After both sides on the Prop. 8 legal battle rested their case Wednesday morning, District Court Judge Vaughn Walker called the case he’s presiding over “fascinating.”


Risks and Benefits

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The risks and benefits of same-sex marriage took center stage yesterday at the federal trial challenging California’s Proposition 8.


Prop. 8 Defense Will Be Brief

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Lawyers defending Proposition 8 called their first witness yesterday — and they may call their last one today.


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.


Tam Takes Stand, Defendants Compare Questioning to Inquisition

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Dr. William Tam, executive director of the Traditional Family Coalition in San Francisco was questioned today about his role in the Prop. 8 campaign. It wasn’t pretty.


San Diego Mayor Gives Emotional Testimony

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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Republican in his second term, gave some of the most emotional testimony of the trial this morning. Sanders cried on the stand while describing his relationship with his lesbian daughter.


Who is Judge Vaughn Walker?

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Judge Vaughn Walker is a Republican first nominated by Ronald Reagan – but he’s hardly a reliable conservative. We profile the judge overseeing the Prop. 8 trial.


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 »