today's high-profile Prop. 8 trial
at the city's federal courthouse essentially required getting a favor because you're Atticus Finch's kids, the rest of us will have to watch on YouTube.
UPDATE 8:30 -- Due to a Federal Supreme Court ruling, there will be no video at all in this case. So that makes it Twitter or nothing for fervent court followers.
Since getting a pass into
If you thought a Web site that vaulted to cultural ubiquity largely via videos of Tyson the skateboarding bulldog
would now be a major factor in a massive civil rights trial with far-reaching ramifications -- well, congratulations on your foresight. And yet, watching the trial on YouTube will require a day's delay. What if you're not Jem or Scout Finch and you want to know what's going on with the trial now?
Well, if YouTube is too slow, you may have to go with Twitter. Dan Levine, a reporter with the legal newspaper The Recorder
, will be live-tweeting the trial (he's @FedcourtJunkie, and you can read his feed here
Finally, we just heard from a colleague who attended this morning's
sunrise vigil/pep rally in favor of same-sex marriage rights. And he
relayed a clever line from one of his fellow attendees: "How do you get
people to show up so early in the morning? Promise everybody a speaking slot."