yesterday's Supreme Court ruling
(5-4 -- get used to this...) keeping cameras out of the ongoing Proposition 8 trial. But, for San Franciscans, there's another option and it's far more low-tech. Just go.
Supporters of same-sex marriage were dealt a blow by
Trial attendees have reported to SF Weekly
that, with the exception of the packed house on day one, everyone who has shown up has gotten in. You don't even have to get there at the crack of dawn; getting into the Prop. 8 trial is easier than waiting in line for a cheap laptop at Best Buy on Black Friday
"Yeah, there are enough open seats," reported one colleague attending the trial. "And the overflow room is awesome."
Supervisor Bevan Dufty reported that his buddy Mike Colby, in town from
Boston, walked up to the trial at 8:30 or 9 a.m. on Tuesday and
Wednesday and was seated both times.
"I thought it'd be a zoo to try to get in," said Dufty. "But maybe now I'll go take a gander a little bit. Apparently, this is a San Francisco secret."