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Now this is a show trial

by Jeremy Hooper

This is brilliant idea:

Although the Supreme Court has blocked broadcast of the federal challenge to Prop 8, and Judge Vaughn Walker has scrapped his pursuit of having the actual trial posted on YouTube, independent filmmaker John Ireland will soon give folks a window into what went on in court. He's producing his own version, a reenactment of the testimony, and the first installment is set to appear on YouTube tomorrow

Might we suggest Neil Patrick Harris for the Ted Olson role?

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Your thoughts

OMGs, that is just a steaming pile of AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Jan 18, 2010 10:32:40 AM

BTW, please post a link to the YouTube channel when it's available, okay, J.?!

Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Jan 18, 2010 10:33:13 AM

Very cool. Can't wait to see it.

Posted by: Timothy Kincaid | Jan 18, 2010 1:31:12 PM

I'm sorry, but this is really stupid. I could honestly see the value in doing this if full transcripts of the testimony were available, but all we have are the very important, and very valuable, but necessarily limited tweets and liveblogs that people were able to put out to help us keep up.

We can follow those liveblogs, understanding that they were limited, and form our own understandings. If the proceedings had been broadcast, we could follow them and watch.

The far most likely outcome of broadcasting third-hand reenactments will be to create enough confusion and people trying to claim that they are direct quotes that bloggers are going to be banned from the courtroom for the balance of this trial, if not the future.

Bad move.

Posted by: Lymis | Jan 18, 2010 4:17:39 PM

Thanks for this update! Creativity finds the loopholes!

Check my latest blog on gay rights movement. hope you like it.

Posted by: eric vasallo | Jan 18, 2010 4:21:25 PM

I'd rather see John Barrowman get the role, NPH can portray David Boies.

Posted by: Vast Variety | Jan 18, 2010 4:23:03 PM

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