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Liveblogging Day 9: Daily Summary

By Julia Rosen

I just got off the phone with Rick. He sounds like he is really looking forward to the weekend. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t as well. I’m sure your refresh buttons are as well. Even though it was a short week, it was action packed.

Today’s proceedings were a bit tedious, at least in the afternoon, as Nielson repeatedly attempted to get Professor Herek to say that gay and lesbians can change their sexual orientation. Dr. Herek hung tough and Nielson is lucky he didn’t totally tick off Judge Walker with his repetitive questioning.

Rick will be back liveblogging on Monday morning and we will have fresh content throughout the weekend, including a few guest posts from some new voices. Personally, I am looking forward to a post from my friend and coworker Caitlin who just proposed to her fiance Jen last weekend. They will be talking about this case and the difficulty in deciding where to get married, and have it be legal.

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And without further ado, here is your daily summary. (more…)

41 Comments January 22, 2010

Liveblogging Day 8: Daily Summary

By Julia Rosen

Wow! What a day. Dr. William Tam was the star of the show today. The comments were flooding in as Trial Trackers obsessively refreshed the page.

But before Tam took his seat on the witness stand, Dr. Segura finished his testimony. Then all eyes turned to Tam who brought the crazy, as everyone expected. The Prop 8 lawyers did their best, filing objection after objection to keep Tam and evidence out of the court record, but Judge Walker let it fly.

Note: Be sure to stick around. Brian Leubitz has a post on Tam going live in a little bit and Robert Cruickshank will be writing later about how today’s SCOTUS decisions on corporate dollars in politics relates to Prop 8.

With that said, here is your daily summary of Rick Jacobs’ liveblogging. He will be back tomorrow as the plaintiffs finish their case and the defense starts calling their witnesses. (more…)

45 Comments January 21, 2010

Liveblogging Day 7: Daily Summary

By Julia Rosen

It’s that time of the day, where we compile the massive liveblogging into one thread for those who have broken F5 keys, or kids that demand their attention, or professors, or bosses and couldn’t stay obsessively refreshing all day long.

Today, Rick Jacobs and Brian Leubitz took turns again posting. Tomorrow, Rick will be there throughout the day. We are getting close to the end of the plaintiff’s witnesses. They might be able to wrap up tomorrow, but it could bleed into Friday. (more…)

17 Comments January 20, 2010

Liveblogging Daily Summary: Day 6

By Julia Rosen

We are back from the long holiday weekend and had a short day today, with Judge Walker adjourning early to deal with some other business.

Today Brian Leubitz liveblogged the morning, with Rick Jacobs taking over the duties for the afternoon.

Thanks to everyone who introduced themselves this morning in the welcome thread that now has more than 300 400 comments. Our Trial Trackers are amazing. The stories you have been sharing have been painful and inspiring to read.

We are now over 700,000 views, 5,000 comments and 80 blog posts in a week and a half. Just incredible.

The daily summary is below. All of the livebloggers today seemed to think that the defendants were hurting themselves with their line of questioning on the statistics during the cross-exams this afternoon. What do you think? How did the day go? (more…)

33 Comments January 19, 2010

Liveblogging Day 5: Daily Summary

By Julia Rosen

Wow! Can you believe it’s only been week one of the trial?

The plaintiffs have not made it through all of their witnesses yet, so we have quite a ways to go. It’s a long weekend remember, so we won’t be back liveblogging the proceedings until Tuesday.

As is tradition, below is the daily summary of the liveblogging in chronological order. Remember that the categories over on the right column are a useful way to navigate through the site, for example to find all of the liveblog postings, or the daily summaries. (more…)

66 Comments January 15, 2010

Liveblogging Day 4: Daily Summary

By Julia Rosen

Well this one was a long one, with Judge Walker continuing the cross-examination of Dr. Meyer well past 5 pm.

As has become tradition here, the compiled liveblogging from Rick Jacobs is below. You can find all of the Daily Summaries here. They will all be categorized and appear there. Same with liveblogging, all of the posts are here. Per a reader’s suggestion, we have added a category cloud on the right side bar. It should make navigating the site easier.

Rick will be back in that hard seat hammering out the live coverage of day five tomorrow morning first thing. (more…)

9 Comments January 14, 2010

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