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USA: Audio of Supreme Court Defense of Marriage Act Hearing Released

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

US Supreme CourtEzra Klein at WonkBlog has the written transcripts and audio for today’s US Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality.

Listen for yourself.

USA: Supreme Court Releases Audio for Prop 8 Hearing

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Prop 8This just in from AFER:

Audio recording is here.

Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. The Court is considering whether Proposition 8 violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the Perry case, has posted the full audio and the transcript of the historic argument at:

Enacted in November 2008, Proposition 8 eliminated the fundamental freedom of gay and lesbian Californians to marry. On December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Perry to review the landmark federal court of appeals ruling that upheld the decision of the federal district court that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP presented argument on behalf of the Plaintiffs challenging Proposition 8. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. presented argument on behalf of the United States as amicus curiae in support of the Plaintiffs. Charles J. Cooper of Cooper & Kirk, PLLC presented argument on behalf of the Proponents of Proposition 8.

Audio recording is here.

USA: Supreme Court to Release Same Day Audio Recordings from Prop 8, DOMA Hearings

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

US Supreme CourtWouldn’t you know it? I just finish my long daily posting on Prop 8 and DOMA, and something new pops up. From Pink News:

In an unexpected move, the US Supreme Court is to release same-day audio recordings of oral arguments given in the two cases around equal marriage, which are due to be taken on next week. Normally the court does not allow same-day access to recordings, but exceptions are sometimes made in landmark, and high-profile cases. The last time the Supreme Court allowed such practice was when it considered arguments around the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare law.

Think we’ll be able to hear the scowl in Scalia’s voice?