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Mar 12, 2010: This Week in Prop 8: Week Ending March 12
Things got a little crazy this week: first there was the deliciously salacious discovery about yet another closeted Republican -- at this point, we can basically just assume that all anti-gay politicians have a fabulous secret -- and then a court ruled that some but not all of the people and organizations that opposed Prop 8 have to make their internal documents public. To both of these, everyone responded "lol wut?" The court order was unexpected and a little hard to parse, but certain committees and individuals have to hand over their documents.
Why did this happen? Nobody's exactly sure. Some observers speculate that it's a political culture war skirmish. With the main part of the trial over and closing arguments approaching (though still without a firm date), it's hard to tell exactly what effect the order will have on the case. Either way, the parties subject to the ruling are NOT HAPPY and are moving to exempt themselves.
Olson and Boies, the lawyers leading the case against Prop 8, are relentlessly optimistic. They showed up on Bill Moyers and at a New York forum and at Towleroad expressing confidence in a win. This was the most media-friendly we've seen them since the start of the trial -- was the timing a coincidence, or an attempt to distract from the court order?
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