Prop 8 goes to court

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The California Supreme Court is hosting today’s top story.

The court is hearing arguments on three lawsuits intended to overturn last November’s voter approval of a ban on gay unions.

The hearing begins at noon (central time) and you can watch it online here, although there’s a pretty fair chance the servers will collapse under the weight of the audience demand.

If that doesn’t work, try SFGTV or SFGTV2.

All of the court documents for these cases can be found here.

On Twitter, NPR’s Carrie Kahn will provide Twitter updates. However, she is “tweeting” from outside the courthouse.

Of course, there’ll be no decision today on the question of whether the the vote in November amended the state’s constitution or revised it.

American Public Media’s Frank Stoltze, who works for KPCC, provided this backgrounder on today’s hearing.

(Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Kim V

    I hope it gets overturned. The passage of Prop 8 really put a damper on an otherwise amazing election night.

  • bsimon

    How is it that today’s top story did not make yesterday’s list of stories covered in the next 24 hours? Or was the former post focused on local reporting (i.e. your reporters’ efforts) while this is the ‘national’ top story?

  • Bob Collins

    //How is it that today’s top story did not make yesterday’s list of stories covered in the next 24 hours?

    Simple. MPR is not doing any story on the California hearing.

    At least as far as I know.

  • Bob Collins

    It’s always hard to tell but one gets the impression based on the question the justices are asking that this is going to be a really tough sell.

  • Joanna

    I wasn’t able to listen to much of the hearing, but I did notice that they didn’t always let the lawyers answer the questions they asked. Tough crowd!