Prop 8. Supporters v. Vaughn Walker

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com April 14 2011 1:35 PM ET

Proponents of Proposition 8 want retired judge Vaughn Walker to surrender videotapes of the federal trial in which he invalidated the anti–marriage equality California ballot initiative.

Prop. 8 supporters are asking the ninth circuit court of appeals to make Walker give up the tapes of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial. The dispute arose after Walker gave a speech at the University of Arizona in February and showed a snippet of the 2010 trial, which was not televised.

"The [pro-Prop. 8] lawyers say that violated a U.S. Supreme Court order and assurances from Walker," according to the San Jose Mercury-News.