Maryland Supreme Court to webcast marriage equality case
Things are heating up on the marriage equality front, this time in Maryland. Arguments will begin next week in the state appeal of a Baltimore judge’s ruling that it is unconstitutional for the state to ban same-sex unions. It’s going to be webcast and you can best believe the traffic is likely to crash the site. (365gay):
The case will be the first high profile arguments to be Webcast by the court. This week technicians are frantically trying to get the system up and running. It is expected to undergo its first test on Thursday.
Until now recording devices have been barred in the high court, although the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals, the state’s second highest court, allow news organizations to record hearings and to take still and television pictures.
The gay marriage case is expected to receive a huge number of hits.
In January Judge M. Brooke Murdock said that Maryland’s law against same-sex marriage “cannot withstand constitutional challenge.”
The ruling was stayed to allow the state to appeal. The case was headed to the Court of Special Appeals until the Supreme Court justices agreed to speed the proceedings along.
Earlier this year, Rethug Delagate Don Dwyer (R-Anne Arundel) introduced a resolution calling for Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Brooke Murdock to be removed from the bench. The turd won reelection this year — by 28 votes — after military ballots from overseas were counted.
What a prick.