[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]
At 10 a.m. Pacific time, which translates to 1 p.m. Eastern, C-SPAN will carry the thing online.
C-SPAN will provide live online coverage of today’s Ninth Circuit oral argument in the Prop 8 appeal.
The argument is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET) and to run two hours. The panel has divided the argument into two hour-long sessions. The first hour will address issues regarding the standing of Prop 8 proponents and of Imperial County. The second hour will address the constitutionality of Prop 8.
In related news, Reinhardt promised a memorandum on why he shouldn’t have to disqualify himself from this case. He has yet to deliver it, leading Ed Whelan to speculate about the reason why.
If he doesn’t get it done before the hearing then it is officially unacceptably late. Why? Because honestly sometimes when writing something, we lawyers convince ourselves we are wrong. As we are forced to actually explain it, we start to see the holes that were not immediately obvious. So that process should be finished before we hit a point of no return.
Of course, Whelan is right to suppose that this is really a pre-ordained conclusion, but still procedures matter.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]