Ninth Circuit Panel Grants Emergency Motion for Stay of Video Order

by Ed Whelan

In a brief ruling issued today, a Ninth Circuit panel granted Prop 8 proponents’ emergency motion for a stay pending appeal of Judge James Ware’s order unsealing the video recording of the anti-Prop 8 trial. The panel (the same set of judges handling the merits appeal of former district judge Vaughn Walker’s anti-Prop 8 ruling) expedited its consideration of the appeal of Ware’s order.