A story relayed to me by one of the Prop 8 trial participants: After Judge Walker announced he would videotape the trial but only for his own personal use, one of the expert witnesses scheduled to testify dropped out. Why, given that the videotape would be sealed? “I’ve been around the block enough times to know that if the tape exists, it will be used,” he said.
If news accounts are correct, he was right. Judge Walker looks likely to win his celebrity case.