Live-Blogging The Prop 8 Trial

Since SCOTUS put a hold on cameras or even delayed YouTubes, Rick Jacobs decided to live-blog Day One. It's excellent. I love Olson's response to the judge's question as to why should the courts get involved in this issue at all:

That’s why we have courts, to protect those who are discriminated against, when their children can’t go to school because of their skin color. We would not need a constitution if we left everything to the political process. We’d just let the majority prevail and that’s a good thing about democracy, but it’s not so good if you are different, new. It causes gays and lesbians unrelenting pain. We have the courts to take our worthy, upstanding citizens who are being hurt to be protected by the courts. That’s why we are here today.”