Friday, October 02, 2009

Prop 8 campaign must release internal records and email

Judge: Prop 8 Campaign Must Release Records

Posted: 8:00 pm PDT October 1, 2009Updated: 8:58 pm PDT October 1, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO -- The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban must hand over some internal campaign records to lawyers seeking to overturn the voter-enacted initiative, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled Thursday.

Denying a request to shield the information, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker said the Protect Marriage campaign had failed to show that providing private e-mails, memos and reports would inhibit the political activities of gay marriage opponents or subject them to unbridled harassment.


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