That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.
Justice David Souter once said that “they’d have to roll over my dead body” to get cameras in the Supreme Court, but Sonia Sotomayor is at least a little more receptive to the idea, reported The Atlantic’s Chris Good.
This morning at her confirmation hearing, she said that she would “consider taking new approaches,” but her answer was otherwise vague.
My guess is that this is about as far as the prospect will get for quite some time.
Newsom’s Sessions: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will hold th first of a new series of Southern California town halls on Wednesday when he appears at San Fernando Valley’s Taft High School Quad.
2010 or 2012: The drive to put same sex marriage on the ballot in 2010 is losing some momentum as several prominent groups, including Equality California, appear to now be leaning toward 2012.
MJ’s Costs: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the city will bear the costs of security, etc., needed for Michael Jackson’s funeral. But the LA Times and KTLA reported that Villaraigosa’s reecent trip to Africa was bankrolled in part by a group funded by Philip Anschutz. Anschutz’s AEG hosted the funeral at its Staples Center.
What I Meant to Say: Todd Holland apologized for “poorly chosen” remarks at an Outfest political panel, in which he said that he advises young gay actors to “stay in the closet.”