Last night I had an opportunity to watch an outstanding documentary, The Case Against 8, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the effort to overturn California’s gay marriage ban. There’s a lot that can be said for the emotional and sociological aspects of the film and its subject matter, but for me, one of the best parts was seeing the judicial processes that I talk about in classes such as B LAW 341 and IST 432 play out on screen. The movie follows the case as it bounces between state and federal court, and through the appeals process; you follow the lawyers as they prepare their arguments, and you see and hear actual trial and appeal proceedings. I was riveted throughout, as was my decidedly non-lawyer wife.
The movie is streaming on HBO Go, and is also available through iTunes and Amazon.