December 18 Open Thread

Links for your weekend:

• The federal court case regarding Prop 8 might end up being broadcast on TV. It’s part of an experimental program, so it’s not final yet.

Joel Fox gives his take on the latest stats on who is applying for the redistricting commission. You can view the full stats here, but we need to see a lot more diversity on this panel. A lot more, or we’re going to end up with a totally unrepresentative body.

• An LA Times profile of Speaker-elect John Perez.

• Under a recent Supreme Court ruling, we should be seeing more judges recusing themselves based on campaign contributions and financial interests.