In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, the appeals court has issued a further stay of proceedings, while it considers the RIAA's petition to prevent the televising of the February 24th oral argument, giving District Judge Gertner the option of either proceeding without televising, or awaiting the appeals court's further ruling.
The docket entry was as follows:
ORDER entered by Bruce M. Selya, Appellate Judge granting motion to appear at oral argument filed by Amicus Curiae Courtroom View Network; staying district court's order of January 14, 2009 (already temporarily stayed by the district court) permitting narrowcasting, pending disposition of this mandamus petition or further order of this court, whichever first occurs. We recognize that a hearing is currently scheduled in the district court for February 24, 2009 and that trial is scheduled to commence on March 30, 2009. The district court may either stay its proceedings pending our decision on the petition or it may permit the presently scheduled hearing and/or other proceedings in the case to go forward, but without being narrowcast.
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