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Federal Prop 8 Challenge Set to Begin: Today's Schedule

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(photo  of David Boies, Ted Olson, and Lady Booth Olson, by Diane Walker)

According to Yuwef Robb of AFER, here's today's schedule:

"The federal trial over the unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 will begin Monday, January 11 with an opening statement by attorney Theodore Olson, who with David Boies is leading the legal team assembled by the American Foundation for Equal Rights to litigate the case, Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Opening statements will be followed by testimony from Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, who comprise two couples who wish to be married but who were denied marriage licenses because of Proposition 8."

Here's some additional reading:

 road Kris Perry, on whose behalf the lawsuit was filed, talks about the case, along with more background.

 roadJenny Pizer, Senior Counsel and National Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal, on why we should have optimism about the case.

 roadThere's also a huge piece in The New Yorker about the case.

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  1. Wait - so what is the status of the application to block cameras in the court? Will the first day be recorded or not?

    Posted by: K | Jan 11, 2010 10:46:42 AM


  2. I'm still trying to find out what YouTube channel this will be on. It's so odd. I thought more LGBT sites would make it a point of providing a URL or something.

    Posted by: CJ | Jan 11, 2010 11:23:44 AM


  3. As of 10:00 EST this morning Justice Kennedy had made no comment regarding the issue. A decision was expected last night and there was no mention of it in this mornings routine orders. I just went to youtube and did a search for USDCCAND ( youtube.com/usdccand ) and watched the test for audio and video in the courtroom with Judge Walker. So it would appear that things are on course for viewing via Youtube.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 11, 2010 11:30:02 AM


  4. So is this a case of "no comment means the lower court's ruling stands" - i.e. Walker's decision is final?

    Posted by: K | Jan 11, 2010 11:34:18 AM


  5. If I'd bothered to check before spouting off at the fingers:

    The justices want more time to consider the issue:

    http://www.equalrightsfoundation.org/news/ap-court-blocks-taping-of-gay-marriage-trial/

    and:

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/6809243.html

    So nothing until Wednesday, at the earliest.

    Posted by: K | Jan 11, 2010 11:39:01 AM


  6. Those Prop 8 schmucks have some BS excuses for not filming it. If you're people don't have the courage to spew their convictions to the world, they should be there. Chicken shit bastards.

    Posted by: CJ | Jan 11, 2010 11:51:47 AM


  7. What time to does the case actually begin?

    Posted by: Tyler | Jan 11, 2010 11:59:18 AM


  8. Tyler -

    Now: http://www.equalrightsfoundation.org/live-updates/

    Posted by: K | Jan 11, 2010 12:09:50 PM


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