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Prop 8 trial: Monday’s hearing on whether to release the tapes

Prop 8 trial

By Adam Bink

At 9 AM PST on Monday the 29th, Judge Ware will convene a hearing to consider a motion from the Perry plaintiffs on whether to release the tapes from the trial in front of Judge Walker. The P8TT team will be there with bells on. Rick and Ana will be in court, and I know a few of you will be, too!

This is extremely important. Rick often makes the point that we’d like the public to see the testimony and decide for themselves. The ProtectMarriage.com folks, who put Prop 8 on the ballot and passed it, want to keep it hidden. It’s a question of open democracy or not. It’s an easy answer, too.

Stay tuned to Prop8TrialTracker for coverage of the hearing.

Who will be in attendance, and who will be following along from home/work/elsewhere?

30 Comments

  • 1. dwpiper  |  August 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I will be following along from home – with fingers crossed.

  • 2. Alan_Eckert  |  August 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I have to be at work all day. Wish I could see you guys again!

  • 3. Kathleen  |  August 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I'll be there

  • 4. Ronnie  |  August 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Subscribing & sharing………

    Cyndi Lauper Opening Safe Haven For LGBT Youth In Harlem http://mobile.gothamist.com/2011/08/23/cyndi_laup

    The True Colors Residence, for LGBT youth in New York is set to open on September 1st…….

    "According to a report by the city's Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Runaway and Homeless Youth, between 20 and 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBT, so True Colors looks poised to provide some serious good for the kids who need it most."

    <3…Ronnie

  • 5. jpmassar  |  August 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I may show up. Where exactly will the hearing be held?

  • 6. Ann S.  |  August 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I'll be there.

  • 7. maggie4noh8  |  August 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I'll be at work… will there be live-blogging???

  • 8. Jeff Tabaco  |  August 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    The hearing will be at the U.S. District Court (Philip Burton Federal Building) at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, Courtroom 15, 18th Floor, San Francisco. http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/CEO/cfd.aspx?7127

  • 9. 415kathleenk  |  August 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    will follow the live blogging- i figure you all will be doing that. Hi Kathleen, Ann. Sorry i can't make this hearing. The next one- maybe.

  • 10. fiona64  |  August 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I'll be following along as work permits.

  • 11. Alan_Eckert  |  August 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Activity in Case 3:09-cv-02292-JW Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Letter

    Letter from Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.. (Attachments: # (1) Declaration of Enrique A. Monagas Authenticating Video Clips for the August 29, 2011 Hearing)(Boutrous, Theodore) (Filed on 8/24/2011)
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/63044410/3-09-cv-02292-

    This is a letter stating that the Plaintiffs (No on 8 people) will be using some clips in the trial on Monday. Many of them are clips from the trial reenactments that used the scripts. Guess who shows up the most…

    There is no specification as to which clips, just links to where the videos will be coming from. They also plan on using publicly available clips of Mr. Blankenhorn from a 2007 C-SPAN debate and clips that were shown at the closing arguments.

  • 12. Alan_Eckert  |  August 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    (I'm subbing for Kathleen)

  • 13. jpmassar  |  August 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks.

  • 14. Sagesse  |  August 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I'll follow the liveblogging from work, if you do it, and will try to catch the video later.

    In honour of the end of DADT

    HBO Documentary 'The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Debuts Sept. 19
    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/08/23/hbo-d

  • 15. Elizabeth_Oakes  |  August 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I'll be following along too, and hoping we'll be granted the right to use this powerful testimony in the court of public opinion (which is a big part of our fight.)

    I also want to see an extended dance mix of Cooper answering "I don't know" to the question about what harm marriage equality would do, with a riff on "Where's Dolores?" for the bridge. I want to see it, like, five minutes after a favorable ruling is entered. Somebody make it so. :)

  • 16. Sagesse  |  August 24, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    North Carolina To Debate Gay Marriage Amendment Ban Sept. 12
    http://ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=9297&Medi

  • 17. Ronnie  |  August 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    With Steve Jobs' Resignation, Apple Picks Tim Cook http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/08/2

    <3…Ronnie

  • 18. Sagesse  |  August 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Tony Perkins Accuses ABC Family Of Promoting 'Homosexual Agenda'
    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=9293&amp;…

  • 19. Sagesse  |  August 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    This is a few days old.

    Virginia Board To Allow More Comment On Anti-Gay Adoption Policy
    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=9247&amp;…

  • 20. Sagesse  |  August 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    If Tony Perkins doesn't like what he's seeing on TV, he really won't like this :). Schadenfreude.

    Don Lemon Talks To Tammy Faye Bakker, Oral Roberts Family Members On Religion, Being Gay
    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=9301&amp;…

  • 21. Sagesse  |  August 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    This will make your day.

    Meeting Tomorrow's Recruits Today
    http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2011/08/24/meeti

  • 22. Sagesse  |  August 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    This is the edited version of the video?! Yikes.

    Has GLSEN Gotten the Family Research Council to Admit It Was Wrong?
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/08/2

  • 23. Str8Grandmother  |  August 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    EO= "I also want to see an extended dance mix of Cooper answering "I don't know" to the question about what harm marriage equality would do, with a riff on "Where's Dolores?" for the bridge. I want to see it, like, five minutes after a favorable ruling is entered. Somebody make it so. :) "

    SG- ROTFLMAO

  • 24. Ronnie  |  August 24, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Hahahaha, "agenda"….chortle, chortle chortle…Then selfish lady Antoinette Perkins doesn't have to watch it… as well as ABC, MTV, TLC, Bravo, NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, Lifetime, CW, Showtime, Starz, PlanetGreen, VH1, E!, TV Land, LOGO… this list goes on…. TV is a luxury not a necessity. Nobody is forcing him to watch TV, nobody is forcing anybody to watch anything. Don't like the show? Turn off the TV & open a newspaper, magazine or any of the millions of books ever written or if he wants to get with the times he could read them on Kindle, Nook, iPad etc… or he could try to show how much of a "man" he is & play some grab-ass…… I mean football in the yard or park. Go outside & take a hike (literally & figuratively)……there, solved……… <3…Ronnie

  • 25. Sagesse  |  August 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    "There’s plenty of evidence that, from a public-relations standpoint, antigay bigotry has become toxic." Boycott of Charity Giveback Group is having an effect.

    Christian Group’s New Gay War
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/08/22/

  • 26. DaveP  |  August 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    And don't leave out the samples of Judge Walker asking "You don't need any evidence?"

    And of course "Good God, Man! Good God, Man! G-G-G-G-G- Good God, Man!"

  • 27. Elizabeth_Oakes  |  August 24, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Who's the DJ around here?!?! We're gonna have a Mix Emergency!
    ….but the groovinest part should be lifted from the impassioned summation Ted Olson gave at the appeal hearing, finally saying the word everyone had been avoiding: "Unconstitutional." Say it again and again and again Ted! until America remembers what it's supposed to be all about. A jammin' bass track may help!

  • 28. Alan_Eckert  |  August 25, 2011 at 9:03 am

    You know this means a group of people will have to go read the transcripts again (or watch all of the recordings) to pick out some more awesome lines. The DJ will need some help!

  • 29. Sheryl_Carver  |  August 25, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Wish I could be there, too, Kathleen. I have to take an elderly friend to a couple of appointments, so I'll have to depend on any live broadcast of the hearing &/or live-blogging. Dang! Was looking forward to seeing you & Rick & others again. :-(

  • 30. Ann S.  |  August 25, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Dang!

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