Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 336

Letter from Charles J. Cooper. (Cooper, Charles) (Filed on 1/4/2010)

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Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 336 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document336 Filed01/04/10 Page1 of 1 Cooper & Kirk Lawyers Charles J. Cooper 1523 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 January 4, 2009 A Professional Limited Liability Company (202) 220-9600 Fax (202) 220-9601 The Honorable Vaughn R. Walker Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California 450 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102 Re: Perry v. Schwarzenegger, et al., N.D. Cal. Case No. C-09-2292 VRW Dear Chief Judge Walker: I write on behalf of Defendant-Intervenors and in response to the Court's order dated December 30, 2009. The order states that "the court is considering seeking approval from Chief Judge Kozinski to record or webcast the January 6 hearing" concerning the issue of whether to televise further proceedings in this case. Doc # 332 at 2. For the reasons previously submitted to the Court, see Doc #s 218, 324, 326, Defendant-Intervenors respectfully object to the recording or webcasting of the January 6 hearing. Moreover, the Court's December 30 order cites as authority "the ... amendment of Civil LR 77-3." Doc # 332 at 2. During the afternoon of December 31, however, notice of the amendment was removed from the Court's website. In its place was posted a "Notice Concerning Proposed Revision of Civil Local Rule 77-3." Accordingly, it appears that, as of today, this Court's current Local Rules still prohibit the recording or public broadcast of proceedings in the courthouse. Defendant-Intervenors thus respectfully submit that the Court is obliged to abide by this prohibition. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Charles J. Cooper Charles J. Cooper Counsel for Defendant-Intervenors Cc: Counsel of Record

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