Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 353

Letter from James Bopp, Jr. re Doug Swardstrom's Opposition to Recording Proceedings. (Grant, Eric) (Filed on 1/6/2010)

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Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 353 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document353 Filed01/06/10 Page1 of 1 JAMES BOPP, JR.1 Senior Associates RICHARD E. COLESON1 BARRY A. BOSTROM1 Associates RANDY ELF2 JEFFREY P. GALLANT3 ANITA Y. WOUDENBERG1 JOSIAH S. NEELEY4 JOSE PH E. LA RUE5 SARAH E. TROUPIS6 KAYLAN L. PHILLIPS7 JOSE PH A. VANDERHULST 1 SCOTT F. BIENIEK8 ZACHARY S. KESTER1 1 BOPP, COLESON & BOSTROM ATTORNEYS AT LAW ( n o t a partnership) T H E NATIONAL BUILDING 1 South Sixth Street T E R R E HAUTE, INDIANA 47807-3510 T e le p h o n e 812/232-2434 Facsimile 812/235-3685 THOMAS J. MARZEN (1946-2007) E-MAIL ADDRESSES ____________ a d m it t e d a d m it t e d 3 a d m it t e d 4 a d m it t e d 5 a d m it t e d 6 a d m it t e d 7 a d m it t e d 8 a d m it t e d 2 in in in in in in in in Ind. N Y and Penn. V a. Tex. O h. W is . O k la . Ill. January 6, 2010 Re: Perry v. Schwarzenegger, et al., N.D. Cal. Case No. 09-CV-22292 VRW The Honorable Vaughn R. Walker Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California 450 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102 Dear Chief Judge Walker: I write on behalf of Objector Doug Swardstrom in response to the Court's December 30, 2009 order regarding recording or broadcasting the hearing today. Doc 332. Mr. Swardstrom objects to the recording and/or broadcasting of today's hearing as well as the trial as a whole. As a witness, Mr. Swardstrom is concerned not only with the procedural deficiencies of the Court's notice (as noted by the Defendant-Intervenors' letters, Doc 324 and 336), but also by the potential harm such recording and broadcasting could have on his First Amendment right of association. Recording and/or broadcasting these proceedings will increase the already substantial harassment against Proposition 8 supporters. For these reasons, Mr. Swardstrom respectfully requests that no proceedings be recorded nor broadcast. Sincerely, /s/ James Bopp, Jr. James Bopp, Jr Counsel for Objector Doug Swardstrom (Pro hac vice motion pending)

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