Sunday, January 10, 2010

Prop 8 Trial Starts at 9 am,
Not 8:30 am?

I just got off the the phone with longtime gay marriage fighter Molly McKay. She and her org, Marriage Equality USA, are holding a sunrise vigil at the Golden Gate Avenue entrance to the federal court building on January 11, starting at 6:30 am.

I will still be at home, warm and getting ready for court, but I'm sure Molly and her crew will be out there, and I wanted to make them aware that court is delayed for half an hour tomorrow. She didn't know this, and I now think other people who'd like to have this bit of info, should be aware of it. For Molly, the extra thirty-minutes means more time for speakers at her vigil.

Keep in mind, the email from the court, is at odds with what is currently posted at the court's page for Judge Vaughn Walker's schedule. It says court on Monday starts at 8:30 am. Regardless of the confusion, I plan to be ready for the start of the trial at any time.

I don't know if other news media folks got this email, but I'm not aware of any other blogger reporting on this potential short delay in the start tomorrow.

Of course, that is, if our opponents don't try any more obstructionist tactics over procedural points related to filming and airing the proceedings.

Here's the email I received from the court a few days back:

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wed, Jan 6, 2010 6:31 pm
Subject: Perry v. Schwarzenegger, First Day of Trial Proceedings Start at 9:00AM

Judge Walker has indicated that proceedings will start at 9:00 a.m. on January 11, 2010, the first day of trial. Therefore media representatives should be seated by 8:45 a.m. on the first day. The remaining days are scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., but the time is subject to change. Please monitor our website. Thank you.

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