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Perry v. Hollingsworth

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The Reporters Committee and 35 media organizations filed an amicus brief in support of Intervenor-Appellee KQED, Inc., which is seeking…

The Reporters Committee and 35 media organizations filed an amicus brief in support of Intervenor-Appellee KQED, Inc., which is seeking access to a video recording of the 2010 trial before the Northern District of California over the constitutionality of Proposition 8.  The district court ordered that the videotape recordings could be released in 2020, unless, at that time, the proponents of sealing can show a compelling reason, narrowly-tailored, that would justify keeping them under seal.  The proponents appealed to the 9th Circuit. The Reporters Committee’s amicus brief argues that disclosure of the videotape recordings would advance the purposes that underlie both the common law and First Amendment rights of access, that public access to the videotape recordings will enhance the completeness and accuracy of news reports about the trial, and that speculative concerns about the misleading editing of the videotape recordings should not factor in the analysis over their sealing.

2018-08-08-Perry-v-Hollingsworth.pdf