U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker told the attorneys and observers at a pre-trial hearing in Perry v. Schwarzenegger that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will be issuing an order this afternoon to consider en banc whether the internal documents of the proponents of Proposition 8 are protected from discovery by the Plaintiffs, according to a person present at the hearing.For more on today's hearing, see this post by journalist Karen Ocamb:
The pre-trial evidentiary hearing starts at 10:00am in the San Francisco courtroom of District Court Judge Judge Vaughn R. Walker. Olson and Boies will argue that the case should go to trial. Walker has already set a trial date of Jan. 11 and some reporters and bloggers, such as Patrick Range McDonald at the LA Weekly, want the trial to be televised. Walker will consider that issue today, as well as others such as scheduling motions on evidence and witnesses.