On December 29, Theodore Boutrous, who is part of the anti-Prop. 8 legal team led by Boies and Olson, sent a letter to Vaughn Walker, chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, urging him to allow television cameras in court for the upcoming trial.
"Concerns about 'the possibility of safety, witness intimidation, and/or harassment of trial participants' are utterly unsubstantiated and groundless speculation," Boutrous wrote. "They certainly did not exhibit a similar fear of public attention when attempting to garner votes for Prop. 8 from millions of California voters, when touting their successful campaign strategy in post-election magazine articles and public appearances, or when volunteering in this case."
Boutrous tells us that the judge has scheduled a hearing on Jan. 6 to determine whether to permit cameras in the courtroom.