Metro Weekly

Court: Perry Prop 8 Decision Wednesday

The decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal court case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, is set to be announced on Wednesday, according to an email sent from the court this afternoon.

Lynn Fuller, the media & public outreach liaison for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, wrote:

On August 4, 2010, the court will issue its written order containing findings of fact and conclusions of law following the court trial held in January and June of this year. The order will be e-filed in the court’s Electronic Case Filing system, and will be immediately available thereafter through ECF and PACER. Visit for details on registering for PACER. There will be no court proceeding associated with the publication of the order.

A small number of hard copies will also be made available for public review shortly after the order is e-filed in the following locations:

  • San Francisco Courthouse: Clerk’s Office (16th Floor) & Press Room (18th Floor)
  • Oakland Courthouse: Clerk’s Office
  • San Jose Courthouse: Clerk’s Office

Additionally, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), which brought the case argued by lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies, released the following statement:


Official Events in San Francisco, West Hollywood (Los Angeles) After Decision is Released

The court announced today that a decision in the landmark Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial will be announced Wednesday, August 4. The American Foundation for Equal Rights – the organization that launched the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and brought together attorneys Theodore Olson and David Boies to argue it – will hold a news conference in San Francisco immediately after a decision is announced and will hold a public event later in the day in West Hollywood (Los Angeles). Both events will include the plaintiffs, lead attorneys and Foundation leadership.