U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Procedures and Rules for Admission
to the Proceedings in

Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Case Number 3:09-cv-02292

Hearings will be held at the date and time above at the Phillip Burton Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco.

All proceedings are open to members of the public and the media. Because seating is limited in this case, a portion of the seating in the main courtroom will be reserved for media representatives. Members of the public will be admitted on a first-come, first serve basis to occupy the remainder of the seats in the main courtroom. In addition, there will be audio/video feed to the court's ceremonial courtroom, also on the 19th floor of the Federal Building, which will serve as an overflow courtroom for those who cannot be accommodated in the main courtroom.
All reserved access passes for the media have been distributed. Additional seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to the public in the main courtroom and in the overflow courtroom for video transmission of the proceedings.
Passes WILL BE required for media seating in the main courtroom; a single pass will authorize attendance for the entire duration of the trial. Passes will be numbered but no name is attached; the pass is transferable between reporters within a news organization.
If you need further information please e-mail the Media Liaison at PerryProp8@cand.uscourts.gov or contact 415.522.4051.


Parking in the vicinity of the Federal Building is extremely limited.  There are public parking lots on the Southeast corner of Golden Gate Avenue at Larkin Street. There are also two small parking lots across the street from the court entrance on Turk Street as well as parking at the Civic Center garage and many other places.

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