Thirty-six media organizations have signed onto an amicus brief asking that video recordings in the 2010 federal district court trial of Perry v.
Schwarzenegger be released later this year. As the Bay Area Reporter previously reported, the tapes of the trial — which concluded with then-U.S.
District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, a Bush appointee to the bench, ruling that Proposition 8's ban on same-sex marriages in California was unconstitutional — are supposed to be released on August 12. (Walker