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Doc #47 - Plaintiffs' Reply brief in support of releasing trial recordings
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    No. 11-17255   IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT _________________________KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees ,v.EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., et al.,  Defendants ,andDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al.,  Defendants-Intervenors-Appellants .   _________________________On Appeal From The United States District CourtFor The Northern District Of CaliforniaNo. CV-09-02292 JW (Honorable James Ware)____________________________________________________ REPLY BRIEF FOR PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES ____________________________________________________D AVID B OIES  J EREMY M.   G OLDMAN  BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP333 Main StreetArmonk, New York 10504(914) 749-8200T HEODORE B.   O LSON   Counsel of Record  M ATTHEW D.   M C G ILL  A MIR C.   T AYRANI  GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20036(202) 955-8500T HEODORE J.   B OUTROUS ,   J R .C HRISTOPHER D.   D USSEAULT  T HEANE E VANGELIS K APUR  E NRIQUE A.   M ONAGAS  J OSHUA S.   L IPSHUTZ  GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP333 South Grand AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90071(213) 229-7804  Attorneys for Plaintiffs-AppelleesKristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Paul T. Katami, and Jeffrey J. Zarrillo Case: 11-17255 11/28/2011 ID: 7981135 DktEntry: 47 Page: 1 of 33   i TABLE OF CONTENTSPage INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................... 1   ARGUMENT ............................................................................................................. 3   I.   PROPONENTS DO NOT DISPUTE THAT THE FIRSTAMENDMENT COMPELS PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE TRIALRECORDING. .............................................................................................. 3   II.   THE COMMON LAW COMPELS PUBLIC ACCESS TO THETRIAL RECORDING. .................................................................................. 4   A.   Proponents Cannot Circumvent The Common Law Right Of Access To The Trial Recording. ........................................................... 5   1.   Local Rule 77-3 Does Not Prohibit Unsealing TheTrial Recording. .......................................................................... 5   2.    Hollingsworth Has No Application To This Motion. ................. 8   3.   The Common Law Presumption Of Public AccessApplies To The Trial Recording. ................................................ 9   4.   The Public‟s Common Law Right Of Access Does Not Turn On The Circumstances Of The Recording‟s Creation. ....................................................................................12   B.   Proponents Do Not Meet Their Substantial Burden Of Presenting Compelling Reasons For Maintaining The VideoUnder Seal. ..........................................................................................14   1.   There Is No Ev idence That Proponents‟ Compensated, High-Profile Expert Witnesses Would Suffer AnyHarm. .........................................................................................15   2.   Access To The Trial Recording Would ProvideSignificant Public Benefits That Proponents Ignore. ...............19   CONCLUSION ........................................................................................................ 24   Case: 11-17255 11/28/2011 ID: 7981135 DktEntry: 47 Page: 2 of 33  TABLE OF CONTENTS(continued)Page iiCERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE ....................................................................... 25   Case: 11-17255 11/28/2011 ID: 7981135 DktEntry: 47 Page: 3 of 33   iii TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)Cases    ABC, Inc. v. Stewart  ,360 F.3d 90 (2d Cir. 2004) ...................................................................................19  Aetna Life Ins. Co. v. Bayona ,223 F.3d 1030 (9th Cir. 2000) ................................................................................ 4  Bartnicki v. Vopper  ,532 U.S. 514 (2001) .............................................................................................12 City of Milwaukee v. Illinois ,451 U.S. 304 (1981) ............................................................................................... 7 Ctr. for Nat’l Sec. Studies v. U.S. DOJ  ,331 F.3d 918 (D.C. Cir. 2003) ............................................................................... 7  Doe v. Reed  ,__ F. Supp. 2d __, 2011 WL 4943952 (W.D. Wash. Oct. 17, 2011) ............ 16, 18  EEOC v. Erection Co. ,900 F.2d 168 (9th Cir. 1990) ................................................................................12 Foltz v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. ,331 F.3d 1122 (9th Cir. 2003) ................................................................................ 4 Gov’t of the V.I. v. Aquino ,378 F.2d 540 (3d Cir. 1967) .................................................................................20  Hagestad v. Tragesser  ,49 F.3d 1430 (9th Cir. 1995) ............................................................................5, 14  Hartford Courant Co. v. Pellegrino ,380 F.3d 83 (2d Cir. 2004) ..................................................................................... 9  Hicklin Eng’g, L.C. v. Bartell  ,439 F.3d 346 (7th Cir. 2006) ................................................................................20  Hollingsworth v. Perry ,130 S. Ct. 705 (2010) ............................................................................................. 8 Case: 11-17255 11/28/2011 ID: 7981135 DktEntry: 47 Page: 4 of 33
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