A federal judge appears unconvinced that a video recording of the 2010 trial that rendered a 2008 ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage in California unconstitutional should remain sealed. 

In a Zoom videoconference Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of the Northern District of California once again weighed in on Perry v. Schwarzenegger. In 2018, Orrick ruled that the video could be unsealed Aug. 12, a decade after the decision per local court rules, unless proponents could offer a compelling reason for it to remain confidential.