Kristin Perry, et al v. Dennis Hollingsworth, et al

Filing 21

Filed (ECF) Appellants Martin F. Gutierrez, Dennis Hollingsworth, Mark A. Jansson, Gail J. Knight, ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal and Hak-Shing William Tam Motion to file oversized brief. Date of service: 11/23/2009. [7140772] (CJC)

Kristin Perry, et al v. Dennis Hollingsworth, et al Doc. 21 NOS. 09-17241, 09-17551 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al. Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants. Appeal from United States District Court for the Northern District of California Civil Case No. 09-CV-2292 VRW (Honorable Vaughn R. Walker) APPELLANTS'/PETITIONERS' MOTION FOR LEAVE TO EXCEED PAGE LIMITATIONS Andrew P. Pugno LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, California 95630 (916) 608-3065; (916) 608-3066 Fax Brian W. Raum James A. Campbell ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 (480) 444-0020; (480) 444-0028 Fax Charles J. Cooper David H. Thompson Howard C. Nielson, Jr. Nicole J. Moss Jesse Panuccio Peter A. Patterson COOPER AND KIRK, PLLC 1523 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 220-9600; (202) 220-9601 Fax Attorneys for Appellants/Petitioners Dockets.Justia.com Pursuant to 9th Cir. R. 32-2, Appellants/Petitioners respectfully seek the Court's leave to file a brief in excess of the ten pages allotted by rule for replies to motions. See Fed. R. App. P. 27(d)(2). Specifically, Appellants/Petitioners respectfully submit that an expanded page limit of 15 pages is warranted and request the Court's leave to file a brief of that length. Appellants' reply brief addresses both the jurisdictional issues implicated by the show-cause briefing and the merits issues relating to the stay application. This Court in its November 20 order permitted Appellees/Respondents to file a brief that exceeded the usual page limits for a single brief in opposition to a motion, and Appellees have filed a brief of 35 pages. We respectfully submit that the same rationale warrants an expansion of the page limits governing Appellants'/Petitioners' reply brief. We therefore request leave to file a reply brief of no more than 15 pages. Dated: November 23, 2009 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Charles J. Cooper Charles J. Cooper Attorney for Appellants -1-