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

Filing 12

Submitted (ECF) Amicus brief for review and filed Motion to become amicus curiae. Submitted by Schubert Flint Public Affairs, Inc., Frank Schubert and Jeff Flint. Date of service: 11/30/2009. [7146405] [09-17241, 09-17551] (RHT)

Kristin Perry, et al v. Dennis Hollingsworth, et al Doc. 12 ADVOCATES FOR FAlTI-I November 30,2009 Ms. Molly C. Dwyer Clerk of the Court United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit James Browning Courthouse San Francisco, California 94103 RE: In re: Perry v. Hollingsworth, Appeal Nos. 09-1 7241, 09-1 7551 & FREEDOM I'rnircfii!g IL.ligiorrs l.iBcr.l~{i l l I h r Corrrls! Dear Ms. Dwyer: Advocates for Faith and Freedom respectfully requests leave to submit this letter brief on behalf of Schubert Flint Public Affairs, Inc., Frank Schubert and Jeff Flint (collectively referred to as "Amici"). Amici submit this letter brief in support of AppellantsIPetitioners PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM - YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RE-NEWAL and PROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTS DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J. KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, HAK-SHING WILLIAM TAM, and MARK A. JANSSON (collectively referred to as "Proponents"). Proponents have sought an emergency stay of the discovery authorized by the district court's orders of October 1, 2009 (Doc. 214), and November 11, 2009 (Doc. 252) pending resolution of their appeal. A stay was granted and expedited briefing was ordered. The appeals have been have been consolidated and the matter is set for hearing before Circuit Judges Fisher, Berzon and Wardlaw on December 1,2009. Due to the expedited nature of the briefing, and due to the fact that no procedure for filing an amicus brief in this circumstance is clearly contemplated by the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure or by the Circuit Rules, Amici respectfully requests that this letter brief be accepted and immediately submitted to Circuit Judges Fisher, Berzon and Wardlaw. Interest o f Amici Schubert Flint Public Affairs, Inc. was hired by Proponents in June, 2008, to serve as the Campaign Manager for PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM - YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RE-NEWAL ("YES ON 8"). Frank Schubert and Jeff Flint are shareholders of 24910 Las Brisas Road. #110. Mumieta. CA 92562 f T 95 1.304.7583 5. F 95 1.600.4996 f www.faith-freedom.com Dockets.Justia.com