Kristin Perry, et al v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al

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DOCKETED CAUSE AND ENTERED APPEARANCES OF COUNSEL. SEND MQ: No. The schedule is set as follows: Transcript due 05/24/2010. Transcript ordered by 04/23/2010. Appellant Equality California and Appellant No on Proposition 8, Campaign for Marriage Equality, A Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California opening brief due 07/02/2010. Appellee Martin F. Gutierrez, Appellee Dennis Hollingsworth, Appellee Mark A. Jansson, Appellee Paul T. Katami, Appellee Gail J. Knight, Appellee Kristin M. Perry, Appellee ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal, Appellee Sandra B. Stier, Appellee Hak-Shing William Tam and Appellee Jeffrey J. Zarrillo answering brief due 08/02/2010. Appellant's optional reply brief is due 14 days after service of the answering brief. [7278850] (RT)

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K r i s t i n Perry, et al v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al Doc. 1 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS for the NINTH CIRCUIT O f fic e of the Clerk A f te r Opening a Case Counseled Cases (D ecem b er 2009) C o u r t Address San Francisco Headquarters M a ilin g Address for U.S. Postal Service O f fic e of the Clerk Jam es R. Browning C o u r th o u s e U .S . Court of Appeals P .O . Box 193939 S an Francisco, CA 9 4 1 1 9 -3 9 3 9 M a ilin g Address for O vern ig h t Delivery (F ed E x, UPS, etc.) O f fic e of the Clerk Jam es R. Browning C o u r th o u s e U .S . Court of Appeals 9 5 Seventh Street S an Francisco, CA 9 4 1 0 3 -1 5 2 6 S treet Address 9 5 Seventh Street S an Francisco, CA 94103 C o u r t Addresses Divisional Courthouses P a sa d en a R ic h a rd H. Chambers C o u r th o u s e 1 2 5 South Grand Avenue P asad en a, CA 91105 P o r tla n d P io n eer Courthouse 7 0 0 SW 6th Ave, Ste 110 P o rtlan d , OR 97204 S e a ttle W illia m K. Nakamura C o u r th o u s e 1 0 1 0 Fifth Avenue S eattle, WA 98104 C o u r t Website www.ca9.uscourts.gov T h e Court's website contains the Court's Rules and General Orders, information ab o u t electronic filing of documents, answers to frequently asked questions, d irectio n s to the courthouses, forms necessary to gain admission to the bar of the C o u r t, opinions and memoranda, recordings of oral arguments, links to practice m an u als, and an invitation to join our Pro Bono Program. Dockets.Justia.com C o u rt Phone List M a in Phone Number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4 1 5 ) 355-8000 14-day Telephone Extension for Briefs N o rth ern & Eastern California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, Guam, N o rth ern Mariana Islands (San Francisco) .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4 1 5 ) 355-7853 C e n tr al & Southern California (Pasadena). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6 2 6 ) 229-7261 E astern & Western Washington, Idaho, M o n ta n a , Oregon, Alaska (Seattle). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2 0 6 ) 224-2210 A tto rn ey Admissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4 1 5 ) 355-7800 C alen d ar Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4 1 5 ) 355-8190 C J A Matters (Operations Unit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4 1 5 ) 355-7920 D o ck etin g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4 1 5 ) 355-7830 or (415) 355-7840 D eath Penalty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4 1 5 ) 355-8197 E lectro n ic Filing Appellate ECF.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S en d email to c m e c f _ c a 9 h e lp @ c a 9 .u s c o u r ts .g o v L ib rary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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(2 0 6 ) 224-2200 After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 2 E lectro n ic Case Filing T h e Ninth Circuit's Appellate ECF (Electronic Case Files) system is mandatory for all attorneys filing in the Court, unless they are granted an exemption. All n o n -ex em p ted attorneys who appear in an ongoing case are required to register for a n d to use the Appellate ECF system. Registration and information about ECF is av ailab le on the Court's website at www.ca9.uscourts.gov under Electronic F ilin g E C F . Read the Circuit Rules, especially Ninth Circuit Rule 25-5, for g u id a n c e on Appellate ECF, including which documents can and cannot be filed e le c tr o n ic a lly . R u le s of Practice T h e Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (Fed. R. App. P.), the Ninth Circuit R u les (9th Cir. R.) and the General Orders govern practice before this Court. The ru les are available on the Court's website at www.ca9.uscourts.gov under Rules. P r a c tic e Resources T h e Court has prepared a practice guide video entitled Perfecting Your Appeal. The video may be viewed for free on the Court's website at www.ca9.uscourts.gov u n d e r FAQs, Forms and Instructions -> Guides and Legal Outlines, and may be p u rch ased through the Clerk's office in San Francisco for $15.00. Continuing leg al education credit for viewing this videotape is available in most jurisdictions. Admission to the Bar of the Ninth Circuit All attorneys practicing before the Court must be admitted to the Bar of the Ninth C ircu it. Fed. R. App. P. 46(a); 9th Cir. R. 46-1.1 & 46-1.2. T o apply for admission, obtain an application (on the Court's website at w w w .ca9 .u sco u rts.g o v under Forms or by calling (415) 355-7800) and submit it to th e Clerk's Office in San Francisco with the admission fee of $190.00. Make c h e ck s payable to Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to receive a certificate of admission. After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 3 N o tice of Change of Address C o u n s e l who are registered for Appellate ECF must update their personal in fo rm atio n , including street addresses and/or email addresses, online at: h ttp s://p acer.p sc.u sco u rts.g o v /p sco /cg i-b in /cm ecf/ea-lo g in .p l 9th Cir. R. 46-3. C o u n sel who have been granted an exemption from using Appellate ECF must file a written change of address with the Court. 9th Cir. R. 46-3. M o t io n s Practice F o llo w in g are some of the basic points of motion practice, governed by Fed. R. A p p . P. 27 and 9th Cir. R. 27-1 through 27-13. N eith er a notice of motion nor a proposed order is required. Fed. R. App. P. 2 7 (a)(2 )(C )(ii), (iii). M o tio n s may be supported by an affidavit or declaration. 28 U.S.C. 1746. E ach motion should provide the position of the opposing party. Circuit A d v iso ry Committee Note to Rule 27-1(5); 9th Cir. R. 31-2.2(b)(6). A response to a motion is due 10 days from the service of the motion. Fed. R . App. P. 27(a)(3)(A). The reply is due 7 days from service of the resp o n se. Fed. R. App. P. 27(a)(4); Fed. R. App. P. 26(c). A response requesting affirmative relief and/or relief by a date certain must in c lu d e that request in the caption. Fed. R. App. P. 27(a)(3)(B). A motion filed after a case has been scheduled for oral argument, has been arg u ed , is under submission or has been decided by a panel, must include on th e initial page and/or cover the date of argument, submission or decision an d , if known, the names of the judges on the panel. 9th Cir. R. 25-4. E m erg en cy or Urgent Motions A ll emergency and urgent motions must conform with the provisions of 9th Cir. R. 2 7 -3 . Note that a motion requesting procedural relief (e.g., an extension of time to file a brief) is not the type of matter contemplated by 9th Cir. R. 27-3. Circuit A d v is o r y Committee Note to 27-3(3). P rio r to filing an emergency motion, the moving party must contact an attorney in th e Motions Unit in San Francisco at (415) 355-8020. After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 4 W h en it is absolutely necessary to notify the Court of an emergency outside of stan d ard office hours, the moving party shall call (415) 355-8000. Keep in mind th a t this line is for true emergencies that cannot wait until the next business day (e.g ., an imminent execution or removal from the United States). Briefing Schedule T h e Court issues the briefing schedule at the time the appeal is docketed. C ertain motions (e.g., a motion for dismissal) automatically stay the briefing sch ed u le. 9th Cir. R. 27-11. T h e opening and answering brief due dates (and any other deadline set for a d ate certain by the Court) are not subject to the additional time described in Fed. R. A p p . P. 26(c). The early filing of appellant's opening brief does not advance the d u e date for appellee's answering brief. 9th Cir. R. 31-2.1. E x t e n s io n s of Time to file a Brief A party may seek either an oral or written extension of time. O ra l Extension If good cause is shown, the clerk may grant a single extension of no more than 14 d ays to file an opening, answering or reply brief. 9th Cir. R. 31-2.2(a). You must in f o r m opposing counsel of your plan to request an extension of time before co n tactin g the clerk. If an oral extension is granted, the moving party will not receiv e any further extensions of time unless the moving party can demonstrate ex trao rd in ary circumstances. You may apply for an oral extension by calling: N o rth ern & Eastern California, Hawaii, Guam, Arizona, Northern Mariana Islan d s, Nevada: (415) 355-7853 C en tral & Southern California: (626) 229-7261 E a ste rn & Western Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska: (2 0 6 ) 224-2210 W ritten Extension Requests for extensions of more than 14 days will be granted only upon a written m o tio n supported by a showing of diligence and substantial need. This motion After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 5 sh all be filed at least 7 days before the due date for the brief. The motion shall be acco m p an ied by an affidavit or declaration that includes all of the information listed at 9th Cir. R. 31-2.2(b). The Court will ordinarily adjust the schedule in response to an initial motion. Circuit Advisory Committee Note to Rule 31-2.2. The Court expects that the brief w ill be filed within the requested period of time. Id. Contents of Briefs T h e required components of a brief are set out at Fed. R. App. P. 28 and 32, and 9 th Cir. R. 28-2, 32-1 and 32-2. E x c e rp t s of Record T h e Court requires excerpts of record rather than an appendix. 9th Cir. R. 301 .1 (a). Appellant shall file 4 separately-bound excerpts of record with white c o v e r s at the time the Opening Brief is filed, and shall serve one copy on each p a r ty . 9th Cir. R. 30-1.3. Please review 9th Cir. R. 30-1.3 through 30-1.6 to see a list of the specific contents and format. F o r excerpts that exceed 75 pages, the first volume must comply with 9th Cir. R. 3 0 -1 .6 (a). Excerpts exceeding 300 pages must be filed in multiple volumes. 9th C ir . R. 30-1.6(b). A p p ellee may file supplemental excerpts and appellant may file further excerpts. 9th Cir. R. 30-1.7 and 30-1.8. If you are an appellee responding to a pro se brief th at did not come with excerpts, then your excerpts need only include the contents set out at 9th Cir. R. 30-1.7. M e d ia tio n Program Mediation Questionnaires are required in all civil cases except cases in which the ap p ellan t is proceeding pro se, habeas cases (28 U.S.C. 2241, 2254 and 2255) a n d petitions for writs (28 U.S.C. 1651). 9th Cir. R. 3-4. They are not required in criminal cases. T h e Mediation Questionnaire is available on the Court's website at After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 6 w w w .ca9 .u sco u rts.g o v under Forms. The Mediation Questionnaire should be filed w ith in 7 days of the docketing of a civil appeal. The Mediation Questionnaire is u sed only to assess settlement potential. If you are interested in requesting a conference with a mediator, you may call the M ed iatio n Unit at (415) 355-7900, email ca09_mediation@ca9.uscourts.gov or m ak e a written request to the Chief Circuit Mediator. You may request co n feren ces confidentially. More information about the Court's mediation p r o g r am is available at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/mediation. O ra l Hearings N o tices of the oral hearing calendars are distributed approximately 4 to 5 weeks b efo re the hearing date. The Court sits monthly in San Francisco, Pasadena and S eattle. The Court sits in Portland every other month, depending on caseload. The C o u r t also hears cases 3 times a year in Honolulu and once a year in Anchorage. T h e Court will change the date or location of an oral hearing only for good cause, an d requests to continue a hearing filed within 14 days of the hearing will be g ran ted only upon a showing of exceptional circumstances. 9th Cir. R. 34-2. O r al hearing will be conducted in all cases unless all members of the panel agree th at the decisional process would not be significantly aided by oral argument. Fed. R . App. P. 34. After Opening a Case Counseled Appeals P age 7