Kristin Perry, et al v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al
Filed (ECF) Appellants Martin F. Gutierrez, Dennis Hollingsworth, Mark A. Jansson, Gail J. Knight and ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal Mediation Questionnaire. Date of service: 08/12/2010.  (CJC)
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT Circuit Mediation Office Phone (415) 355-7900 Fax (415) 355-8566 http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/mediation
The purpose of this questionnaire is to help the court's mediators provide the best possible mediation service in this case; it serves no other function. Responses to this questionnaire are not confidential. Appellants/Petitioners must electronically file this document within 7 days of the docketing of the case. 9th Cir. R. 3-4 and 15-2. Appellees/Respondents may file the questionnaire, but are not required to do so. Any party may provide additional information in confidence directly to the Circuit Mediation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the case name and Ninth Circuit case number in your message. Additional information might include interest in including this case in the mediation program, the case's settlement history, issues beyond the litigation that the parties might address in a settlement context, or future events that might affect the parties' willingness or ability to mediate the case. 9th Circuit Case Number(s): 10-16696 District Court/Agency Case Number(s): 3:09-cv-02292-VRW District Court/Agency Location: Case Name: Kristin Perry et al.
Arnold Schwarzenegger et al.
Please briefly describe the dispute that gave rise to this lawsuit.
In 2008, the people of California enacted a constitutional amendment (Proposition 8) providing that "[o]nly marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." CAL. CONST. art. I, § 7.5. Plaintiffs in this action, members of two same-sex couples, claim that Proposition 8 violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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Briefly describe the procedural history, the result below, and the main issues on appeal.
Plaintiffs filed their suit on May 22, 2009. On June 30, the district court permitted Appellants, official proponents of Proposition 8 and the primarily formed ballot committee designated by the official proponents as the official Yes on 8 campaign, to intervene to defend Proposition 8's constitutionality. On October 14, the district court denied Appellants' motion for summary judgment. The case was tried from January 11 through January 27, 2010, and closing arguments were held on June 16. On August 4, the district court ruled that Proposition 8 violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The main issues on appeal will be whether Proposition 8 violates the Due Process or Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. On August 4, the district court denied the motion of Imperial County, its Board of Supervisors, and Deputy County Clerk Isabel Vargas (collectively, Imperial County) to intervene as defendants. Imperial County has also appealed the district court's ruling on the merits as well as its ruling denying intervention. That appeal has been docketed as Case No. 10-16751. Case Nos. 09-16959, 09-17241, 09-17551, 10-15649, and 10-70063, which also arose out of the same district court action, are no longer active.
Describe any proceedings remaining below or any related proceedings in other tribunals.
On August 3, 2010, Appellants filed a motion for stay pending appeal with the district court. On August 4, the district court entered a temporary stay of its judgment and invited the other parties to respond to Appellants' motion by August 6. The motion has been submitted since that date, and the district court has ordered that the temporary stay remain in place until it rules on the motion. On January 9, 2010, Appellants filed a motion to stay the Northern District of California's order permitting the broadcast of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger bench trial with the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court granted the motion on January 13, 2010 pending the resolution of a timely filed petition for writ of certiorari or mandamus. Appellants have filed a petition for certiorari, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on it. The matter is docketed as No. 09-1238 in the Supreme Court.
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Provide any other information that might affect the suitability of this case for mediation.
CERTIFICATION OF COUNSEL I certify that:
a current service list with telephone and fax numbers and email addresses is attached (see 9th Circuit Rule 3-2). I understand that failure to provide the Court with a completed form and service list may result in sanctions, including dismissal of the appeal.
Signature s/Charles J. Cooper
("s/" plus attorney name may be used in lieu of a manual signature on electronically-filed documents.)
Counsel for Appellants Hollingsworth, Knight, Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage
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SERVICE LIST Kenneth C. Mennemeier Andrew W. Stroud MENNEMEIER, GLASSMAN & STROUD LLP 980 9th Street, Suite 1700 Sacramento, CA 95814-2736 T: (916) 553-4000 F: (916) 553-4011 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Defendants the Administration Elizabeth M. Cortez Judy W. Whitehurst THE OFFICE OF CITY COUNSEL 648 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 500 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012-2713 T: (213) 974-1845 F: (213) 617-7182 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendant Dean C. Logan Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, County of Los Angeles Gordon Burns Tamar Pachter OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 1300 I Street, Suite 125 P.O Box. 944255 Sacramento, CA 94244-2550 T: (415) 703-5970 F: (415) 703-1234 Gordon.Burns@doj.ca.gov Tamar.Pachter@doj.ca.gov Attorneys for Defendant Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Dennis J. Herrera Therese M. Stewart OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY City Hall, Room 234 One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, California 94102-4682 T: (415) 554-4708 F: (415) 554-4699 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Christine.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Plaintiff-Intervenor City and County of San Francisco
Richard E Winnie Brian E. Washington Claude F. Kolm Manuel F. Martinez THE OFFICE OF CITY COUNSEL 1221 Oak Street, Suite 450 Oakland, California 94612 T: (510) 272-6700 F: (510) 272-5020 Brian.email@example.com Claude.firstname.lastname@example.org Judith.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Defendant Patrick O'Connell Clerk Recorder of the County of Alameda Terry L. Thompson LAW OFFICE OF TERRY L. THOMPSON P.O. Box 1346 Alamo, CA 94507 T: (925) 855-1507 F: (925) 820-6035 email@example.com Attorney for Defendant-Intervenor HakShing William Tam Charles J. Cooper David H. Thompson Howard C. Nielson, Jr. Nicole Jo Moss Peter A. Patterson COOPER & KIRK PLLC 1523 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Ted Olson Matthew McGill Amir Tayrani GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036-5306 T: (202) 955-8500 F: (202) 467-0539 TOlson@gibsondunn.com MMcGill@gibsondunn.com ATayrani@gibsondunn.com Theodore Boustrous, Jr. Christopher Dusseault Theane Kapur GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 333 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90072-1512 T: (213) 229-7000 F: (213) 229-7520 TBoutrous@gibsondunn.com CDusseault@gibsondunn.com TKapur@gibsondunn.com SMalzahn@gibsondunn.com Ethan Dettmer Enrique Monagas GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 555 Mission Street, Suite 3000 San Francisco, CA 94105 T: (415) 393-8200 F: (415) 393-8306 EDettmer@gibsondunn.com
Washington, D.C. 20036 T: (202) 220-9600 F: (202) 220-9601 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew P. Pugno LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO 101 Parkshore Dr., Ste. 100 Folsom, CA 95630 T: (916) 608-3065 F: (916) 608-3066 email@example.com Brian W. Raum James A. Campbell ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 N. 90th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 T: (480) 444-0020 F: (480) 444-0028 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenors Hollingsworth, Knight, Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com
SPiepmeier@gibsondunn.com EMonagas@gibsondunn.com RJustice@gibsondunn.com MJanky@gibsondunn.com David Boies BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP 333 Main St. Armonk, NY 10504 T: (914) 749-8200 F: (914) 749-8300 firstname.lastname@example.org Theodore Uno BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 900 Oakland, CA 94612 T: (510) 874-1000 F: (510) 874-1460 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs Kristin M. Perry et al.