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

Filing 396

Filed (ECF) Appellee City and County of San Francisco Correspondence: Request that the Court provide the parties advance notice when the decision of the appeal is forthcoming.. Date of service: 12/14/2011 [8001121] --[COURT UPDATE: Spread filing to case number 11-16577. Resent NDA. 12/15/2011 by DB] (CV)

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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY DENNIS J. HERRERA City Attorney THERESE M. STEWART CHIEF DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY Direct Dial: Email: (415) 554-4708 therese.stewart@sfgov.org December 14, 2011 Ms. Molly C. Dwyer Clerk of the Court United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse San Francisco, CA 94119-3939 Re: Perry v. Brown, 9th Circuit Case No. 10-16696 (appeal from United States District Court, N.D. Cal. Case No. 09-CV-02292) Dear Ms. Dwyer: I write on behalf of Plaintiff-Intervenor and Appellant, City and County of San Francisco, to echo the City of West Hollywood's request that the Court provide the parties advance notice when the decision on this appeal is forthcoming. In several prior instances when decisions have been issued relating to the marriage rights of same-sex couples, there have been large gatherings, including protesters, at the courthouses and in the Civic Center area of San Francisco. Those gatherings have involved expressions of intense emotion and sometimes heated debates between people who strongly disagree. In any instance where crowds of protesters gather, and particularly where the issue is as emotional and contested as this one, it is helpful for the San Francisco Police Department to be aware of the gathering in advance to plan for and deploy an adequate number of officers to the areas where protests are likely to occur. We would therefore be grateful if the Court could provide advance notice of its intention to issue its decision in this case. Thank you for your consideration of this request. Very truly yours, THERESE M. STEWART Chief Deputy City Attorney cc: Deputy Chief Kevin Cashman, SFPD Operations Bureau CITY HALL · ONE DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 234 · SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102-4682 RECEPTION: (415) 554-4700