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

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Filed (ECF) Appellants County of Imperial, The Board of Supervisors of the County of Imperial and Isabel Vargas Motion for miscellaneous relief [Joinder of Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal Filed in Case No. 10-16696 on August 12, 2010]. Date of service: 08/13/2010. [7440113] (JLM)

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No. 10-16751 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT ______________________________________________________ KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al. Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, et al. Defendants. ______________________________________________________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Northern District of California Civil Case No. 09-cv-2292 VRW (Honorable Vaughn R. Walker) ______________________________________________________ EMERGENCY MOTION UNDER CIRCUIT RULE 27-3 ______________________________________________________ JOINDER OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS-APPELLANTS DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J. KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, MARK A. JANSSON, AND PROTECTMARRIEGE.COM'S EMERGENCY MOTION FOR STAY PENDING APPEAL AND REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE ___________________________________________________________ ADVOCATES FOR FAITH AND FREEDOM Robert H. Tyler, CA Bar No. 179572 Jennifer L. Monk, CA Bar No. 245512 24910 Las Brisas Road, Suite 110 Murrieta, CA 92562 Telephone: (951) 304-7583 Facsimile: (951) 600-4996 rtyler@faith-freedom.com jmonk@faith-freedom.com Attorneys for Movant-Appellants COUNTY OF IMPERIAL, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF IMPERIAL, and ISABEL VARGAS 1 9th Cir. R. 27-3 Certificate Pursuant to 9th Cir. R. 27-3, Appellants respectfully certify that their motion for stay pending appeal is an emergency motion requiring "relief ... in less than 21 days" to "avoid irreparable harm." Appellants are the County of Imperial of the State of California, the Board of Supervisors of County of Imperial, and Isabel Vargas in her official capacity as Deputy Clerk/Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages for the County of Imperial. On August 4, 2010, the district court ruled that Prop 8 is unconstitutional and ordered its enforcement permanently enjoined. The district court temporarily stayed entry of its judgment to consider a motion for stay pending appeal. On August 12, the district court denied the stay motion, lifted the temporary stay on the entry of judgment, and entered judgment. See Doc. No. 727, Doc. No. 728. At the same time, the district court ordered another limited stay, this time until "August 18, 2010 at 5 PM PDT" in order to "permit the court of appeals to consider the issue [of a stay pending appeal] in an orderly manner." Doc. No 727 at 2, 11. It is thus imperative that a stay pending appeal be entered on or before August 18, 2010 at 5 p.m. to avoid the confusion and irreparable injury that would flow from the creation of a class of purported same-sex marriages. See, e.g., Advisory: If Judge Walker Says It's OK to Get Married, GLTNN.com, Aug. 11, 2010, available at http://gltnewsnow.com/2010/08/11/advisory-if-judge-walker- 2 says-it's-ok-to-get-married/ (reporting that West Hollywood stands ready to marry gay couples "[a]s soon as the federal judge lifts the stay," and that Los Angeles County "is prepared to take immediate action to implement the court's orders if the stay is lifted") (quotations marks omitted). Before filing their motion, Appellants notified counsel for the other parties by email and also emailed them a service copy of the motion. Pursuant to 9th Cir. R. 27-3(a)(3)(i), the telephone numbers, email addresses, and office addresses of the attorneys for the parties are as follows: Attorneys for Plaintiffs Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Paul T. Katami, and Jeffrey J. Zarrillo: Theodore B. Olson tolson@gibsondunn.com Matthew C. McGill mmcgill@gibsondunn.com Amir C. Tayrani atayrani@gibsondunn.com GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER, LLP 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 955-8668 3 Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. tboutrous@gibsondunn.com Christopher D. Dusseault cdusseault@gibsondunn.com Theane Evangelis Kapur tkapur@gibsondunn.com Enrique A. Monagas emonagas@gibsondunn.com GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER, LLP 333 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 229-7804 Ethan D. Dettmer edettmer@gibsondunn.com Sarah Elizabeth Piepmeier spiepmeier@gibsondunn.com GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 555 Mission Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, Ca 94105 (415) 393-8200 David Boies dboies@bsfllp.com Rosanne C. Baxter rbaxter@bsfllp.com BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER, LLP 333 Main Street Armonk, NY 10504 (914) 749-8200 Jeremy Michael Goldman jgoldman@bsfllp.com Theodore H. Uno tuno@bsfllp.com BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 900 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 874-1000 4 Attorneys for Plaintiff-Intervenor City and County of San Francisco: Dennis J. Herrera Therese Stewart therese.stewart@sfgov.org Danny Chou danny.chou@sfgov.org Ronald P. Flynn ronald.flynn@sfgov.org Vince Chhabria vince.chhabria@sfgov.org Erin Bernstein erin.bernstein@sfgov.org Christine Van Aken christine.van.aken@sfgov.org Mollie M. Lee mollie.lee@sfgov.org catheryn.daly@sfgov.org CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place Room 234 San Francisco, CA 94102-4682 (415) 554-4708 Attorneys for Defendants Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Director Mark B. Horton, and Deputy Director Linette Scott: Kenneth C. Mennemeier kcm@mgslaw.com Andrew Walter Stroud stroud@mglsaw.com MENNEMEIER GLASSMAN & STROUD LLP 980 9th Street, Suite 1700 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 553-4000 5 Attorneys for Defendant Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr.: Gordon Bruce Burns gordon.burns@doj.ca.gov Attorney General's Office, Dept. of Justice 1300 I Street, 17th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 324-3081 Tamar Pachter tamar.pachter@doj.ca.gov Office of the California Attorney General 455 Golden Gate Ave, Suite 11000 San Francisco, CA 94102-7004 (415) 703-5970 Attorneys for Defendant Clerk-Recorder Patrick O'Connell: Claude Franklin Kolm claude.kolm@acgov.org Manuel Francisco Martinez manuel.martinez@acgov.org COUNTY OF ALAMEDA 1221 Oak Street, Suite 450 Oakland, CA 94612-4296 (510) 272-6710 Attorney for Defendant Registrar-Recorder Dean C. Logan: Judy Whitehurst jwhitehurst@counsel.lacounty.gov OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNSEL COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 500 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 974-1845 6 Attorney for Defendant-Intervenor Hak-Shing William Tam: Terry L. Thompson Tl_thompson@earthlink.net Law Offices of Terry L. Thompson Post Office Box 1346 Alamo, CA 94507 (925) 855-1507 Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenors Dennis Hollingsworth, Gail J. Knight, Martin F. Gutierrez, Mark A. Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com--Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal: Charles J. Cooper ccooper@cookerkirk.com David H. Thompson dthompson@cooperkirk.com Howard C. Neilson, Jr. hnielson@cooperkirk.com Nicole J. Moss nmoss@cooperkirk.com Peter A. Patterson ppatterson@cooperkirk.com COOPER & KIRK, PLLC 1523 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 22036 (202) 220-9600 Andrew P. Pugno Andrew@pugnolaw.com LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 608-3065 7 Brian W. Raum braum@telladf.org James A. Campbell jcampbell@telladf.org ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 N. 90th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 444-0020 Jordan W. Lawrence jlorence@telladf.org Austin R. Nimocks animocks@telladf.org ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 801 G St. NW, Suite 509 Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 393-8690 Timothy D. Chandler tchandler@telladf.org ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 932-2850 Dated: August 13, 2010 s/ Jennifer L. Monk Jennifer L. Monk, Esq. Counsel for Movant-Appellants COUNTY OF IMPERIAL, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF IMPERIAL, and ISABEL VARGAS 8 County of Imperial of the State of California ("County"), Board of Supervisors of Imperial County ("Board"), and Isabel Vargas in her official capacity as Deputy Clerk/Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages for the County of Imperial ("Deputy Clerk") respectfully join the emergency motion for immediate stay pending appeal filed yesterday by Appellants Hollingsworth, Knight, Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com ("Proponents"). The County of Imperial respectfully requests that this Court take judicial notice of the Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal filed by Dennis Hollingsworth, Gail J. Knight, Martin F. Gutierrez, Mark A. Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.Com Yes On 8, A Project of California Renewal, which was filed in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (Ninth Circuit Case No. 10-16696). U.S. v. Wilson, 631 F.2d 118, 119 (9th Cir. 1980). The County plays a vital and indispensible official role in the regulation of marriage in California. Its clerks and deputy clerks are "commissioner[s] of civil marriages." Cal. Fam. Code 401(a); Cal. Gov't Code 24100, 24101. Deputy Clerk Vargas's duties thus include, among other things, issuing marriage licenses, Cal. Fam. Code 350, and performing civil marriages, id. 400. The Board has the statutory duty to "supervise the official conduct of all county officers," including county clerks and their deputies, and "see that they faithfully perform their duties" under the law. Cal. Gov't Code 25303, 24000(c), 24100. As with 9 other County officials, the Board also allocates resources for and prescribes the compensation of county clerks, see id. 25300, and directs and controls the conduct of litigation involving the office of county clerk, id. 25203. In light of the significantly protectable interests created by their official responsibilities with respect to marriage--and in light of the fact that none of the government officials named as defendants are defending Proposition 8, the County of Imperial and its Deputy Clerk have moved to intervene in this litigation in district court. See Doc. No. 311. The district court, however, has denied their motion to intervene. They have appealed that decision along with the district court's merits decision to this Court. The district court's rulings on the merits, denying the County's motion to intervene, and denying a stay pending appeal, are inconsistent in relation to the intervention of the County, Board, and Deputy Clerk, and the significantly protectable interests of the same provided above. See Doc. No. 708, Doc. No. 709, Doc. No. 727. While correctly identifying in the ruling on the merits that none of the government officials named as defendants are defending Proposition 8, the district court relied on the fact that the interests of the County and Deputy Clerk were represented by the other government defendants to justify its denial of the County and Deputy Clerk's motion to intervene. See Doc. No. 708, Doc. No. 709. Furthermore, the district court's denial of a stay pending appeal suggested that the 10 Proponents may lack standing to pursue an appeal, and would need a government defendant to appeal. See Doc. No. 727. Something the County, a governmental entity, has already done. The County, Board, and its Deputy Clerk sought intervention prior to trial in order to assure the district court order was appealable and Proposition 8 was defended by a governmental agency. See Doc. No. 311. The intervention correctly relied upon the County and Deputy Clerk's duty to enforce the law, conduct civil marriages, issue marriage licenses, and generally implement all laws pertaining to or defining marriage within the State of California including Proposition 8. See Doc. No. 311. They clearly have a protectable interest that is not only inadequately represented, but not represented whatsoever by other government officials. For the reasons stated in Proponents' emergency motion for immediate stay, which the County, Board, and Deputy Clerk hereby join, we respectfully request that the district court's judgment be stayed during the pendency of this appeal. As the district court's ruling provides that the stay currently in effect will be lifted on August 18, 2010 at 5 p.m., we respectfully request that the immediate stay pending appeal be granted on or before August 18, 2010. We further respectfully request that should this Court be inclined to deny the requested stay of the district 11 court's judgment, sufficient time be provided to submit an emergency application for immediate stay pending appeal to the United States Supreme Court for its review and consideration. Respectfully submitted, ADVOCATES FOR FAITH AND FREEDOM Dated: August 13, 2010 s/ Jennifer L. Monk Jennifer L. Monk, Esq. Counsel for Movant-Appellants COUNTY OF IMPERIAL, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF IMPERIAL, and ISABEL VARGAS 12 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on the 13th day of August 2010, I caused to be served on the following counsel a true and correct copy for the foregoing via electronic mail. 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 kcm@mgslaw.com gosling@mgslaw.com aknight@mgslaw.com stroud@mgslaw.com lbailey@mgslaw.com Attorneys for the Administration Defendants 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 therese.stewart@sfgov.org erin.bernstein@sfgov.org vince.chhabria@sfgov.org danny.chou@sfgov.org ronald.flynn@sfgov.org mollie.lee@sfgov.org Christine.van.aken@sfgov.org catheryn.daly@sfgov.org Attorneys for Plaintiff-Intervenor City and County of San Francisco 13 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.washington@acgov.org claude.kolm@acgov.org judith.martinez@acgov.org manuel.martinez@acgov.org Attorneys for Defendant Patrick O'Connell Clerk Recorder of the County of Alameda Terry L. Thompson LAW OFFICE OF TERRY L. THOMPSON Charles J. Cooper David H. Thompson Howard C. Nielson, Jr. Nicole Jo Moss Peter A. Patterson COOPER & KIRK PLLC 1523 New Hampshire Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20036 T: (202) 220-9600 F: (202) 220-9601 ccooper@cooperkirk.com dthompson@cooperkirk.com hnielson@cooperkirk.com nmoss@cooperkirk.com ppatterson@cooperkirk.com 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 andrew@pugnolaw.com P.O. Box 1346 Alamo, CA 94507 T: (925) 855-1507 F: (925) 820-6035 tl_thompson@earthlink.net Attorney for Defendant-Intervenor Hak-Shing William Tam 14 Brian W. Raum James A. Campbell ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 N. 90th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 T: (480) 444-0020 F: (480) 444-0028 braum@telladf.org jcampbell@telladf.org Attorneys for DefendantIntervenors Hollingsworth, Knight, Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com 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 jwhitehurst@counsel.lacounty.gov Attorneys for Defendant Dean C. Logan Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, County of Los Angeles Theodore B. Olson Matthew C. McGill Amir Tayrani GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 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. 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 15 Theodore Boustrous, Jr. Christopher Dusseault Theane Kapur GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP David Boies Rosanne C. Baxter BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER 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 333 Main St. Armonk, NY 10504 T: (914) 749-8200 F: (914) 749-8300 dboies@bsfllp.com Jeremy Michael Goldman Theodore Uno BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP 555 Mission Street, Suite 3000 San Francisco, CA 94105 T: (415) 393-8200 F: (415) 393-8306 edettmer@gibsondunn.com spiepmeier@gibsondunn.com emonagas@gibsondunn.com rjustice@gibsondunn.com mjanky@gibsondunn.com 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 900 Oakland, CA 94612 T: (510) 874-1000 F: (510) 874-1460 jgoldman@bsfllp.com tuno@bsfllp.com brichardson@bsfllp.com rbettan@bsfllp.com jischiller@bsfllp.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs Kristin M. Perry et al. s/ Jennifer L. Monk Email: jmonk@faith-freedom.com 16