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

Filing 71

Filed (ECF) - Martin F. Gutierrez, Dennis Hollingsworth, Mark A. Jansson, Gail J. Knight and ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal response supporting motion (,motion to intervene). Date of service: 03/07/2011. [7671359] (CJC)

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Kristin Perry, et al v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al Doc. 71 NO. 10-16751 Argued December 6, 2010 (Reinhardt, Hawkins, N. Smith) UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT KRISTIN PERRY, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., et al., Defendants, and COUNTY OF IMPERIAL, et al., Movants-Appellants. Appeal from United States District Court for the Northern District of California Civil Case No. 09-CV-2292 JW (Honorable James Ware) DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' RESPONSE IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO INTERVENE Andrew P. Pugno LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, California 95630 (916) 608-3065; (916) 608-3066 Fax Brian W. Raum James A. Campbell ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 (480) 444-0020; (480) 444-0028 Fax Charles J. Cooper David H. Thompson Howard C. Nielson, Jr. Peter A. Patterson COOPER AND KIRK, PLLC 1523 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 220-9600; (202) 220-9601 Fax Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenors Hollingsworth, Knight, Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com Dockets.Justia.com Dennis Hollingsworth, Gail J. Knight, Martin F. Gutierrez, Mark A. Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com (collectively, "Proponents"), Defendant-Intervenors below and Appellants in Case No. 10-16696, respectfully submit that this Court should grant the motion submitted by Imperial County Clerk Chuck Storey ("Imperial County") to intervene as an appellant in this case. Proponents support the motion for the reasons stated by Imperial County and because Imperial County has acted promptly to cure the defect identified by the panel with respect to Imperial County's standing (the fact that the County's Clerk was not seeking to intervene), a defect that was first identified at oral argument. In addition, it may be proper to hold Imperial County's motion in abeyance during the pendency of the California Supreme Court's consideration of the question certified to it by this Court. This Court's certification order states that "further proceedings in this court are stayed pending final action by the Supreme Court of California." Certification Order at 18, No. 10-16696 (Doc. No. 292). And while, as a technical matter, that order was entered in our appeal and not this one, the Court to date has kept these two appeals in procedural lockstep. See Order of August 17, 2010 (Doc. No. 3) (ordering that "[t]his appeal shall be calendared with case No. 10-16696"); Order of November 26, 2010 (Doc. No. 49) ("For purposes of clarification, these appeals are consolidated for oral argument."); Opinion at 14 (Doc. No. 65-1) ("The deadline for filing a petition for panel 1 rehearing or rehearing en banc is hereby EXTENDED until the deadline for such petitions in No. 10-16696, which will be 14 days after an opinion is filed in that appeal. The Clerk is DIRECTED to stay the issuance of the mandate in this case until the mandate issues in No. 10-16696."). Dated: March 7, 2011 Respectfully Submitted, s/Charles J. Cooper Charles J. Cooper David H. Thompson Howard C. Nielson, Jr. Peter A. Patterson COOPER & KIRK, PLLC 1523 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 202-220-9600 Andrew P. Pugno LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO 101 Parkshore Dr., Ste. 100 Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 608-3065 Brian W. Raum James A. Campbell ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 N. 90th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 444-0020 Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenors Hollingsworth, Knight, Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com 2 9th Circuit Case Number(s) 10-16751 NOTE: To secure your input, you should print the filled-in form to PDF (File > Print > PDF Printer/Creator). ********************************************************************************* CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE When All Case Participants are Registered for the Appellate CM/ECF System I hereby certify that I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by using the appellate CM/ECF system on (date) . 3/7/2011 I certify that all participants in the case are registered CM/ECF users and that service will be accomplished by the appellate CM/ECF system. Signature (use "s/" format) s/Charles J. Cooper ********************************************************************************* CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE When Not All Case Participants are Registered for the Appellate CM/ECF System I hereby certify that I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by using the appellate CM/ECF system on (date) . Participants in the case who are registered CM/ECF users will be served by the appellate CM/ECF system. I further certify that some of the participants in the case are not registered CM/ECF users. I have mailed the foregoing document by First-Class Mail, postage prepaid, or have dispatched it to a third party commercial carrier for delivery within 3 calendar days to the following non-CM/ECF participants: Signature (use "s/" format)