ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal et al v. Bowen et al

Filing 176

STIPULATION to and REQUEST for Continuance of 171 Motion under Rule 56(f) Hearing by plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order granting Request for Continuance) (Bieniek, Scott) Modified on 6/16/2009 (Marciel, M).

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 James Bopp, Jr. (Ind. State Bar No. 2838-84)* Richard E. Coleson (Ind. State Bar No. 11527-70)* Barry A. Bostrom (Ind. State Bar No.11912-84)* Sarah E. Troupis (Wis. State Bar No. 1061515)* Scott F. Bieniek (Ill. State Bar No. 6295901)* BOPP, COLESON & BOSTROM 1 South Sixth Street Terre Haute, IN 47807-3510 Telephone: (812) 232-2434 Facsimile: (812) 235-3685 Counsel for All Plaintiffs Benjamin W. Bull (AZ Bar No. 009940)* ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 Telephone: (480) 444-0020 Facsimile: (480) 444-0028 Counsel for All Plaintiffs Timothy D. Chandler (Cal. State Bar No. 234325)** ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, CA 95630 Telephone: (916) 932-2850 Facsimile: (916) 932-2851 Counsel for All Plaintiffs * Admitted Pro Hac Vice ** Designated Counsel for Service United States District Court Eastern District of California Sacramento Division Case No. 2:09-CV-00058-MCE-DAD PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. DEBRA BOWEN, et al., Defendants. STIPULATION TO AND REQUEST FOR CONTINUANCE WITH RESPECT TO THE HEARING ON STATE DEFENDANTS' MOTION UNDER RULE 56(f) Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. Date: June 18, 2009 Time: 10:00 a.m. Courtroom: 7, 14th Floor 1 Stipulation to and Request for Continuance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiffs ProtectMarriage.com--Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal ("ProtectMarriage.com"), National Organization for Marriage--Yes on 8, Sponsored by National Organization for Marriage ("NOM-California"), John Doe #1, an individual, and as a representative of the proposed Class of Major Donors ("Major Donors"), and National Organization for Marriage California PAC ("NOM-California PAC") respectfully request that the Court delay the start of the hearing on State Defendants' Motion Under Rule 56(f) until 11:00 a.m. P.S.T. on June 18, 2009, so that Plaintiffs' counsel may participate telephonically, and in support thereof state: (1) On Friday, June 5, 2009, Zackery Morazzini, counsel for Defendants Debra Bowen and Edmund G. Brown, Jr., requested, and Plaintiffs consented to, an expedited hearing date on State Defendants' Rule 56(f) motion. The parties agreed to a hearing date no later than Friday, June 19, 2009, and agreed to refrain from setting a proposed date/time to allow the Court the maximum flexibility in setting a hearing date. (2) On Friday, June 12, 2009, the Court set the hearing for Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. P.S.T. (3) Counsel for Plaintiffs have a prior commitment on June 18 that requires them to be in North Carolina. (4) Counsel for Plaintiffs' commitment precludes them from participating in a hearing at 10:00 a.m. P.S.T. However, Plaintiffs' counsel will be available at 11:00 a.m. P.S.T.1 Wherefore, Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court delay the hearing one (1) hour, so that Plaintiffs' counsel may participate. Dated this 15th day of June, 2009. Plaintiffs are aware of L.R. 78-230, which states that all requests for continuances shall be made at least five court days prior to the scheduled hearing date. In light of the accelerated hearing schedule set by the Court on Friday, June 12, 2009, Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court consider this request as timely. Stipulation to and Request for Continuance 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Date: June ___, 2009 Date: June ___, 2009 Date: June ___, 2009 So Stipulated: Date: June 12, 2009 Benjamin W. Bull (Ariz. State Bar No. 009940) ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 Counsel for All Plaintiffs Timothy D. Chandler (Cal. Bar No. 234325) ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, CA 95630 Counsel for All Plaintiffs Designated Counsel for Service Respectfully submitted, /s/ Scott F. Bieniek James Bopp, Jr. (Ind. Bar No. 2838-84) Barry A. Bostrom (Ind. Bar No.11912-84) Sarah E. Troupis (Wis. Bar No. 1061515) Scott F. Bieniek (Ill. Bar No. 6295901) BOPP, COLESON & BOSTROM 1 South Sixth Street Terre Haute, IN 47807-3510 Counsel for All Plaintiffs /s/ Douglas J. Woods (as authorized on 6/12/09) Douglas J. Woods Attorney for Defendants Debra Bowen and Edmund G. Brown, Jr. ___________________________________________ Judy W. Whitehurst Attorney for Defendant Dean C. Logan ___________________________________________ Terence J. Cassidy Attorney for Defendant Jan Scully ___________________________________________ Mollie M. Lee Attorney for Defendants Dennis J. Herrera and Department of Elections - City and County of San Francisco 3 Stipulation to and Request for Continuance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 4 Stipulation to and Request for Continuance Date: June ___, 2009 __________________________________________ Lawrence T. Woodlock Attorney for Defendant Members of the Fair Political Practices Commission 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, Scott F. Bieniek, am over the age of 18 years and not a party to the within action. My business address is 1 South Sixth Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47807. On June 15, 2009, I electronically filed the foregoing document described as Stipulation and Request for Continuance with Respect to the Hearing on State Defendants' Motion Under Rule 56(f), with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to: Zackery P. Morazzini zackery.morazzini@doj.ca.gov Attorney for Defendants Debra Bowen and Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Judy W. Whitehurst jwhitehurst@counsel.lacounty.gov Attorney for Defendant Dean C. Logan Terence J. Cassidy tcassidy@porterscott.com Attorney for Defendant Jan Scully Mollie M. Lee mollie.lee@sfgov.org Attorney for Defendants Dennis J. Herrera and Department of Elections - City and Count of San Francisco Lawrence T. Woodlock lwoodlock@fppc.ca.gov Attorney for Defendant Members of the Fair Political Practices Commission I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Indiana that the above is true and correct. Executed this 15th day of June, 2009. /s/ Scott F. Bieniek Scott F. Bieniek (Ill. State Bar No. 6295901) Counsel for All Plaintiffs Certificate of Service