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

Filing 177

REQUEST for Telephonic Appearance on 171 Motion under Rule 56(f) Hearing by plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order granting Request for Telephonic Appearance) (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. REQUEST FOR TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE 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 Request for Telephonic Appearance at June 18, 2009 Hearing 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 to appear at the June 18, 2009 hearing on State Defendants' Motion Under Rule 56(f) telephonically, and in support thereof state: (1) On Friday with 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) Plaintiffs, concurrently with this request, have filed a stipulation signed by all parties, agreeing to delay the start of the hearing until 11:00 a.m. on June 18, 2009, so that Plaintiffs' counsel may participate telephonically. Wherefore, Plaintiffs respectfully request to make a telephonic appearance at the June 18, 2009 hearing. Counsel's direct telephone number for the morning of the hearing is: (812) 243-0825. Dated this 15th day of June, 2009. 2 Request for Telephonic Appearance at June 18, 2009 Hearing 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 3 Request for Telephonic Appearance at June 18, 2009 Hearing 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 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 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 Request for Telephonic Appearance 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