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

Filing 229

RESPONSE by Dennis J. Herrera, Department of Elections - City and County of San Francisco to 228 Objections TO 225 Amended Pretrial Scheduling Order. (Lee, Mollie) Modified on 6/18/2010 (Duong, D).

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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 DENNIS J. HERRERA, State Bar # 139669 City Attorney WAYNE SNODGRASS, State Bar # 148137 JON GIVNER, State Bar # 208000 ANDREW SHEN, State Bar # 232499 MOLLIE LEE, State Bar # 251404 Deputy City Attorneys One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place City Hall, Room 234 San Francisco, California 94102-4682 Telephone: (415) 554-4705 Facsimile: (415) 554-4745 E-Mail: mollie.lee@sfgov.org Attorneys for Defendants Department of Elections - City and County of San Francisco and Dennis J. Herrera, City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco (Additional Counsel on next page) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO DIVISION ProtectMarriage.com, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. Debra Bowen, et al., Defendants. DEFENDANTS' RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS' OBJECTIONS TO THE SECOND AMENDED PRE-TRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER Case No. 2:09-CV-00058-MCE-DAD Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Objections to Second Amended Pre-trial Scheduling Order CASE NO. 2:09-CV-00058-MCE-DAD 1 n:\govlit\li2010\090774\00635775.doc 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 EDMUND G. BROWN JR., State Bar # 37100 Attorney General of California ZACKERY P. MORAZZINI, State Bar # 204237 STEPHEN P. ACQUISTO, State Bar # 172527 Supervising Deputy Attorneys General ERIN V. PETH, State Bar # 227850 Deputy Attorney General 1300 I Street, Suite 125 P. O. Box 944255 Sacramento, CA 94244-2550 Telephone: (916) 445-8226 [Morazzini] Telephone: (916) 323-8230 [Peth] Facsimile: (916) 324-5567 Zackery.Morazzini@doj.ca.gov Erin.Peth@doj.ca.gov Counsel for Defendants Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State, and Edmund G. Brown, Jr., California Attorney General SCOTT HALLABRIN, State Bar # 76662 General Counsel LAWRENCE T. WOODLOCK, State Bar # 137676 Fair Political Practices Commission 428 J Street, Suite 620 Sacramento, CA 95814 Telephone: (916) 322-55660 Facsimile: (916) 327-2026 Lwoodlock@fppc.ca.gov Counsel for Defendants Members of the Fair Political Practices Commission Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Objections to Second Amended Pre-trial Scheduling Order CASE NO. 2:09-CV-00058-MCE-DAD 2 n:\govlit\li2010\090774\00635775.doc 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 Defendants Debra Bowen, Secretary of State for the State of California, in her official capacity; Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General for the State of California, in his official capacity; Department of Elections - City and County of San Francisco; Dennis J. Herrera, City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, California, in his official capacity and as a representative of the Class of Elected City Attorneys in the State of California; Dan Schnur, Timothy Hodson, Elizabeth Garrett, Lynn Montgomery, and Ronald Rotunda, members of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, in their official capacities ("Defendants") write in response to Plaintiffs' Objections to the Court's Second Amended Pre-trial Scheduling Order (Doc. 228). Defendants have no objections to the Court's Second Amended Pre-trial Scheduling Order (Doc. 225) and believe that it provides an appropriate amount of time for the parties to complete discovery. If, however, the Court determines there is good cause to modify the scheduling order, Defendants respectfully request that the deadline for completion of non-expert discovery be set at least sixty days out from the date of any modified order. Plaintiffs have not yet produced the further discovery responses ordered by Judge Drozd (see Doc. 227), and Defendants do not share Plaintiffs' confidence that discovery is on track to be completed by July 13, 2010 (see Doc. 228 at 3). Therefore, Defendants respectfully request that if the Court modifies its Order, any revised deadlines provide at least sixty days from the issuance of the Order for the parties to attempt to complete discovery. Dated: June 17, 2010 DENNIS J. HERRERA City Attorney JONATHAN GIVNER ANDREW SHEN MOLLIE M. LEE Deputy City Attorneys By /s/ MOLLIE M. LEE Attorneys for Defendants Department of Elections City and County of San Francisco and Dennis J. Herrera Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Objections to Second Amended Pre-trial Scheduling Order CASE NO. 2:09-CV-00058-MCE-DAD 3 n:\govlit\li2010\090774\00635775.doc