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

Filing 27

DECLARATION of Scott F. Bieniek in OPPOSITION TO 23 MOTION for RECONSIDERATION re 18 Ex Parte Application, to Shorten Time on Hearing on Preliminary Injunction MOTION for RECONSIDERATION re 18 Ex Parte Application, to Shorten Time on Hearing on Preliminary Injunction. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Chandler, Timothy)

ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal et al v. Bowen et al Doc. 27 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)* 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 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 *Pro Hac Vice Application Pending ** 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., v. Debra Bowen, et al., Defendants. Plaintiffs, AFFIDAVIT OF SCOTT F. BIENIEK IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO STATE DEFENDANTS' EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ORDER SHORTENING TIME ON MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION Judge England Affidavit of Scott F. Bieniek in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to State Defendants' Ex Parte Application for Reconsideration of Order Shortening Time on Motion for Preliminary Injunction 1 Dockets.Justia.com 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 I, Scott F. Bieniek, being duly sworn, depose and state: 1. I am a resident of the state of Indiana over 18 years of age, and my statements herein are based on personal knowledge. 2. This affidavit is made in support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to State Defendants' Ex Parte Application for Reconsideration of Order Shortening Time on Motion for Preliminary Injunction. 3. On Saturday, January 10, 2009, I faxed copies of the First Amended Complaint to Defendants Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State, Edmund G. Brown, Jr., California Attorney General, and Members of the FPPC ("State Defendants"). 4. True and correct copies of the fax confirmations are attached as Exhibit A. 5. On Saturday, January 10, 2009, I attempted to fax copies of all remaining documents filed with the Court on Friday, January 9, 2009, to State Defendants. However, I was unable to successfully transmit the documents via fax transmission because of transmission problems. 6. True and correct copies of the fax reports, indicating failed transmissions are attached as Exhibit B. 7. On Monday, January 12, 2009, I contacted all State Defendants to obtain electronic addresses so as to provide State Defendants with courtesy copies of all documents filed on Friday, January 9, 2009, while Plaintiffs attempted to perfect service in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(c). 8. On the evening of Monday, January 12, 2009, I emailed each of the State Defendants copies of: (1) Order Granting Plaintiffs Ex Parte Motion to Shorten Time, (2) Order Granting Plaintiffs' Ex Parte Motion to Exceed Page Limit, (3) Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion to Expedite, and (4) redacted versions of all declarations filed in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction. 9. True and correct copies of said emails are attached as Exhibit C. Affidavit of Scott F. Bieniek in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to State Defendants' Ex Parte Application for Reconsideration of Order Shortening Time on Motion for Preliminary Injunction 2 1 2 PROOF OF SERVICE I, Timothy D. Chandler, am over the age of 18 and not a party to the within action. My 3 business address is 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630. 4 On January 13, 2009, I electronically filed the foregoing document described as Affidavit 5 of Scott F. Bieniek in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to State Defendants' Ex Parte Applicaiton 6 for Reconsideration of Order Shortening Time on Motion for Preliminary Injunction, which will 7 be served on all Defendants along with the Summons and Amended Complaint. 8 I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the 9 above is true and correct. Executed on January 13, 2009 at Folsom, California. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 4 /s/ Timothy D. Chandler Timothy D. Chandler (SBN 234325) Attorney for Plaintiffs