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

Filing 51

MOTION to AMEND the COMPLAINT amending 10 Amended Complaint and regarding 50 Motion for Leave to Drop and Add Party (FRCP 21) by pltfs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Second Amended Complaint)(Bieniek, Scott) Modified on 1/20/2009 (Manzer, C).

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ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal et al v. Bowen et al Doc. 51 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 * Designated Counsel for Service United States District Court Eastern District of California Sacramento Division ProtectMarriage.com, et al., v. Debra Bowen, et al., Defendants. Plaintiffs, Case No. 2:09-CV-00058-MCE-DAD STIPULATION TO AMEND COMPLAINT; [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING THE SAME Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. Stipulation to Amend Complaint; [Proposed] Order Regarding the Same 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 Plaintiffs ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal ("ProtectMarriage.com") and National Organization for Marriage California - Yes on 8, Sponsored by National Organization for Marriage ("NOM-California"), pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(2) submit the following stipulation for the Court's approval. Plaintiffs filed their complaint in this mater on Wednesday, January 7, 2009. On Friday, January 9, 2009, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a), Plaintiffs filed their First Amended Complaint, adding Plaintiff John Doe #1, an individual, and as a representative of the Class of Major Donors. Plaintiffs, after conferring with Defendant Eileen Teichert, have determined that she is not a proper Defendant in this action because she lacks enforcement authority under the Political Reform Act of 1974 (the "Act"), Cal. Gov't Code 81000 et seq., because she is not an "elected city attorney." CGC 91001.5 (granting enforcement authority to elected city attorneys). Therefore, her inclusion constitutes misjoinder. Proposed Defendant Dennis J. Herrera, the city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, California, is an elected city attorney and therefore does, or would have if authorized by the Charter for the City and County of San Francisco, the authority to enforce provisions of the Act pursuant to CGC 91001.5.1 Therefore, Plaintiffs ProtectMarriage.com, NOM-California, and the Class of Major Donors have determined that the First Amended Complaint should be amended. Defendants have consented to Plaintiffs amending their First Amended Complaint. Defendants stipulate to the filing of the Second Amended Complaint attached as Exhibit A.2 Proposed Defendant Herrera specifically reserves the right to challenge his appointment as the representative of the Class of Elected City Attorneys if Plaintiffs make a motion under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(c)(1) to certify the Class of Elected City Attorneys. Proposed Defendant Herrera, as the City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, has been involved in these proceedings as counsel for the Department of Elections for the City and County of San Francisco; adding him as a Defendant to this suit at this stage of the litigation will not prejudice his preparation for the hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Stipulation to Amend Complaint; 2 [Proposed] Order Regarding the Same 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 So Ordered: Date: January ____, 2009 __________________________________________ The Hon. Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge So Stipulated: Date: January 20, 2009 /s/ Timothy D. Chandler 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 Date: January 15, 2009 ___________________________________________ Zackery P. Morazzini, State Bar No. 204237 Attorney for Defendant Edmund G. Brown Jr. California Attorney General Date: January 15, 2009 ___________________________________________ Zackery P. Morazzini, State Bar No. 204237 Attorney for Defendant Debra Bowen California Secretary of State Date: January 15, 2009 ___________________________________________ Judy Whitehurst Attorney for Defendant Dean C. Logan Los Angeles County Reistrar-Recorder Injunction. Stipulation to Amend Complaint; [Proposed] Order Regarding the Same 3 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: January 15, 2009 ___________________________________________ Wayne Snodgrass Attorney for Defendant Department of Elections City and County of San Francisco Date: January 15, 2009 ___________________________________________ Albert Locher Attorney for Defendant Jan Scully Sacramento County District Attorney Date: January 15, 2009 ___________________________________________ Brett Witter Attorney for Defendant Eileen Teichert City Attorney for the City of Sacramento Date: January 15, 2009 ___________________________________________ Heather M. Rowan, State Bar No. 232415 Attorney for Defendant Members of the Fair Political Practices Commission 428 J Street, Suite 800 Sacramento, CA 95814 Telephone: (916) 322-5660 Fax: (916) 327-2026 Stipulation to Amend Complaint; [Proposed] Order Regarding the Same 4 t Ssrviass 0l-15-0S 03:35pnFro|n-Cdvsrn|I1sn +2t361?7t92 T 4 g 3 P.02/02F-303 I 2 q SoOrdcrsd: DsreJasuary ,2009 : United Stetcs Disriq lu4ge 9oStipnlqtod: DateJarruary 2009 : 15, ALLTANCE oppENsP FUNpl0l Pffkshore Drive, I00 F ol s omCA 95630 , T e l e p h o n e : (916)932t850 F a c s i m i l e : (916)932-2851 Counsefor all Plaintiffs l + f 6 I I l0 ll 12 l3 t4 l5 16 tl Janury 2009 Pate: 15, Aromey for Dpfcndant Edmund BrownJr. G. 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Jonffiau Giwer Attomey for DefendantDepartmcntof ElectionsCitv and Countvof SanFrancisco 4 l 15, Date: January 2009 Attomey for DefendantJanScullY Courty Dishict Attorney Sacramento 6 I 15,2009 9 DateJarruary : l0 1l 12 January 2009 15, l 3 Date: IA E i l e e nTeichert l5 16 l7 l8 19 ittomev for oefeniantMelrbersof theFairPolitioal PracticeCormrission s Suite800 428J Streel, CA Sac m m ent o, 95814 660 T el eohonOl 6\ 322-5 e: F al i Gr6lr3i7-j026 2l .t1 25 26 to $tipulnti o n AmendComPlaint the 2 8 [Proposed] Oriler Regarding Same 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 January 20, 2009, I electronically filed the foregoing document described as Stipulation to Amend Complaint; [Proposed] Order Regarding the Same, with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to: Zackary Paul Morazzini Zackary.Morazzini @doj.ca.gov Attorney for Defendants Debra Bowen and Edmund C. Brown, Jr. And, pursuant to Rule 5-135(f), on January 20, 2009, I served the foregoing document described as Stipulation to Amend Complaint; [Proposed] Order Regarding the Same by placing true and correct copies of the documents in sealed envelopes with postage thereon fully prepaid, in the United States mail at Terre Haute, Indiana, addressed to the following non-CM/ECF participants: Dean C. Logan Office of the Registrar-Recorder 12400 Imperial Highway Norwalk, California 90650 Department of Elections, City and County of San Francisco c/o Office of the Mayor Gavin Newsom 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, California 94102 Jan Scully Office of the District Attorney 901 G Street Sacramento, California 95814 Eileen Teichert Office of the City Attorney New City Hall Building 915 I Street, 4th Floor Sacramento, California 95814 Ross Johnson California Fair Political Practices Commission 428 J. Street, Suite 620 Sacramento, California 95814 Stipulation to Amend Complaint; [Proposed] Order Regarding the Same 5 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 Timothy Hodson California Fair Political Practices Commission 428 J. Street, Suite 620 Sacramento, California 95814 Eugene Huguenin, Jr. California Fair Political Practices Commission 428 J. Street, Suite 620 Sacramento, California 95814 Robert Leidigh California Fair Political Practices Commission 428 J. Street, Suite 620 Sacramento, California 95814 and Ray Remy California Fair Political Practices Commission 428 J. Street, Suite 620 Sacramento, California 95814 Defendants I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Indiana that the above is true and correct. Executed on January 20, 2009. /s/ Scott F. Bieniek Scott F. Bieniek (Ill. State Bar No. 6295901) Counsel for All Plaintiffs Stipulation to Amend Complaint; [Proposed] Order Regarding the Same 6