Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 173

Declaration of Nicole J. Moss in Support of 172 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages filed byMartin F. Gutierrez, Dennis Hollingsworth, Mark A. Jansson, Gail J. Knight, ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal, Hak-Shing William Tam. (Related document(s) 172 ) (Cooper, Charles) (Filed on 9/9/2009)

Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 173 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document173 Filed09/09/09 Page1 of 3 COOPER AND KIRK, PLLC Charles J. Cooper (DC Bar No. 248070)* ccooper@cooperkirk.com David H. Thompson (DC Bar No. 450503)* dthompson@cooperkirk.com Howard C. Nielson, Jr. (DC Bar No. 473018)* hnielson@cooperkirk.com Peter A. Patterson (Ohio Bar No. 0080840)* ppatterson@cooperkirk.com 1523 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 Telephone: (202) 220-9600, Facsimile: (202) 220-9601 LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO Andrew P. Pugno (CA Bar No. 206587) andrew@pugnolaw.com 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630 Telephone: (916) 608-3065, Facsimile: (916) 608-3066 ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND Brian W. Raum (NY Bar No. 2856102)* braum@telladf.org James A. Campbell (OH Bar No. 0081501)* jcampbell@telladf.org 15100 North 90th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 Telephone: (480) 444-0020, Facsimile: (480) 444-0028 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J. KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, HAK-SHING WILLIAM TAM, MARK A. JANSSON, and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RENEWAL * Admitted pro hac vice UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA KRISTIN M. PERRY, SANDRA B. STIER, PAUL T. KATAMI, and JEFFREY J. ZARRILLO, Plaintiffs, v. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, in his official capacity as Governor of California; EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., in his official capacity as Attorney General of California; MARK B. HORTON, in his official capacity as Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Registrar of Vital Statistics; LINETTE SCOTT, in her official capacity as Deputy Director of Health Information & Strategic 1 CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' MOTION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE TO EXCEED PAGE LIMITATIONS Date: October 14, 2009 Time: 10:00 a.m. Judge: Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker Location: Courtroom 6, 17th Floor DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' MOTION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document173 Filed09/09/09 Page2 of 3 Planning for the California Department of Public Health; PATRICK O'CONNELL, in his official capacity as Clerk-Recorder for the County of Alameda; and DEAN C. LOGAN, in his official capacity as Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for the County of Los Angeles, Defendants, and PROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTS DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J. KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, HAKSHING WILLIAM TAM, and MARK A. JANSSON; and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RENEWAL, Defendant-Intervenors. Additional Counsel for Defendant-Intervenors ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND Timothy Chandler (CA Bar No. 234325) tchandler@telladf.org 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630 Telephone: (916) 932-2850, Facsimile: (916) 932-2851 Jordan W. Lorence (DC Bar No. 385022)* jlorence@telladf.org Austin R. Nimocks (TX Bar No. 24002695)* animocks@telladf.org 801 G Street NW, Suite 509, Washington, D.C. 20001 Telephone: (202) 393-8690, Facsimile: (202) 347-3622 * Admitted pro hac vice I, Nicole Jo Moss, pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-11(a), declare as follows in support of Defendant-Intervenors' ("the Proponents") Motion to Exceed Page Limitations. 1. Although counsel for Proponents reached out by phone and email on September 9, 2009 to the other parties in this case in an effort to reach a stipulated agreement allowing the additional pages requested in Proponents' Motion to Exceed Page Limitations, not all parties would agree. Specifically, counsel for the County of Los Angeles, counsel for the Administration Defendants, 2 DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' MOTION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document173 Filed09/09/09 Page3 of 3 and counsel for the Alameda County Clerk-Recorder all indicated they have no objection to this motion. Counsel for the Attorney General takes no position on Proponents' Motion. Counsel for Plaintiffs and counsel for Plaintiff-Intervenors, the City and County of San Francisco, however, have indicated their objection to Proponents' proposal to exceed the page limitations and submit a 100 page Summary Judgment Brief. 2. Proponents have attached as an exhibit to their Motion to Exceed Page Limitations a copy of their proposed Summary Judgment Brief and have asked the Court to deem it filed as of today, September 9, 2009. In support of this request, I note the following: i. As articulated in Proponents' Motion to Exceed Page Limitations, this case is of momentous importance: at stake is the constitutionality of Proposition 8, an amendment to the California Constitution reestablishing the traditional definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. A ruling invalidating Proposition 8 would no doubt likewise doom similar provisions governing the institution of marriage in 43 other states and the federal government. The Court has already recognized that this case touches on "serious questions" that demand careful consideration. Failure to grant Proponents' motion for an enlargement of the page limit will deprive the Court of valuable legal argument and analysis of the indisputably important issues in this case. ii. No party will be prejudiced by the request to deem the brief filed as of today because every party will have been served with a copy of the Proponents' summary judgment motion as an exhibit to Proponents' Motion to Exceed Page Limitations. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct, and that this Declaration was executed in Michigan on September 9, 2009. ____________________________________ Nicole Jo Moss, Esq. 3 DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' MOTION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW