Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 200

Joinder Defendant Attorney General's Joinder in Plaintiffs and Plaintiff-Intervenors Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment by Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Burns, Gordon) (Filed on 9/23/2009)

Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 200 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document200 Filed09/23/09 Page1 of 2 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. Attorney General of California JONATHAN K. RENNER Senior Assistant Attorney General GORDON BURNS Deputy Solicitor General TAMAR PACHTER Deputy Attorney General State Bar No. 146083 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Ste 11000 San Francisco, CA 94102-7004 Telephone: (415) 703-5970 Fax: (415) 703-1234 E-mail: Tamar.Pachter@doj.ca.gov Attorneys for Defendant Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al., Case No. 09-CV-2292 VRW Plaintiff and Appellee, DEFENDANT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RESPONSE TO MOTION FOR v. SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND JOINDER IN OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, et al., Date: October 14, 2009 Defendant and Appellant. Time: 10 a.m. Courtroom: 6 Judge Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker Trial Date January 11, 2010 Action Filed: May 27, 2009 Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. opposes the motion for summary judgment filed by Defendant-Intervenors, Doc. 172, and he joins the opposition filed by Plaintiffs and PlaintiffIntervenors (collectively, "Plaintiffs"). Although the Attorney General's analysis may differ in some respects, the Attorney General has conceded the material facts in the Plaintiffs' complaints; agrees with the Plaintiffs that Proposition 8 violates the 14th Amendment, esentially for the 1 Defendant Attorney General's Joinder in Plaintiffs-Interventors Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment (09-16959) Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document200 Filed09/23/09 Page2 of 2 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 reasons given in In re Marriage Cases, 43 Cal.4th 757 (2008); agrees with Plaintiffs that some issues in the case could be resolved as a matter of law in plaintiffs' favor, Doc. 191 at 2:9; and agrees that the Court should deny the motion for summary judgment. Dated: September 23, 2009 Respectfully submitted, EDMUND G. BROWN JR. Attorney General of California /s/ Gordon Burns GORDON BURNS Deputy Solicitor General Attorneys for Defendant Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. SA2009102343 2 Defendant Attorney General's Joinder in Plaintiffs-Interventors Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment (09-16959)