Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 279

TRIAL BRIEF by Mark B. Horton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linette Scott. (Mennemeier, Kenneth) (Filed on 12/7/2009)

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Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 279 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document279 Filed12/07/09 Page1 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 MENNEMEIER, GLASSMAN & STROUD LLP KENNETH C. MENNEMEIER (SBN 113973) ANDREW W. STROUD (SBN 126475) KELCIE M. GOSLING (SBN 142225) LANDON D. BAILEY (SBN 240236) 980 9th Street, Suite 1700 Sacramento, CA 95814-2736 Telephone: 916-553-4000 Facsimile: 916-553-4011 E-mail: kcm@mgslaw.com Attorneys for Defendants Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his official capacity as Governor of California, Mark B. Horton, in his official capacity as Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Registrar of Vital Statistics, and Linette Scott, in her official capacity as Deputy Director of Health Information & Strategic Planning for the California Department of Public Health UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 12 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 9 2 . 8 3 . P L E . t r ia l. m e m o . w p d KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN ) FRANCISCO, ) ) Plaintiff-Intervenor, ) ) v. ) ) ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, in his ) official capacity as Governor of California, ) et al., ) ) Defendants, ) ) and ) ) PROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL ) PROPONENTS DENNIS ) HOLLINGSWORTH, et al., ) ) Defendant-Intervenors. ) ____________________________________) Case No. 09-CV-02292 VRW THE ADMINISTRATION DEFENDANTS' TRIAL MEMORANDUM Pre-Trial Conference: December 16, 2009 Time: 10:00 a.m. Trial Date: January 11, 2010 Time: 8:30 a.m. Courtroom: 6 1 T H E ADM I N I S T R A T I O N DEFENDANTS' TRIAL MEM O R A N D U M CASE NO. 09-CV-02292 VRW Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document279 Filed12/07/09 Page2 of 4 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 Pursuant to this Court's Pretrial Scheduling Order (Docket No. 164), Defendants Arnold Schwarzenegger in his official capacity as Governor of California, Mark B. Horton, in his official capacity as Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Registrar of Vital Statistics, and Linette Scott, in her official capacity as Deputy Director of Health Information & Strategic Planning for the California Department of Public Health (collectively "the Administration Defendants") hereby respectfully submit this Trial Memorandum. TRIAL MEMORANDUM This matter presents important constitutional questions that require and warrant judicial determination. In a constitutional democracy, it is the role of the courts to determine and resolve such questions. To the extent that Plaintiffs have stated a justiciable controversy, setting forth federal constitutional challenges to Proposition 8, it is appropriate for the federal courts to determine and resolve those challenges. The Administration Defendants encourage the Court to resolve the merits of this action expeditiously. The Administration Defendants intend to appear before this Court at trial through trial counsel, Kenneth C. Mennemeier or Andrew W. Stroud of the law firm Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud, LLP. However, the Administration Defendants take no position on the merits of Plaintiffs' claims regarding the validity of Proposition 8 as alleged in this matter. Accordingly, the Administration Defendants do not presently anticipate presenting any evidence or calling any witnesses at trial, but reserve the right to object to any evidence presented or to call witnesses as may be necessary for rebuttal to any evidence presented. Dated: December 7, 2009 MENNEMEIER, GLASSMAN & STROUD LLP KENNETH C. MENNEMEIER ANDREW W. STROUD KELCIE M. GOSLING LANDON D. BAILEY By: /s/ Kenneth C. Mennemeier Kenneth C. Mennemeier Attorneys for Defendants Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark B. Horton, and Linette Scott 3 9 2 . 8 3 . P L E . t r ia l. m e m o . w p d 2 T H E ADM I N I S T R A T I O N DEFENDANTS' TRIAL MEM O R A N D U M CASE NO. 09-CV-02292 VRW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document279 Filed12/07/09 Page3 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Case Name: Case No: Perry, et al. v. Schwarzenegger, et al.; US District Court, Northern District, Case No. 3:09-cv-2292 VRW CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I declare as follows: I am a resident of the State of California and over the age of eighteen years, and not a party to the within action; my business address is 980 9th Street, Suite 1700, Sacramento, California 95814. On December 7, 2009, I served the within document(s): THE ADMINISTRATION DEFENDANTS' TRIAL MEMORANDUM 9 : by placing the document(s) listed above in a sealed Federal Express envelope and affixing a pre-paid air bill, and delivering to a Federal Express agent for delivery. by placing the document(s) listed above in a sealed envelope, with postage thereon fully prepared, in the United States mail at Sacramento, California addressed as set forth below. SEE ATTACHED SERVICE LIST 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 /s/ Angela Knight Angela Knight I declare that I am employed in the office of a member of the bar of this Court at whose direction this service was made. Executed on December 7, 2009, at Sacramento, California. I am readily familiar with the firm's practice of collection and processing correspondence for mailing. Under that practice, it would be deposited with the U.S. Postal Service on that same day with postage thereon fully prepared in the ordinary course of business. Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document279 Filed12/07/09 Page4 of 4 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 DAVID BOIES BOIES SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP 333 MAIN STREET ARMONK, NY 10504 SERVICE LIST JESSE PANUCCIO COOPER & KIRK PLLC 1523 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE, N.W. WASHINGTON, DC 20036 RENA M. LINDEVALDSEN LIBERTY COUNSEL 100 MOUNTAINVIEW RD SUITE 2775 LYNCHBERG, VA 24502 THEANE EVANGELIS KAPUR GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 333 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CA 90071 TOBIAS BARRINGTON WOLFF UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL 3400 CHESTNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-6204 2