Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 378

*** FILED IN ERROR. REFER TO DOCUMENT 382 . *** MOTION to File Amicus Curiae Brief filed by National Legal Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Brief of Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants)(Carmichael, Holly) (Filed on 1/8/2010) Modified on 1/8/2010 (feriab, COURT STAFF).

Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 378 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document378 Filed01/08/10 Page1 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 Holly L. Carmichael holly.l.carmichael@gmail.com 5096 Selinda Way Los Gatos, CA 95032 408-838-1212 ATTORNEY FOR AMICUS CURIAE NATIONAL LEGAL FOUNDATION UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA KRISTIN M. PERRY, SANDRA B. STIER, PAUL CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW T. KATAMI, and JEFFREY J. ZARRILLO, Plaintiffs, CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, Plaintiff-Intervenor, 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 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. MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE NATIONAL LEGAL FOUNDATION CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE NATIONAL LEGAL FOUNDATION; [PROPOSED] ORDER AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTINTERVENORS Date: To Be Determined By The Court Time: To Be Determined By The Court Location: Courtroom 6, 17th Floor Judge: Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker Trial Date: January 11, 2010 Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document378 Filed01/08/10 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 JANSSON; and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RENEWAL, Defendants-Intervenors. Additional Counsel for Amicus Curiae National Legal Foundation National Legal Foundation Steven Fitschen, Of Counsel nlf@nlf.net P.O. Box 64427 Virginia Beach, VA 23467-4427 Tel: 757-463-6133 Fax: 757-463-6055 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE NATIONAL LEGAL FOUNDATION CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document378 Filed01/08/10 Page3 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 TO THE PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Amicus Curiae National Legal Foundation, will move this Court for an order granting leave to participate amicus curiae in the above-captioned case in support of Defendant-Intervenors. I. STANDARD FOR MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE The Court has broad discretion to permit third parties to participate in an action as amicus curiae. Gerritsen v. de la Madrid Hurtado, 819 F.2d 1511, 1514 n.3 (9th Cir. 1987). Participation of amicus curiae may be particularly appropriate where the legal issues in a case have potential ramifications beyond the parties directly involved or where amicus can offer a unique perspective that may assist the Court. Sonoma Falls Devs., LLC v. Nev. Gold & Casinos, Inc., 272 F. Supp.2d 919, 925 (N.D. Cal. 2003). II. STATEMENT OF IDENTITY AND INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE Amicus is a public interest law firm, litigating issues related to citizens' constitutional rights--including the marriage issue before this Court. Its constituents, which include many California citizens, have a great interest in the outcome of this Court's decision. III. REASONS WHY AMICUS CURIAE'S EXPERTISE WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO THIS COURT Amicus seeks to provide information to this Court bearing on its decision of whether to endorse a legal declaration that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community lacks political power. IV. CONCLUSION Wherefore, National Legal Foundation requests this Court's leave to submit an amicus brief in support of Defendant-Intervenors. Dated: January 8, 2010. HOLLY L. CARMICHAEL ATTORNEY FOR AMICUS CURIAE NATIONAL LEGAL FOUNDATION 1 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE NATIONAL LEGAL FOUNDATION CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document378 Filed01/08/10 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 2 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE NATIONAL LEGAL FOUNDATION CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW By: s/Holly L. Carmichael Holly L. Carmichael