Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 413

ORDER directing the Attorney General to respond to the court's question not later than January 14, 2010 at 5 PM. (vrwlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/12/2010)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 KRISTIN M PERRY, SANDRA B STIER, PAUL 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 clerkrecorder of the County of Alameda; and DEAN C LOGAN, in his official capacity as registrarrecorder/county clerk for the County of Los Angeles, Defendants, DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J KNIGHT, MARTIN F GUTIERREZ, HAKSHING WILLIAM TAM, MARK A JANSSON and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIOFORNIA RENEWAL, as official proponents of Proposition 8, Defendant-Intervenors. / IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA No C 09-2292 VRW ORDER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 During the first day of trial, the court asked counsel for the Attorney General to explain how Proposition 8 was placed on the 2008 ballot despite the Attorney General's position that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Counsel for the Attorney General agreed to provide the court a memorandum in response. The Attorney General is DIRECTED to file a memorandum in response to the court's question not later than January 14, 2010 at 5 PM. Any party wishing to respond to the Attorney General's memorandum shall do so not later than January 19, 2010 at 5 PM. IT IS SO ORDERED. VAUGHN R WALKER United States District Chief Judge 2