Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 442

Declaration of Rebecca Justice Lazarus in Support of 441 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Withdraw filed byPaul T. Katami, Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O)(Related document(s) 441 ) (Boutrous, Theodore) (Filed on 1/12/2010)

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Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 442 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document442 Filed01/12/10 Page1 of 5 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 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP Theodore B. Olson, SBN 38137 tolson@gibsondunn.com Matthew D. McGill, pro hac vice Amir C. Tayrani, SBN 229609 1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 Telephone: (202) 955-8668, Facsimile: (202) 467-0539 Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., SBN 132009 tboutrous@gibsondunn.com Christopher D. Dusseault, SBN 177557 Ethan D. Dettmer, SBN 196046 Sarah E. Piepmeier, SBN 227094 Theane Evangelis Kapur, SBN 243570 Enrique A. Monagas, SBN 239087 333 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90071 Telephone: (213) 229-7804, Facsimile: (213) 229-7520 BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP David Boies, pro hac vice dboies@bsfllp.com 333 Main Street, Armonk, New York 10504 Telephone: (914) 749-8200, Facsimile: (914) 749-8300 Jeremy M. Goldman, SBN 218888 jgoldman@bsfllp.com Theodore H. Uno, SBN 248603 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 900, Oakland, California 94612 Telephone: (510) 874-1000, Facsimile: (510) 874-1460 Attorneys for Plaintiffs KRISTIN M. PERRY, SANDRA B. STIER, PAUL T. KATAMI, and JEFFREY J. ZARRILLO UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al., Plaintiffs, and CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, Plaintiff-Intervenor, v. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, et al., Defendants, and PROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTS DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al., Defendant-Intervenors. CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO HAK-SHING WILLIAM TAM'S MOTION TO WITHDRAW Trial Date: January 11, 2010 Judge: Chief Judge Walker Location: Courtroom 6, 17th Floor 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO TAM'S MOTION TO WITHDRAW Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document442 Filed01/12/10 Page2 of 5 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 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP I, Rebecca Justice Lazarus, declare as follows: 1. I, Rebecca Justice Lazarus, am an attorney at law, duly licensed to practice before all courts of the State of California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. I am an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, counsel of record for Plaintiffs in the above-captioned matter. I have personal knowledge of the facts stated herein and could and would testify competently thereto if called upon to do so. 2. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Dr. Tam's website at http://billtam.homsestead.com/articles.html and retrieve "Articles on Parenting." Attached hereto as Exhibit A is a true and correct copy of a print out of this webpage. 3. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Dr. Tam's website at http://billtam.homsestead.com/articles2.html and retrieve a page containing additional articles on topics related to Proposition 8. Articles on this page include those titled: "Articles on Science and Creation," "Articles on Spousal Relationships," "Articles on Social Issues," and "Miscellaneous Topics." Attached hereto as Exhibit B is a true and correct copy of a print out of this webpage. 4. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Dr. Tam's website at http://billtam.homsestead.com/articles.html and click on "Brokeback" to retrieve a Chinese language document, which the webpage indicates is about how "Brokeback Mountain breaks families." Attached hereto as Exhibit C is a true and correct copy of this article. 5. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Dr. Tam's website at http://billtam.homsestead.com/articles.html and click on the "Divorce" link to retrieve a Chinese language article. Attached hereto as Exhibit D is a true and correct copy of this article. 6. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Dr. Tam's website at http://billtam.homsestead.com/articles.html and clicked on the "Homosexuality" link to 1 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO TAM'S MOTION TO WITHDRAW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document442 Filed01/12/10 Page3 of 5 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 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP retrieve a Chinese language article. Attached hereto as Exhibit E is a true and correct copy of this article. 7. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Dr. Tam's website at http://billtam.homsestead.com/articles.html and click on the "ssm_kids" link to retrieve a Chinese language article. Attached hereto as Exhibit F is a true and correct copy of this article. 8. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Dr. Tam's website at http://billtam.homestead.com/articles2.html and click on the "ss_marriage.htm" link under "Articles on Social Issues" to retrieve a Chinese language article. Attached hereto as Exhibit G is a true and correct copy of this article. 9. Attached hereto as Exhibit H is a true and correct copy of the Traditional Family Coalition Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 3 (July-Dec. 2008), bates number DEFINT_PM_005075, which was produced on December, 28, 2009 in Defendant Intervenor's Seventh Production. 10. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Presence Ministry's website at http://presencefamily.org and click on the "Products" link and then click on the link for the "FAQ: Same-Sex Marriage & Homosexuality" DVD. Attached hereto as Exhibit I is a true and correct copy of a printout of this webpage where this product is for sale. 11. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Presence Ministry's website at http://presencefamily.org and click on the "Products" link and then click on the link for the "Sexual Brokenness Conference" DVD. Attached hereto as Exhibit J is a true and correct copy of a printout of this webpage where this product is for sale. 12. On January 12, 2010, I directed my colleague, Serena Liu, to access Presence Ministry's website at http://presencefamily.org and clicked on the "Products" link and then clicked on the link for the "Church, Stand Up As Salt and Light" book. Attached hereto as Exhibit K is a true and correct copy of a printout of this webpage where this product is for sale. 2 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO TAM'S MOTION TO WITHDRAW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document442 Filed01/12/10 Page4 of 5 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 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 13. Attached hereto as Exhibit L is a true and correct copy of the cover letter to the supplemental production of documents being produced in accordance with Magistrate Judge Spero's Order of January 8, 2010, sent from Nicole Moss to Rebecca Justice Lazarus on January 10, 2010. 14. On January 10, 2010, I e-mailed Nicole Moss, counsel for Proponents to inquire whether Proponents intend to produce all responsive documents authored or received by William Tam that were, as of January 6, 2010, in Proponents' possession, custody or control. Ms. Moss responded to that e-mail on January 11, 2010 and stated that she would need to check with Dr. Tam's counsel in order to respond to my inquiry. Attached hereto as Exhibit M is a true and correct copy of that e-mail chain. 15. 16. I did not receive any further communication on this point from Ms. Moss. On January 12, 2010, my colleague, Ethan Dettmer, sent an e-mail message to Terry Thompson, counsel for Dr. Tam, and Nicole Moss, counsel for Proponents inquiring as to (1) when Plaintiffs can expect to receive all responsive documents authored or received by Dr. Tam in his possession, custody or control; and (2) arrangements for his appearance at trial, if any. I was copied on that e-mail message. Attached hereto as Exhibit N is a true and correct copy of that email message. 17. 18. We have not received any response to this e-mail message. Attached hereto as Exhibit O is a true and correct copy of selected portions of the transcript of Hak-Shing William Tam's deposition taken December 1, 2009. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed this 12th day of January, 2010. By: /s/ Rebecca Justice Lazarus 3 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO TAM'S MOTION TO WITHDRAW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document442 Filed01/12/10 Page5 of 5 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 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP ATTESTATION PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER NO. 45 Pursuant to General Order No. 45 of the Northern District of California, I attest that concurrence in the filing of the document has been obtained from each of the other signatories to this document. /s/ Theodore Boutrous, Jr Theodore Boutrous, Jr. 1 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO TAM'S MOTION TO WITHDRAW