Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 462

MOTION to Shorten Time filed by Martin F. Gutierrez, Dennis Hollingsworth, Mark A. Jansson, Gail J. Knight, ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal. Motion Hearing set for 1/15/2010 08:30 AM in Courtroom 6, 17th Floor, San Francisco. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Proposed Order)(Cooper, Charles) (Filed on 1/14/2010)

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Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 462 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document462 Filed01/14/10 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 COOPER AND KIRK, PLLC Charles J. Cooper (DC Bar No. 248070)* ccooper@cooperkirk.com David H. Thompson (DC Bar No. 450503)* dthompson@cooperkirk.com Howard C. Nielson, Jr. (DC Bar No. 473018)* hnielson@cooperkirk.com Nicole J. Moss (DC Bar No. 472424)* nmoss@cooperkirk.com Jesse Panuccio (DC Bar No. 981634)* jpanuccio@cooperkirk.com Peter A. Patterson (OH Bar No. 0080840)* ppatterson@cooperkirk.com 1523 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 Telephone: (202) 220-9600, Facsimile: (202) 220-9601 LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO Andrew P. Pugno (CA Bar No. 206587) andrew@pugnolaw.com 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630 Telephone: (916) 608-3065, Facsimile: (916) 608-3066 ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND Brian W. Raum (NY Bar No. 2856102)* braum@telladf.org James A. Campbell (OH Bar No. 0081501)* jcampbell@telladf.org 15100 North 90th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 Telephone: (480) 444-0020, Facsimile: (480) 444-0028 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J. KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, MARK A. JANSSON, and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RENEWAL * Admitted pro hac vice 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 DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS PROPOSITION 8 PROPONENTS AND PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM'S NOTICE OF MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME TO HEAR MOTION TO EXCLUDE PROPOSED WITNESS RYAN KENDALL Date: January 15, 2010 Time: 8:30 a.m. Location: Courtroom 6, 17th Floor Judge: Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME TO HEAR MOTION TO EXCLUDE PROPOSED WITNESS RYAN KENDALL CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document462 Filed01/14/10 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 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. JANSSON; and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RENEWAL, Defendant-Intervenors. Additional Counsel for Defendant-Intervenors ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND Timothy Chandler (CA Bar No. 234325) tchandler@telladf.org 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630 Telephone: (916) 932-2850, Facsimile: (916) 932-2851 Jordan W. Lorence (DC Bar No. 385022)* jlorence@telladf.org Austin R. Nimocks (TX Bar No. 24002695)* animocks@telladf.org 801 G Street NW, Suite 509, Washington, D.C. 20001 Telephone: (202) 637-4610, Facsimile: (202) 347-3622 * Admitted pro hac vice DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME TO HEAR MOTION TO EXCLUDE PROPOSED WITNESS RYAN KENDALL CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document462 Filed01/14/10 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 on January 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, before the Honorable Vaughn R. Walker, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, DefendantIntervenors Proposition 8 Proponents Dennis Hollingsworth, Gail J. Knight, Martin F. Gutierrez, and Mark A. Jansson, and Proposition 8 Campaign Committee ProtectMarriage.com Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal, will move this Court for an order shortening the time to hear their Motion to Exclude. Defendant-Intervenors respectfully request an order shortening time on the Motion to Exclude. ARGUMENT Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 6-3, Defendant-Intervenors respectfully request the Court to shorten time on their Motion to Exclude Proposed Witness Ryan Kendall. Defendant-Intervenors ask that their Motion to Exclude be considered on January 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as reasonably possible. Plaintiffs and Plaintiff-Intervenor have indicated that Mr. Kendall will likely be called to testify on January 15, 2010; thus, time does not permit the usual briefing and hearing schedule on the Motion to Exclude. Prior to December 2009, Plaintiff-Intervenor had never disclosed Mr. Kendall as an individual who might have information relevant to this case. And after Mr. Kendall's name was disclosed as a potential witness in this case, Plaintiff-Intervenor did not produce him for a deposition until January 7, 2010, a mere two business days before trial. The last-minute nature of Mr. Kendall's involvement in this case necessitates shortening the time to hear the accompanying request to exclude his testimony. Defendant-Intervenors have notified the parties about this Motion to Shorten Time and have sought their consent. All the other defendants and defendant-intervenors have indicated that they do not oppose this Motion. Plaintiff-Intervenor, however, does not consent to shorten the time to hear the Motion to Exclude. And as of the filing of this Motion, counsel for Plaintiffs had yet to respond to Defendant-Intervenors' request. 1 DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME TO HEAR MOTION TO EXCLUDE PROPOSED WITNESS RYAN KENDALL CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document462 Filed01/14/10 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 Dated: January 14, 2010 Time. CONCLUSION In conclusion, Defendant-Intervenors request that the Court grant this Motion to Shorten COOPER AND KIRK, PLLC ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J. KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, MARK A. JANSSON, AND PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RENEWAL By: s/Charles J. Cooper Charles J. Cooper 2 DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME TO HEAR MOTION TO EXCLUDE PROPOSED WITNESS RYAN KENDALL CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW