Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 485

MOTION to Shorten Time filed by Paul T. Katami, Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo. Motion Hearing set for 1/19/2010 09:00 AM in Courtroom 6, 17th Floor, San Francisco. (Dettmer, Ethan) (Filed on 1/19/2010)

Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 485 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document485 Filed01/19/10 Page1 of 6 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 PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME FOR PLAINTIFFS' ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO SEAL DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO CIVIL LOCAL RULE 6-3 AND PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR LEAVE TO REOPEN DEPOSITION OF RONALD PRENTICE Trial Date: Judge: Location: January 11, 2010 Chief Judge Walker Courtroom 6, 17th Floor 09-CV-2292 VRW PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document485 Filed01/19/10 Page2 of 6 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 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Local Rule 6-3 Plaintiffs will and hereby do move this Court for an Order shortening the time within which the Court may hear Plaintiffs' Administrative Motion to Seal Documents and Motion for Leave to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice in his Personal Capacity and .as the Rule 30(b)(6) Representative for ProtectMarriage.com. Pursuant to Northern District of California Civil Local Rules ("Civil Local Rules") 7-11 and 79-5(d), and the Protective Order entered in this action on January 7, 2010, see Doc #361, Plaintiffs have concurrently filed a motion for administrative relief to file the following documents, or portions thereof, under seal because they have been designated "Highly Confidential" by Proponents or they describe documents that have been designated "Highly Confidential" by Proponents: Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice in his Personal Capacity and as the Rule 30(b)(6) Representative for ProtectMarriage.com ("Motion for Leave to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice"); DEFINT_PM_025241-025242 (Exhibit C to Declaration of Rebecca Justice Lazarus in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice); DEFINT_PM_005385-005399 (Exhibit D to Declaration of Rebecca Justice Lazarus in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice); DEFINT_PM_013429 (Exhibit F to Declaration of Rebecca Justice Lazarus in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice); and DEFINT_PM_005745-005746 (Exhibit H to Declaration of Rebecca Justice Lazarus in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice). Civil Local Rule 79-5(d) provides that: "If a party wishes to file a document that has been designated confidential by another party pursuant to a protective order, or if a party wishes to refer in a memorandum or other filing to information so designated by another party, the submitting party must file and serve an Administrative Motion for sealing order . . . ." The Rule requires that the designating party file and serve "a declaration with the Court establishing that the designated information is sealable, and must lodge and serve a narrowly tailored sealing order, or must withdraw 1 09-CV-2292 VRW PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document485 Filed01/19/10 Page3 of 6 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 the designation of confidentiality" within seven days after the submitting party files its Administrative Motion. Pursuant to Rule 30(a)(2)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, this Court's January 8, 2010 Order, and this Court's rulings at the hearing held on January 6, 2010 by Magistrate Judge Spero, Plaintiffs have also concurrently filed a Motion for Leave to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice in his Personal Capacity and .as the Rule 30(b)(6) Representative for ProtectMarriage.com. Plaintiffs have concurrently submitted the Administrative Motion because they wish to file above-referenced documents in support of their Motion for Leave to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice. Plaintiffs have concurrently submitted the Motion for Leave to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice because Proponents have recently produced documents in response to this Court's January 8, 2010 order that contains new information that Plaintiffs were not aware of at the time Mr. Prentice was originally deposed in December 2009. Given the ongoing trial, Plaintiffs request that the Court order that Proponents file and serve the declaration required under Rule 79-5 in response to Plaintiffs' Administrative Motion no later than January 19, 2010 by 12:00 PM and that the Court issue an order concerning the treatment of the documents as soon as possible thereafter. Plaintiffs request that the Court also Order Proponents to file any opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Reopen Deposition of Ronald Prentice no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 19, 2010. This motion is based upon this Notice of Motion; the following Memorandum of Points and Authorities; the concurrently filed Declaration of Rebecca Justice Lazarus in support; the complete files in these actions; the concurrently filed Administrative Motion to Seal Documents; the concurrently filed Motion for Leave to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice; argument of counsel; and such other and further matters as this Court may consider. MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 6(c) allows the court to order a motion to be heard on an accelerated basis "for good cause." Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(c)(1)(C). Moreover, Civil Local Rule 6-3(a)(3) provides that a court may shorten time if "substantial harm or prejudice . . . would occur if the Court did not change the time . . . ." 2 09-CV-2292 VRW PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document485 Filed01/19/10 Page4 of 6 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 Given the ongoing trial, Plaintiffs request that the Court issue an order concerning the treatment of the document as soon as practicable so that this Court may consider and rule on the pending Motion for Leave to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice. Pursuant to this Court's January 8, 2010 Order, see Doc #372, Proponents have made several rolling productions of documents to Plaintiffs between January 10 and 17, 2010. Based on Plaintiffs' review of these documents, Plaintiffs seek to reopen the deposition Mr. Prentice and also request that the Court issue an Order regarding the deadline for any opposition by Proponents to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Reopen Deposition of Ronald Prentice no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 19, 2010. Proponents were notified by email on the morning of January 19, 2010, of Plaintiffs' intention to seek relief in the form of this motion to shorten time. See Decl. of Rebecca Justice Lazarus in Supp. of Pls.' Mot. to Shorten Time at 4, Exh. A. Allowing the procedure for filing documents designated confidential by another party to run its course would force Plaintiffs to wait seven days for Proponents' response: such a delay would significantly impede Plaintiffs' ability to plan and present their case. It is imperative that Plaintiffs receive a determination as to whether Plaintiffs will be allowed to reopen the deposition of Mr. Prentice and use such testimony as evidence in trial. Respectfully submitted, DATED: January 19, 2010 GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP Theodore B. Olson Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. Christopher D. Dusseault Ethan D. Dettmer Matthew D. McGill Amir C. Tayrani Sarah E. Piepmeier Theane Evangelis Kapur Rebecca Justice Lazarus Enrique A. Monagas By: /s/ Ethan Dettmer 3 09-CV-2292 VRW PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document485 Filed01/19/10 Page5 of 6 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 and BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP David Boies Jeremy M. Goldman Roseanne C. Baxter Richard J. Bettan Beko O. Richardson Theodore H. Uno Joshua I. Schiller Attorneys for Plaintiffs KRISTIN M. PERRY, SANDRA B. STIER, PAUL T. KATAMI, and JEFFREY J. ZARRILLO 4 09-CV-2292 VRW PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document485 Filed01/19/10 Page6 of 6 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 DECLARATION OF SERVICE I, Robin McBain, declare as follows: I am employed in the County of San Francisco, State of California; I am over the age of eighteen years and am not a party to this action; my business address is 555 Mission St., Suite 3000, San Francisco, California, 94105, in said County and State. On January 19, 2010, I served the within: PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME FOR PLAINTIFFS' ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION FOR SEALING ORDER; DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT; [PROPOSED] ORDER to all named parties as follows: BY ECF (ELECTRONIC CASE FILING): Where specified below, I e-filed the above-detailed documents utilizing the United States District Court, Northern District of California's mandated ECF (Electronic Case Filing) service on January 15, 2010. Counsel of record are required by the Court to be registered e-filers, and as such are automatically e-served with a copy of the documents upon confirmation of e-filing. BY ELECTRONIC MAIL (E-MAIL): On the above-mentioned date, I caused a true .PDF copy of the above-referenced document[s] to be transmitted by electronic mail to Charles Cooper ( ) at the indicated e-mail address. I am readily familiar with this office's practice for transmissions by e-mail. Transmissions are sent as soon as possible and are repeated, if necessary, until they are reported as completed and without error. In sending the foregoing document by e-mail, I followed this office's ordinary business practices. The sending e-mail address is RMcBain@gibsondunn.com. I certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct, that the foregoing document(s) were printed on recycled paper, and that this Declaration of Service was executed by me on January 19, 2010, at San Francisco, California. /s:/Robin McBain______________ Robin McBain 1 09-CV-2292 VRW PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME