Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 486

Declaration of Rebecca Justice Lazarus in Support of 485 MOTION to Shorten Time filed byPaul T. Katami, Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo. (Related document(s) 485 ) (Dettmer, Ethan) (Filed on 1/19/2010)

Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 486 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document486 Filed01/19/10 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' 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: January 11, 2010 Judge: Chief Judge Walker Location: Courtroom 6, 17th Floor 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document486 Filed01/19/10 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 matters. I have personal knowledge of the facts stated herein and could and would testify competently thereto if called upon to do so. 2. 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 certain documents, or portions thereof, under seal ("Administrative Motion"). This Motion is brought on the grounds that some of the documents in question have been designated "Highly Confidential" by Proponents. 3. Plaintiffs have concurrently submitted the Administrative Motion because they wish this Court to consider these documents in connection with the pending Motion to Reopen the Deposition of Ronald Prentice in his Personal Capacity and as the Rule 30(b)(6) Representative of ProtectMarriage.com. Plaintiffs received the documents on or after January 10, 2010, following this Court's January 8, 2010, order compelling production on a rolling basis. Doc #372 at 5. 4. Plaintiffs notified Proponents of their intention to seek relief in form of a motion to shorten time for Plaintiffs'' Administrative Motion and Plaintiffs'' 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. Attached hereto as Exhibit A is a true and correct copy of this notification. 5. Plaintiffs believe that it would be in all parties' interest to resolve this matter as soon as possible given the ongoing trial and Plaintiffs' desire to use the document at trial and have filed the Motion to Shorten Time for that reason. 1 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document486 Filed01/19/10 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 I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed this 19th day of January, 2010. By: /s/ Rebecca Justice Lazarus 2 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF REBECCA JUSTICE LAZARUS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document486 Filed01/19/10 Page4 of 5 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document486 Filed01/19/10 Page5 of 5