Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 541

Memorandum in Opposition re 472 MOTION to Compel filed byCalifornians Against Eliminating Basic Rights. (Harrison, James) (Filed on 2/2/2010)

Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 541 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document541 Filed02/02/10 Page1 of 3 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 JAMES C. HARRISON, State Bar No. 161958 KARI KROGSENG, State Bar No. 215263 REMCHO, JOHANSEN & PURCELL, LLP 201 Dolores Avenue San Leandro, CA 94577 Phone: (510) 346-6200 Fax: (510) 346-6201 Email: kkrogseng@rjp.com Attorneys for Third Party Subpoena Recipient Californians Against Eliminating Basic Rights UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, et al., Respondents. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No.: 09-cv-2292 VRW THIRD PARTY CALIFORNIANS AGAINST ELIMINATING BASIC RIGHTS' OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO COMPEL Hearing: Date: Time: Dept: Not set. Not set. Not set. (The Honorable Vaughn R. Walker) THIRD PARTY CALIFORNIANS AGAINST ELIMINATING BASIC RIGHTS' OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO COMPEL NO. 09-cv-2292 VRW Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document541 Filed02/02/10 Page2 of 3 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 On February 1, 2010, third-party subpoena recipient Californians Against Eliminating Basic Rights ("CAEBR") produced all non-privileged documents in its possession responsive to defendant-intervenors' November 16, 2009 subpoena, as limited by the Court's January 8, 2010 Order (Doc #372). CAEBR has produced all documents that contain, refer or relate to any arguments for or against Proposition 8, except for communications among CAEBR's core group and communications CAEBR received from other third parties who are contesting the motion to compel. Attached to the Declaration of Kari Krogseng in Support of CAEBR's Opposition to the Motion to Compel as Exhibit A is a true and correct copy of the February 1, 2010 letter that accompanied CAEBR's production. Despite this fact, defendant-intervenors refused CAEBR's request that they dismiss the motion to compel CAEBR's documents. Attached as Exhibit B to the Declaration of Kari Krogseng is a true and correct copy of the February 1, 2010 e-mail summarizing defendant-intervenors' position. This afternoon, CAEBR received a letter from defendant-intervenors outlining defendant-intervenors' questions and concerns regarding the production. Attached as Exhibit C to the Declaration of Kari Krogseng is a true and correct copy of defendant-intervenors' February 2, 2010 letter. CAEBR will address defendant-intervenors' questions and concerns through a meet and confer process. With one exception, however, the issues raised by defendant-intervenors are not relevant to the pending motion to compel. CAEBR has not produced documents it received from other third parties that are the subject of this motion to compel. Because these parties are opposing the motion to compel, CAEBR informed defendant-intervenors that it would produce these documents if the Court were to grant defendant-intervenors' motion to compel. Given CAEBR's compliance with the subpoena and its agreement to produce documents received from the other third parties if the Court grants the motion, the motion should be dismissed as to CAEBR. THIRD PARTY CALIFORNIANS AGAINST ELIMINATING BASIC RIGHTS' OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO COMPEL NO. 09-cv-2292 VRW 1 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document541 Filed02/02/10 Page3 of 3 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: February 2, 2010 Respectfully submitted, James C. Harrison Kari Krogseng REMCHO, JOHANSEN & PURCELL, LLP By: /S/ James C. Harrison Attorneys for Third Party Subpoena Recipients Californians Against Eliminating Basic Rights (00099918.5) THIRD PARTY CALIFORNIANS AGAINST ELIMINATING BASIC RIGHTS' OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO COMPEL NO. 09-cv-2292 VRW 2