Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 545

Statement re 472 MOTION to Compel by Paul T. Katami, Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo. (Boutrous, Theodore) (Filed on 2/2/2010)

Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 545 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document545 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 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' STATEMENT CONCERNING PROPONENTS' MOTIONS TO COMPEL Trial Date: January 11, 2010 Judge: Chief Judge Walker Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero Location: Courtroom 6, 17th Floor 09-CV-2292 VRW PLAINTIFFS' STATEMENT CONCERNING PROPONENTS' MOTIONS TO COMPEL Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document545 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 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Pursuant to this Court's January 26, 2010 order, Doc #526, Plaintiffs respectfully submit this statement concerning the various motions to compel filed by Proponents' seeking to enforce non-party subpoenas. Plaintiffs take no position regarding the specific issues presented by these motions, but note that, aside from one internet advertisement (DIX2308) and three press releases (DIX2472, DIX2500, DIX2502), Proponents did not seek to introduce into evidence publicly disseminated campaign messages urging voters to vote "no" on Proposition 8, despite ample opportunity to do so and, apparently, the production of significant quantities of documents relating to these issues by non-parties. See Doc #503 (Proponents' Third Supplemental Exhibit List, which identified over 300 documents produced by various third parties, including the ACLU, Californians Against Eliminating Basic Rights, and Equality California). Accordingly, the Proponents' argument that this non-party discovery is somehow necessary to allow them to put before the Court the full "mix" of information does not withstand scrutiny. Doc #472 at 3-4. Proponents made a tactical decision not to make a record on that issue during trial, and this factor weighs against compelling further discovery from the non-parties. Respectfully submitted, DATED: February 2, 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 Enrique A. Monagas By: /// /// /// /s/ Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. 1 09-CV-2292 VRW PLAINTIFFS' STATEMENT CONCERNING PROPONENTS' MOTIONS TO COMPEL Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document545 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 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 2 09-CV-2292 VRW PLAINTIFFS' STATEMENT CONCERNING PROPONENTS' MOTIONS TO COMPEL