Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 630

ORDER granting 370 Motion for Leave to File; granting 373 Motion for Leave to File; granting 374 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 375 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 377 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 382 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 383 Motion for Leave to File; granting 386 Motion for Leave to File; granting 537 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 539 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 550 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 551 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 554 Motion for Leave to File; granting 555 Motion for Leave to File; granting 558 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 561 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 562 Motion for Leave to File; granting 566 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 568 Motion for Leave to File; granting 570 Motion for Leave to File; granting 576 Motion for Leave to File; granting 128 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief (vrwlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/12/2010)

Download PDF
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 KRISTIN M PERRY, SANDRA B STIER, PAUL 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 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 clerkrecorder of the County of Alameda; and DEAN C LOGAN, in his official capacity as registrarrecorder/county clerk for the County of Los Angeles, Defendants, DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J KNIGHT, MARTIN F GUTIERREZ, HAKSHING WILLIAM TAM, MARK A JANSSON and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIOFORNIA RENEWAL, as official proponents of Proposition 8, Defendant-Intervenors. / IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA No C 09-2292 VRW ORDER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 The court has received numerous motions for leave to submit memoranda on behalf of proposed amicus curiae. Doc ##128, 370, 373, 374, 375, 377, 382, 383, 386, 537, 539, 550, 551, 554, 555, 558, 561, 562, 566, 568, 570, 576. The parties have replied to the merits of the proposed memoranda, and no party has objected to the court granting leave to file the memoranda. Doc ##604, 607. The court may welcome amicus curiae submissions "concerning legal issues that have potential ramifications beyond the parties directly involved or if the amicus has unique information or perspective that can help the court beyond the help that the lawyers for the parties are able to provide." NGV Gaming, Ltd v Upstream Point Molate, LLC, 355 FSupp2d 1061, 1067 (ND Cal 2005) (citations omitted). Because the proposed amicus curiae satisfy this modest standard, the motions listed above for leave to submit memoranda on behalf of amicus curiae are GRANTED. The court will determine separately how much weight to give to the memoranda. IT IS SO ORDERED. VAUGHN R WALKER United States District Chief Judge 2