Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 676

Letter from Deputy Attorney General, Tamar Pachter to Chief Judge Walker. (Pachter, Tamar) (Filed on 6/3/2010)

EDMUND G. BROWN JR. Attorney General State of California DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 455 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE, SUITE 11000 SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102-7004 Public: (415) 703-5500 Telephone: (415) 703-5970 Facsimile: (415) 703-1234 E-Mail: Tamar.Pachter@doj.ca.gov June 3, 2010 The Honorable Vaughn R. Walker, Chief Judge United States District Court Northern District of California 450 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 RE: Kristin M. Perry, et al. v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al. Case No. 3:09-cv-02292-VRW Dear Chief Judge Walker: I will not be able to appear for the Attorney General at closing arguments on June 16, 2010. I regret that I will not be in your courtroom for the trial's conclusion, but I have had a long-standing commitment to be abroad from June 10 through June 20. Given the Attorney General's limited role in this case, I did not ask that the date for closing arguments be changed to accommodate my schedule. My colleague, Deputy Attorney General S. Michele Inan, will represent the Attorney General at the hearing on June 16. Ms. Inan has been following the trial with great interest, and will stand ready to assist the Court on request. Sincerely, /s/ Tamar Pachter TAMAR PACHTER Deputy Attorney General For TP: cc: All counsel, via ECF SA2009310603 20284270.doc EDMUND G. BROWN JR. Attorney General DECLARATION OF SERVICE BY U.S. MAIL Case Name: No.: Kristin M. Perry, et al. v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al. 3:09-cv-02292-VRW I declare: I am employed in the Office of the Attorney General, which is the office of a member of the California State Bar, at which member's direction this service is made. I am 18 years of age or older and not a party to this matter. I am familiar with the business practice at the Office of the Attorney General for collection and processing of correspondence for mailing with the United States Postal Service. In accordance with that practice, correspondence placed in the internal mail collection system at the Office of the Attorney General is deposited with the United States Postal Service that same day in the ordinary course of business. On June 3, 2010, I served the attached LETTER TO CHIEF JUDGE WALKER DATED JUNE 3, 2010 by placing a true copy thereof enclosed in a sealed envelope with postage thereon fully prepaid, in the internal mail collection system at the Office of the Attorney General at 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000, San Francisco, CA 94102-7004, addressed as follows: David Boies Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP 333 Main Street Armonk, NY 10504 Rena M. Lindevaldsen Senior Litigation Counsel Liberty Counsel - Virginia 100 Mountainview Road Suite 2775 Lynchburg, VA 24502-2272 Thomas Brejcha Thomas More Society 29 S. La Salle, Suite 440 Chicago, IL 60603 Richard E. Coleson 1 South 6th Street Terre Haute, IN 47807-3510 Christopher M. Gacek Family Research Council 801 G Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Suzanne B. Goldberg Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic 435 W. 116th Street New York, NY 10025 Kevin James Hasson 1350 Connecticut Ave, Suite 605 NW Washington, DC 20036-1735 Michael W. Kirk Cooper & Kirk, PLLC 1523 New Hampshire Ave, NW Washington, DC 2003 Paul Benjamin Linton 921 Keystone Ave Northbrook, IL 60062 Vincent P. McCarthy W. Chestnut Hill Road Lichfield CT 06759 Michael James McDermott 7172 Regional #329 Dublin, CA 94568 National Legal Foundation P.O. Box 64427 Virginia Beach, VA 23467-4427 Kaylan L. Phillips 1 South 6th Street Terre Haute, IN 47807-3510 Tobias Barrington Wolff University of Pennsylvania Law School 3400 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204 I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California the foregoing is true and correct and that this declaration was executed on June 3, 2010, at San Francisco, California. A. Murillo Declarant SA2009310603 /s/ A. Murillo Signature 20284806.doc