Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 90

Declaration of Charles J. Cooper in Support of 89 Memorandum in Opposition, filed byMartin F. Gutierrez, Dennis Hollingsworth, Mark A. Jansson, Gail J. Knight, ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal, Hak-Shing William Tam. (Related document(s) 89 ) (Cooper, Charles) (Filed on 7/10/2009)

Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 90 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document90 Filed07/10/09 Page1 of 4 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 COOPER AND KIRK, PLLC Charles J. Cooper (DC Bar No. 248070)* ccooper@cooperkirk.com David H. Thompson (DC Bar No. 450503)* dthompson@cooperkirk.com Peter A. Patterson (Ohio Bar No. 0080840)* ppatterson@cooperkirk.com Howard C. Nielson, Jr. (DC Bar No. 473018)* hneilson@cooperkirk.com 1523 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 Telephone: (202) 220-9600, Facsimile: (202) 220-9601 LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO Andrew P. Pugno (CA Bar No. 206587) andrew@pugnolaw.com 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630 Telephone: (916) 608-3065, Facsimile: (916) 608-3066 ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND Brian W. Raum (NY Bar No. 2856102)* braum@telladf.org James A. Campbell (OH Bar No. 0081501)* jcampbell@telladf.org 15100 North 90th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 Telephone: (480) 444-0020, Facsimile: (480) 444-0028 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT-INTERVENOR DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J. KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, HAK-SHING WILLIAM TAM, MARK A. JANSSON, and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RENEWAL * Admitted pro hac vice UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA KRISTIN M. PERRY, SANDRA B. STIER, PAUL T. KATAMI, and JEFFREY J. ZARRILLO, Plaintiffs, 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 CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW DECLARATION OF CHARLES J. COOPER IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENOR PROPOSITION 8 PROPONENTS' OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME Date: None Time: None Judge: Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker Location: None DECLARATION OF CHARLES J. COOPER IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENOR PROPOSITION 8 PROPONENTS' OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Dockets.Justia.com Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document90 Filed07/10/09 Page2 of 4 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 official capacity as Clerk-Recorder for the County of Alameda; and DEAN C. LOGAN, in his official capacity as Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for the County of Los Angeles, Defendants, and PROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTS DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J. KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, HAKSHING WILLIAM TAM, and MARK A. JANSSON; and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIA RENEWAL, Defendant-Intervenors. Additional Counsel for Defendant-Intervenors ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND Timothy Chandler (CA Bar No. 234325) tchandler@telladf.org 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630 Telephone: (916) 932-2850, Facsimile: (916) 932-2851 Jordan W. Lorence (DC Bar No. 385022)* jlorence@telladf.org Austin R. Nimocks (TX Bar No. 24002695)* animocks@telladf.org 801 G Street NW, Suite 509, Washington, D.C. 20001 Telephone: (202) 637-4610, Facsimile: (202) 347-3622 * Admitted pro hac vice DECLARATION OF CHARLES J. COOPER IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENOR PROPOSITION 8 PROPONENTS' OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document90 Filed07/10/09 Page3 of 4 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 I, Charles J. Cooper, attorney for Defendant-Intervenors Proposition 8 Proponents Dennis Hollingsworth, Gail J. Knight, Martin F. Gutierrez, Hak-Shing William Tam, Mark A. Jansson, and Proposition 8 Campaign Committee ProtectMarriage.com Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal, have personal knowledge of the facts in this declaration and, if called as a witness, I could and would competently testify to these facts under oath: 1. Proposed Intervenors Our Family Coalition, Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, and Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays ("PFLAG") (collectively referred to as "Proposed Intervenors") are represented by the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. 2. Counsel for Proposed Intervenors previously filed an amicus brief in this case. 3. Counsel for Proposed Intervenors did not file Proposed Intervenors' Motion to Intervene until six weeks after this case commenced. 4. The Proposition 8 Proponents will be prejudiced by the Court's granting Proposed Intervenors' Motion to Shorten Time. 5. The parties to this case are currently working to prepare the joint case-management statement, which is due on August 7, 2009. 6. Preparing the joint case-management statement requires the parties to determine their overall litigation strategy, which includes, among other things, extensive legal research and factual investigation. 7. Preparing the joint case-management statement requires the parties to confer about the intricacies of the relevant legal and factual questions, determine which issues can be agreed upon, and decide how best to address the disputed questions. 8. The Proposition 8 Proponents intend to oppose the Proposed Intervenors' Motion to Intervene. 1 DECLARATION OF CHARLES J. COOPER IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENOR PROPOSITION 8 PROPONENTS' OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document90 Filed07/10/09 Page4 of 4 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 I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed in Washington, D.C. on July 10, 2009. s/Charles J. Cooper Charles J. Cooper 2 DECLARATION OF CHARLES J. COOPER IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENOR PROPOSITION 8 PROPONENTS' OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW