Windsor v. The United States Of America

Filing 76

MOTION for Clarification., MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages., MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply. Document filed by Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives.(Kircher, Kerry)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ____________________________________ ) EDITH SCHLAIN WINDSOR, in her ) capacity as executor of the estate of ) THEA CLARA SPYER, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) ) Defendant. ) ____________________________________) Civil Action No. 10-CV-8435 (BSJ)(JCF) INTERVENOR-DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION, ADDITIONAL PAGES, AND LEAVE TO FILE SUR-REPLY Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 7.1, Intervenor-Defendant, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives (the “House”), through its undersigned counsel, hereby moves for clarification of the Court’s August 29, 2011 “Set/Reset Deadlines” docket entry, for additional pages in submitting its reply in support of its motion to dismiss, and for leave to file a sur-reply in opposition to Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. The reasons for this motion are stated in a memorandum in support, also filed today. A proposed order will be submitted by electronic mail. Plaintiff opposes the House’s request for clarification of the Court’s August 29, 2011 “Set/Reset Deadlines” docket entry, consents to the House’s request for additional pages in submitting its reply in support of its motion to dismiss, and opposes the House’s request for leave to file a sur-reply in opposition to Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. The United States Department of Justice takes no position on the House’s requested relief. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Paul D. Clement Paul D. Clement H. Christopher Bartolomucci Conor B. Dugan Nicholas J. Nelson BANCROFT PLLC 1919 M Street, Northwest, Suite 470 Washington, District of Columbia 20036 Telephone: (202) 234-0090 Facsimile: (202) 234-2806 Counsel for the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives OF COUNSEL: Kerry W. Kircher, General Counsel Christine Davenport, Senior Assistant Counsel Katherine E. McCarron, Assistant Counsel William Pittard, Assistant Counsel Kirsten W. Konar, Assistant Counsel OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL U.S. House of Representatives 219 Cannon House Office Building Washington, District of Columbia 20515 Telephone: (202) 225-9700 Facsimile: (202) 226-1360 September 2, 2011 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I certify that on September 2, 2011, I served one copy of Intervenor-Defendant’s Motion for Clarification, Additional Pages, and Leave To File Sur-Reply by CM/ECF and by electronic mail (.pdf format) on the following: Roberta A. Kaplan, Esquire, & Andrew J. Ehrlich, Esquire PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & GARRISON LLP 1285 Avenue of the Americas New York City, New York 10019-6064 rkaplan@paulweiss.com aehrlich@paulweiss.com Alexis Karteron, Esquire, & Arthur Eisenberg, Esquire NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION 125 Broad Street, 19th Floor New York City, New York 10004 akarteron@nyclu.org arteisenberg@nyclu.org James D. Esseks, Esquire, Melissa Goodman, Esquire, & Rose A. Saxe, Esquire AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION 125 Broad Street New York City, New York 10004 jesseks@aclu.org mgoodman@nyclu.org rsaxe@aclu.org Jean Lin, Esquire UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CIVIL DIVISION 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Seventh Floor Washington, District of Columbia 20530 jean.lin@usdoj.gov Simon Heller, Esquire STATE OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 120 Broadway New York City, New York 10271 simon.heller@ag.ny.gov /s/ Kerry W. Kircher Kerry W. Kircher