Windsor v. The United States Of America

Filing 79

ORDER terminating 76 Motion ; granting 76 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages; denying 76 Motion for Leave to File Document. The Court considers Defendant's filing of a motion to address this issue unnecessary; in the future, a simple letter by mail or fax requesting clarification would suffice. Defendant's motion in the alternative to extend the deadline is DENIED. The deadline for Defendant's reply remains 9/9/2011. Defendant's request for an extension of the page limit for its reply in support of their motion to dismiss is GRANTED. Defendant may file a reply brief of up to seventeen pages. As to Defendant's request for leave to file a surreply, the Court denies the request as premature. As the Plaintiff's reply has not yet been filed, the Court cannot now determine whether any "new or unexpected" arguments or issues will be raised that would necessitate a surreply. Defendant may renew its request after the reply brief is submitted if new issues are raised in Plaintiff's reply. (Signed by Judge Barbara S. Jones on 9/6/2011) (tro)

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