Kristin Perry, et al v. Dennis Hollingsworth, et al

Filing 17

Filed (ECF) Appellants Martin F. Gutierrez, Dennis Hollingsworth, Mark A. Jansson, Gail J. Knight, - Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal and Hak-Shing William Tam EMERGENCY Motion to stay lower court action. Date of service: 11/19/2009. [7137092] (CJC)

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Kristin Perry, et al v. Dennis Hollingsworth, et al Doc. 17 NOS. 09-17241, 09-17551 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al. Defendant-Intervenors-Appellees. Appeal from United States District Court for the Northern District of California Civil Case No. 09-CV-2292 VRW (Honorable Vaughn R. Walker) APPELLANTS'/PETITIONERS' CERTIFICATE DESIGNATING PREVIOUSLY FILED MOTIONS FOR A STAY AS EMERGENCY MOTIONS UNDER 9TH CIR. R. 27-3 Andrew P. Pugno LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, California 95630 (916) 608-3065; (916) 608-3066 Fax Brian W. Raum James A. Campbell ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 (480) 444-0020; (480) 444-0028 Fax Charles J. Cooper David H. Thompson Howard C. Nielson, Jr. Nicole J. Moss Jesse Panuccio Peter A. Patterson COOPER AND KIRK, PLLC 1523 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 220-9600; (202) 220-9601 Fax Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants/Petitioners 9th Cir. R. 27-3 Certificate Pursuant to 9th Cir. R. 27-3, Appellants/Petitioners in Case Nos. 09-17241 and 09-17551 respectfully certify that their previously filed motions for a stay pending appeal are now emergency motions requiring "relief ... in less than 21 days" to "avoid irreparable harm." See File # 7129821, Case No. 09-17241 (filed Nov. 13, 2009); File # 7133699-0, Case No. 09-17241 (filed Nov. 17, 2009). Appellants/Petitioners are a "primarily formed ballot committee" and the "official proponents" of Proposition 8 (collectively, "Proponents"), who were permitted to intervene in this case to defend that California ballot initiative. The appeals (or, in the alternative, petitions for writs of mandamus) at issue concern the district court's denial of Proponents' claim of First Amendment privilege over certain internal, confidential political communications and documents requested by Plaintiffs in discovery. At the time Proponents filed their stay motions, the district court had not set a date certain by which production had to occur and thus the motions did not qualify for "emergency" or "urgent" treatment under 9th Cir. R. 27-3. The court has now ordered that the documents at issue be produced on a rolling basis to be concluded by November 30, 2009. Doc. 259 (attached as Exhibit 1). On November 16, 2009, the Plaintiffs requested that the district court "enter an order directing Proponents to produce the documents and categories of 1 documents that the Court found to be relevant, responsive and non-privileged in the November 11 Order, and that such production occur within three days of issuance of the order compelling production." Doc. 256 at 2. Plaintiffs argued that they should not have to await production of the documents for the period established by Fed. R. App. P. 27 while this Court considers the stay motion. Doc. 256 at 2. 1 Despite this objection, Plaintiffs have yet to file any response to Proponents' stay motions. On November 19, 2009, the district court--per Magistrate Judge Spero-- entered an order stating: The twenty-one documents identified by the court in its November 11 order as responsive and not privileged shall be designated "attorneys eyes only" and produced to plaintiffs not later than the close of fact discovery on Monday, November 30, 2009. Similarly, proponents shall produce the additional documents responsive to plaintiffs' eighth document request on a rolling basis to conclude not later than the close of fact discovery on November 30, 2009. Ex. 1 (Doc. 259) at 6. Accordingly, to avoid the irreparable harm that would occur from production of these documents before this Court has a chance to adjudicate Proponents' claim of privilege, an immediate stay is necessary. Plaintiffs also claimed that Proponents did not seek expedited treatment of the stay request," id. Yet in both motions, in order to minimize any delay caused by this Court's consideration, Proponents explicitly "ask[ed] that the Court expedite these appeals." See File # 7129821 at 25, Case No. 09-17241 (filed Nov. 13, 2009); File # 7133699-0 at 25, Case No. 09-17241 (filed Nov. 17, 2009). 2 1 Counsel for the other parties have previously been served with Proponents' motions for a stay, either through the Court's electronic filing system or through United States mail. Before filing this certificate, Proponents' counsel notified counsel for the other parties of its imminent filing with the Court and served a copy by email. As the motions for a stay indicate, "the grounds advanced in support thereof ... were submitted to the district court" and denied in a series of orders filed on October 1, 2009 (Doc. 214), October 23, 2009 (Doc. 237), and November 11, 2009 (Doc. 252). Pursuant to 9th Cir. R. 27-3(a)(3)(i), the telephone numbers and addresses of the attorneys for the parties are as follows: Attorneys for Plaintiffs Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Paul T. Katami, and Jeffrey J. Zarillo: Theodore B. Olson Matthew C. McGill Amir C. Tayrani GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER, LLP 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 955-8668 Fax: (202) 467-0539 Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. Christopher D. Dusseault Ethan D. Dettmer Theane Evangelis Kapur Enrique A. Monagas 3 GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER, LLP 333 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 229-7804 Fax: (213) 229-7520 David Boies Theodore H. Uno BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER, LLP 333 Main St Armonk, NY 10504 (914) 749-8200 Fax: (914) 749-8300 Attorney for Defendant ClerkRecorder Patrick O'Connell: Claude Franklin Kolm Lindsey G. Stern COUNTY OF ALAMEDA 1221 Oak Street, Suite 450 Oakland, CA 94612-4296 (510) 272-6710 Attorneys for Plaintiff-Intervenor City and County of San Francisco: Dennis J. Herrera, City Attorney Therese Stewart, Chief Deputy City Attorney Danny Chou, Chief of Complex and Special Litigation Vince Chhabria, Deputy City Attorney Erin Bernstein, Deputy City Attorney Christine Van Aken, Deputy City Attorney Mollie M. Lee, Deputy City Attorney CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place Room 234 San Francisco, CA 4102-4682 (415) 554-4708 Fax: (415) 554-4655 Mark B. Horton, and Deputy Director Linette Scott: Kenneth C. Mennemeier Andrew Walter Stroud MENNEMEIER GLASSMAN & STROUD LLP 980 9th St, Ste 1700 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 553-4000 Fax: (916) 553-4011 Attorneys for Defendant Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr.: Gordon Bruce Burns Attorney General's Office, Dept. of Justice 1300 I Street, 17th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 324-3081 Tamar Pachter Office of the California Attorney General 455 Golden Gate Ave, Suite 11000 San Francisco, CA 94102-7004 (415) 703-5970 Fax: (415) 703-1234 Attorney for Defendant RegistrarRecorder Dean C. Logan: Judy Whitehurst OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNSEL Attorneys for Defendants Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Director 4 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 500 West Temple St Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 974-1845 1523 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 22036 (202) 220-9600 Fax: (202) 220-9601 Andrew P. Pugno LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNO 101 Parkshore Dr., Ste. 100 Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 608-3065 Brian W. Raum James A. Campbell ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 N. 90th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 444-0020 Attorneys for DefendantIntervenors Dennis Hollingsworth, Gail J. Knight, Martin F. Gutierrez, Hak-Shing William Tam, Mark A. Jansson, and on 8, A Project of California Renewal: Charles J. Cooper David H. Thompson Howard C. Neilson, Jr. Nicole J. Moss Jesse Panuccio Peter A. Patterson COOPER & KIRK, PLLC Dated: November 19, 2009 Respectfully submitted, s/ Charles J. Cooper Charles J. Cooper 5

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