USA v. State of Arizona, et al

Filing 138

Filed (ECF) Amicus Curiae Friendly House Motion for miscellaneous relief [Motion for Leave for Amici Curiae Friendly House Plaintiffs to Participate in Oral Argument]. Date of service: 10/12/2010. [7504026] (LJ)

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USA v. State of Arizona, et al Doc. 138 No. 10-16645 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT _______________________________________ United States of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. State of Arizona, et. al., Defendants-Appellants. _______________________________________ ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA _______________________________________ MOTION FOR LEAVE FOR AMICI CURIAE FRIENDLY HOUSE PLAINTIFFS TO PARTICPATE IN ORAL ARGUMENT Omar C. Jadwat Thomas A. Saenz Lucas Guttentag Victor Viramontes AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE FOUNDATION IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS PROJECT AND EDUCATIONAL FUND 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor 634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10004 Los Angeles, CA 90014 Telephone: (212) 549-2660 Telephone: (213) 629-2512 Linton Joaquin Karen C. Tumlin NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER 3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2850 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Telephone: (213) 639-3900 Counsel for Amicus Curiae Friendly House Plaintiffs Additional Co-Counsel on Following Page Tanaz Moghadam AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS PROJECT 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 Telephone: (212) 549-2660 Facsimile: (212) 549-2654, Nora A. Preciado Melissa S. Keaney Vivek Mittal NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER 3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2850 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Telephone: (213) 639-3900 Facsimile: (213) 639-3911,, Cynthia Valenzuela Dixon Gladys Limón Nicholás Espíritu MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND 634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90014 Telephone: (213) 629-2512 Facsimile: (213) 629-0266 Daniel J. Pochoda Anne Lai ACLU FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA 77 E. Columbus Street, Suite 205 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Telephone: (602) 650-1854 Facsimile: (602) 650-1376, Nina Perales Iván Espinoza-Madrigal MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND 110 Broadway Street, Suite 300 San Antonio, TX 78205 Telephone: (210) 224-5476 Facsimile: (210) 224-5382, Chris Newman Lisa Kung NATIONAL DAY LABOR ORGANIZING NETWORK 675 S. Park View Street, Suite B Los Angeles, CA 90057 Telephone: (213) 380-2785 Facsimile: (213) 380-2787, Daniel R. Ortega, Jr ROUSH, MCCRACKEN, GUERRERO, MILLER & ORTEGA 1112 E. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85034 Telephone: (602) 253-3554 Facsimile: (602) 340-1896 i Cecillia D. Wang AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS PROJECT 39 Drumm Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: (415) 343-0775 Facsimile: (415) 395-0950, Julie A. Su Yungsuhn Park Connie Choi Carmina Ocampo ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CENTER, A MEMBER OF ASIAN AMERICAN CENTER FOR ADVANCING JUSTICE 1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90017 Telephone: (213) 977-7500 Facsimile: 9213) 977-7595,,, Stephen P. Berzon++ Jonathan Weissglass++ ALTSHULER BERZON LLP 177 Post Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94108 Telephone: (415) 421-7151 Facsimile: (415) 362-8064 Bradley S. Phillips+ Paul J. Watford+ Elisabeth J. Neubauer+ Benjamin J. Maro+ MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON LLP+ 355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560 Telephone: (213) 683-9100 Facsimile: (213) 687-3702, Paul.Watford@mto,com,, ii Susan Traub Boyd+ Yuval Miller+ Kimberly A. Morris+ MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON LLP+ 560 Mission Street, 27th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105-2907 Telephone: (415) 512-5000 Facsimile: (415) 512-4077 Laura D. Blackburne NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP) 4805 Mt. Hope Drive Baltimore, Maryland 21215 Telephone: (410) 580-5700 +Attorneys for all amici except Service Employees International Union, Service Employees International Union, Local 5, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and Japanese American Citizens League ++Attorneys for Service Employees International Union, Service Employees International Union, Local 5, and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union iii MOTION FOR LEAVE FOR AMICI CURIAE FRIENDLY HOUSE PLAINTIFFS TO PARTICIPATE IN ORAL ARGUMENT Pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 27, amici Friendly House plaintiffs, through undersigned counsel, hereby move the Court for an order allowing them to participate in the oral argument scheduled for November 1, 2010, and enlarging the time for argument so that this request does not reduce the time allocated for the Plaintiff-Appellee. Amici have contacted the parties regarding their position as to this request. Defendant-Appellant, Arizona, has indicated that it is neither "consenting nor responding" to the request because it considers the request to be an issue for the Court to address and decide. Plaintiff-Appellee, the United States, opposes any amicus request for oral argument time. Amici recognize that such requests are not lightly granted. However, amici stand in an unusual position with respect to the pending appeal.1 Amici have a direct interest in this Court's upholding the preliminary injunction, which the district court held to have mooted amici's own, fully submitted and argued 1 While there are a total of seven related cases challenging the constitutionality of SB 1070 pending in the court below, including Plaintiff-Appellee's case, the Friendly House plaintiffs are thus far the only plaintiffs to have survived a motion to dismiss by Defendant-Appellant. See Friendly House, et al. v. Whiting, et al., No. CV 10-1061-PHX-SRB, slip op. at 38 (attached as Exhibit A). The district court found, in its October 8, 2010 Order on Defendant-Appellant's Motion to Dismiss, that amici have standing to bring a number of constitutional claims in their suit below but declared their motion for preliminary injunction moot in light of the district court's order in Plaintiff-Appellee's case. Id. at 16,-20, 22-27 32, 35. 1 preliminary injunction motion filed in a parallel case. 2 Amici also have distinct, though complementary, interests and viewpoints from those represented by Plaintiff-Appellee. As private individuals and organizations who stand to be irreparably harmed by the four provisions of SB 1070 that were enjoined by the district court, amici provide a powerful lens through which to view SB 1070's practical effect and true danger. Indeed, the district court's ruling in this case makes explicit reference to amici's case and claims. U.S. v. Arizona, 703 F. Supp. 2d 980, 995 n.6 (D. Ariz. 2010) and id. at 997 n.11. Amici respectfully submit that presentation of their interests and viewpoints will assist the Court in reaching a full understanding both of the legal issues and the practical implications of the injunction. Moreover, counsel for amici are highly experienced immigration and constitutional law practitioners who have litigated numerous preemption cases dealing with state and local efforts to regulate immigration and therefore have considerable expertise to offer the Court on the issues raised in this case. Various of amici's counsel are or were counsel in, for example, Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, No. 09-115 (U.S.) and its predecessor cases in this Court and the district In its October 8th order, the district court found that were the Friendly House plaintiffs' preliminary injunction motion not moot, it "would have found [amici's Fourth Amendment claim] persuasive in considering whether to enjoin Subsection 2(B) of S.B. 1070 prior to its enactment." Friendly House, slip op. at 35. This claim, however, has not been briefed in this appeal and amici do not seek to argue this issue if granted time at the November 1st argument. 2 2 court (cited in U.S. v. Arizona, id. at 988, 991, Brief of Appellees at 19, and throughout Brief of Appellants); Lozano v. City of Hazleton, No. 07-3531, 2010WL 3504538 (3d Cir. Sept. 9, 2010) (cited in Brief of Appellees at 31, 58) and its predecessor case; Garrett v. City of Escondido, 465 F. Supp. 2d 1043 (S.D. Cal. 2006) (cited in U.S. v. Arizona at 995 and Brief of Appellant at 37 n.20); Villas at Parkside Partners v. Farmers Branch, 701 F. Supp. 2d 835 (N.D. Tex. 2010) (cited in U.S. v. Arizona at 1007); and League of United Latin American Citizens v. Wilson, 908 F. Supp. 755 (C.D. Cal. 1995). Linton Joaquin, one of the Friendly House plaintiffs' counsel, would present argument for amici were this motion to be granted. Mr. Joaquin has particularly relevant expertise that would aid the Court in its consideration of this appeal. Mr. Joaquin has over 30 years of experience litigating immigration and immigrants' rights issues and has handled more than 15 complex class action cases. Mr. Joaquin's experience includes work on dozens of cases in this Circuit. He has personally argued numerous cases before this Court, including Orantes-Hernandez v. Holder, 321 Fed. Appx. 625 (9th Cir. Apr. 6, 2009) (Unpub. Disp.) (upholding denial of government motion to vacate nationwide permanent injunction and establishing standards and procedures for processing and detention of class members in immigration custody); Montero-Martinez v. Ashcroft, 277 F.3d 1137 (9th Cir. 2002) (addressing the scope of the statutory bar to judicial review of 3 discretionary determinations ­ 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(B)(i)) (argued as amicus); Andreiu v. Ashcroft, 253 F.3d 477 (9th Cir. 2001) (en banc) (determining that 8 U.S.C. § 1252(f)(2) does not impose a restrictive standard that must be met for the court of appeals to stay a removal order pending judicial review) (argued as appointed counsel); Walters v. Reno, 145 F.3d 1087 (9th Cir. 1998) (upholding nationwide permanent injunction of Immigration and Nationality Service procedures for giving notice of civil document fraud proceedings); El Rescate Legal Services v. E.O.I.R., 959 F.2d 742 (9th Cir. 1991) (upholding jurisdiction for class action challenge to immigration court policies of not interpreting all portions of deportation hearings, reversing summary judgment and remanding case); Echeverria-Hernandez v. INS, 946 F.2d 1481 (9th Cir. 1991) (en banc) (vacating as moot panel decision on application of international law in deportation case); Rojo-Anguiano v. INS, 730 F.2d 769 (Table) (9th Cir. Feb. 21, 1984) (unpublished disposition vacating and remanding deportation order); Contreras-Buenfil v. INS, 712 F.2d 401 (9th Cir. 1983) (addressing standard for determining extreme hardship requirement for suspension of deportation). As discussed above, amici have a particularly strong interest in arguing in support of the injunction that, in the district court's view, rendered their own request for a preliminary injunction moot. If granted leave to participate in oral 4 argument in this matter, amici will be able to provide an important perspective to the Court to supplement that provided by the Plaintiff-Appellee. For the foregoing reasons, the Friendly House plaintiffs request that the Court enlarge the time for argument and grant amici an opportunity to provide their perspective on the issues before the Court. Respectfully Submitted, Dated: October 12, 2010 /s/ Karen C. Tumlin NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER /s/ Omar C. Jadwat AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS PROJECT /s/ Victor Viramontes MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND /s/ Annie Lai ACLU FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA On Behalf of Counsel for Amici 5 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on October 12, 2010, I electronically transmitted the foregoing document to the Clerk's Office using the CM/ECF System for filing and transmittal of a Notice of Electronic Filing to the participants in this appeal, all of whom are registered CM/ECF users, and that service will be accomplished by the appellate CM/ECF system. By: /s/ Linton Joaquin NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER 6

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