USA v. State of Arizona, et al

Filing 91

Submitted (ECF) Amicus brief for review and filed Motion to become amicus curiae. Submitted by The United Mexican States. Date of service: 09/30/2010. [7492904]--[COURT UPDATE: Reattached separated motion and amicus brief for processing. 10/01/2010 by RY] (CG)

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USA v. State of Arizona, et al Doc. 91 No. 10-16645 ________________________________________________ IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff­Appellee, v. STATE OF ARIZONA; JANICE K. BREWER, Governor of the State of Arizona, in her official capacity, Defendants­Appellants. On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Civil Action No. 2:10-cv-10-1413, The Honorable Susan R. Bolton, District Judge MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE HENRY L. SOLANO CARLA GORNIAK CHRISTOPHER R. CLARK DEWEY & LEBOEUF LLP 1301 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 Telephone: (212) 259-8000 Facsimile: (212) 632-0162 Counsel for Amicus Curiae MOTION OF AMICUS CURIAE FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF ­ APPELLEE As Amicus Curiae, the United Mexican States ("Mexico"), respectfully moves for leave of Court to file the accompanying brief.1 Amicus Curiae has two significant sovereign interests impinged by the Defendants' actions. Mexico has a substantial and compelling interest in ensuring that its bilateral diplomatic relations with the government of the United States of America ("U.S.") be transparent, consistent and reliable, and not frustrated by the actions of individual U.S. states, herein Arizona and its government officials. Amicus Curiae's substantial and compelling interest also encompasses ensuring that its citizens are accorded human and civil rights when present in the United States in accordance with federal immigration law. In particular, Mexico has an interest in protecting its citizens and ensuring that their ethnicity is not used as basis for state-sanctioned acts of bias and discrimination. Therefore, Amicus Curiae respectfully requests that the Court grant leave to file this brief. Respectfully submitted by counsel for Amicus Curiae, HENRY L. SOLANO CARLA GORNIAK CHRISTOPHER R. CLARK DEWEY & LEBOEUF LLP No person other than Amicus Curiae or its counsel authored this brief in whole or in part, or made a monetary contribution to its preparation or submission. Counsel for Plaintiff-Appellee has consented to the filing of this brief. DefendantsAppellants did not consent to the filing of this brief. See e-mail communication attached as Exhibit 1. 1

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