Kristin Perry, et al v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al
Filed (ECF) Appellants Martin F. Gutierrez, Dennis Hollingsworth, Mark A. Jansson, Gail J. Knight and ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal Motion to file oversized brief (Oversized emergency motion). Date of service: 08/12/2010. --[Edited 08/13/2010 by BY] (CJC)
NO. 10-16696 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT KRISTIN PERRY, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, et al. Defendants. Appeal from United States District Court for the Northern District of California Civil Case No. 09-CV-2292 VRW (Honorable Vaughn R. Walker) DECLARATION OF PETER A. PATTERSON 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. 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
I, Peter A. Patterson, declare as follows: 1. I am an attorney at the law firm of Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, and I am one of the attorneys for Appellants Dennis Hollingsworth, Gail J. Knight, Martin F. Gutierrez, Mark A. Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com. I make this declaration in support of Appellants' Motion to Exceed Page Limitations for their Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal. I have personal knowledge of the facts set forth herein. 2. Appellants request an expanded page limit of 75 pages. This request is amply justified by the district court's 136-page ruling supporting the judgment Appellants seek to stay. See Doc. No. 708. That judgment enjoins enforcement of Proposition 8, a voter-initiated amendment to the California Constitution providing that "[o]nly marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." Appellants submit that this case raises numerous momentous issues, both legal and factual, of overriding importance not only to the parties, but to the People of California and to the Nation at large. Appellants respectfully submit that a 75-page motion is warranted to address these matters fairly and efficiently.
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I declare, under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United
is executed this 12th day these facts are true and correct and that this Declaration
of August 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio'
Peter A. Patterson
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