Cygnus Systems, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation, et al

Filing 745

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Cygnus Systems, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation, et al Doc. 745 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ANDREW P. THOMAS MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY By: Colleen Connor (# 015679) Deputy County Attorney MCAO Firm No. 00032000 CIVIL DIVISION 222 North Central Avenue, Suite 1100 Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2206 Telephone (602) 506-0128 connorc@mcao.maricopa.gov Dennis I. Wilenchik (# 05350) Kathleen Rapp (# 023982) WILENCHIK AND BARTNESS, P.C. The Wilenchik & Bartness Building 2810 North Third Street Phoenix, Arizona 85004 Telephone (602) 606-2810 DIW@wb-law.com; KatheenR@wb-law.com Attorneys for Thirteen County Defendants IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA MARIA M. GONZALEZ; JESUS M. No. CV06-1268-PHX ROS (Lead) GONZALES; BERNIE ABEYTIA; No. CV06-1362-PCT-JAT LUCIANO VALENCIA; DEBBIE No. CV06-1575-PHX-EHC LOPEZ, SOUTHWEST VOTER REGISTRATION EDUCATION THIRTEEEN COUNTY DEFENDANTS' STATEMENT PROJECT; VALLE DEL SOL; FRIENDLY HOUSE; CHICANOS POR REGARDING DISCOVERY LA CAUSA, INC.; and ARIZONA DISPUTE HISPANIC FORUM, Plaintiffs, v. STATE OF ARIZONA, JAN BREWER, in her official capacity as the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona, et al., Defendants. 1 Dockets.Justia.com (Expedited Hearing and Ruling Requested) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Voter records are an area where special concerns have prompted the enactment of special legislation to protect privacy and encourage voter participation.1 After Plaintiffs agreed that the information contained on the forms would be protected and only disclosed to the parties, counsel, and specifically necessary individuals, such as experts, Defendants agreed to produce redacted copies of the voter registration forms [Dkt. No. 140]. County Defendants have produced more than 30,000 voter registration forms received by the county recorders over the past 2 years, January 24, 2005 through June 30, 2007, that lacked "satisfactory evidence of citizenship" as defined by A.R.S. 16-166(F). Voter registration forms contain personal information, and the records may only be used for limited purposes, not including the recruitment of plaintiffs or witnesses for a lawsuit. A.R.S. 16-168(E). ITCA Plaintiffs, however, have given persons not entitled to the information access to the information and for a use not authorized by A.R.S. 16-168. Plaintiffs now seek unredacted copies of the more than 30,000 forms. The redacted information (month and day of birth, social security number, driver license number) shall only be accessible to certain individuals, such as the voter or an authorized government official. A.R.S. 16-168(F); Cf. A.R.S. 41-4172 (personal identifying information collected or obtained by the governmental agency shall be secure and only accessed as authorized by law). Therefore, the Counties respectfully request that the Court limit access and use of information derived from the forms, deny Plaintiffs' request for unredacted copies of the forms, and establish a deadline of June 30, 2007 for the production of these forms. Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., v. Purcell, 187 Ariz. 74, 79, 927 P.2d 340, 345 (App. 1996) cert. denied, 188 Ariz. 257, 934 P.2d 1349 (1997)(registration information used for purposes, unrelated to campaigns and elections, could lead to annoying situations for registered voters that might discourage some citizens from registering to vote while public policy strongly advocates greater voter registration and participation.) 1 2 1 2 3 DATED this 15th day of August, 2007. ANDREW P. THOMAS MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY BY: /s/ Dennis I. Wilenchik________ 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 3 WILENCHIK & BARTNESS, P.C. Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq. Kathleen E. Rapp, Esq. The Wilenchik & Bartness Building 2810 North Third Street Phoenix, Arizona 85004 COLLEEN CONNOR Deputy County Attorney 222 North Central Avenue, Suite 1100 Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2206 Attorneys for County Defendants 1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE 2 I hereby certify that on the 15th day of August, 2007, I caused the foregoing 3 document to be electronically transmitted to the Clerk's Office using the CM/ECF 4 System for filing and transmittal of a Notice of Electronic Filing to the following 5 CM/ECF Registrants: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 4 Elliot M. Mincberg People for the American Way Foundation 2600 M Street, NW, Ste. 400 Washington, DC 20036 emincberg@pfaw.org Daniel B. Kohrman AARP Foundation Litigation 601 E Street, N.W., Ste. A4-240 Washington, DC 20049 dkohrman@aarp.org Luis Roberto Vera, Jr. League of United Latin American Citizens 111 Soledad, Ste. 1325 San Antonio, Texas 78205-2260 Irvlaw@sbcglobal.net Joe P. Sparks Susan B. Montgomery Sparks, Tehan & Ryley PC The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc 7503 First Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 joe-sparks@qwest.net Jon Greenbaum Benjamin Blustein Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law 1401 New York Avenue, Ste. 400 Washington, D.C. 20005 jgreenbaum@lawyerscommittee.org Neil Bradley ACLU Southern Regional Office 2600 Marquis One Tower 245 Peachtree Center Avenue Atlanta, Georgia 30303 nbradley@aclu.org David J. Bodney Karen J. Hartman-Tellez Steptoe & Johnson LLP 201 E. Washington St., Ste. 1600 Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2382 dbodney@steptoe.com khartman@steptoe.com David B. Rosenbaum Thomas L. Hudson Sara S. Greene Osborn Maledon, P.A. 2929 N. Central Ave., 21st Floor Phoenix, Arizona 85012-2793 drosenbaum@omlaw.com thudson@omlaw.com sgreene@omlaw.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 5 Melvin R. Bowers, Jr. Lance B. Payette Navajo County Attorneys Office PO Box 668 Holbrook, Arizona 86025 lance.payette@co.navajo.az.us Jean E. Wilcox Coconino County Attorney's Office 110 East Cherry Avenue Flagstaff, Arizona 86001 jwilcox@coconino.az.gov Brenna L. Clani Navajo County Department of Justice PO Box 2010 Window Rock, Arizona 86515 brennalclani@navajo.org Judith M. Dworkin Marvin S. Cohen Patricia Ferguson-Bohnee SACKS TIERNEY P.A. 4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd. 4th Scottsdale, Arizona 85251-3693 Judith.Dworkin@sackstierney.com Criss E. Candelaria Bradley Carlyon Apache County Attorneys Office PO Box 637 St. Johns, Arizona 86025 bcarlyon@apachelaw.net Nina Perales Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund 110 Broadway, Ste. 300 San Antonio, Texas 78205 nperales@maldef.org David J. Becker People for the American Way Foundation 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20036 dbecker@pfaw.org Daniel R. Ortega, Jr. Roush McCracken Guerrero Miller & Ortega 650 North 3rd Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85003 danny@rmgmoinjurylaw.com Mary O'Grady Solicitor General Carrie J. Brennan Barbara A. Bailey Assistant Attorneys General 1275 West Washington Street Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2926 Mary.OGrady@azag.gov 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 /s Hilary Myers 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 6 The Honorable Roslyn O. Silver United States District Court Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse, Suite 624 401 West Washington Street, SPC 59 Phoenix, AZ 85003-2158 COPY of the foregoing filed electronically this 15th day of August, 2007. COPY of the foregoing mailed with Notice of Electronic Filing this 15th day of August, 2007 to:

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