United States of America v. Arizona, State of, et al

Filing 52

MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Memorandum by Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Peters, Donald)

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United States of America v. Arizona, State of, et al Doc. 52 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Donald M. Peters 005929 Kristin Mackin 023985 LaSOTA & PETERS, PLC 722 East Osborn Road, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85014 Telephone: (602) 248-2900 Facsimile: (602) 248-2999 dpeters@lasotapeters.com Jeffrey T. Murray MOYES SELLERS & SIMS 1850 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1100 Phoenix, AZ 85004 Telephone: (602)604-2169 Facsimile: (602)274-9135 jtmurray@lawms.com Attorneys for Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. THE STATE OF ARIZONA, et al., Defendants. No. 2:10-cv-01413-SRB MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE MEMORANDUM The Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool moves this Court for an order allowing it to file the attached, proposed amicus curiae memorandum. This motion is based on the accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities. 1 Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 July 19, 2010. /s/ Donald M. Peters Donald M. Peters MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES The Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool ("the Insurance Pool") is a self-insurance pool for Arizona cities and towns. The Insurance Pool is owned and operated by the seventy-four cities and towns that comprise its membership. A list of the Insurance Pool's members is attached as an appendix to this motion. The Insurance Pool is essentially the self-insurance and risk-management arm of a large number of Arizona's municipalities. The Insurance Pool takes no position on the underlying merits of this dispute. It has a significant practical and financial interest, however, in one aspect of the United States' request for a preliminary injunction. Until this Court renders a ruling on the merits, the Insurance Pools' members face the prospect of significant liabilities regardless of how they approach S.B. 1070, as explained more fully in the accompanying memorandum. That dilemma can be alleviated if the Court will stay one portion of S.B. 1070 pending a ruling on the merits. The Court is therefore requested to enter an order permitting the Insurance Pool to participate as amicus curiae and to consider the points raised in the accompanying memorandum. 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 July 19, 2010. LaSOTA & PETERS PLC By: /s/Donald M. Peters Donald M. Peters Kristin Mackin 722 East Osborn Road, Suite #100 Phoenix, Arizona 85014 Jeffrey T. Murray MOYES SELLERS & SIMS 1850 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1100 Phoenix, AZ 85004 Attorneys for Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool Original of the foregoing electronically filed this 19th day of July, 2010 with: Clerk of the United States District Court For the District of Arizona 401 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85003 Copy of the foregoing hand-delivered this 19th day of July, 2010, to: The Honorable Susan R. Bolton United States District Court For the District of Arizona 401 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85003 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Copy of the foregoing mailed and emailed this 19th day of July, 2010 to: Joshua Wilkenfeld U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue Washington, DC 20530 Varu Chilakamarri U.S. Department of Justice 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001 John J. Bouma Joseph G. Adams Robert Arthur Henry Snell & Wilmer LLP 1 Arizona Center 400 E. Van Buren Phoenix, AZ 85004 Joseph Andrew Kanefield Office of Governor Janice K. Brewer 1700 W. Washington Street, 9th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85007 Anne Milgram Center for the Administration of Criminal Law 139 MacDougal Street, Suite 307 New York, NY 10012 Anthony S. Barkow Center for the Administration of Criminal Law 139 MacDougal Street, Suite 307 New York, NY 10012 Ellen London Jessica Alexandra Murzyn Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP 1633 Broadway, 46th Floor New York, NY 10019 Ricardo Solano, Jr. 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman 1 Gateway Ctr., 25th Floor Newark, NJ 07102 By: /s/ Toni Vanchieri 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 APPENDIX LIST OF MEMBERS OF ARIZONA MUNICIPAL RISK RETENTION POOL City of Apache Junction City of Avondale City of Benson City of Bisbee Town of Buckeye City of Bullhead City Town of Camp Verde Town of Carefree City of Casa Grande Town of Cave Creek Town of Chino Valley Town of Clarkdale Town of Clifton Town of Colorado City City of Coolidge City of Cottonwood Town of Dewey-Humboldt Town of Diamond Star Valley Town of Duncan Town of Eagar City of Eloy City of El Mirage Town of Florence Town of Fountain Hills Town of Fredonia Town of Gila Bend City of Globe City of Goodyear Town of Guadalupe Town of Hayden City of Holbrook City of Huachuca City Town of Jerome 6 Town of Miami Town of Marana City of Maricopa Town of Oro Valley Town of Paradise Valley Town of Parker Town of Patagonia Town of Payson Town of Pima Town of Pinetop/Lakeside Town of Prescott Valley Town of Quartzsite Town of Queen Creek City of Safford Town of Sahuarita City of St. Johns City of San Luis City of Sedona City of Show Low City of Sierra Vista Town of Snowflake City of Somerton City of South Tucson Town of Springerville Town of Superior City of Surprise Town of Taylor Town of Thatcher Town of Tusayan City of Tolleson City of Tombstone Town of Wellton Town of Wickenburg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Town of Kearny City of Kingman City of Litchfield Park Town of Mammoth City of Willcox Town of Winkelman City of Winslow Town of Youngtown League of AZ Cities & Towns 7

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