Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 257

Letter from Nicole J. Moss. (Cooper, Charles) (Filed on 11/17/2009)

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Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 257 Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document257 Filed11/17/09 Page1 of 1 Cooper & Kirk Lawyers Nicole J. Moss 1523 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 November 17, 2009 A Professional Limited Liability Company (202) 220-9600 Fax (202) 220-9601 The Honorable Vaughn R. Walker Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California 450 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Re: Perry v. Schwarzenegger, No. C 09-2292 VRW (N.D. Cal.) Dear Chief Judge Walker: I write in response to Mr. Dettmer's letter to the Court of yesterday to correct the notion that DefendantIntervenors ("the Proponents") are opposed to expeditious treatment of our appeals and motion for a stay filed with the Ninth Circuit this past Friday. Indeed, in order to minimize any delay caused by the appeals, Proponents in their stay motion explicitly "ask[ed] that the Court expedite these appeals." See Doc. # 7129821 at 25, Case No. 0917241 (filed Nov. 13, 2009). The Proponents are following an orderly and proper course for seeking expedited review of this Court's orders with regard to discovery. Should the Court nevertheless be inclined to grant Plaintiffs' request for an order directing Proponents to produce by a date certain, Proponents respectfully submit that the Plaintiffs' specific request for a production deadline three days from the date of the order is plainly unreasonable. Quite apart from the need for a reasonable, albeit expedited, time for briefing and consideration of Proponents' pending stay application to the Ninth Circuit, as a practical matter, Proponents will need more than three days to complete the process of reviewing and sorting documents, especially in light of the additional guidance and clarification provided in the Court's November 11 Order (a process which is already underway). Respectfully submitted, /s/ Nicole J. Moss Nicole J. Moss Counsel for Defendant-Intervenors Enclosure cc: All counsel via the Court's ECF system

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