Ramkissoon v. AOL LLC

Filing 131

STIPULATION AND ORDER PERMITTING THE USA TO INTERVENE. Signed by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong, on 10/26/09. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/26/2009) Modified on 10/27/2009 (jlm, COURT STAFF).

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Case4:06-cv-05866-SBA Document128 Filed10/13/09 Page1 of 4 1 TONY WEST Assistant Attorney General 2 JOSEPH P. RUSSONIELLO United States Attorney 3 JOHN R. GRIFFITHS Assistant Branch Director 4 ALEXANDER K. HAAS (SBN 220932) Trial Attorney 5 U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 6 20 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Room 7142 Washington, D.C. 20001 7 Tel: (202) 307-3937 -- Fax: (202) 616-8470 Email: alexander.haas@usdoj.gov 8 Attorneys for the United States 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION __________________________________________ ) DOE 1, DOE 2, and KASADORE ) RAMKISSOON, on Behalf of Themselves and ) Case No. 4:06-cv-05866-SBA all other Persons Similarly Situated, ) ) STIPULATION PERMITTING Plaintiffs, ) THE UNITED STATES TO ) INTERVENE v. ) ) AOL LLC, ) ) Defendant. ) __________________________________________) The United States and the parties, through their undersigned counsel, hereby stipulate to it to the intervention of the United States, as a matter of right, and limited to defending the constitutionality of an act of Congress. The United States respectfully requests that the Court enter the order below and allow the United States to intervene. RECITALS Defendant has challenged in part the constitutionality of Title II of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, commonly known as the Stored Communications Act (SCA), Pub. L. 99-508, ch. 121, 201, et. seq., codified as amended at 18 U.S.C. 2701, et. seq., in its motion for judgment on the pleadings filed June 29, 2009. See Dkt. 100 at 10-12. Defendant has also filed a notice of constitutional challenge, see Dkt. 102. S t ip u la t io n Permitting the United States to Intervene, 06-cv-5866 (SBA) 1 Case4:06-cv-05866-SBA Document128 Filed10/13/09 Page2 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 2. Section 2403(a) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code provides that: In any action, suit or proceeding in a court of the United States to which the United States or any agency, officer or employee thereof is not a party, wherein the constitutionality of any Act of Congress affecting the public interest is drawn in question, the court . . . shall permit the United States to intervene for presentation of evidence, if evidence is otherwise admissible in the case, and for argument on the question of constitutionality. 3. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure authorize intervention as of right "when a 7 statute of the United States confers an unconditional right to intervene." Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)(1). 8 4. By way of this filing, the United States seeks to intervene to address the 9 constitutionality of the SCA. 10 5. The United States' brief supporting the constitutionality of the SCA is being filed 11 concurrently herewith. 12 13 STIPULATION The Plaintiffs, Defendant, and the United States, through their attorneys of record, hereby 14 stipulate and request that the Court make this stipulation an order of the Court: 15 1. The United States shall be permitted to intervene in the above-captioned action 16 pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24. 17 Dated: October 13, 2009 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 /s/ Alexander K. Haas ALEXANDER K. HAAS (SBN 220932) Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Room 7142 Washington, D.C. 20001 Tel: (202) 307-3937 -- Fax: (202) 616-8470 Email: alexander.haas@usdoj.gov Attorneys for the United States JOSEPH P. RUSSONIELLO United States Attorney JOHN R. GRIFFITHS Assistant Branch Director Respectfully submitted, TONY WEST Assistant Attorney General S t ip u la t io n Permitting the United States to Intervene, 06-cv-5866 (SBA) 2 Case4:06-cv-05866-SBA Document128 Filed10/13/09 Page3 of 4 1 2 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER 45, X.B I, ALEXANDER K. HAAS, hereby declare pursuant to General Order 45, X.B, that I 3 have obtained the concurrence in the filing of this document from each of the other signatories 4 listed below. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP 27 28 By: /s/ Joseph Serino. Jr. Joseph Serino, Jr. Andrew G. Horne David S. Flugman S t ip u la t io n Permitting the United States to Intervene, 06-cv-5866 (SBA) 3 I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing declaration is true and correct. Executed on October 13, 2009, in the City of Washington, District of Columbia. TONY WEST Assistant Attorney General JOSEPH P. RUSSONIELLO United States Attorney JOHN GRIFFITHS Assistant Branch Director By: /s/ Alexander K. Haas ALEXANDER K. HAAS (SBN 220932) Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Room 7142 Washington, D.C. 20001 Tel: (202) 307-3937 -- Fax: (202) 616-8470 Email: alexander.haas@usdoj.gov Attorneys for the United States BERMAN DeVALERIO Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. (No. 75484) Christopher T. Heffelfinger (No. 118058) 425 California Street, Suite 2100 San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 433-3200--Fax: (415) 433-6382 Manuel J. Dominguez (Pro Hac Vice) C. Oliver Burt, III (Pro Hac Vice) Marc J. Greenspon Daniel A. Bushell 4280 Professional Center Drive, Suite 350 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Telephone: (561) 835-9400--Fax: (561) 835-0322 By: /s Manuel J. Dominguez Attorneys for Plaintiffs Case4:06-cv-05866-SBA Document128 Filed10/13/09 Page4 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Adam Fotiades all admitted pro hac vice 601 Lexington Avenue New York, New York 10022 Telephone: (212) 446-4800--Fax: (212) 446-4900 Email: jserino@kirkland.com Elizabeth L. Deeley San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 439-1400--Fax: (415) 439-1500 Email: edeeley@kirkland.com Attorneys for AOL LLC [PROPOSED] ORDER 13 Pursuant to the foregoing stipulation, it is hereby ORDERED that: 14 1. 15 action pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24. 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. 17 10/26 18 Dated: __________, 2009. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 __________________________________________ HON. SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG United States District Judge The United States shall be permitted to intervene in the above-captioned S t ip u la t io n Permitting the United States to Intervene, 06-cv-5866 (SBA) 4

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