NEWDOW et al v. ROBERTS et al

Filing 13

Memorandum in opposition to re 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by JOHN ROBERTS, JR, JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON INAUGURAL CEREMONIES, DIANNE FEINSTEIN, ARMED FORCES INAUGURAL COMMITTEE, RICHARD J. ROWE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7: Groppel Declaration, # 8 Exhibit 8: Minear Declaration, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Text of Proposed Order)(Rosenberg, Brad)

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ITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MICHAEL NEWDOW, ~t aI., v. HON. JOHN G. ROBERTS, JR., et aI., Delfendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 08-2248 (RBW) ,CLARATIONOF JEFFREYP. MINEAR I am the Counselor to the Chief Justice. See 28 U.S.C.A. 677. In that role I have the responsibility for cootdinating the Chief Justice's participation in the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama on January 20,2009. Before the commencement of this lawsuit, the Chief Justice Iinstructed me to ascertain from President-Elect Obama's representatives the Presiqent-Elect's wishes concerning the administration of the oath of office at the inauguration~including his wishes concerning the inclusion of the phrase "So help me God" after the conclusion of the constitutional oath. The Chief Justice instructed me at that time to informlrepresentatives of the President-Elect that he will honor the President-Elect's wishes bn that issue. An authorized representative of the President-Elect has informed me that the IPresident-Electwishes to conclude the oath with the phrase "So help me God," and I haVJ so infonned the Chief Justice. I declare under PE1naltof perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. y Executed on: January 8, ~009 -fi:.,/ ~

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