SHERLEY et al v. SEBELIUS et al

Filing 8

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File /Set Briefing Schedule by KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, FRANCIS S. COLLINS, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Womack, Eric)

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SHERLEY et al v. SEBELIUS et al Doc. 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DR. JAMES L. SHERLEY, et al. Plaintiffs, v. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, et al. Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 1:09-cv-01575 (RCL) JOINT MOTION FOR LEAVE TO SET BRIEFING SCHEDULE After meeting and conferring on August 26, 2009, the parties have agreed, subject to court approval, to a briefing schedule that would provide additional time necessary to respond to the issues raised by the plaintiffs' Motions for Preliminary Injunction and Appointment of Guardian ad Litem. The proposed briefing schedule on these Motions is set forth below: Opposition Briefs Reply Briefs September 14, 2009 September 28, 2009 The plaintiffs also request that, if it suits the Court's schedule, a hearing be set in this matter during the week of October 12, 2009. The NIH has stated that, in light of the timing for establishing certain implementation procedures, no researcher will be permitted to expend NIH grant funds on new research involving human embryonic stem cell lines prior to October 15, 2009. The defendants take no position on the timing of, or the need for, a hearing on the Motions. The parties respectfully request that this briefing schedule, as set forth in the -1- accompanying Proposed Order, be approved by the Court. Respectfully Submitted, /s/ Bradley J. Lingo TONY WEST Assistant Attorney General CHANNING D. PHILLIPS Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia SHEILA M. LIEBER (IL Bar No. 1567038) Assistant Branch Director /s/ Eric R. Womack ERIC R. WOMACK (IL Bar No. 6279517) JOEL McELVAIN (DC Bar No. 448431) Trial Attorneys U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division Federal Programs Branch Washington, D.C. 20001 Tel: (202) 514-4020 Fax: (202) 616-8470 Mailing Address: Post Office Box 883 Washington, D.C. 20044 Courier Address: 20 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Room 7122 Washington, D.C. 20001 Counsel for Defendants Counsel for Plaintiffs Thomas G. Hungar, D.C. Bar No. 447783 Bradley J. Lingo, D.C. Bar No. 490131 Ryan G. Koopmans, D.C. Bar No. 986233 GIBSO N , DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 955-8500 Blaine H. Evanson, Cal. Bar No. 254338 Alison E. Klingel, Cal. Bar No. 258194 GIBSO N , DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 333 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 229-7000 Samuel B. Casey, Cal. Bar No. 76022 Law of Life Project AD V O CA T ES INTERNATIONAL 8001 Braddock Road, Suite 300 Springfield, VA 22151 (703) 894-1076 Steven H. Aden, D.C. Bar No. 466777 ALLIA N C E DEFENSE FUND 801 G. Street N.W., Suite 509 Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 393-8690 -2- CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on August 27, 2009, I caused a true and correct copy of the foregoing Motion and accompanying Proposed Order to be served on Plaintiffs' counsel electronically by means of the Court's ECF system. /s/ Eric R. Womack ERIC R. WOMACK

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