Garza et al v. Blinken et al

Filing 7

ORDER granting ECF No. 6 Stipulation for Extension of Time. The deadline for the United States to answer or otherwise respond to ECF No. 1 is extended to March 4, 2024. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 2/5/2024. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DLS)

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1 JASON M. FRIERSON United States Attorney 2 District of Nevada Nevada Bar Number 7709 3 SKYLER H. PEARSON 4 Assistant United States Attorney 501 Las Vegas Blvd. So., Suite 1100 5 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 (702) 388-6336 6 7 Attorneys for the United States 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA 9 10 Eric Garza and Jose Garza, 11 Plaintiffs, 12 v. 13 15 16 17 Defendants. 18 Plaintiffs, Eric Garza and Jose Garza, through counsel, and the United States of 19 21 22 America, on behalf of Federal Defendants, through counsel, hereby agree and stipulate to extend the deadline to answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff’s Complaint by 30 days, until March 4, 2024.1 The parties enter into this stipulation based on the following: 23 24 25 28 1. Plaintiffs filed their Complaint on November 15, 2023 (ECF No. 1). 2. Plaintiff served the United States with a copy of the Summons and Petition on December 4, 2023. 3. 26 27 Stipulation and Order to Extend the United States’ Deadline to Answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff’s Complaint [ECF No. 1] Anthony Blinken, United States Secretary of State; Rena Bitter, Assistant Secretary of State (First Request) for Consular Affairs: Julie Stufft, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services; Eric Cohan, United States Consul General for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; and John Doe, Consular Officer for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 14 20 Case No. 2:23-cv-01886-JCM-NJK The current deadline for Federal Defendants to answer or otherwise respond is February 2, 2024. Thirty days from the current deadline, February 2, 2024, is March 3, 3024. March 3, 2024, falls on a Sunday. The first weekday 30 days from the deadline is March 4, 2024. 1 1 4. Since the filing and serving of the Complaint, the parties have engaged in 2 discussions as to the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Munoz v. U.S. Dep’t of State, 50 3 F.4th 906 (9th Cir. 2022), cert. granted, No. 23-334, 2024 WL 133818 (Jan. 12, 2024) and its 4 possible impact on the issues in this case. The requested 30-day extension will allow the 5 parties additional time to work with their clients to allow additional discussion and come 6 up with a path moving forward. Should a responsive pleading be filed, Federal Defendants 7 will move forward with responding to Plaintiffs’ Complaint on or before Mach 4, 2024. 8 Accordingly, the parties believe good cause exists for the extension in the interest of 9 judicial economy and the parties’ resources. 10 11 12 Therefore, the parties request that the Court extend the deadline for the United States to answer or otherwise respond to March 4, 2024. Respectfully submitted this 2nd day of February 2024. 13 JASON M. FRIERSON United States Attorney 14 15 16 17 18 19 /s/ Anthony D. Guenther ANTHONY D. GUENTHER, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 5651 721 S. 6th Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 /s/ Skyler H. Pearson SKYLER H. PEARSON Assistant United States Attorney Attorneys for the United States Attorney for Plaintiff 20 21 IT IS SO ORDERED: 22 23 24 25 26 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE DATED: 27 28 2 February 5, 2024

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