State of Washington, et al., v. Trump., et al

Filing 84


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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 STATE OF WASHINGTON, et al., 10 11 12 Plaintiffs, v. CASE NO. C17-0141JLR ORDER REGARDING THE FILING OF AMICUS CURIAE BRIEFS DONALD J. TRUMP, et al., 13 Defendants. 14 From the date this order is entered, the following procedures shall apply to the 15 filing of any amicus curiae brief in this proceeding. No one shall file an amicus curiae 16 brief unless it is accompanied by a motion seeking the court’s permission to do so. The 17 proposed amicus curiae brief shall be attached as an exhibit to the motion seeking leave 18 to file the brief. The purpose of requiring a motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief 19 is so that the court can analyze whether a proposed amicus curiae brief would provide 20 unique or helpful information beyond what the parties can provide. See, e.g., NGV 21 Gaming, Ltd. v. Upstream Point Molate, LLC, 335 F. Supp. 2d 1061, 1067 (N.D. Cal. 22 ORDER - 1 1 2005) (stating that district courts may consider amicus briefs “concerning legal issues that 2 have potential ramifications beyond the parties directly involved or if the amicus has 3 unique information or perspective that can help the court beyond the help that the lawyers 4 for the parties can provide.” (internal quotations omitted)). At least one attorney who is 5 admitted to practice in this court shall sign the motion seeking leave to file the amicus 6 curiae brief, as well as the amicus brief itself. Finally, the motion seeking leave to file an 7 amicus curiae brief shall specifically identify the pending motion to which the amicus 8 curiae brief relates. If no motion is presently pending, then it is unlikely the court will 9 grant leave to file an amicus curiae brief. 10 It is so ORDERED. 11 Dated this 14th day of February, 2017. 12 13 A 14 JAMES L. ROBART United States District Judge 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ORDER - 2

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