Sinclair v. City of Seattle

Filing 27

MINUTE ORDER denying National Police Association's 16 Motion for Leave to File Memorandum of Amicus Curiae in Opposition to Defendant City of Seattle's Motion to Dismiss. Authorized by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour. (SR)

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Case 2:21-cv-00571-JCC Document 27 Filed 10/06/21 Page 1 of 2 THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 DONITTA SINCLAIR, 10 11 12 v. Plaintiff, CASE NO. C21-0571-JCC MINUTE ORDER CITY OF SEATTLE, 13 Defendant. 14 15 16 17 The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable John C. Coughenour, United States District Judge: This matter comes before the Court on the National Police Association’s (“proposed 18 amici”) motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief (Dkt. No. 16). District courts have “broad 19 discretion” regarding the appointment of amici. Hoptowit v. Ray, 682 F.2d 1237, 1260 (9th Cir. 20 1982), abrogated on other grounds by Sandin v. Conner, 515 U.S. 472 (1995). “The privilege of 21 being heard amicus rests in the discretion of the court which may grant or refuse leave according 22 as it deems the proffered information timely, useful, or otherwise.” Community Ass’n for 23 Restoration of Env. (CARE) v. DeRuyter Bros. Dairy, 54 F. Supp. 2d 974, 975 (E.D. Wash. 24 1999). The Court finds that the information proffered does not meet this standard. Accordingly, 25 the Court DENIES the motion (Dkt. No. 16). The Clerk is DIRECTED to send a copy of this 26 order to proposed amici. MINUTE ORDER C21-0571-JCC PAGE - 1 Case 2:21-cv-00571-JCC Document 27 Filed 10/06/21 Page 2 of 2 1 DATED this 6th day of October 2021. 2 3 Ravi Subramanian Clerk of Court s/Sandra Rawski Deputy Clerk 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MINUTE ORDER C21-0571-JCC PAGE - 2

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