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8:12-cv-01137 #5

8:12-cv-01137 #5

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Doc #5 - Notice to the Court by federal Defendants w/attachments
Doc #5 - Notice to the Court by federal Defendants w/attachments

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STUART F. DELERYActing Assistant Attorney GeneralCivil DivisionWILLIAM H. ORRICK, IIIDeputy Assistant Attorney GeneralDAVID J. KLINEDirector, Office of Immigration LitigationDistrict Court SectionJEFFREY S. ROBINSAssistant Director JESI J. CARLSONSenior Litigation Counsel, District Court SectionOffice of Immigration LitigationCivil DivisionU.S. Department of JusticeP.O. Box 868, Ben Franklin StationWashington, DC 20044Telephone: (202) 305-7037Facsimile: (202) 305-7000Email: jesi.j.carlson@usdoj.govAttorneys for the DefendantsUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIAWESTERN DIVISIONMARTIN R. ARANAS,et al., ) No. CV 12-1137-JVS (MLGx))Plaintiffs, ))
NOTICE TO THE COURT
v. ))JANET NAPOLITANO, Secretary, )of the Department of Homeland )Security, et al., ))Defendants. ) Defendants, by their undersigned counsel, hereby notify the Court and the partiesthat the Department of Justice will not defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), 1 U.S.C. § 7, under the equal protectioncomponent of the Fifth Amendment, for the reasons explained in the attached letter to the Court from Stuart F. Delery, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil
Case 8:12-cv-01137-JVS-MLG Document 5 Filed 07/25/12 Page 1 of 2 Page ID #:41
 
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Division, dated July 25, 2012 (Attachment 1). The reasons cited in Acting AssistantAttorney General Delery’s letter are further explained in the letter from the AttorneyGeneral to The Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House, dated February23, 2011, which is attached hereto (Attachment 2). The Attorney General hasinformed Congress of this decision pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 530D(a)(1)(B)(ii), tofacilitate Congress’s participation in the litigation.
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Letter from JudyAppelbaum, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs,to The Honorable John A. Boehner, dated July 25, 2012 (Attachment 3).Dated: July 25, 2012Respectfully submitted,STUART F. DELERYActing Assistant Attorney GeneralCivil DivisionWILLIAM H. ORRICK, IIIDeputy Assistant Attorney GeneralDAVID J. KLINEDirector, Office of Immigration LitigationJEFFREY S. ROBINSAssistant Director s/
 Jesi J. Carlson
 JESI J. CARLSONSenior Litigation CounselDistrict Court SectionOffice of Immigration LitigationCivil DivisionU.S. Department of JusticeP.O. Box 868, Ben Franklin StationWashington, DC 20044Telephone: (202) 305-7037Facsimile: (202) 305-7000Email: jesi.j.carlson@usdoj.gov
Case 8:12-cv-01137-JVS-MLG Document 5 Filed 07/25/12 Page 2 of 2 Page ID #:42
 
 ATTACHMENT 1
 Aranas, et al. v. Napolitano
,
et al.
, 12-cv-1137
Case 8:12-cv-01137-JVS-MLG Document 5-1 Filed 07/25/12 Page 1 of 2 Page ID #:43

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