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DBA MALDEF Amicus California Litigation

DBA MALDEF Amicus California Litigation

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Bar Misc. 4186S202512
 
IN THE SUPREME COURTOF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIAI
N RE
SERGIO C. GARCIA
ON
A
DMISSION
 APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO FILE
 AMICUS CURIAE
BRIEF AND
AMICUS CURIAE
BRIEF OF THEDREAM BAR ASSOCIATION, MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGALDEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND, ASIAN PACIFICAMERICAN LEGAL CENTER, ASIAN LAW ALLIANCE,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO ELECTED ANDAPPOINTED OFFICIALS EDUCATIONAL FUND, ANDNATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA IN SUPPORT OF SERGIO C.GARCIA
Nicholás EspírituSBN 237665MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGALDEFENSE ANDEDUCATIONAL FUND634 S. Spring Street, 11
th
FloorLos Angeles, California 90014Telephone: (213) 629-2512nespiritu@maldef.org
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae
 
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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED ENTITIES
The undersigned counsel certifies, pursuant to Rule 8.208 of theCalifornia Rules of Court, that he represents the following entities, each of which is an organization joining in the attached application and amicicuriae brief:
 
Dream Bar Association
 
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund 
 
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
 
Asian Law Alliance
 
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed OfficialsEducational Fund
 
National Council of La RazaDated: July 18, 2012Nicholas EspirituMEXICAN AMERICAN LEGALDEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPage No.
CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED ENTITIES...................................iiTABLE OF CONTENTS....................................................................iiiTABLE OF AUTHORITIES...............................................................viIDENTITY AND INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE.......................1INTRODUCTION................................................................................6ARGUMENT........................................................................................8I. Section 1621 Has Not Preempted the California JudicialBranch’s Traditional Power to Regulate Bar Membership...8A. Section 1621 Has Expressly Preempted Some StatePower to Extend Public Benefits to UndocumentedStudents..........................................................................8B. Section 1621 Does Not Preempt the California SupremeCourt’s Authority to Decide Who Should Be Admittedto the Bar......................................................................101. Section 1621 Should Be Read Narrowly BecauseThere Is a Presumption Against Preemption of Historic State Judicial Powers.................................102. Section 1621’s Limitations on Public Benefits DoNot Apply to Bar Membership................................123. California Courts Are Not Agencies of a State Withinthe Meaning of 8 U.S.C. § 1621 (c)........................134. Bar Membership Is Not Granted Using AppropriatedFunds.......................................................................16

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