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8:12-cv-01137 #151

8:12-cv-01137 #151

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Doc 151 - DOJ's Status Report
Doc 151 - DOJ's Status Report

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STUART F. DELERYActing Assistant Attorney GeneralAUGUST E. FLENTJESenior Counsel for ImmigrationDAVID J. KLINEDirector, Office of Immigration LitigationJEFFREY S. ROBINSAssistant Director AARON S. GOLDSMITH (VSB# 45405)Senior Litigation CounselOffice of Immigration LitigationP.O. Box 868, Ben Franklin StationWashington, DC 20044Telephone: (202) 532-4107Facsimile: (202) 305-7000Email: Aaron.Goldsmith@usdoj.govTIMOTHY M. BELSANTrial AttorneyAttorneys for DefendantsUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIAMARTIN ARANAS, et al., ) No. 8:12-cv-1137-CBM (AJWx))Plaintiffs, )
DEFENDANTS’
)
STATUS REPORT
v. )) Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall
 
JANET NAPOLITANO, Secretary, )Department of Homeland Security, )et al., )Defendants. ) ______________________________ )
Per this Court’s Order dated April 24, 2013 (Dkt. 130), Defendants
respectfully submit this status report regarding the status of the present litigation.
Case 8:12-cv-01137-CBM-AJW Document 151 Filed 08/01/13 Page 1 of 3 Page ID #:3452
 
 
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Plaintiffs and Proposed Intervenors have, collectively, four pending motionsset for oral argument on August 19, 2013: (i) Motion for Summary Judgment, (ii)Motion to Modify Stay, Reconsider Motion for Preliminary Injunction, and IssueClass-Wide Preliminary Injunction, (iii) Motion to Intervene, and (iv) Motion toModify Stay and for Preliminary Injunction Re: Class Members/Intervenors.On July 29, 2013, Defendants filed oppositions to these four motions.Defendants contend, among other things, that this action is moot because theSupreme Court has definitively ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act
(“DOMA”)
is unconstitutional,
United States v. Windsor 
, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013),and
the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) is evaluating all immigration
 petitions and applications, including I-485 applications for adjustment of status,without regard to Section 3 of DOMA.
See In re Zeleniak 
, 26 I. & N. Dec. 158,159 (B.I.A. 2013) (holding that Section 3 of DOMA is no longer an impediment tothe recognition of lawful same-sex marriages if the marriage is valid under thelaws of the State of celebration).Additionally, DHS recently announced that it is reopening prior petitionsand applications that were denied solely based on the basis of Section 3 of DOMAwithout charging a fee to applicants.
See
 
“Same
-Sex Marriages
 – 
Frequently
Asked Questions”
available at 
Dkt. 149-1. Since this new policy was just issuedlast week, to the extent the Court wishes to retain jurisdiction over this case, thegovernment can provide the Court with a status report on its implementation prior 
to this Court’s hearing scheduled for August 19, 2013.
Case 8:12-cv-01137-CBM-AJW Document 151 Filed 08/01/13 Page 2 of 3 Page ID #:3453

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