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NJ AG Letter on Same-sex Marriage Ruling

NJ AG Letter on Same-sex Marriage Ruling

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Letter withdrawing the state's plan to appeal a court ruling that paved the way for same-sex marriages.
Letter withdrawing the state's plan to appeal a court ruling that paved the way for same-sex marriages.

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PaulaDow,
et 
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Supreme Court Docket 
No.
A-21-13AppellateDivisionDocketNo. 
A-0521-13
Law DivisionDocket No. 
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Dismissal 
of 
Appealpursuant
to
R.2:8-2DearMr.Neary:Pleaseaccept this letter
as 
a
withdrawalof the
appeal
in
the
-above referenced
matter,
pursuant 
to Rule2:8-2.
matter.Thank 
you
foryourassistance and 
courtesiesinthis
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submitte
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Jersey
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Joseph Orlando,Clerk 
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the 
Appellate Division
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SUPREMECOURT 
OF 
NEW 
JERSEY
DOCKET 
NO. A-21-13GARDEN STATE EQUALITY; DANIELWEISS;JOHN GRANT;MARSHASHAPIRO;LOUISE WALPIN;MAUREENKILIAN;CINDYMENEGHIN;SARAH KILLIANMENEGHIN;
ERIC 
BRADSHAW;KARENNICHOLSONMCFADDEN;MARCYENICHOLSONMCFADDEN;KASEYNICHOLSONMCFADDEN;MAYANICHOLSONMCFADDEN;THOMASDAVIDSON;KEITHHEIMANN;MARIEHEIMANNDAVIDSON; andGRACEHEIMANN DAVIDSON,
Respondents,
v.
PAULA 
DOW,
in 
her 
officialcapacity as AttorneyGeneralof 
New Jersey; 
JENNIFER 
VELEZ,
in herofficialcapacity as
Commissioner of
theNew JerseyDepartment of Human Services;
and 
MARY E 
O' 
OVdD, 
in herofficial 
capacity 
asCommissionerof 
the 
New Jersey
Department 
of 
Health andSenior 
Services,
Appellants.
CIVIL ACTION
ON 
DIRECTCERTIFICATION 
FROM
THE 
SUPERIOR COURT 
OF 
NEWJERSEY, LAW DIVISION, 
MERCER
COUNTY
SatBelow: 
Hon. 
Mary 
C.Jacobson, A.J.S.C.
DOCKET 
NO. L-1729-11CERTIFICATION 
OF SERVICE
 
I, 
ROBERTLOUGY, of 
full 
age,hereby certify:
1. 
I 
am 
an 
Assistant Attorney General employedby 
the
Department
of 
Law and Public Safety, Division of Law. 
I 
am
assigned to represent Appellants 
in 
theabove-captioned 
matter.2. 
On 
October21, 
2013, 
I 
caused 
to 
be
delivered 
byovernight delivery theletter fromActing Attorney 
General John
J. Hoffman tothe Clerks oftheSupreme Court and 
the Appellate
Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey informing 
them of
State Defendants'dismissal of the appeal pursuant to R.2:8-2
in 
the above-captionedmatter 
to:
Lawrence S. Lustberg,Esq.Gibbons P.C.One 
Gateway 
CenterNewark, New Jersey 07102-5310Attorney 
for
PlaintiffsHayley Gorenberg, Esq.Lambda 
Legal
120 Wall Street19th Floor
New 
York, 
New 
York1005-3919Attorney 
for 
PlaintiffsRonald 
K. 
Chen, Esq.Rutgers ConstitutionalLitigation ClinicCenter 
for 
Law 
& 
Justice
123 Washington StreetNewark, New Jersey 07102Attorney 
for 
Amici 
Curiae
Edward 
Barocas, Esq.
ACLU ofNew JerseyP.O. 
Box32159
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Attorney for
 
Amici 
Curiae
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