MINUTE ORDER SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,
Time: 09:00:00 AM
COUNTY OF SACRAMENTOGORDON D SCHABER COURTHOUSE
Date: 03/13/2009Dept: 31Judicial Officer Presiding: Judge Michael KennyClerk: Susan LeeBailiff/Court Attendant: Greenwood, DerekERM: NoneReporter: K Van Winkle#6500Case Category: Civil - UnlimitedCase Init. Date: 11/13/2008Event Type: Hearing on Demurrer - Writ of MandateCase Title: Ambassador Dr Alan Keyes vs. CaliforniaSecretary of State Debra BowenCase No: 34-2008-80000096-CU-WM-GDSMoving Party: California Secretary of State Debra BowenCausal Document & Date Filed:Demurrer, 02/23/2009
Gary G. Kreep is present for the petitioners.Peter A. Krause, Deputy Attorney General is present for Respondent, California Secretary of StateDebra Bowen.Michael J. Strumwasser and Aimee Dudovitz are present for Respondents, President-elect BarackObama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and the California electors.
NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE1.APPLICATIONOFROBERTF.BAUERFORAPPROVALTOAPPEARASCOUNSELPROHACVICE2.SECRETARYOFSTATEDEBRABOWEN'SDEMURRERTOFIRSTAMENDEDPETITIONFORWRIT OF MANDATE3.DEMURREROFPRESIDENTBARACKOBAMA,VICEPRESIDENTJOEBIDEN,ANDCALIFORNIA ELECTORS TO PETITIONERS' FIRST AMENDED PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE4.MOTIONTOQUASHOFPRESIDENTBARACKOBAMA,VICEPRESIDENTJOEBIDEN,AND55CALIFORNIAELECTORSOR,INTHEALTERNATIVE,FORANORDERTHATTHEDEPOSITIONOF THE CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS OF OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE NOT BE TAKEN.TENTATIVE RULING
The following shall constitute the Court's tentative rulings on (1) the Application of Robert F. Bauer forApproval to Appear as Counsel Pro Hac Vice, (2) the Demurrer of Secretary of State Debra Bowen toFirst Amended Petition for Writ of Mandate, (3) the Demurrer of President Barack Obama, VicePresident Joe Biden, and California Electors to Petitioners' First Amended Petition for Writ of Mandate,and (4) the Motion to Quash of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and 55 CaliforniaElectors or, in the Alternative, for an order that the Deposition of the Custodian of Records of OccidentalCollege Not be Taken, set for hearing in Department 31 on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Thetentative ruling shall become the final ruling of the Court unless a party wishing to be heard so advisesthe clerk of this Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on the court day preceding the hearing, and furtheradvises the clerk that such party has notified the other side of its intention to appear.In the event that a hearing is requested, oral argument shall be limited to no more than 20 minutes per
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