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13-4178 Amicus Brief of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence

13-4178 Amicus Brief of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence

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[10148419] Amicus Brief of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and 27
Scholars of Federalism and Judicial Restraint in support of Defendants. Filed in both Kitchen (Utah) and Bishop (Oklahoma).
[10148419] Amicus Brief of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and 27
Scholars of Federalism and Judicial Restraint in support of Defendants. Filed in both Kitchen (Utah) and Bishop (Oklahoma).

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Case Nos. 13-4178, 14-5003, 14-5006UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT
DEREK KITCHEN, individually, et al.,Plaintiffs-Appellees,v.GARY R. HERBERT, in his officialcapacity as Governor of Utah, et al.,Defendants-Appellants.
Appeal from the United States DistrictCourt for the District of Utah,Civil Case No. 2:13-CV-00217-RJS
MARY BISHOP, et al.,Plaintiffs-Appellees,andSUSAN G. BARTON, et al.,Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants,v.SALLY HOWE SMITH, in her officialcapacity as Court Clerk for Tulsa County,State of Oklahoma,Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee.
Appeal from the United States DistrictCourt for the Northern District of Oklahoma,Civil Case No. 04-CV-848-TCK-TLW
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John C. Eastman
Counsel of Record 
Anthony T. CasoC
ENTER FOR 
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ONSTITUTIONAL
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URISPRUDENCE
Dale E. Fowler School of LawOne University Dr.Orange, CA 92866(714) 628-2587 (phone)(714) 844-4817 (fax) jeastman@chapman.eduD. John Sauer 7733 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 625St. Louis, Missouri 63105(314) 332-2980 (phone)(314) 332-2973 (fax) jsauer@clarksauer.com
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019200341 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 1
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019200360 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 1
Docket Reference Number: [10148419]
 
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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
 Amicus Curiae
Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence is a project of TheClaremont Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which has no parentcorporation. It issues no stock, and therefore, no publicly held company owns 10%or more of its stock. All other 
amici curiae
 are individuals, not corporations.Accordingly, no
amicus
 has any parent corporation that owns 10 percent or moreof stock.
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019200341 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 2
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019200360 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 2
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Corporate Disclosure Statement ............................................................................. iiTable of Authorities ............................................................................................... vInterest of Amicus Curiae ..................................................................................... 1Summary of Argument .......................................................................................... 2Argument ............................................................................................................... 5I.Eight Principles of Federalism and Judicial Restraint Call For Courts to Exercise the “Utmost Care” When Considering NovelConstitutional Rights, and They Uniformly Counsel Against theRecognition of a Federally-Mandated Right To Same-SexMarriage. ........................................................................................... 5A.Federalism and Deference to the States as Sovereigns andJoint Participants in the Governance of the Nation UrgeJudicial Self-Restraint, Especially In Matters of Traditional State Concern. ....................................................... 6B.This Court Must Respect the Role of the States asLaboratories of Democracy in the Development of Emerging Conceptions of Liberty and Equality. .....................11C.The Scarcity of Clear Guideposts for Decisionmaking inthe Unchartered Territory of Substantive Due ProcessCalls for Judicial Restraint. .....................................................13D.This Court Should Hesitate To Recognize a New RightTo Same-Sex Marriage Where There Is No Close NexusBetween the Right Asserted and the Central Purpose of aConstitutional Provision. .........................................................14E.This Court Should Not Recognize a Novel Right ToSame-Sex Marriage in the Absence of an Established or Emerging National Consensus in Favor of the Right. ..............17F.This Court Should Not Constitutionalize an Area That IsCurrently the Subject of Active, Multi-Sided Debate andLegal Development in the States. ............................................20
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019200341 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 3
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019200360 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 3

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