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1:13-cv-01861 #121

1:13-cv-01861 #121

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Doc 121 - Motion to file amicus brief, with attached brief and exhibits, by eight Pennsylvania legislators
Doc 121 - Motion to file amicus brief, with attached brief and exhibits, by eight Pennsylvania legislators

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
WHITEWOOD,
et al
., Plaintiffs, v. WOLF,
et al
., Defendants. Civil Action Case No. 13-cv-01861-JEJ
MOTION OF PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATORS FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR AS
 AMICI CURIAE 
 
1.
 Amici curiae
Pennsylvania legislators, the Honorable Matthew E. Baker, the Honorable Paul I. Clymer, the Honorable Jerry A. Stern, the Honorable Jerry Birmelin, the Honorable Allan Egolf, the Honorable Dennis E. Leh, the Honorable Samuel E. Rohrer, and the Honorable Thomas F. Yewcic, who voted for the Pennsylvania Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, move this Court for leave to file an
amici curiae
 brief. 2.
 Amici
 voted for the act out of concern that a court may otherwise redefine the law. They write to express their interest that the will of the General Assembly be upheld.
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2 3. The unique perspective of Pennsylvania legislators who wish to maintain the will of the General Assembly will aid the court in its consideration. 4. No party or party’s counsel authored any part of the brief nor contributed money that was intended to fund preparing or submitting the brief; and no person—other than
amici curiae
 or its counsel—contributed money that was intended to fund preparing or submitting the motion. 5. Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 29 permits third parties to participate in an action as
amicus curiae
. 6. Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1, consent of the parties has been requested, but no response has been received as of filing. WHEREFORE,
 Amici
 respectfully request that their motion for leave to file the
amici curiae
 brief attached as Exhibit A hereto be granted. Respectfully submitted,  __/s/ Randall L. Wenger  Attorney ID: 86537 INDEPENDENCE LAW CENTER 23 North Front Street, 2nd Floor Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101 Phone: 717 657 4990
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3 Fax: 717 545 8107 rwenger@indlawcenter.org
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