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First Amendment Coalition

First Amendment Coalition

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Case No. 09-cv-01967 CW (NC)
SMRH:423016721.5
BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE 
 FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT NCAA’S MOTION TO CERTIFY PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. §1292(b)
SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON
LLP
 KENT R. RAYGOR, Cal. Bar No. 117224 VALERIE E. ALTER, Cal. Bar No. 239905 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1600 Los Angeles, California 90067-6055 Telephone: (310) 228-3700 Facsimile: (310) 228-3701
Email: kraygor@sheppardmullin.com valter@sheppardmullin.com
Attorneys for
 Amicus Curiae
 FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT  NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION
 In re
 NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation Case No. 09-cv-01967 CW (NC)
BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE
 FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT NCAA’S 28 U.S.C. §1292(b) MOTION TO CERTIFY COURT’S MAY 11, 2014 ORDER RESOLVING CROSS MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
Judge: Honorable Claudia Wilken Date: June 5, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. Crtrm.: 2, 4th Floor
Exhibit A, Page 4
Case4:09-cv-01967-CW Document1042-1 Filed05/02/14 Page1 of 16
 
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Case No. 09-cv-01967 CW (NC)
SMRH:423016721.5
BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE 
 FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT NCAA’S MOTION TO CERTIFY PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. §1292(b)
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page
I. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................. 1
 
II. INTEREST OF FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION .................................................... 1
 
III. THE COURT SHOULD CERTIFY ITS SUMMARY JUDGMENT ORDER FOR INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) .................... 2
 
A.
 
Standard For Granting Certification Pursuant To Section 1292(b)................. 2
 
B.
 
The Summary Judgment Order Involves Controlling Questions Of First Amendment Law. ............................................................................................ 4
 
C.
 
Interlocutory Appeal Is Appropriate For Controlling First Amendment Issues That Are Novel, Complex And In Need Of Early Resolution. ............ 5
 
D.
 
Certification Pursuant To Section 1292(b) Is Especially Warranted Due To The Chaotic Conditions That Will Be Caused By Implementation Of The Court’s Summary Judgment Order. ......................................................... 8
 
IV. CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................. 12
 
Exhibit A, Page 5
Case4:09-cv-01967-CW Document1042-1 Filed05/02/14 Page2 of 16
 
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Case No. 09-cv-01967 CW (NC)
SMRH:423016721.5
BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE 
 FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT NCAA’S MOTION TO CERTIFY PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. §1292(b)
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES Page(s)
Cases
 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Reno
 70 F.3d 1045 (9th Cir. 1995) ................................................................................................... 12
 Arizona v. Ideal Basic Industries (In re Cement Antitrust Litigation)
 673 F.2d 1020 (9th Cir. 1982) ................................................................................................... 3
 Baker & Getty Financial Services, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company
 954 F.2d 1169 (6th Cir. 1992) ................................................................................................... 2
 Batt v. City of Oakland 
 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77087 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 11, 2006) ......................................................... 5
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
 558 U.S. 310 (2010) ................................................................................................................ 11
Couch v. Telescope Inc.
 611 F.3d 629 (9th Cir. 2010) ................................................................................................. 3, 8
 Dombrowski v. Pfister 
 380 U.S. 479 (1965) ................................................................................................................ 11
 Elrod v. Burns
 427 U.S. 347 (1976) ................................................................................................................ 12
Kuehner v. Dickinson & Co.
 84 F.3d 316 (9th Cir. 1996) ....................................................................................................... 2
 New York Times v. Sullivan
 376 U.S. 254 (1964) ................................................................................................................ 11
 Reese v. BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.
 643 F.3d 681 (9th Cir. 2011) ................................................................................................. 3, 8
Union Carbide Corp. v. U.S. Cutting Serv., Inc.
 782 F.2d 710 (7th Cir. 1986) ................................................................................................... 12
United States v. Real Property & Improvements Located at 2441 Mission Street 
 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47135 (N.D. Cal. April 4, 2014) ......................................................... 3
Washington Post Co. v. Keogh
 365 F.2d 965 (D.C. Cir. 1966) ................................................................................................ 12
Yeager v. Cingular Wireless, LLC 
 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35954 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 12, 2010) ......................................................... 3
Exhibit A, Page 6
Case4:09-cv-01967-CW Document1042-1 Filed05/02/14 Page3 of 16

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