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HOLLISTER v SOETORO - APPELLEE BRIEF [1221839] filed by Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Barry Soetoro - Transport Room

HOLLISTER v SOETORO - APPELLEE BRIEF [1221839] filed by Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Barry Soetoro - Transport Room

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12/22/2009 Open Document APPELLEE BRIEF [1221839] filed by Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Barry Soetoro in 09-5080, 09-5161 [Service Date: 12/22/2009 ] Length of Brief: 7,151 words.. [09-5080, 09-5161]
12/22/2009 Open Document APPELLEE BRIEF [1221839] filed by Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Barry Soetoro in 09-5080, 09-5161 [Service Date: 12/22/2009 ] Length of Brief: 7,151 words.. [09-5080, 09-5161]

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CASE BEINGCONSIDERED FOR TREATMENT PURSUANTTO RULE 34(j) OF THE COURT'S RULES _______________________________________________________ UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIACIRCUIT _______________________________________________________  No. 09-5080Consolidating No. 09-5161 ____________________________________________________ 
GREGORY S. HOLLISTER 
,Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
BARRY SOETORO
,
et al.
,Defendants-Appellees. ____________________________________________________ On Appeal From the United States District Courtfor the District of Columbia, No. 08-cv-2254 ____________________________________________________ 
BRIEF FOR APPELLEES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAAND VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN
 ____________________________________________________ December 22, 2009Marc Erik EliasAndrew H. Werbrock PERKINS COIE
LLP
607 Fourteenth Street N.W.Washington, D.C. 20005-2003Telephone: 202.628.6600Facsimile: 202.434.1690Attorneys for AppelleesPresidentBarack Obama and Vice PresidentJoseph Biden
Case: 09-5080 Document: 1221839 Filed: 12/22/2009 Page: 1
 
63920-0001/LEGAL17438354.2
CERTIFICATE AS TO PARTIES, RULINGS, AND RELATED CASES
Pursuant to D.C. Cir. R. 28(a)(1), President Barack Obama and VicePresident Joseph Biden ("President Obama and Vice President Biden") submitthisCertificate as to Parties, Rulings, and Related Cases.
(A)
 Parties and Amici.
Gregory S. Hollister ("Hollister") was the plaintiff inthe district court. He and his attorney, John D. Hemenway ("Hemenway"),arethe appellantsin this Court. President Obama and Vice President Biden werethe defendants in the district court and are the appellees in this Court. Therewere no intervenors or amicus curiae in the district court. There are nointervenors or amicus curiae in this Court. Hollister's former counsel, LawrenceJ. Joyce and Philip J. Berg, have filed a motion for leave to file an amicus brief in this appeal; that motion is pending.
(B)
 Rulings Under Review.
 
Hollister appeals the March 5, 2009memorandum and order of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Robertson,J.) granting President Obama's and Vice PresidentBiden's motion to dismiss.The memorandumis reported at 601 F. Supp. 2d179 (D.D.C. 2009)and is in the Appendix at 208-12. Hemenway appeals theMarch 24, 2009 memorandum order of the United States District Court for theDistrict of Columbia (Robertson, J.) reprimanding him for filing a frivolous
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-3
63920-0001/LEGAL17438354.2
lawsuit, which isreported at 258 F.R.D. 1 (D.D.C. 2009)and is in the Appendixat 253-64.
(C)
 Related Cases.
 
President Obama and Vice President Biden know ofnoother "related cases"as that term is defined in D.C. Cir. R. 28(a)(1)(C).However, Philip J. Berg, an attorney who signed Hollister's complaintandadditional pleadings, has been the plaintiff in several other suitsthat challengethe qualifications ofPresident Obamaunder the Natural Born Citizen Clause.
See, e.g.
,
 Berg v. Obama
, 586 F.3d 234(3d Cir. 2009);
 Berg v. Obama
, No. 08-cv-1933 (D.D.C. dismissedJune9, 2009),
appeal docketed 
, No. 09-5362 (D.C.Cir. Oct. 26, 2009).
Case: 09-5080 Document: 1221839 Filed: 12/22/2009 Page: 3

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