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Plaintiff Opposition to Emer Stay

Plaintiff Opposition to Emer Stay

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This is the plaintiff's response of opposition to the request for emergency stay.
This is the plaintiff's response of opposition to the request for emergency stay.

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  No. 10-16696
 
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
 _________________________ KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al.,
 Plaintiffs-Appellees
,v.ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, et al.,
 Defendants
,andPROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTSDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al.,
 Defendants-Intervenors-Appellants
.
 
 _________________________ On Appeal From The United States District CourtFor The Northern District Of California No. CV-09-02292 VRWThe Honorable Vaughn R. Walker  ____________________________________________________ 
OPPOSITION TO EMERGENCY MOTION FOR STAY PENDING APPEAL OFPLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES KRISTIN M. PERRY ET AL.
 ____________________________________________________ T
HEODORE
J.
 
B
OUTROUS
,
 
J
.C
HRISTOPHER 
D.
 
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 T
HEANE
E
VANGELIS
APUR 
 S
ARAH
E.
 
P
IEPMEIER 
 E
 NRIQUE
A.
 
M
ONAGAS
 GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP333 South Grand AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90071(213) 229-7804T
HEODORE
B.
 
O
LSON
 
Counsel of Record 
M
ATTHEW
D.
 
M
C
G
ILL
 A
MIR 
C.
 
T
AYRANI
 GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20036(202) 955-8500
 Attorneys for Plaintiffs-Appellees Kristin M 
.
Perry
,
Sandra B
.
Stier 
,
  Paul T 
.
Katami
,
and Jeffrey J 
.
Zarrillo
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i
TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................1
 
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND...............................................3
 
ARGUMENT.............................................................................................................5
 
I.
 
Proponents Cannot Possibly Make A “Strong Showing” ThatThey Are Likely To Prevail In Their Appeal........................................6
 
A.
 
Proponents’ Appeal Is Meritless.................................................6
 
1.
 
 Neither 
 Baker v. Nelson
Nor 
 Adams v. Howerton
IsControlling........................................................................7
 
2.
 
Proposition 8 Violates The Due Process Clause Of TheFourteenth Amendment....................................................9
 
3.
 
Proposition 8 Violates The Equal Protection Clause Of The Fourteenth Amendment...........................................10B.
 
Proponents Lack Standing To Invoke This Court’sAppellate Jurisdiction...............................................................23
 
II.
 
Proponents Have Failed To Establish That They Will LikelySuffer Irreparable Injury In The Absence Of A Stay..........................28
 
III.
 
A Stay Will Cause Substantial Irreparable Harm To Plaintiffs..........30
 
IV.
 
The Public Interest Favors Immediate Enforcement Of TheJudgment.............................................................................................32
 
V.
 
In The Alternative, The Court Should Expedite This Appeal ToThe Greatest Extent Possible...............................................................34
 
CONCLUSION........................................................................................................35
 
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ii
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)Cases
 Adams v. Howerton
,673 F.2d 1036 (9th Cir. 1982)................................................................................8
 Amoco Prod. Co. v. Vill. of Gambell 
,480 U.S. 531 (1987).............................................................................................30
 Arizonans for Official English v. Arizona
,520 U.S. 43 (1997)..................................................................................24, 25, 26
 Baker v. Nelson
,409 U.S. 810 (1972)...............................................................................................7
 Baker v. Nelson
,191 N.W.2d 185 (Minn. 1971)...............................................................................7
 Bowers v. Hardwick 
,478 U.S. 186 (1986).............................................................................................14
 Building Indus. Ass’n v. City of Camarillo
,718 P.2d 68 (Cal. 1986)........................................................................................26
Cal 
.
 Pharmacists Ass
n v
.
Maxwell-Jolly
,563 F.3d 847 (9th Cir. 2009)................................................................................31
Carey v. Populations Servs. Int’l, Inc.
,431 U.S. 678 (1977).............................................................................................10
Christian Legal Soc’y v. Martinez 
,130 S. Ct. 2971 (2010)..............................................................................8, 14, 23
 Diamond v. Charles
,476 U.S. 54 (1986)........................................................................................24, 26
 Don’t Bankrupt Wash. Comm. v. Cont’l Ill. Nat’l Bank & Trust Co. of Chi.
,460 U.S. 1077 (1983)...........................................................................................26
 In re Forsythe
,450 A.2d 499 (N.J. 1982).....................................................................................25
Goldberg v. Kelly
,397 U.S. 254 (1970).............................................................................................33
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