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Published by Kathleen Perrin
Defendant-Intervenors' Opposition to motion to shorten time (Doc 732). Filed 8/18/2010
Defendant-Intervenors' Opposition to motion to shorten time (Doc 732). Filed 8/18/2010

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DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS’ OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO SHORTEN TIMECASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW
COOPER AND KIRK, PLLCCharles J. Cooper (DC Bar No. 248070)*
ccooper@cooperkirk.com
David H. Thompson (DC Bar No. 450503)*
dthompson@cooperkirk.com
Howard C. Nielson, Jr. (DC Bar No. 473018)*
hnielson@cooperkirk.com
Nicole J. Moss (DC Bar No. 472424)*
nmoss@cooperkirk.com
Peter A. Patterson (OH Bar No. 0080840)*
 ppatterson@cooperkirk.com
1523 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036Telephone: (202) 220-9600, Facsimile: (202) 220-9601LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNOAndrew P. Pugno (CA Bar No. 206587)
andrew@pugnolaw.com
101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630Telephone: (916) 608-3065, Facsimile: (916) 608-3066ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUNDBrian W. Raum
 
(NY Bar No.
 
2856102)*
braum@telladf.org
James A. Campbell (OH Bar No. 0081501)*
 jcampbell@telladf.org
15100 North 90th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260Telephone: (480) 444-0020, Facsimile: (480) 444-0028A
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Admitted
 pro hac vice
 
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
KRISTIN M. PERRY, SANDRA B. STIER, PAULT. KATAMI, and JEFFREY J. ZARRILLO,Plaintiffs,v.ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, in his officialcapacity as Governor of California; EDMUND G.BROWN, JR., in his official capacity as AttorneyGeneral of California; MARK B. HORTON, in hisofficial capacity as Director of the CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health and State Registrar of CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW
DEFENDANT-INTERVENORSDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAILJ. KNIGHT, MARTIN F.GUTIERREZ, MARK A. JANSSON,AND PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM’SOPPOSITION TO MOTION TOSHORTEN TIME
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DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS’ OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO SHORTEN TIMECASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW
Vital Statistics; LINETTE SCOTT, in her officialcapacity as Deputy Director of Health Information& Strategic Planning for the California Departmentof Public Health; PATRICK O’CONNELL, in hisofficial capacity as Clerk-Recorder for the Countyof Alameda; and DEAN C. LOGAN, in his officialcapacity as Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk forthe County of Los Angeles,Defendants,andPROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTSDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J. KNIGHT,MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, and MARK A.JANSSON; and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM –YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIARENEWAL,Defendant-Intervenors. Additional Counsel for Defendant-IntervenorsALLIANCE DEFENSE FUNDTimothy Chandler (CA Bar No. 234325)
tchandler@telladf.org
101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630Telephone: (916) 932-2850, Facsimile: (916) 932-2851Jordan W. Lorence (DC Bar No. 385022)*
 jlorence@telladf.org
Austin R. Nimocks (TX Bar No. 24002695)*
animocks@telladf.org
801 G Street NW, Suite 509, Washington, D.C. 20001Telephone: (202) 393-8690, Facsimile: (202) 347-3622* Admitted
 pro hac vice
Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document736 Filed08/18/10 Page2 of 4
 
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1DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS’ OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO SHORTEN TIMECASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW
Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 6-3(c) Defendants-Intervenors Hollingsworth, Knight,Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com submit the following opposition to Plaintiffs’ andPlaintiff-Intervenor’s
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Motion to Shorten Time.On August 17, 2010 at 5:14 p.m. Plaintiffs’ counsel filed a motion seeking to shortenDefendants-Intevenors’ time to respond to their motion to enlarge time to file a motion forattorney’s fees and costs. Specifically, Plaintiffs seek an order shortening Defendants-Intervenors’time to respond from 4 days to “no more than 24 hours.” Defendants-Intervenors oppose Plaintiffs’motion to shorten time because they have failed to justify their request pursuant to the Local Rules.Civil Local Rule 6-3 requires Plaintiffs to set forth, among other things, “the reasons for therequested enlargement or shortening of time” and the “substantial harm or prejudice that wouldoccur if the court did not change the time.”
See
Civil Local Rule 6-3(a)(1) and (3). NeitherPlaintiffs’ motion nor the supporting declaration satisfies the requirements of the rule. The onlyreason that Plaintiffs indentify is a claim that they will suffer “substantial prejudice” if the motionto shorten time is not granted “because, in the event the Court were to deny Plaintiffs’ and Plaintiff-Intervenor’s
motion to enlarge time
, Plaintiffs and Plaintiff-Intervenor would likely not havesufficient time to file their motion for attorney’s fees and related expenses.”
See
Declaration of Enrique A. Monagas at 3 (emphasis added).Plaintiffs have until August 26th to file their motion for attorney’s fees. To suggest that thePlaintiffs would suffer “substantial prejudice” if the Defendant-Intervenors were permitted 4 days,as provided by the rules, to respond to their motion to enlarge time is patently unreasonable.Plaintiffs have demonstrated throughout this litigation a willingness and ability to allocateextraordinary resources to this case. To represent that they would be in danger of not “havingsufficient time” to file a motion for attorney’s fees unless Defendant-Intervenors are provided “no
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Movants will be referred to herein collectively as “Plaintiffs.”
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