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Amicus brief by Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund in support of Proponents (Appellants). Submitted 9/24/2010
Amicus brief by Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund in support of Proponents (Appellants). Submitted 9/24/2010

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No. 10-16696
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
KRISTIN PERRY,
et al.,
 
 Plaintiffs/Appellees,
vs. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER,
et al.,
 
 Defendants,
andDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH,
et al.,
 
 Defendant-Interveners-Appellants
.
 
ON APPEAL FROM U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THENORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA CASE CIV. NO. 09-2292-VRWHON. VAUGHN R. WALKER
 AMICUS CURIAE 
BRIEF OF EAGLE FORUMEDUCATION & LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDIN SUPPORT OF APPELLANTSIN SUPPORT OF REVERSAL
LAWRENCE J. JOSEPH(Cal. S.B. No. 154908)1250 Connecticut Av NW Suite 200Washington, DC 20036Telephone: (202) 669-5135Facsimile: (202) 318-2254Email: ljoseph@larryjoseph.com
 
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i
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Pursuant to Rule 26.1 of the F
EDERAL
R
ULES OF
 A 
PPELLATE
P
ROCEDURE
,
 
amicus curiae
Eagle Forum Education & Legal DefenseFund (“Eagle Form”) makes the following corporate disclosurestatement: No publicly held company owns 10% or more of EagleForum’s stock, and Eagle Forum has no parent company.Dated: September 24, 2010 Respectfully submitted,Lawrence J. Joseph(Cal. S.B. No. 154908)1250 Connecticut Av NW Suite 200Washington, DC 20036Telephone: (202) 669-5135Facsimile: (202) 318-2254Email: ljoseph@larryjoseph.com
Counsel for Amicus Curiae Eagle ForumEducation & Legal Defense Fund
/s/ Lawrence J. Joseph
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ii
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Corporate Disclosure Statement ................................................................. i
Table of Contents ........................................................................................ ii
Table of Authorities ................................................................................... iv
Identity, Interest and Authority to File .................................................... 1
Statement of the Case and Facts ............................................................... 1
Summary of Argument ............................................................................... 3
 Argument .................................................................................................... 4
I.
This Court Has Jurisdiction to Reverse or Vacate theDistrict Court’s Decision ................................................................... 4
 A.
The Proponents Have Standing to Defend Proposition 8..... 11
1.
California Law Entitles the Proponents to DefendProposition 8 in Court................................................... 12
2.
The Proponents Have Standing to Enforce
Strauss
 
v.
 
Horton
against the State Defendants ......... 14
3.
The Proponents Have “Legislative Standing” ............. 14
B.
Imperial County Has Standing to Defend its Actionsfrom Interference ................................................................... 16
C.
If the Proponents and Imperial County Lack Standingto Defend Proposition 8, the District Court Lacked aCase or Controversy ............................................................... 18
D.
Even if They Lack Standing to Defend Proposition 8,the Proponents Have Standing to Appeal ............................. 19
II.
Proposition 8 Complies with Both the Due Process andEqual Protection Clauses ................................................................ 21
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