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LCR v. USA - Government Opening Brief

LCR v. USA - Government Opening Brief

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LCR v. USA (DADT case) - Government's opening brief in appeal to 9th Circuit. Filed 2/25/2011
LCR v. USA (DADT case) - Government's opening brief in appeal to 9th Circuit. Filed 2/25/2011

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Nos. 10-56634, 10-56813IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT_______________________________ LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS,Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant,v.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA et al.,Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees,_______________________________ ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA _______________________________ 
BRIEF FOR THE APPELLANTS
_______________________________ TONY WEST 
Assistant Attorney General
ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR.
United States Attorney
ANTHONY J. STEINMEYER(202) 514-3388AUGUST E. FLENTJE(202) 514-3309HENRY C. WHITAKER(202) 514-3180 
Attorneys, Appellate Staff Civil Division, Room 7256 Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C.  20530-0001
Case: 10-56634   02/25/2011   Page: 1 of 59    ID: 7660819   DktEntry: 58
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
STATEMENT OF JURISDICTION..........................................................  1STATEMENT OF THE ISSUES...............................................................  1STATEMENT OF THE CASE. .................................................................  2STATEMENT OF THE FACTS................................................................  4I. Statutory And Regulatory Background.................................  4II. This Litigation.......................................................................  14SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT.................................................................  19ARGUMENT...........................................................................................   24I. Plaintiff Lacks Standing.......................................................  26A. J. Alexander Nicholson. ..............................................  28B. John Doe.......................................................................  34II. The Orderly Process Established By Congress ToRepeal § 654 Is Constitutional, Particularly GivenThe Deference Owed To Congress’s ConstitutionalAuthority To Craft Legislation Respecting MilitaryAffairs. ...................................................................................  37III. The District Court’s Worldwide Injunction AgainstThe Federal Government’s Enforcement Of A StatuteExceeded Its Remedial Authority........................................  43CONCLUSION.........................................................................................  48
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases Page
Able
v.
United States
,155 F.3d 628 (2d Cir. 1998)................................................................  40
Arbaugh
v.
Y&H Corp.
,546 U.S. 500 (2006).............................................................................  32
Arizonans for Official English
v.
Arizona
,520 U.S. 43 (1997)...............................................................................  36
Beller
v.
Middendorf 
,632 F.2d 788 (9th Cir. 1980),
overruled in part on other groundsby Witt
v.
Dep’t of Air Force
, 527 F.3d 806 (9th Cir. 2008). .............  40
Bresgal
v.
Brock
,843 F.2d 1163 (9th Cir. 1987)............................................................  47
City of Los Angeles
v.
Lyons
,461 U.S. 95 (1983)...............................................................................  28
Cook
v.
Gates
,528 F.3d 42 (1st Cir. 2008).................................................................  40
County of Riverside
v.
McLaughlin
,500 U.S. 44 (1991)...............................................................................  32
Dep’t of Defense
v.
Meinhold
,510 U.S. 939 (1993).............................................................................  45
Doran
v.
Salem Inn, Inc.
,422 U.S. 922 (1975).............................................................................  44ii
Case: 10-56634   02/25/2011   Page: 3 of 59    ID: 7660819   DktEntry: 58

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