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Proponents' Opening Brief in CA Supreme Court

Proponents' Opening Brief in CA Supreme Court

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Proponents' Opening Brief, filed in CA Supreme Court with attached Appendix. Filed 3/14/2011
Proponents' Opening Brief, filed in CA Supreme Court with attached Appendix. Filed 3/14/2011

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Cooper & Kirk
Lawyers
A Professional Limited Liability Company
Charles J. Cooper
1523 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
(202) 220-9600
 
(202) 220-9660
Washington, D.C. 20036
Fax (202) 220-9601
 
ccooper@cooperkirk.com
March 14, 2011
VIA ELECTRONIC CASE FILING
Office of the Clerk United States Court of AppealsFor the Ninth CircuitJames R. Browning Courthouse95 7
th
StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103Re:
Perry v. Brown
, No. 10-16696 (9th Cir.)Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Clerk of the Court,Attached please find a courtesy copy of Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants’Opening Brief and Appendix to the Opening Brief filed in the Supreme Court of California, Case No. S189476.Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.Sincerely,Charles J. Cooper
Case: 10-16696 03/14/2011 Page: 1 of 1 ID: 7679814 DktEntry: 322-1
 
No. S189476
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
En BancKRISTIN M. PERRY, et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents,CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, Plaintiff, Intervenor andRespondent;v.ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER., as Governor, etc. et al., Defendants;DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al., Defendants, Intervenors and Appellants.On Request from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit forAnswer to Certified Questions of California Law
DEFENDANTS, INTERVENORS, AND APPELLANTS’ OPENING BRIEF
Andrew P. PugnoL
AW
O
FFICES OF
A
NDREW
P.
 
P
UGNO
 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100Folsom, California 95630(916) 608-3065; (916) 608-3066 FaxBrian W. Raum*James A. Campbell*A
LLIANCE
D
EFENSE
F
UND
 15100 North 90th StreetScottsdale, Arizona 85260(480) 444-0020; (480) 444-0028 Fax*Admitted
Pro Hac Vice
 Charles J. Cooper*
 
David H. Thompson*
 
Howard C. Nielson, Jr.*
 
Nicole J. Moss*Peter A. Patterson*C
OOPER AND
K
IRK
,
 
PLLC1523 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.Washington, D.C. 20036(202) 220-9600; (202) 220-9601 Fax*Admitted
Pro Hac Vice
 
Attorneys for Defendants, Intervenors, and Appellants Hollingsworth, Knight,Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com
Case: 10-16696 03/14/2011 Page: 1 of 47 ID: 7679814 DktEntry: 322-2
 
TO
BE
FILED
IN THE
COURT
OF
APPEALAPP-008
COURT
OF
APPEAL,
Ninth
Circuit
APPELLATE
DISTRICT.
DIVISION
Court
of
Appeal Case
N u m b e ~ 
10·16696
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY
(Name,
State
Bar
number,
and address):
-David
H.
Thompson, Admitted Pro Hac Vice1523
New
Hampshire Ave
N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20036
TELEPHONE NO
..
202-220-9600
FAX NO.
(Optional):
E·MAIL ADDRESS
(Optional):
ATTORNEY FOR
(Name)
Dennis
Hollingsworth,
et al.
Superior Court Case Number:
8189476
FOR COURT
USE ONL
Y
APPELLANT/PETITIONER:
Dennis
Hollingsworth,
et al.
RESPONDENT/REAL PARTY
IN
INTEREST:
Kristin
M.
Perry, et al.CERTIFICATE
OF
INTERESTED ENTITIES
OR
PERSONS
(Check one):
ILl
INITIAL CERTIFICATE
D
SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATE
Notice: Please read rules
8.208
and 8.488 before completing'this form. You may use this form
for
the initialcertificate in
an
appeal when you file
your
brief
or
a prebriefing motion, application,
or
opposition
to
such a: motion
or
application in the Court
of
Appeal, and when you file a petition
for
an
extraordinary writ. You may
I
also use this form as a supplemental certificate when you learn
of
changed
or
additional information that mustbe disclosed.1
This form is being submitted on behalf
of
the following party
(name):
Dennis
Hollingsworth,
et
at.
2.
a.
W
There are no interested entities
or
persons that must
be
listed in this certificate under rule
8.208.
b.
Interested entities or persons required to
be
listed under rule
8.208
are as follows:
Full name
of
interested Nature
of
interest
entity
or
person
(Explain):
(1
)(2)(3)(4)
(5)
D
Continued
on
attachment
2.
The undersigned certifies
that
the above-listed persons
or
entities (corporations, partnerships, firms,
or
any
other
association,
but not
including
government
entities
or
their
agencies) have
either
(1) an ownership interest
of
10 percent
or
more
in
the party
if
it
is an entity;
or
(2) a financial
or
other
interest in the outcome
of
the proceeding
that
the justices
should consider
In determining whether
to
disqualify themselves, as defined in rule 8.208(e)(2).
Date:
March
14,
2011
David
H.
Thompson
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME)
Page
1 of 1
Form Approved for Optional U
••
Cal. Rules
Of
Court,
rul.s
6.208, 8.488
CERTIFICATE
OF
INTERESTED ENTITIES
OR
PERSONS
Judicial Council
of
C a I ~ o m i a 
APP·008 [Rev. January
1.
20091
Case: 10-16696 03/14/2011 Page: 2 of 47 ID: 7679814 DktEntry: 322-2

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