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Proponents' Reply to Amicus Briefs

Proponents' Reply to Amicus Briefs

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Proponents' Reply to amicus briefs on the questions certified to the California Supreme Court. Filed 5/9/2011
Proponents' Reply to amicus briefs on the questions certified to the California Supreme Court. Filed 5/9/2011

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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.EDMUND G. BROWN, 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
DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS AND APPELLANTS’REPLY TO AMICUS BRIEFS
Andrew P. PugnoL
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 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100Folsom, California 95630(916) 608-3065; (916) 608-3066 FaxBrian W. Raum*James A. Campbell*A
LLIANCE
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 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
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PLLC1523 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.Washington, D.C. 20036(202) 220-9600; (202) 220-9601 Fax*Admitted
Pro Hac Vice
 
 Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenors and Appellants Hollingsworth, Knight,Gutierrez, Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES……………………………………...….iiARGUMENT…………………………………………………………3I.
 
Official Proponents Have Authority under California Law ToDefend Their Initiatives as Agents of the People in Lieuof Public Officials Who Refuse To Do So. ...……………...3A.
 
Allowing Official Proponents To Vindicate the People’sInterest in the Validity of Initiatives Preserves theSovereign People’s Rightful Controlof Their Government. …………….............................4B.
 
Well-Settled California Case Law Upholds theAuthority of Official Proponents To Represent thePeople’s Interest in the Validity of Initiatives. ……10C.
 
Reaffirming That Official Proponents May DefendTheir Initiatives Would Not Infringe the AttorneyGeneral’s Authority Or Violate Separation of PowersPrinciples…………………………………………...16II.
 
Official Proponents Have a Personal, ParticularizedInterest in the Validity of Their Initiatives..........................26
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases Page
  Bank of United States v. Deveaux
(1809) 5 Cranch 61……..…... …..11
 Brown Shoe Co. v. United States
(1962) 370 U.S. 294……………...11
 Building Industry Association v. Camarillo
 (1986) 41 Cal.3d 810…………………………….4, 6, 7, 14, 15, 22
Citizens for Jobs & the Economy v. County of Orange
 (1988) 94 Cal.App.4th 1311……………………………..12, 21, 24
City & County of San Francisco v. State
 (2005) 128 Cal.App.4th 1030……………………………… 15, 16
Committee to Defend Reproductive Rights v. A Free PregnancyCenter 
(1991) 229 Cal.App.3d 633………………………………18
Common Cause of California v. Board of Supervisors
 (1989) 49 Cal.3d 432…………………………………………….19
Community Health Association v. Board of Supervisors
 (1983) 146 Cal.App.3d 990……………………………...12, 21, 24
Connerly v. State Personnel Board 
 (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1169…………………………..………26, 27, 28
 In re Forsythe
(1982) 91 N.J. 141, 450 A.2d 499…………...11, 13, 23
 In re Marriage Cases
(2008) 43 Cal.4th 757………………………..16
 Independent Energy Producers Association v. McPherson
 (2006) 38 Cal.4th 1020……………………………………………7
 INS v. Chadha
(1983) 462 U.S. 919………………………………...24
Karcher v. May
(1987) 484 U.S. 72……………………..10, 11, 13, 23
 Legislature v. Deukmejian
(1983) 34 Cal.3d 658, 663……………...22
 Marsh v. Mountain Zephyr, Inc
. (1996) 43 Cal.App.4th 289……….12
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