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writer's direct:310.272.7922lbrill@kbkfirm.com
May 4, 2011
VIA E-MAIL
Ms. Molly C. DwyerClerk of the CourtUnited States Court of Appealsfor The Ninth CircuitP. O. Box 193939San Francisco, CA 94119-3939
 Re:
 Perry v. Brown, No. 10-16696 
Dear Ms. Dwyer:
Accompanying this letter is a courtesy copy of the
Application to File Amici Curiae Brief and the[Proposed] Amici Curiae Brief of Jon B. Eisenberg and Professor Laurie L. Levenson
, submittedto the Supreme Court of California in its Case No. S189476.
Respectfully Submitted, /s/ Laura W. BrillLaura W. BrillKENDALL BRILL & KLIEGER LLP
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae
 Jon B. EisenbergProfessor Laurie L. LevensonEncl.
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et al., Defendants, Intervenors and Appellants.Question Certified from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitThe Honorable Stephen R. Reinhardt, Michael Daly Hawkins,and N. Randy Smith, Circuit Judges, PresidingNinth Circuit Case No. 10-16696
 
APPLICATION TO FILE AMICI CURIAE BRIEF IN SUPPORT OFRESPONDENTS AND [PROPOSED] AMICI CURIAE BRIEF OFJON B. EISENBERG AND PROFESSOR LAURIE L. LEVENSONK
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Laura W. Brill (195889)Nicholas F. Daum (236155)Clifford S. Davidson (246119)Ashlee R. Lynn (261002)10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1725Los Angeles, California 90067Telephone: 310.556.2700Facsimile: 310.556.2705
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae
Jon B. EisenbergProfessor Laurie L. Levenson
 
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 1
APPLICATION TO FILE BRIEF AS AMICI CURIAE
Pursuant to rule 8.520(f) of the California Rules of Court, JonB. Eisenberg and Laurie L. Levenson (together, “amici”) respectfullyrequest leave to file the attached brief, in support of respondents, to beconsidered in the above-captioned case. This application is timelymade pursuant to the briefing schedule set forth by the court.
A. Jon B. Eisenberg
Amicus curiae Jon B. Eisenberg is an attorney specializing inappellate law and a founding partner at Eisenberg & Hancock LLP inOakland, California. Mr. Eisenberg has three decades of experiencein appellate litigation and has argued dozens of cases in the CaliforniaCourts of Appeal and Ninth Circuit and eleven cases in the CaliforniaSupreme Court. Mr. Eisenberg is a widely published author onappellate matters, a frequent commentator on topics of stateconstitutional law, and the principal co-author of the leading treatiseon California appellate procedure. Mr. Eisenberg teaches CaliforniaAppellate Process at Hastings College of the Law. He receivedCalifornia Lawyer magazine’s 2010 “Attorney of the Year” award inconstitutional law.
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