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11-17255 #3

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Doc #3 - Proponents' Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal
Doc #3 - Proponents' Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal

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U
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KRISTIN PERRY, et al.,
 
Plaintiffs-Appellees
,v.
 
EDMUND G. BROWN, Jr. et al.,
 Defendants
,
 
and
 
DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al.,
 Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants
.Appeal from United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaCivil Case No. 09-CV-2292 JW (Honorable James Ware)
 EMERGENCY MOTION UNDER CIRCUIT RULE 27-3
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 DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS-APPELLANTS DENNIS HOLLINGWORTH,GAIL J. KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, MARK A. JANSSON, ANDPROTECTMARRIAGE.COM’S EMERGENCY MOTION FOR STAYPENDING APPEAL
Andrew P. PugnoL
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 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100Folsom, California 95630(916) 608-3065; (916) 608-3066 FaxBrian W. RaumJames A. CampbellA
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 15100 North 90th StreetScottsdale, Arizona 85260(480) 444-0020; (480) 444-0028 FaxCharles J. Cooper
 
David H. Thompson
 
Howard C. Nielson, Jr.
 
Peter A. PattersonC
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PLLC1523 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.Washington, D.C. 20036(202) 220-9600; (202) 220-9601 Fax
 Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants
 
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Circuit Rule 27-3 Certificate
 Pursuant to Circuit Rule 27-3, Appellants respectfully certify that theirmotion for a stay pending appeal is an emergency motion requiring at leasttemporary “relief … in less than 21 days” in order to “avoid irreparable harm.”Appellants are official Proponents of Proposition 8 and the official Yes on 8campaign (collectively, “Proponents”), who were permitted to intervene in thiscase to defend that California ballot initiative against a challenge by two same-sexcouples (“Plaintiffs”). Following the trial in this case and the retirement of thepresiding judge, Plaintiffs moved to unseal a video-recording of the trialproceedings in this case. The district court granted Plaintiffs’ motion on September19. At Proponents’ request, Chief Judge Ware granted a stay of his ruling that willexpire on Friday, September 30, 2011. He did not, however, rule on Proponents’request for a stay pending appeal.
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 As elaborated in Proponents’ stay motion, the district court’s unlawfuldecision to unseal the recording will cause immediate irreparable harm. Becausethe district court ordered the Clerk to execute the order on September 30, “relief isneeded in less than 21 days” in order to prevent these irreparable injuries. Cir. R.
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Accordingly, Proponents have satisfied the procedural prerequisite forseeking a stay from this Court.
See
Fed. R. App. P. 8(a)(1). Out of an abundance of caution, Proponents renewed their request for a stay pending appeal with thedistrict court shortly before this filing, but in view of the looming September 30expiration of the current stay, prompt relief from this Court is urgently needed andfully warranted.
 
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27-3(a). Accordingly, Proponents respectfully request that the Court immediatelystay the district court’s order pending appeal.All of the grounds in the stay motion have been presented to the districtcourt, and, before filing this motion, Proponents notified counsel for the otherparties by email and also emailed them a service copy of the motion.Pursuant to 9th Cir. R. 27-3(a)(3)(i), the telephone numbers, emailaddresses, and office addresses of the attorneys for the parties are as follows:
Attorneys for Plaintiffs Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Paul T. Katami,and Jeffrey J. Zarrillo:
 Theodore B. Olson
TOlson@gibsondunn.com
Matthew C. McGill
 MMcGill@gibsondunn.com
Amir C. Tayrani
 ATayrani@gibsondunn.com
GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER, LLP1050 Connecticut Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20036(202) 955-8668Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.
TBoutrous@gibsondunn.com
Christopher D. Dusseault
CDusseault@gibsondunn.com
Ethan D. Dettmer
 EDettmer@gibsondunn.com
Theane Evangelis Kapur
TKapur@gibsondunn.com
Enrique A. Monagas
 EMonagas@gibsondunn.com
GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER, LLP333 S. Grand Avenue
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