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KAMALA
D.
HARRIS
Attomey
General of
Califomia
PETER A.
KRAUSE
Supervising Deputy
Attomey
General
Ross
C.
MOODY
Deputy Attomey
General
State
Bar
No.
142541455 Golden
Gate
Avenue, Suite 11000San Francisco, CA 94102-7004Telephone: (415)703-1376Fax: (415)703-1234
E-mail: Ross.Moody(^doj.ca.govAttorneys for Defendant State Controller JohnChiang
EO
MAR
-
5
2012
By_
L. Gutierrez
By_Deputy Clerk
SUPERIOR
COURT
OF
THE
STATE
OF
CALIFORNIA
COUNTY
OF
SACRAMENTO
DARRELL
STEINBERG,
in his capacity asPresident Pro Tempore ofthe
California
Senate;
JOHN
A.
PEREZ, in his capacity as
Speaker
of the
California
Assembly,
Plaintiffs,JOHN
CHIANG,
in his capacity as
Califomia
State
Controller;
DOES
I-X,
Defendants.
Case
No.
34-2012-00117584
MEMORAM)UM
OF
POINTS
AND
AUTHORITIES
IN
SUPPORT OF
DEFENDANTJOHNCHIANG'S
MOTION
FOR
JUDGMENT
ON
THE
PLEADINGS
Date:
April
10,2012
Time:
2:00 p.m.Dept:53
Judge:
David
I.
Brown
Trial
Date: N/A
Action
Filed:
January
24,2012Reservation
No:
1675300
 
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TABLE
OF CONTENTS2
Page
3 Introduction 1The
Parties
2The
Requirements
of Propositions 58 and 25 3Argument 56 I. Applicable principles 5
II.
Plaintiffs'
request
for declaratory
relief
is
not justiciable 6
A.
Plaintiffs
have
failed
to
identify
a
concrete
controversy warranting8 declaratory
relief
7
B.
Plaintiffs
also
fail
to
identify
any iniminent orsignificanthardship
in
delaying review 1110 C. Declaratory
relief
is not intended to
redress
past
harms
12
III.
The Controller did not
exceed
his authority by
withholding
legislative
salaries
and
expenses.
1312 A. The provisions of Propositions 58 and 25 support the Controller's
actions
13
B.
The Controller had a legitimate
basis
for
withholding
legislative14
pay;•15
C. The lack of
a
current appropriation was an
independent
basis
for15
withholding
legislative pay 17
D.
The Controller did not violate principles of
separation
of
powers
19
E.
The Controller was entitled to
consider
the Govemor's findings on17 the
budget
act 21
J
g
Conclusion 23
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Memorandum
Of
Points
And
Authorities
In
Support
Of
Defendant
John
Chiang's
Motion
For
Judgment
On The
Pleadings
(34-2012-00117584)
 
1 TABLE
OF
AUTHORITIES
9101112-17
Page
CASES
Altaville Drug Store v. Employment Development Department
(1988) 44 Cal.3d231 4Angelucci
v.
Century
Supper
Club7 (2007)41 Cal.4th 160 , 6
Boblitt
V.
Boblitt
(2010) 190 Cal.App.4th 603 5
California Highway
Com,
v.
Riley
(1923) 192 Cal. 97 18
California Water
&
Tel.
Co. v. Los
Angeles County
(1967) 253 Cal.App.2dl6 11
13 Canova v. Trustees of fmperial frrigation District Employee Pension Plan
(2007) 150 Cal.App.4th 1487 l 1214
City
of
Santa
Monica
v.
Stewart
15 (2005) 126 Cal.App.4th 43 7, 11
1
^
County of San Diego v.
San
Diego NORML
I
(2008) 165 Cal.App.4th 798 6
2 g
Environmental Defense Project of Sierra County
v.
County of Sierra
(2008) 158 Cal.App.4th 877 1219
Farm Sanctuary,
Inc. v.
Department of Food & Agriculture
20 (1998) 63 Cal.App.4th 495 ' 7
21 Flournoy
V.
Priest
22 (1971)5Cal.3d350..... '. 2
23 Gilb
V.
Chiang
(2010) 186 Cal.App.4th 444
;
2, 16, 1724
Hassanally
v.
Firestone
25 ' (1996) 51 Cal.App.4th 1241 21
26 Ingram v. Flippo
2^ (1999) 74 Cal.App.4th 1280 1928Memorandum
of
Points
and Authorities
in
Support
of
Defendant John Chiang's
Motion
for
Judgment
on the
Pleadings
(34-2012-00117584)

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