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2:12-cv-00887 #29

2:12-cv-00887 #29

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Doc #29 - Motion re: Notice of Pro Hac Vice Application and Filing Fee Due for attorney representing BLAG.
Doc #29 - Motion re: Notice of Pro Hac Vice Application and Filing Fee Due for attorney representing BLAG.

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Kerry W. Kircher, General Counsel (DC Bar 386816)Kerry.Kircher@mail.house.govWilliam Pittard, Deputy General Counsel (DC Bar 482949)William.Pittard@mail.house.govChristine Davenport, Sr. Ass’t Counsel (NJ Bar 043682000)Christine.Davenport@mail.house.govKirsten W. Konar, Ass’t Counsel (DC Bar 979176)Kirsten.Konar@mail.house.govTodd B. Tatelman, Ass’t Counsel (VA Bar 66008)Todd.Tatelman@mail.house.govMary Beth Walker, Ass’t Counsel (DC Bar 501033)MaryBeth.Walker@mail.house.govOFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSELU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES219 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515202-225-9700 (phone)202-226-1360 (fax)
Counsel for Proposed Intervenor the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTCENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIAWestern Division
) No. 2:12-cv-00887-CBM (AJWx)TRACEY COOPER-HARRIS and )MAGGIE COOPER-HARRIS, )
NOTICE OF MOTION AND
 )
UNOPPOSED MOTION OF
Plaintiffs, )
PROPOSED INTERVENOR
)
FOR CANCELLATION OF
 v. )
 PRO HAC VICE
NOTICE
)
OR WAIVER OF
 
LOCAL
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et al., )
RULE 83-2.3
 )Defendants. ) Hearing: May 14, 2012) Time: 10:00 a.m.) Hon. Consuelo B. Marshal
Case 2:12-cv-00887-CBM-AJW Document 29 Filed 04/13/12 Page 1 of 9 Page ID #:232
 
 
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Proposed Intervenor the Bipartisan LegalAdvisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) will move thisCourt on May 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel may beheard, in the U.S. District Court, Courtroom 2, 312 North Spring Street, LosAngeles, California 90012, for an order granting the House’s Motion forCancellation of 
Pro Hac Vice
Notice or Waiver of Local Rule 83-2.3.
UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR CANCELLATION OF
 PRO HAC VICE
 NOTICE OR WAIVER OF LOCAL RULE 83-2.3
Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. § 130f(a) and Rule 7(b) of the Federal Rules of CivilProcedure, and for the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities, the House respectfully moves for entry of an Ordercancelling the Notice of 
Pro Hac Vice
Application and Filing Fee Due (Apr. 4,2012) (ECF No. 18) (the “Notice”), or, in the alternative, for waiver of theapplication of Local Rule 83-2.3 in this case to Paul D. Clement, Esq., H.Christopher Bartolomucci, Esq., Conor B. Dugan, Esq. and Nicholas J. Nelson,Esq. of the law firm of Bancroft PLLC, 1919 M Street, NW, Suite 470,Washington, D.C. 20036.Pursuant to Local Rule 7-3, on April 13, 2012, undersigned counselconferred with Christine Sun, counsel for the plaintiffs, and Jean Lin, Senior Trial
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Counsel with the Department of Justice and counsel for the defendants. Bothadvised that their clients do not oppose this motion.A proposed Order is submitted herewith.
MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES
On April 2, 2012, the House moved to intervene in this case as a partydefendant to defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of MarriageAct (“DOMA”), codified at 1 U.S.C. § 7, and 38 U.S.C. § 101(3), (31).
See
 Unopposed Mot. of the [House] for Leave to Intervene (Apr. 2, 2012) (ECF No.17). The House so moved so because the Department of Justice has abdicated itsresponsibility to defend those statutes.
See
Mem. of P. & A. in Supp. of Unopposed Mot. of the [House] for Leave to Intervene at 3-6 (Apr. 2, 2012) (ECFNo. 19) (“House Intervention Memo”). The House is represented in this matter bythe law firm of Bancroft PLLC – and specifically by four of its attorneys, Messrs.Clement, Bartolomucci, Dugan and Nelson – pursuant to a Contract for LegalServices entered into between Bancroft and House General Counsel Kerry W.Kircher in April 2011 (“Contract for Legal Services”). A copy of the Contract forLegal Services is attached as Exhibit A. The House General Counsel and his staff are Of Counsel in this matter.On April 4, 2012, the Clerk of the Court issued to Messrs. Clement,Bartolomucci, Dugan and Nelson the Notice which recites that:
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