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1:11-cv-11905 #33

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Doc #33 - BLAG's Memo in support of motion to intervene.
Doc #33 - BLAG's Memo in support of motion to intervene.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
 __________________________________________ )SHANNON L. MCLAUGHLIN, et al., ))Plaintiffs, ))v. ) No. 1:11-cv-11905)LEON PANETTA, et al., ))Defendants. ) __________________________________________)
MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OFMOTION OF THE BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THEU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE
Of Counsel:
Paul D. ClementKerry W. Kircher, General Counsel H. Christopher BartolomucciWilliam Pittard, Deputy General Counsel Conor B. Dugan
 
Christine Davenport, Senior Assistant Counsel
 
 Nicholas J. NelsonKirsten W. Konar, Assistant Counsel
 
Todd B. Tatelman, Assistant Counsel BANCROFT PLLCMary Beth Walker, Assistant Counsel 1919 M Street, N.W.Suite 470OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL Washington, D.C. 20036U.S. House of Representatives (202) 234-0090 (phone)219 Cannon House Office Building (202) 234-2806 (fax)Washington, D.C. 20515(202) 225-9700 (phone)
Counsel for Intervenor-Defendant the
 (202) 226-1360 (fax)
 Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the
 
U.S. House of Representatives
May 1, 2012
Case 1:11-cv-11905-RGS Document 33 Filed 05/01/12 Page 1 of 26
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES .................................................................................. iiINTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................1BACKGROUND .....................................................................................................2ARGUMENT ...........................................................................................................7I. House Intervention Is Appropriate Under Rule 24(a)(2). ................7II. House Intervention Is Appropriate Under Rule 24(b)(1)(B) .........11III. House Intervention Is Appropriate Under Rules 24(a)(1)and/or 24(b)(1)(A) .........................................................................12IV. The House Has Standing. ...............................................................13A. The House Need Not Demonstrate IndependentStanding To Intervene Here ...............................................14B. The House Satisfies Article III Standing Requirements. ...15CONCLUSION ......................................................................................................17CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
Case 1:11-cv-11905-RGS Document 33 Filed 05/01/12 Page 2 of 26
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases
 Adolph Coors Co. v. Brady
,944 F.2d 1543 (10th Cir. 1991) .....................................................................6, 16
 Am. Fed’n of Gov’t Emps. v. United States
,634 F. Supp. 336 (D.D.C. 1986) ....................................................................5
 Am. Foreign Serv. Ass’n v. Garfinkel
,490 U.S. 153 (1989) .......................................................................................5
 Ameron, Inc. v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng’rs
,607 F. Supp. 962 (D.N.J. 1985) .....................................................................6
 Ameron, Inc. v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng’rs
,787 F.2d 875 (3d Cir. 1986)...........................................................................15-16
 Assoc’d Builders & Contractors v. Perry
,16 F.3d 688 (6th Cir. 1994) ...........................................................................14
 B. Fernandez & Hnos., Inc. v. Kellogg USA, Inc.
,440 F.3d 541 (1st Cir. 2006) ..........................................................................8
 Barnes v. Carmen
¸582 F. Supp. 163 (D.D.C. 1984) ....................................................................6, 16
  Beverly Enters., Inc. v. Trump
,182 F.3d 183 (3d Cir. 1999)...........................................................................5
 Bishop v. United States
, No. 4:04-cv-00848 (N.D. Okla.) ....................................................................3, 4, 6, 10
Cooper-Harris v. United States
, No. 2:12-cv-00887 (C.D. Cal) ......................................................................4, 7
Cotter v. Mass. Ass'n of Minority Law Enforcement Officers
,219 F.3d 31 (1st Cir. 2000) ............................................................................16
Cozen O’Connor, P.C. v. Tobits
, No. 2:11-cv-00045 (E.D. Pa.) ........................................................................6, 10
 Daggett v. Comm’n on Governmental Ethics & Election Practices
,172 F.3d 104 (1st Cir. 1999) ..........................................................................16
 
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