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3:10-cv-01750 #108

3:10-cv-01750 #108

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Doc #108 - BLAG's Motion to Stay Proceedings
Doc #108 - BLAG's Motion to Stay Proceedings

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1UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FORTHE DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT ______________________________________ )JOANNE PEDERSEN, et al., ))Plaintiffs, ))v. ) Case No. 3:10-cv-01750 (VLB))OFFICE OF PERSONNEL )MANAGEMENT, et al., )
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 Defendants, ))BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP )OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF )REPRESENTATIVES, ))Intervenor- )Defendant. ) ____________________________________
 
)INTERVENOR-DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGSPursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and for the reasons setforth in the accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities, Intervenor-Defendant the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House ofRepresentatives (“House”) respectfully moves for entry of an order staying allproceedings in this case pending a ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appealsin
Windsor v. United States 
, No. 12-2335 (2d Cir.), including any ruling by thatCourt on any timely filed petition for rehearing or petition for rehearing en banc.
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The Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, which speaks for the House in litigationmatters, is currently comprised of the Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker of theHouse, the Honorable Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, the Honorable KevinMcCarthy, Majority Whip, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, andthe Honorable Steny H. Hoyer, Democratic Whip. The Democratic Leader and the(
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2On June 19, 2012, counsel for the House conferred with Mary Bonauto,counsel for Plaintiffs, who advised that her clients do not consent to the reliefsought by this motion. On June 15, 2012, counsel for the House conferred withJudson Littleton, trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, who advisedthat the Executive Branch Defendants take no position on the relief sought bythis motion.A proposed order is submitted herewith and oral argument is notrequested.Respectfully submitted,Paul D. Clement
 /s/ H. Christopher Bartolomucci 
H. Christopher BartolomucciConor B. DuganNicholas J. NelsonBANCROFT PLLC1919 M Street, N.W., Suite 470Washington, D.C. 20036Telephone: (202) 234-0090Facsimile: (202) 234-2806
Counsel for Intervenor-Defendant the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S.House of Representatives 
 OF COUNSEL:Kerry W. Kircher, General CounselWilliam Pittard, Deputy General CounselChristine Davenport, Senior Assistant CounselTodd B. Tatelman, Assistant CounselMary Beth Walker, Assistant CounselDemocratic Whip have declined to support the position taken by the Group on themerits of DOMA Section 3’s constitutionality in this case.
Case 3:10-cv-01750-VLB Document 108 Filed 06/20/12 Page 2 of 5
 
3OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSELU.S. House of Representatives219 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515Telephone: (202) 225-9700Facsimile: (202) 226-1360June 20, 2012
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