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12-15409 #93

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Published by Equality Case Files
Doc #93 - Amicus brief filed by Anti-Defamation League, et al., in support of Plaintiff
Doc #93 - Amicus brief filed by Anti-Defamation League, et al., in support of Plaintiff

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Nos. 12-15388 & 12-15409
______________________________________
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
 ______________________________________Karen GOLINSKI,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
 v.UNITED STATES OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT;JOHN BERRY, Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management, in his official capacity,
 Defendants,
andBIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THEU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
 Intervenor-Defendant-Appellant.
Karen GOLINSKI,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.UNITED STATES OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT;JOHN BERRY, Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management, in his official capacity,
 Defendants-Appellants,
andBIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THEU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
 Intervenor-Defendant.
______________________________________________On Appeal from the United States District Court for theNorthern District of California______________________________________________
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ii
BRIEF
 
OF
 
 AMICI 
 
CURIAE
 
ANTI-DEFAMATION
 
LEAGUE
 
·
 
CALIFORNIA
 
COUNCIL
 
OF
 
CHURCHES
 
·
 
CALIFORNIA
 
FAITH
 
FOR
 
EQUALITY
 
·
 
CENTRAL
 
CONFERENCE
 
OF
 
AMERICAN
 
RABBIS
 
·
 
GENERAL
 
SYNOD
 
OF
 
THE
 
UNITED
 
CHURCH
 
OF
 
CHRIST
 
·
 
HADASSAH,
 
THE
 
WOMEN'S
 
ZIONIST
 
ORGANIZATION
 
OF
 
AMERICA
 
·
 
HINDU
 
AMERICAN
 
FOUNDATION
 
·
 
INTERFAITH
 
ALLIANCE
 
FOUNDATION
 
·
 
JAPANESE
 
AMERICAN
 
CITIZENS
 
LEAGUE·
 
NATIONAL
 
COUNCIL
 
OF
 
JEWISH
 
WOMEN
 
·
 
PEOPLE
 
FOR
 
THE
 
AMERICAN
 
WAY
 
FOUNDATION
 
ON
 
BEHALF
 
OF
 
THE
 
AFRICAN
 
AMERICAN
 
MINISTERS
 
LEADERSHIP
 
COUNCIL
 
·
 
RECONSTRUCTIONIST
 
RABBINICAL
 
COLLEGE
 
·
 
THE
 
RIGHT
 
REVEREND
 
MARC
 
HANDLEY
 
ANDRUS,
 
THE
 
RIGHT
 
REVEREND
 
BARRY
 
L.
 
BEISNER,
 
AND
 
THE
 
RIGHT
 
REVEREND
 
MARY
 
GRAY-REEVES
 
·
 
SIKH
 
AMERICAN
 
LEGAL
 
DEFENSE
 
AND
 
EDUCATION
 
FUND·
 
SOCIETY
 
FOR
 
HUMANISTIC
 
JUDAISM
 
·
 
UNION
 
FOR
 
REFORM
 
JUDAISM
 
·
 
UNITARIAN
 
UNIVERSALIST
 
ASSOCIATION
 
·
 
UNITARIAN
 
UNIVERSALIST
 
LEGISLATIVE
 
MINISTRY
 
CALIFORNIA
 
·
 
THE
 
UNIVERSAL
 
FELLOWSHIP
 
OF
 
METROPOLITAN
 
COMMUNITY
 
CHURCHES
 
·
 
WOMEN’S
 
LEAGUE
 
FOR
 
CONSERVATIVE
 
JUDAISM
 
·
 
WOMEN
 
OF
 
REFORM
 
JUDAISM
 
IN
 
SUPPORT
 
OF
 
AFFIRMANCE
 
OF
 
THE
 
JUDGMENT
 
BELOWIN
 
FAVOR
 
OF
 
PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE 
Rocky C. Tsai*CA State Bar #221452ROPES & GRAY LLPThree Embarcadero CenterSan Francisco, CA 94111-4006(415) 315-6300*
Counsel of Record 
Steven M. FreemanSeth M. MarninMichelle N. DeutchmanANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE605 Third AvenueNew York, New York 10158(212) 885-7700Eric Alan IsaacsonCA State Bar #120584655 West Broadway, Suite 1900San Diego, CA 92101(619) 231-1058
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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT OF
 AMICI CURIAE
 FRAP RULE 26.1
The Anti-Defamation League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organizedunder the laws of Washington, D.C. and headquartered in New York, New York.It has no parent corporation and issues no stock.The California Council of Churches is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporationorganized under the laws of the State of California and headquartered inSacramento, California. It has no parent corporation and issues no stock.California Faith for Equality is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under thelaws of the State of California and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Ithas no parent corporation and issues no stock.The Central Conference of American Rabbis is a non-profit corporationorganized under the laws of the State of New York and headquartered in NewYork. It has no parent corporation and issues no stock.The General Synod of the United Church of Christ is the representative bodyof the national setting of the United Church of Christ, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profitcorporation organized under the laws of the State of Ohio and headquartered inCleveland, Ohio. It has no parent corporation and issues no stock.Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., is a501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of New
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