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1 Paul D. Clement (DC Bar 433215) pclement@bancroftpllc.com 2 H. Christopher Bartolomucci (DC Bar 453423) 3 cbartolomucci@bancroftpllc.com Nicholas J. Nelson (DC Bar 1001696) 4 nnelson@bancroftpllc.com 5 Michael H. McGinley (DC Bar 1006943) mmcginley@bancroftpllc.com 6 7 BANCROFT PLLC 1919 M Street, N.W. 8 Suite 470 9 Washington, D.C. 20036 10 202-234-0090 (telephone) 202-234-2806 (facsimile) 11 12 Of Counsel: Kerry W. Kircher, General Counsel (DC Bar 386816) 13 Kerry.Kircher@mail.house.gov 14 William Pittard, Deputy General Counsel (DC Bar 482949) William.Pittard@mail.house.gov 15 Christine Davenport, Senior Assistant Counsel (NJ Bar 043682000) 16 Christine.Davenport@mail.house.gov Todd B. Tatelman, Assistant Counsel (VA Bar 66008) 17 Todd.Tatelman@mail.house.gov 18 Mary Beth Walker, Assistant Counsel (DC Bar 501033) MaryBeth.Walker@mail.house.gov 19 Eleni M. Roumel, Assistant Counsel (SC Bar 75763) 20 Eleni.Roumel@mail.house.gov 21 OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, 22 U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 219 Cannon House Office Building 23 Washington, D.C. 20515 24 202-225-9700 (telephone) 202-226-1360 (facsimile) 25 26 Counsel for Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives 27 28

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Western Division ) No. 2:12-cv-00887-CBM (AJWx) ) UNOPPOSED EX PARTE ) APPLICATION AND ) MEMORANDUM OF ) POINTS AND ) AUTHORITIES OF ) INTERVENOR) DEFENDANT FOR ) COUNSEL TO APPEAR BY ) TELEPHONE FOR ) DECEMBER 10, 2012 ) HEARING ON MOTION TO ) EXCLUDE ) ) ) ) Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall )

TRACEY COOPER-HARRIS and MAGGIE COOPER-HARRIS, Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et al., Defendants,

11 BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY 12 GROUP OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 13 Intervenor-Defendant. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1

Pursuant to Local Rule 7-19, Intervenor-Defendant the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives (the “House”) respectfully requests permission for counsel to appear by telephone for the December 10, 2012 hearing on the House’s Motion to Exclude the Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich (“Motion to Exclude”) (Nov. 6, 2012) (ECF No. 55). The attorneys representing the House in this case are all located in Washington, D.C. To conserve litigation resources, the House respectfully requests permission to appear by telephone for the hearing on this procedural motion.

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COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL RULE 7-19 As required under Local Rule 7-19.1, the House has conferred with opposing

3 counsel regarding this request. Mr. Adam Romero, counsel for Plaintiffs, has 4 advised that Plaintiffs consent to the request to appear by telephone. Ms. Jean Lin, 5 of the Department of Justice, informed us that defendants United States of 6 America, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., and Secretary of Veterans Affairs 7 Eric K. Shinseki also consent to the request. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 BANCROFT PLLC Counsel for Intervenor-Defendant the By: /s/ H. Christopher Bartolomucci H. Christopher Bartolomucci Opposing counsel’s contact information is: Adam Romero WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP 7 World Trade Center New York City, New York 10007 212-295-6422 adam.romero@wilmerhale.com Jean Lin U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Civil Division - Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest Washington, District of Columbia 20530 202-514-3716 jean.lin@usdoj.gov CONCLUSION For the foregoing reasons, the Court should grant the House’s Unopposed Ex Parte Application to Appear by Telephone. A proposed Order is submitted herewith. Respectfully submitted,

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December 4, 2012

Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives1

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25 currently is comprised of the Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House, the Honorable 26 Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, the Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip, the Honorable 27 28 3

The Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, which speaks for the House in litigation matters,

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, and the Honorable Steny H. Hoyer, Democratic Whip. The Democratic Leader and the Democratic Whip have declined to support the position taken by the Group on the merits of DOMA Section 3’s constitutionality in this case.

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on December 4, 2012, I electronically filed the

3 foregoing Unopposed Ex Parte Application and Memorandum of Points and 4 Authorities of Intervenor-Defendant for Counsel to Appear by Telephone for 5 December 10, 2012 Hearing on Motion to Exclude with the Clerk of Court by 6 using the CM/ECF system, which provided an electronic notice and electronic link 7 of the same to the following attorneys of record through the Court’s CM/ECF 8 system: 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Adam P. Romero, Esquire Daniel S. Noble, Esquire Rubina Ali, Esquire WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP 7 World Trade Center New York City, New York 10007 212-295-6422 adam.romero@wilmerhale.com daniel.noble@wilmerhale.com rubina.ali@wilmerhale.com Caren E. Short, Esquire Christine P. Sun, Esquire Joseph J. Levin, Jr., Esquire SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER 400 Washington Avenue Montgomery, Alabama 36104 334-956-8200 caren.short@splcenter.org christine.sun@splcenter.org joe.levin@splcenter.org

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Eugene Marder, Esquire WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, California 94304 650-858-6000 eugene.marder@wilmerhale.com Randall R. Lee, Esquire Matthew D. Benedetto, Esquire WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP 350 South Grand Avenue Suite 2100 Los Angeles, California 90071 213-443-5400 randall.lee@wilmerhale.com matthew.benedetto@wilmerhale.com Jean Lin, Trial Attorney U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Civil Division - Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest Washington, District of Columbia 20530 202-514-3716 jean.lin@usdoj.gov

/s/ Mary Beth Walker Mary Beth Walker

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Paul D. Clement (DC Bar 433215) pclement@bancroftpllc.com H. Christopher Bartolomucci (DC Bar 453423) cbartolomucci@bancroftpllc.com Nicholas J. Nelson (DC Bar 1001696) nnelson@bancroftpllc.com Michael H. McGinley (DC Bar 1006943) mmcginley@bancroftpllc.com

BANCROFT PLLC 8 1919 M Street, N.W. Suite 470 9 Washington, D.C. 20036 10 202-234-0090 (telephone) 202-234-2806 (facsimile) 11 12 Of Counsel: Kerry W. Kircher, General Counsel (DC Bar 386816) 13 Kerry.Kircher@mail.house.gov 14 William Pittard, Deputy General Counsel (DC Bar 482949) William.Pittard@mail.house.gov 15 Christine Davenport, Senior Assistant Counsel (NJ Bar 043682000) 16 Christine.Davenport@mail.house.gov Todd B. Tatelman, Assistant Counsel (VA Bar 66008) 17 Todd.Tatelman@mail.house.gov 18 Mary Beth Walker, Assistant Counsel (DC Bar 501033) MaryBeth.Walker@mail.house.gov 19 Eleni M. Roumel, Assistant Counsel (SC Bar 75763) 20 Eleni.Roumel@mail.house.gov 21 OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, 22 U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 219 Cannon House Office Building 23 Washington, D.C. 20515 24 202-225-9700 (telephone) 202-226-1360 (facsimile) 25 26 Counsel for Intervenor-Defendant the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives 27 28

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Western Division ) ) No. 2:12-cv-00887-CBM (AJWx) ) ) [PROPOSED] ORDER ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall )

4 TRACEY COOPER-HARRIS and 5 MAGGIE COOPER-HARRIS, 6 7 8 v. 9 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et al., 10 11 BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY 12 GROUP OF THE U.S. HOUSE 13 OF REPRESENTATIVES, 14 15 16 17 Intervenor-Defendant. Defendants, Plaintiffs,

[PROPOSED] ORDER UPON CONSIDERATION of the Unopposed Ex Parte Application of

18 Intervenor-Defendant for Counsel to Appear by Telephone for December 10, 2012 19 Hearing on Motion to Exclude, it is by this Court, this __ day of December, 2012, 20 hereby ORDERED 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 _____________________________ Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall United States District Judge That the Application is GRANTED.

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