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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 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )

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

No. 2:12-cv-00887-CBM (AJWx) MOTION TO EXCLUDE THE TESTIMONY OF DR. LAWRENCE J. KORB AND MAJ. GEN. (RET.) DENNIS LAICH

11 BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY 12 GROUP OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 13 Intervenor-Defendant. 14 15 16

Hearing: December 10, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m. Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the

17 U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) will move this Court on December 10, 18 2012, at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, in the U.S. 19 District Court, Courtroom 2, 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California, for an 20 order granting the House’s Motion to Exclude the Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. 21 Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich, including from any dispositive motion 22 filings and/or at trial. 23 24 25 MOTION TO EXCLUDE THE TESTIMONY OF DR. LAWRENCE J. KORB AND MAJ. GEN. (RET.) DENNIS LAICH Pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 702, and for the reasons set forth in the

26 accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities, the Bipartisan Legal 27 Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) respectfully 28 1

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1 moves for an order of the Court excluding the testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb 2 and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich. 3 4 LOCAL RULE 7-3 STATEMENT On November 5, 2012, counsel for the House conferred with Christine Sun,

5 counsel for Plaintiffs, who informed us that Plaintiffs oppose this motion. 6 On November 5, 2012, counsel for the House also conferred with Jean Lin, 7 U.S. Department of Justice, who informed us that defendants United States of 8 America, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., and Secretary of Veterans Affairs 9 Eric K. Shinseki, take no position with respect to this motion. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 November 6, 2012 21 22 23 24
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A proposed Order is submitted herewith. Oral argument is not requested. Respectfully submitted, By: /s/ H. Christopher Bartolomucci H. Christopher Bartolomucci BANCROFT PLLC Counsel for Intervenor-Defendant the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives1

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

25 currently is comprised of the Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House, the Honorable 26 Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, and the Honorable Steny H. Hoyer, Democratic Whip. The 27 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. Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, the Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip, the Honorable

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on November 6, 2012, I electronically filed the foregoing Motion to Exclude the Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich with the Clerk of Court by using the CM/ECF system, which provided an electronic notice and electronic link of the same to the following attorneys of record through the Court’s CM/ECF system: Caren E. Short, Esquire Christine P. Sun, Esquire Joseph J. Levin, Jr., Esquire SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER 400 Washington Avenue Montgomery, Alabama 36104 caren.short@splcenter.org christine.sun@splcenter.org joe.levin@splcenter.org Daniel S. Noble, Esquire Adam P. Romero, WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP 399 Park Avenue New York City, New York 10022 daniel.noble@wilmerhale.com adam.romero@wilmerhale.com Eugene Marder, Esquire WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, California 94304 eugene.marder@wilmerhale.com

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Randall R. Lee, Esquire Matthew D. Benedetto, Esquire WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP 350 South Grand Avenue Suite 2100 Los Angeles, California 90071 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 jean.lin@usdoj.gov

/s/ Mary Beth Walker Mary Beth Walker

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

4 TRACEY COOPER-HARRIS and 5 MAGGIE COOPER-HARRIS, 6 7 8 9 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et al., 10 11 Defendants, Plaintiffs, v.

BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY 12 GROUP OF THE U.S. HOUSE 13 OF REPRESENTATIVES, 14 15 16 Intervenor-Defendant.

UPON CONSIDERATION of Intervenor-Defendant’s Motion to Exclude

17 Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich, the 18 opposition, if any, and the entire record herein, it is by this Court this __ day of 19 ________, 2012, hereby ORDERED 20 21 That the Motion is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That the testimony and reports of Dr. Korb and Gen. Laich are EXCLUDED

22 from the record in this case, and shall not be further adduced in the record or cited 23 to by the parties in any dispositive motion or response thereto, or used at trial. 24 25 26 27 28 _____________________________ Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall United States District Judge

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