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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 Conor B. Dugan (DC Bar 1006458) 4 cdugan@bancroftpllc.com 5 Nicholas J. Nelson (DC Bar 1001696) nnelson@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 20 OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 21 219 Cannon House Office Building 22 Washington, D.C. 20515 202-225-9700 (telephone) 23 202-226-1360 (facsimile) 24 Counsel for Intervenor-Defendant the Bipartisan 25 Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives 26 27 28

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Western Division ) ) No. 2:12-cv-00887-CBM (AJWx) ) ) ) ) NOTICE OF ) SUPPLEMENTAL ) AUTHORITIES ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )

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.

Intervenor-Defendant the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S.

17 House of Representatives (“House”) respectfully advises this Court of three recent 18 filings in Defense of Marriage Act cases that are relevant to the House’s [. . .] 19 Motion . . . to Stay Proceedings (May 29, 2012) (ECF No. 39), which is pending 20 before the Court. 21 1. On July 23, 2012, Karen Golinksi, the appellee in Golinski v. U.S. Office

22 of Pers. Mgmt., Nos. 12-15388 & 12-15409 (9th Cir.), filed with the Supreme 23 Court a brief supporting the Executive Branch’s petition for a writ of certiorari 24 before judgment in that case. See Br. of the Resp’t in Supp. of Pet. for Cert. 25 26 27 28 1

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1 Before Judgment, Office of Pers. Mgmt. v. Golinski, No. 12-16 (S. Ct. July 23,
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2. On July 27, 2012, the Ninth Circuit vacated the oral argument that was

4 scheduled for September 10, 2012, in Golinski v. U.S. Office of Pers. Mgmt., Nos. 5 12-15388 & 12-15409 (9th Cir.), and held that case in abeyance pending resolution 6 of the Executive Branch’s petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment in that 7 case. See Order, Golinski v. U.S. Office of Pers. Mgmt., Nos. 12-15388 & 128 15409 (9th Cir. July 27, 2012) (ECF No. 147), attached as Exhibit B. 9 3. On July 25, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New 10 York stayed in its entirety Blesch v. Holder, No. 12-cv-01578 (E.D.N.Y.), 11 “pending the Second Circuit’s resolution of Windsor v. United States, No. 12-2335 12 (2d Cir.).” Minute Entry, Blesch v. Holder, No. 1:12-cv-01578 (E.D.N.Y. July 25, 13 2012) (ECF No. 21), attached as Exhibit C. Blesch – like Cooper-Harris – (i) is a 14 relatively recently-filed case that challenges the constitutionality of Section 3 of 15 DOMA, 1 U.S.C. § 7, (ii) in which the House has been permitted to intervene as a 16 defendant, and (iii) in which no dispositive motions or Answer to the Complaint 17 have yet been filed. Windsor – like Golinski – is an appeal from a district court 18 judgment holding DOMA Section 3 unconstitutional. 19 20 21 22 23 24 The House will file a response to the Executive Branch’s petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment in Golinski v. Office of Pers. Mgmt. v. Golinski, 26 No. 12-16 (S. Ct.). The House’s deadline for so responding is August 31, 2012. 27 When the House does so, we will provide a copy to this Court. 25 28 2
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Respectfully submitted, By: /s/ Paul D. Clement Paul D. Clement BANCROFT PLLC2

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Counsel for Intervenor-Defendant the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives

Kerry W. Kircher, as ECF filer of this document, attests that concurrence in the filing of the document has been obtained from signatory Paul D. Clement.

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I certify that on July 31, 2012, I electronically filed the foregoing Notice of

3 Supplemental Authority with the Clerk of Court by using the CM/ECF system, 4 which provided an electronic notice and electronic link of the same to the 5 following attorneys of record through the Court’s CM/ECF system: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 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 Adam P. Romero, Esquire WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE & DORR LLP 399 Park Avenue New York City, New York 10022 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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Exhibit C

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