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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


MICHAEL DRAGOVICH; MICHAEL
GAITLEY; ELIZABETH LITTERAL;
PATRICIA FITZSIMMONS; CAROLYN
LIGHT; CHERYL LIGHT; DAVID BEERS;
CHARLES COLE; RAFAEL V.
DOMINGUEZ; and JOSE G.
HERMOSILLO, on behalf of
themselves and all others
similarly situated,

Plaintiffs,

v.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE
TREASURY, et al.,


Defendants.
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No. C 10-1564 CW

ORDER SETTING
BRIEFING SCHEDULE

Federal Defendants and the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group
(BLAG) timely appealed this Court’s May 2012 order granting
summary judgment to Plaintiffs on all claims. Docket Nos. 132,
136. In September 2012, the Ninth Circuit stayed the appeal in
light of the then-pending petitions for certiorari in Windsor v.
United States, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), and Hollingsworth v. Perry,
133 S. Ct. 2652 (2013). After the Supreme Court granted
certiorari and issued its decisions in those cases, the Ninth
Circuit lifted its stay in the present case. Docket No. 146.
On October 28, 2013, the Ninth Circuit vacated the portion of
this Court’s May 2012 judgment “concerning the domestic
partner plaintiffs” and remanded for “further proceedings in light
of subsequent legal developments,” including the Supreme Court’s
decisions in Windsor and Hollingsworth. Docket No. 147.
Accordingly, the parties are directed to submit briefs addressing
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the import of subsequent legal developments on this Court’s
judgment concerning domestic partnership Plaintiffs. Federal
Defendants and BLAG shall file a joint brief, not to exceed
fifteen pages, on January 2, 2014. Plaintiffs shall file a
responsive brief, also not to exceed fifteen pages, on January 16,
2014. Federal Defendants and BLAG shall file their reply brief,
not to exceed ten pages, on January 23, 2014. The Court shall
hear oral argument and set future dates, as necessary, at
2:00 p.m. on February 6, 2014.
IT IS SO ORDERED.

Dated:
CLAUDIA WILKEN
United States District Judge

Case4:10-cv-01564-CW Document148 Filed11/26/13 Page2 of 2
11/26/2013

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