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Kevin T. Snider, State Bar No. 170988 Counsel of record Michael J. Peffer, State Bar. No. 192265 Matthew B. McReynolds, State Bar No. 234797 PACIFIC JUSTICE INSTITUTE P.O. Box 276600 Sacramento, CA 95827 Tel. (916) 857-6900 Fax (916) 857-6902 Email: ksnider@pji.org mpeffer@pji.org mattmcreynolds@pji.org Attorneys for Plaintiffs

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA DONALD WELCH, et al., Plaintiffs, v. EDMUND G. BROWN JR., et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 2:12!CV!02484!WBS!KJN JOINT STATUS REPORT Date: April 28 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. Ctrm: 5 Hon.: W.B. Shubb

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Counsel for the parties, have jointly prepared, and respectfully submit the following Joint Status Conference Report: Attorneys submitting the report: Alexandra Robert Gordon (SBN 207650) Deputy Attorney General DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000 San Francisco, CA 94102-7004 Telephone: (415) 703-5740 Fax: (415) 703-1234 E-mail: Alexandra.RobertGordon@doj.ca.gov Attorney for All Defendants Kevin T. Snider (SBN 170988) PACIFIC JUSTICE INSTITUTE P.O. Box 276600 Sacramento, CA 95827 Tel. (916) 857-6900 Fax (916) 857-6902 ksnider@pji.org Attorney for All Plaintiffs Following the conference of the parties which took place on April 7, 2014, pursuant to Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Local Rule 240, plaintiffs (herein “Welch”) and defendants (herein “Brown”) submit the following joint status report.

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(a) brief summary of the claims: A bill, SB 1172, was passed by the California Legislature and signed into law by the Governor. The bill adds three sections to the Business and Professions Code. The new law states, in part, as follows: 865. (b) (1) “Sexual orientation change efforts” means any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex. 865.1. Under no circumstances shall a mental health provider engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a patient under 18 years of age. 865.2 Any sexual orientation change efforts attempted on a patient under 18 years of age by a mental health provider shall be considered unprofessional conduct and shall subject a mental health provider to discipline by the licensing entity for that mental health provider. A psychiatrist, a licensed counselor who is an ordained clergyman and works for a church, and a student who underwent SOCE, brought suit. Welch alleges that the bill is violative of fundamental rights to privacy, the free exercise clause, the establishment clause, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and substantive due process. (b) a statement as to the status of service upon all defendants and cross defendants:
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All parties were personally served on October 22, 2012 (ECF Doc. 7).

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(c) a statement as to the possible joinder of additional parties; Welch may seek to join additional parties such as a minor and a parent. In addition, depending upon attempts at enforcement by the State, Plaintiffs may add additional mental health providers. Welch does not contemplate adding defendants. (d) any contemplated amendments to the pleadings; Plaintiffs’ Statement: none Defendants’ Statement: Defendant Governor Edmund G. Brown is immune from suit pursuant to the Eleventh Amendment of the United States Constitution and should thus be dismissed from this action. Defendant Julia Johnson is no longer a member of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and was not a member when this action was filed. Accordingly, Ms. Johnson should be dismissed from this action. (e) the statutory basis of jurisdiction and venue; Jurisdiction: This Court has federal-question jurisdiction over Welch’s claims arising under the First and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Jurisdiction is therefore proper under 28 U.S.C. § 1331 (general federal question jurisdiction).

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Venue: Venue is proper in the Eastern District of California because some of the Defendants reside (e.g., Gov. Brown) within the District and a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred in this District. (f) a written report outlining the proposed discovery plan required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f); Pursuant to FRCP 26(f)(3) counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendants propose the discovery plan as follows: Discovery: Statement of Plaintiffs and Defendants: No discovery has been taken to date. Given that the Ninth Circuit has held that SB 1172 does not violate the First Amendment right to free speech or the fundamental rights of parents, discovery likely will be limited to Plaintiffs’ First Amendment freedom of religion claims. However, Plaintiffs and Defendants believe that it would be prudent to wait to start discovery until the Supreme Court rules on the petition for writ of certiorari in Pickup v. Brown, No. 12-02497, Ninth Circuit No. 12-17681, Supreme Court No. 13-949, as well as the petition that Plaintiffs intend to file in this case before April 29, 2014. Accordingly, a formal stay of discovery and/or proceedings may be warranted in this matter. (A) what changes should be made in the timing, form, or requirement for disclosures under Rule 26(a), including a statement of when initial disclosures were made or will be made;

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Statement of Plaintiffs and Defendants: Disclosures under Rule 26(a) should be continued until after the Supreme Court rules on the petitions for writ of certiorari. (B) the subjects on which discovery may be needed, when discovery should be completed, and whether discovery should be conducted in phases or be limited to or focused on particular issues; Plaintiffs: In that this is a facial challenge to a law touching on fundamental rights, discovery should be focused on whether the State has evidence of a compelling state interest which is narrowly tailored. However, as stated above, appropriate subjects of discovery in this action cannot fully be determined until the Supreme Court rules on the petitions for writ of certiorari. Defendants: Given that this action involves a facial challenge to a statute, at most, at most, only minimal discovery is appropriate. However, as stated above,, appropriate subjects of discovery in this action cannot fully be determined until the Supreme Court rules on the petitions for writ of certiorari. (C) any issues about disclosure or discovery of electronically stored information, including the form or forms in which it should be produced; Plaintiffs: None known. Defendants: None known.
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(D) any issues about claims of privilege or of protection as trial-preparation materials, including—if the parties agree on a procedure to assert these claims after production—whether to ask the court to include their agreement in an order; Plaintiffs: Dr. Welch holds privileges and protections under the

psychotherapist-patient and clergy-penitent privileges. (FRE 501; CA Evid.C. §§1010 et seq. and 1030 et seq. Dr. Duk holds privileges and protections under the psychotherapist-patient and doctor-patient privileges (FRE 501; CA Evid.C. §§990 et seq. and 1010 et seq. Plaintiff Bitzer holds privileges including, but not by way of limitation, under the psychotherapist-patient and clergy-penitent privileges (FRE 501;. CA Evid.C. §§1010 et seq, 1030 et seq., and 1035 et seq. Defendants: Defendants hold privileges, including, but not limited to, the official information privilege set forth in California Evidence Code section 1040, the deliberative process privilege, the joint defense privilege, the common interest privilege, and the mental processes principle. (E) what changes should be made in the limitations on discovery imposed under these rules or by local rule, and what other limitations should be imposed; Plaintiffs: None Defendants: None. (F) any other orders that the court should issue under Rule 26(c) or under Rule 16(b) and (c).
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Plaintiffs: None Defendants: Depending on the nature of information sought by Plaintiffs, Defendants may seek a protective order. (g) a proposed cut!off date by which all discovery shall be concluded; Statement of Plaintiffs and Defendants: Six months after final disposition of the petitions for writ of certiorari. (h) a proposed date by which all motions shall be filed and heard; Statement of Plaintiffs and Defendants: Nine months after the final disposition of the petitions for writ of certiorari. (i) any proposed modification of standard pretrial proceedings due to the special nature of the action; Statement of Plaintiffs and Defendants: The parties respectfully request that all pretrial proceedings be stayed pending final resolution of the petitions for writ of certiorari. (j) the estimated length of trial; Plaintiffs: five days Defendants: five days (k) a statement as to whether the case is related to any other case, including any matters in bankruptcy;
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Per this Court’s Order (ECF Doc. 8), this case is not related to Pickup v. Brown (Case No. 2:12-CV-02497) or any other case known by Plaintiffs. (l) any other matters discussed in Local Rule 240 that may add to the just and expeditious disposition of this matter; Plaintiffs: none Defendants: none (m) a statement by any nongovernmental corporate party identifying all of its parent and subsidiary corporations and listing any publicly held company that owns 10% or more of the party's stock. If any nongovernmental corporate party has no parent or subsidiary corporations or no publicly held companies owning 10% or more of its stock, it shall so state in the Joint Status Report. Plaintiffs: none Defendants: none

Dated: April 14, 2014 /S/ Kevin Snider_________________ Kevin T. Snider Attorney for Plaintiffs

/S/ Alexandra Robert Gordon_______ Alexandra Robert Gordon Attorney for Defendants
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