IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
_______________________________________
ELLEN W. GERBER, et al., Plaintiffs,
v.

Case No.: 1:14-cv-00299

ROY COOPER, et al., Defendants,

and
THOM TILLIS, North Carolina Speaker of the
House of Representatives and PHIL BERGER,
President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina
Senate,
Intervenor-Defendants.

INTERVENOR-DEFENDANTS’ NOTICE OF APPEAL
Notice is hereby given under Fed. R. App. P. 3 that Intervenor-Defendants Thom Tillis,
North Carolina Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Phil Berger, President Pro
Tempore of the North Carolina Senate, on behalf of themselves, and their members and
constituents (“Movants”), hereby appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth
Circuit from the order and judgment of the United States District Court for the Middle District of
North Carolina dated October 14, 2014 [Dkt. ## 91, 92], and as amended on October 15, 2014
[Dkt. ## 94, 95], declaring unconstitutional and permanently enjoining enforcement of Article
XIV, Section 6 of the North Carolina Constitution and related statutes, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 51-1,
and N.C. Gen. Stat. § 51-1.2.
Undersigned counsel does not believe that the district court placed any limits on the
issues or arguments Intervenor-Defendants may raise on appeal. See Columbus-America
Discovery Group v. Atlantic Mut. Ins. Co., 974 F.2d 450, 469 (4th Cir. 1992). If the United

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States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, however, believes that the district court did
impose any such limits, then Intervenor-Defendants also appeal to the United States Court of
Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from any limitations contained in the order of the United States
District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina dated October 14, 2014 allowing
intervention of right.[Dkt. #90].
Respectfully submitted, this the 6th day of November 2014.

John C. Eastman
Lead Counsel
CA Bar No. 193726
CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL JURISPRUDENCE
c/o Chapman University Fowler School of Law
One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
(877) 855-3330
(714) 844-4817 Fax
jeastman@chapman.edu

/s/ Robert D. Potter, Jr.
Robert D. Potter, Jr.
Attorney at Law
NC State Bar No. 17553
5821 Fairview Road, Suite 207
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 552-7742
(704) 552-9287 Fax
rdpotter@rdpotterlaw.com

Noel Johnson
WI Bar No. 1068004
Joeseph Vanderhulst
IN Bar No. 28106-02
ACTRIGHT LEGAL FOUNDATION
209 West Main Street
Plainfield, IN 46168
(317) 203-5599
(888) 815-5641 Fax
njohnson@actrightlegal.org
jvanderhulst@actrightlegal.org

Attorneys for Intervenor-Defendants

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that on 11/6/2014, I electronically filed the foregoing NOTICE OF
APPEAL, in the case of Gerber v. Cooper, No. 1:14-cv-00299, with the clerk of the Court for the
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina Circuit by using the
CM/ECF system.
All participants in the case are registered CM/ECF users and will be served by the
appellate CM/ECF system.
Dated: 11/6/2014

/s/ Robert D. Potter, Jr.
Robert D. Potter, Jr.
Attorney at Law
NC State Bar No. 17553
5821 Fairview Road, Suite 207
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 552-7742
(704) 552-9287 Fax
rdpotter@rdpotterlaw.com

On Behalf of Counsel for
Intervenor-Defendants

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