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Cecillia D. Wang (Pro Hac Vice)
cwang@aclu.org
Nida Vidutis*
nvidutis@aclu.org
ACLU Foundation
Immigrants’ Rights Project
39 Drumm Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: (415) 343-0775
Facsimile: (415) 395-0950

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Daniel J. Pochoda
dpochoda@acluaz.org
Brenda Muñoz Furnish
bmfurnish@acluaz.org
ACLU Foundation of Arizona
3707 N. 7th Street, Suite 235
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Telephone: (602) 650-1854
Facsimile: (602) 650-1376

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*Application for admission pro hac vice forthcoming

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Attorneys for Plaintiffs (Additional attorneys
for Plaintiffs listed on next page)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA

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Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres,
et al.,

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Plaintiffs,

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v.
Joseph M. Arpaio, et al.,
Defendants.

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CV-07-2513-PHX-GMS

PLAINTIFFS’ REQUEST TO
MODIFY PROCESS FOR
APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT
IA AUTHORITY

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Additional Attorneys for Plaintiffs:
Andre I. Segura (Pro Hac Vice)
asegura@aclu.org
ACLU Foundation
Immigrants’ Rights Project
125 Broad Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (212) 549-2676
Facsimile: (212) 549-2654

Jorge M. Castillo (Pro Hac Vice)
jcastillo@maldef.org
Julia Gomez (Pro Hac Vice)
jgomez@maldef.org
Mexican American Legal Defense and
Educational Fund
634 South Spring Street, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Telephone: (213) 629-2512
Facsimile: (213) 629-0266

Anne Lai (Pro Hac Vice)
alai@law.uci.edu
401 E. Peltason, Suite 3500
Irvine, CA 92697
Telephone: (949) 824-9894
Facsimile: (949) 824-0066

James B. Chanin (Pro Hac Vice)
jbcofc@aol.com
Law Offices of James B. Chanin
3050 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Telephone: (510) 848-4752
Facsimile: (510) 848-5819

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Stanley Young (Pro Hac Vice)
syoung@cov.com
Covington & Burling LLP
333 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 700
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Telephone: (650) 632-4700
Facsimile: (650) 632-4800
Tammy Albarran (Pro Hac Vice)
talbarran@cov.com
Lauren E. Pedley (Pro Hac Vice)
lpedley@cov.com
Covington & Burling LLP
One Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: (415) 591-7066
Facsimile: (415) 955-6566

*Application for admission pro hac vice
forthcoming

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Pursuant to the Court’s June 16, 2016 Order, Plaintiffs respectfully request that the

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Court modify the procedure for the appointment of independent third parties for the

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independent disciplinary and investigator positions. Doc. 1717. While Plaintiffs did not file

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an immediate objection, following several interviews with candidates, Plaintiffs now believe

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that in order to ensure that the procedure produces candidates acceptable to the Court, the

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Court should be able to consider all three candidates for each position nominated by each

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side.

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The Court’s Contempt Order details the extensive inadequacies in both the procedures
and leadership in MCSO’s current and past IA system. These independent third parties will

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serve a critical (and demanding) role in addressing those issues. Plaintiffs have been

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working diligently to seek and vet candidates for these positions. While candidates for these

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positions will all have the necessary qualifications, they will bring different experiences and

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abilities, which should be considered by the Court. The exclusion of up to two out of the

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three candidates for each position nominated by each side will unnecessarily limit the

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Court’s ability to consider several qualified candidates. Plaintiffs further suggest that the

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Court be made aware which party has nominated each candidate so that the Court may direct

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questions to and raise concerns with the appropriate party. Plaintiffs have an interest in

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ensuring that the best candidates be submitted to the Court in order to protect the interests of

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the Plaintiff class, and permitting each side to limit candidates for any (or no) reason would

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not further that interest.

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Plaintiffs’ request will not prejudice Defendants, as each side would still nominate

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three candidates for each position and the parties will still be able to meet and confer to

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determine whether an agreement as to particular candidates can be reached. Further, this

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would be a similar process to the one used to nominate candidates for the Court-appointed

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monitor position. Doc. 606 ¶ 121. The United States does not oppose this request.

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Defendants do not agree to any changes to the current method adopted by the Court.

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By: /s/ Andre Segura

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Cecillia D. Wang (Pro Hac Vice)
Andre I. Segura (Pro Hac Vice)
Nida Vidutis*
ACLU Foundation
Immigrants’ Rights Project

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Daniel Pochoda
Brenda Muñoz Furnish
ACLU Foundation of Arizona

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Anne Lai (Pro Hac Vice)

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Stanley Young (Pro Hac Vice)
Tammy Albarran (Pro Hac Vice)
Lauren E. Pedley (Pro Hac Vice)
Covington & Burling, LLP

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Jorge M. Castillo (Pro Hac Vice)
Julia Gomez (Pro Hac Vice)
Mexican American Legal Defense and
Educational Fund

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James B. Chanin (Pro Hac Vice)

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Attorneys for Plaintiffs

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*Application for admission pro hac vice
forthcoming

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

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I hereby certify that on June 28, 2016, I electronically transmitted the attached

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document to the Clerk’s office using the CM/ECF System for filing. Notice of this filing

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will be sent by e-mail to all parties by operation of the Court’s electronic filing system or by

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mail as indicated on the Notice of Electronic Filing.

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Dated this 28th day of June, 2016.
/s/ Andre Segura