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FILED
2010 Sep-02 AM 09:54 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA WESTERN DIVISION WILLIAM JOHNSON, et al., Plaintiffs, v. BOB RILEY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NUMBER: ) 7:10-cv-02067-SLB ) ) ) )

GOVERNOR RILEY AND COMMANDER TYSON’S RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO CLARIFY SCHEDULING ORDER
Governor Riley and Commander Tyson respectfully oppose Plaintiffs’ motion to clarify and reconsider (Doc. 16) this Court’s scheduling order on the Governor and Commander’s motion to dismiss to the extent that Plaintiffs are requesting this Court to also set a hearing on their motion for a preliminary injunction. The Governor and Commander have moved to dismiss this entire action under Rule 12(b)(6) (Doc. 13), and this Court’s order sets a briefing schedule and hearing for that motion. In light of the points raised in that motion to dismiss, it would be contrary to the interests of both federalism and judicial economy to proceed with briefing and a hearing on Plaintiffs’ motion for

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preliminary injunction before this Court addresses and resolves the Governor and Commander’s motion to dismiss.

Respectfully submitted, __s/Henry T. Reagan_____ Attorney for Defendant Governor Bob Riley OF COUNSEL: Henry T. Reagan (REA021) OFFICE OF GOVERNOR BOB RILEY 600 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, Alabama 36130 (334) 242-7120 (334) 242-2335 (fax) __s/Martha Tierney_____ Attorney for Defendant Commander John M. Tyson, Jr. OF COUNSEL: Martha Tierney (TIE001) OFFICE OF GOVERNOR BOB RILEY 600 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, Alabama 36130 (334) 242-7120 (334) 242-2335 (fax)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE On September 2, 2010, I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system, which will send notification of the filing to the following counsel of record: Edward Still 2112 11th Avenue South Suite 541 Birmingham, AL 35205 205-320-2882 fax 205-449-9752 E-mail: still@votelaw.com James U. Blacksher P.O. Box 636 Birmingham AL 35201 205-591-7238 Fax: 866-845-4395 E-mail: jblacksher@ns.sympatico.ca Fred D. Gray Bar No. ASB-1727-R63F Gray, Langford, Sapp, McGowan, Gray & Nathanson P. O. Box 830239 Tuskegee , AL 36083-0239 334-727-4830 Fax: 334-727-5877 E-mail: fgray@glsmgn.com s/ Henry T. Reagan OF COUNSEL

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