Freedom of the Press Foundation v. United States Department of Justice

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-03503

ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. GRANTING {{36}} Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief.

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1 2 3 4 UNITED D STATES D DISTRICT C COURT 5 NORTHER RN DISTRIC CT OF CALIIFORNIA 6 FR REEDOM OF O THE PRE ESS 7 FO OUNDATIO ON, Case No. 115-cv-035033-HSG 8 Plaintiff, ORDER G GRANTINGG MOTION N TO FILE AMICUS C CURIAE B BRIEF 9 v. Re: Dkt. N No. 36 10 UNITED U STA ATES DEPA ARTMENT OF O JU USTICE, 11 Defendant.. 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 On June 10, 2016, The T Reporteers Committeee for Freedoom of the Prress and 37 m media 14 org ganizations (together, ("am mici") filed a motion forr leave to fille an amicus curiae brieff in support 15 of Plaintiff's P op pposition to Defendant'ss motion forr summary juudgment. Dkt. No. 36 (""Motion"). 16 Op ppositions to the Motion were due Ju une 24, 20166, and no oppposition has been receiveed. 17 "There are no strictt prerequisitees that must be establishhed prior to qqualifying foor amicus 18 status." Habea as Corpus Rees. Ctr. v. United Un States Dep't of Jusstice, No. C 13-4517 CW W, 2013 WL 19 615 57321, at *2 2 (N.D. Cal. Nov. N 22, 2013) (citationns omitted). "District couurts frequenntly welcomee 20 am micus briefs from f non-parrties concern ning legal isssues that havve potential ramificationns beyond 21 thee parties direectly involved." Id. (citaations omitteed). 22 The Co ourt finds thaat the propossed amicus bbrief may proovide helpfuul informatioon and 23 GR RANTS the Motion. M Thee Court will consider thee brief by am mici, which w was attachedd to the 24 Mo otion filed on n June 10, 20 016. 25 IT IS SO S ORDER RED. 26 Daated: 6/27/20 016 27 __________________________________________ HAAYWOOD S S. GILLIAM M, JR. 28 Unnited States D District Judgge