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In the United States District Court for the District of Maine

The National Organization for Marriage, and American Principles In Action, Plaintiffs v. Walter F. McKee, Andre G. Duchette, Civil Action No. 1:09-cv-538 Michael P. Friedman, Francis C. Marsano, and Edward M. Youngblood, all in their official capacity as members of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices; Mark Lawrence, Stephanie Anderson, Norman Croteau, Evert Fowle, R. Christopher Almy, Geoffrey Rushlau, Michael E. Povich, and Neal T. Adams, all in their official capacity as Maine district attorneys; and William J. Schneider, in his official capacity as Maine attorney general, Defendants Plaintiff NOMs Motion Regarding Filing the Stipulated Trial Record On March 1, 2012, the Court ordered the parties to file jointly the stipulated trial record (Doc. 157) by March 19, 2011. The parties have discussed how best to comply with the order, and Plaintiff National Organization for Marriage, Inc. (NOM), continues to appreciate Defendants offer to handle the paper filing. 1

Exh. 1 at 1. 1

NOM STIPULATED TRIAL RECORD DEADLINE MOTION

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NOM advised Defendants on March 7 that it wants to file only file-stamped documents. 2 NOM re-iterated its preference for file-stamped documents on March 14 and 15. 3 The file stamp will make it clear that these were the documents that were filed. It will also be clear to the public which publicly released documents were and were not filed under seal. NOM does not want to give anyone the (mis)impression that it produced the sealed documents other than with an agreement with Defendants that they be filed under seal. 4 While NOM appreciates that the Courts CM/ECF system itself makes filestamped versions of sealed documents available only internally to Court personnel, Melody of the clerks office helpfully offered to e-mail Defendants file-stamped copies of documents they filed under seal. 5 Today Defendants raised their disagreement over filing only file-stamped copies. 6 NOM submits their reasons are not persuasive. 7 In any event, they do not outweigh the advantages of filing only file-stamped copies. 8

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Exh. 2 at 2. Exh. 1 at 1; Exh. 3 at 4-5. Exh. 3 at 1, 3. Exh. 3 at 4. Exh. 3 at 1-3. See Exh. 3 at 1-3. 2

NOM STIPULATED TRIAL RECORD DEADLINE MOTION

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Therefore, NOM moves that the direct that the parties file only file-stamped copies of the stipulated trial record, and that the Court extend the deadline to March 26, 2012, to allow the parties to accomplish this. additional time beyond March 26, NOM has no objection. NOM sought to file a joint motion requesting an extension. Defendants do not agree. 9 Respectfully submitted, If Defendants need

Stephen C. Whiting, Maine No. 559 THE WHITING LAW FIRM 75 Pearl Street, Suite 207 Portland, Maine 04101 Telephone (207) 780-0681 Facsimile (207) 780-0682 Local Counsel for Plaintiffs

/s/ Randy Elf James Bopp, Jr., Ind. No. 2838-84 Randy Elf, N. Y. No. 2863553 Jeffrey Gallant, Va. No. 46876 JAMES MADISON CENTER FOR FREE SPEECH 1 South Sixth Street Terre Haute, Ind. 47807 Telephone (812) 232-2434 Facsimile (812) 234-3685 Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs

March 16, 2012

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See Exh. 3 at 1-3. Exh. 3 at 1. 3

NOM STIPULATED TRIAL RECORD DEADLINE MOTION

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Certificate of Service I certify that on March 16, 2012, I electronically filed the foregoing Plaintiff NOMs Motion Regarding Filing the Stipulated Trial Record with the clerk of court using the CM/ECF system, which will notify: Phyllis Gardiner Thomas A. Knowlton Patrick A. Parson Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov Thomas.A.Knowlton@maine.gov Amy.Oliver@maine.gov Patrick@ParsonDrum.com /s/ Randy Elf Randy Elf March 16, 2012

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NOM STIPULATED TRIAL RECORD DEADLINE MOTION

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From: Sent: To: Cc: Subject: Gardiner, Phyllis [Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:15 PM Randy Elf Jeffrey Gallant RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

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Ithinkthisisdoable.
From: Randy Elf [mailto:RElf@bopplaw.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:56 PM To: Gardiner, Phyllis Cc: Jeffrey Gallant Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

Phyllis Thanksforthesuggestion.Maybethiswillavoidexchanging(andcollecting)piles ofpaper: *IllemailyouthecopiesofourfilestampedfilingsinDoc.157. *YourofficecanemailmeandJeffGallantcopiesofyourfilestampedfilingsin Doc.157. *Wecancheckeachothersfiles(Imsureyourswillbefine). *Yourofficecanprintthefilestampedfilings,andfilethepaperwiththecourt. *YourofficecanemailJeffGallantandmecopiesofwhatyoufile.Youdontneed togotothetroubleofsendinguspapercopies. Weappreciateyourcontinuedoffertotakecareofthepaperfiling. Randy
From: Gardiner, Phyllis [mailto:Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:35 AM To: Randy Elf Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

Randy Shallwedivideandconqueronthisi.e.,yousendusacopy(forfilingwiththecourt)oftheplaintiffsevidenceshown onthislist;wellcompilethedefendantsevidence,compilethetwotogetherandsubmitasanentirepackagetothe court?IfyousendusyourmaterialviaFedExsothatwereceiveitbyFriday,wewouldbeabletocompileeverythingon FridayandshipittothecourtbythedeadlineofMonday,March19.


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Feelfreetoofferothersuggestions.Iamnotatmyofficephonerightnow,butIamconnectedtoemail. Thanks, Phyllis


From: Randy Elf [mailto:RElf@bopplaw.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:30 PM To: Knowlton, Thomas A; Gardiner, Phyllis Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; mail@whitinglawfirm.com Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

DearCounselors, Asyouknow,thedistrictcourtenteredanorderonMarch1thatthepartiesfileby March19thestipulatedtrialrecordinthepartofthischallengethatconcluded withthecertioraripetitiondenialonFeb.27.IjustspokewithMelodyinthe clerksofficetoday.SheindicatedthatweshouldfiletheitemsthatDoc.157lists (copyattached),sothatwouldbeoursuggestion. Pleaseletusknowifthatwillworkforyou. Thankyou, RandyElf TheBoppLawFirm 1SouthSixthStreet TerreHaute,Ind.47807 voice:8122322434 fax:8122353685 email:RElf@bopplaw.com
From: Randy Elf Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:10 PM To: 'Gardiner, Phyllis'; 'Knowlton, Thomas A' Cc: 'mail@whitinglawfirm.com'; Rich Coleson Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

DearCounselors, Aspromisedpertheattachedcertificateofservice. RandyElf


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From: Sent: To: Subject: Gardiner, Phyllis [Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Thursday, March 08, 2012 5:31 PM Randy Elf RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

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IllbeouttomorrowandMonday,butavailabletodiscussonTuesday.
From: Randy Elf [mailto:RElf@bopplaw.com] Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:28 PM To: Gardiner, Phyllis Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; mail@whitinglawfirm.com; Knowlton, Thomas A Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

Sorry,Phyllis.Ididntmeantoimplythat.Ifitsconvenientforyou,maybewecan talkFridayandfigureoutaneasywaytodothis. Thankyou, RandyElf TheBoppLawFirm 1SouthSixthStreet TerreHaute,Ind.47807 voice:8122322434 fax:8122353685 email:RElf@bopplaw.com
From: Gardiner, Phyllis [mailto:Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 1:20 PM To: Randy Elf Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; mail@whitinglawfirm.com; Knowlton, Thomas A Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

So,isyourofficeplanningtosubmitthistothecourt?
Phyllis Gardiner AssistantAttorneyGeneral StateHouseStation6 Augusta,ME043333 Fax:2072873145 Phone:2076268830 Email:phyllis.gardiner@maine.gov

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From: Randy Elf [mailto:RElf@bopplaw.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 4:17 PM To: Gardiner, Phyllis; Knowlton, Thomas A Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; mail@whitinglawfirm.com Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

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Thatscorrect:MelodysaiditseverythinginDoc.157andonlywhatsinDoc. 157.Wedowanttobesuretousethefilestampeddocumentsthough. Thankyouforchecking, RandyElf TheBoppLawFirm 1SouthSixthStreet TerreHaute,Ind.47807 voice:8122322434 fax:8122353685 email:RElf@bopplaw.com
From: Gardiner, Phyllis [mailto:Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:37 PM To: Randy Elf; Knowlton, Thomas A Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; mail@whitinglawfirm.com Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

Indeed,thisisthedocumentIhadassumedwewouldbeusingforreference.Isityourunderstanding,though,thatthe courtwantsustosubmittheentirestipulatedtrialrecordi.e.,eventhoseitemsthatwerenotplacedunderseal?
Phyllis Gardiner AssistantAttorneyGeneral StateHouseStation6 Augusta,ME043333 Fax:2072873145 Phone:2076268830 Email:phyllis.gardiner@maine.gov


From: Randy Elf [mailto:RElf@bopplaw.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:30 PM To: Knowlton, Thomas A; Gardiner, Phyllis Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; mail@whitinglawfirm.com Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

DearCounselors,
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Asyouknow,thedistrictcourtenteredanorderonMarch1thatthepartiesfileby March19thestipulatedtrialrecordinthepartofthischallengethatconcluded withthecertioraripetitiondenialonFeb.27.IjustspokewithMelodyinthe clerksofficetoday.SheindicatedthatweshouldfiletheitemsthatDoc.157lists (copyattached),sothatwouldbeoursuggestion. Pleaseletusknowifthatwillworkforyou. Thankyou, RandyElf TheBoppLawFirm 1SouthSixthStreet TerreHaute,Ind.47807 voice:8122322434 fax:8122353685 email:RElf@bopplaw.com
From: Randy Elf Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:10 PM To: 'Gardiner, Phyllis'; 'Knowlton, Thomas A' Cc: 'mail@whitinglawfirm.com'; Rich Coleson Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - Supreme Court

DearCounselors, Aspromisedpertheattachedcertificateofservice. RandyElf TheBoppLawFirm 1SouthSixthStreet TerreHaute,Ind.47807 voice:8122322434 fax:8122353685 email:RElf@bopplaw.com



From: Randy Elf Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 4:49 PM To: 'Gardiner, Phyllis'; 'Knowlton, Thomas A'
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From: Sent: To: Cc: Subject: Gardiner, Phyllis [Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Friday, March 16, 2012 12:08 PM Randy Elf Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A; Oliver, Amy; JBoppjr@aol.com RE: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

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Randy Wearenotsigningontoamotiontotakeanotherweektoresolvethis.Wehaveasimplersolution,whichisasfollows: 1) Wewillfiletherecordtoday,intheformshownonthepdfsthatAmyhassentyou,includingthebank accountredactions; 2) Youcanfileamotiontodayifyouwish,askingthecourttosubstitutedocumentswiththesealedstamp onthemfortheoneswehavefiled.Ifyouwishtodothat,Iwillchangeourcoverlettertoindicatethatthis isyourposition;and 3) Wewilltakenopositiononyourmotion,andacceptwhateverthecourtdecides. Asfarasweareconcerned,wefollowedyourrequestofMarch7thinthatwearesubmittingfilestampedcopiesofall thedocumentsthathaveafilestampontheminourfiles.DocketItems132and153donot. Phyllis
From: Randy Elf [mailto:RElf@bopplaw.com] Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 11:36 AM To: Gardiner, Phyllis Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A; Oliver, Amy; JBoppjr@aol.com Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

Phyllis Weunderstandthattheresacourtordertofilethedocumentsandthatitdoes notrequirefilingfilestampedcopies.Thatdoesnotchangethefactthatwewant thefilestampedcopiesfiledonpaper,becausethenitwillbeclearfromthefile stampthatthesewerethedocumentsthatwerefiled.Itwillalsobecleartothe publicwhichpubliclyreleaseddocumentswereandwerenotfiledunderseal.We dontwanttogiveanyonetheimpressionthatweproducedthesealeddocuments otherthanwithanagreementthattheybefiledunderseal. Thecourtdidnotsaywecouldnotfilefilestampedcopies.Itjustsaidnottofile thedocumentsunderseal.
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Wedontseeaneedtoreimbursethedefendantsfortheirstafftime,becausewe indicatedonMarch7thatwewantedtofilestampedcopies.Wereiteratedour preferenceforfilestampedcopiesonMarch14andMarch15.Noonequestioned thisuntiltoday. Aspreviouslynoted,ImoutoftheofficefrommidafternoonuntilMarch20. SinceitappearsthiscantworkitselfoutbeforetheMarch19deadline,attached pleasefindajointmotionthatJeffGallanthasagreedtofiletodayaskingfora weeksextension.Ifyoupreferadifferentextension,pleaseletusknow.Youll seethatIvetriedtodraftthisasneutrallyasIcan.Pleaseletusknowwhatyou think. Thanksagain, Randy
From: Gardiner, Phyllis [mailto:Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 10:41 AM To: Randy Elf Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A; Oliver, Amy Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

Randy You are actually filing the sealed documents now pursuant to a COURT ORDER, not an agreement, so your argument makes no sense to me. The court has ordered us to submit the stipulated record in paper form. It did not specify that any of the documents should have file stamps on them reflecting the previous filing. In footnote 4 of its decision on the merits, upheld on appeal, the court stated that the parties must re-file the trial evidence as unsealed documents. It would be contrary to that order, in our view, to re-file them now with a Sealed Document stamp on the top of each page. We have already put significant staff time and cost into printing off all the documents to be filed, and redacting the bank account information pursuant to Rule 5.2. I see no reason why we should ask Melody Whitten to send us different versions so that we can repeat all of that work. Would NOM like to reimburse the state for these costs? Ive attached my draft cover letter to the court which makes clear which documents were previously filed under seal. The court can keep this on file with the trial record, so that the public will know. I think that is as much as we can or should do. --Phyllis
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From: Randy Elf [mailto:RElf@bopplaw.com] Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 9:46 AM To: Gardiner, Phyllis Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A; Oliver, Amy Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

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Thanksforyournote,Phyllis. Wewantthefilestampedcopiesfiledonpaper,becausethenitwillbeclearfrom thefilestampthatthesewerethedocumentsthatwerefiled.Itwillalsobeclear tothepublicwhichpubliclyreleaseddocumentswereandwerenotfiledunder seal.Wedontwanttogiveanyonetheimpressionthatweproducedthesealed documentsotherthanwithanagreementthattheybefiledunderseal. Thanksagain, Randy


From: Gardiner, Phyllis [mailto:Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 9:26 AM To: Randy Elf Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A; Oliver, Amy Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

Randy Ijustleftyouavoicemailaboutthis,butperhapsitwouldbeclearerformetoputourresponseinwriting. Itdoesnotmakeanysensetosubmitfilestampedcopiesofthepreviouslysealeddocumentsbecause(accordingto MelodyWhitten)thecourtsfilestampsayssealeddocumentonit,yetwearenowfilingtheseasunsealed documents.Thatwillcreateunnecessaryconfusion. Ifyouneedtoassureyourclientsthatweare,infact,submittingthesamedocumentsthatwerepreviouslyfiledunder seal,youcansimplycomparethepdfsthatAmyOliverhasforwardedtoyoutotheunredactedfilingsthatwemailedto youwhentheywereoriginallyfiledundersealwiththecourt.Ihavedifficultyunderstandingunderthecircumstances whyyouwouldneedanyotherassurance. Ifyouwishtodiscuss,pleasegivemeacall. Thanks. Phyllis
Phyllis Gardiner AssistantAttorneyGeneral StateHouseStation6 Augusta,ME043333 Fax:2072873145
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From: Randy Elf [mailto:RElf@bopplaw.com] Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 9:10 AM To: Gardiner, Phyllis Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A; Oliver, Amy Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

Phyllis SofarwevereceivedDocs.1271,1272,and1273fromAmyOliver.Theyre fine. WevealsoreceivedDocs.1321,1322,and1323,buttheyrenotfilestamped copies,sopleaseknowwewontconsenttothose. Randy


From: Gardiner, Phyllis [mailto:Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 5:01 PM To: Randy Elf Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

Thatsokay.Wehavewhatwefiled.
From: Randy Elf [mailto:RElf@bopplaw.com] Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:58 PM To: Gardiner, Phyllis Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

Phyllis IjustspokewithMelodyintheclerksoffice.SheindicatedthatintheDistrictof Maine,unlikeinsomedistrictcourts,noteventhecounselwhofiledasealed documentcangetthesealeddocumentfromtheCM/ECFsystem.However,shell behappytoemailthefilestampedversionofthesealeddocumentsinDoc.157 toyouroffice,sinceyourofficefiledthem.MelodyalsoconfirmedwhatI suspected:Shecantemailthefilestampedversionofthesealeddocumentsto ouroffice,becausewedidntfilethem.


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Randy
From: Randy Elf Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:45 PM To: 'Gardiner, Phyllis' Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A Subject: RE: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

Phyllis Wedbehappytohelp,yetImafraidwehavenoaccesstofilestampeditemsthat Defendantsfiledunderseal.Plaintiffswanttomakesurethatwhatthetwosides togetherfileonpaperwiththecourtincludesonlyfilestampeditems. RandyElf


From: Gardiner, Phyllis [mailto:Phyllis.Gardiner@maine.gov] Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:21 PM To: Randy Elf Cc: Jeffrey Gallant; Knowlton, Thomas A Subject: NOM v. McKee - stipulated trial record

Dear Randy, We have printed out a paper copy for the court of all of your documents (the plaintiffs evidence), and they look fine. We have also collected all of the documents listed on the Stipulated Record index (Docket Item 157) as Defendants evidence and are now in the process of redacting bank account numbers in the deposition transcript pages where they appear. I also noticed, however, that our copy of NOM Deposition Exhibit 25 (National Organization for Marriage Board Update 2008-2009) has a redaction on the 10th page (the pages are not numbered). I recall that we asked Josiah Neeley to provide us with an unredacted page of this at some point during the discovery process, but rather than spend a lot of time searching for it, I thought it would be simpler to ask if you could send us that unredacted page. Ive attached a copy of the redacted document here for your reference. Tomorrow morning (as early as possible), we should be able to send you pdfs of all our documents so that you can check them over before we file anything with the court. Thanks for your help. - Phyllis
Phyllis Gardiner AssistantAttorneyGeneral StateHouseStation6
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