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BASF Files Amicus Curiae in Opposition to the Motion to Vacate Judgment in Perry v. Brown

 

June 3, 2011 – San Francisco - The Bar Association of San Francisco filed an amicus curiae with the United States District Court, Northern District of California in opposition to the motion to vacate judgment in Perry v. Brown.

Former BASF President David Balabanian headed a team of attorneys at Bingham McCutchen LLP in researching and writing the amicus on behalf of the 7,500 BASF members. The brief covers several points and concludes: "Central to the rule of law is the proposition that judges can and do decide cases on the facts and the law, and not their personal interests."

View the full text of the amicus curiae.


The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

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