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No. 14-50196
In the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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Cleopatra DeLeon; Nicole Dimetman; Victor Holmes; Mark
Phariss,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,
v.
Rick Perry, In His Official Capacity as Goernor of the
!tate of "e#as; Gre$ %&&ott, In His Official Capacity as
"e#as %ttorney General; Dai' Lakey, In His Official
Capacity %s Commissioner Of "he Department Of !tate
Health !erices,
Defendants-Appellants.
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On Appeal from the United States istri!t "o#rt
for the $estern istri!t of %e&as, San Antonio ivision
"ase No. 5'1(-!v-9)*
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Appellants Motion For Extension Of Time
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TO THE HONORABLE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT:
Appellants Rick Perry, re! A""#tt, an$ Da%i$ Lakey respect&'lly re('est a
ten)$ay e*tensi#n #& ti+e t# &ile t,eir appellants- "rie&. T,e "rie& /as #ri!inally $'e
#n 0'ly 1, "'t appellants recei%e$ a se%en)$ay e*tensi#n, p's,in! t,e $ea$line t#
0'ly 23. Appellants n#/ seek an a$$iti#nal ten $ays /,ic,, /it, t,e /eeken$, /ill
+ake t,e "rie& $'e #n 0'ly 45.
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Appellants $# n#t seek t,is e*tensi#n &#r p'rp#ses #& $elay, "'t rat,er s# t,at
appellate c#'nsel S#licit#r eneral 0#nat,an 6itc,ell ,as s'&&icient ti+e t# prepare
a "rie& t,at is t,#r#'!,, acc'rate, an$ ,elp&'l t# t,e C#'rt. T,e iss'e in t,is case,
t,e c#nstit'ti#nality #& Te*as-s sa+e)se* +arria!e la/s, is i+p#rtant an$ c#+ple*.
T,e a$$iti#nal ti+e /#'l$ all#/ 6r. 6itc,ell t# !i%e t,is case t,e attenti#n t,at it
$eser%es. Besi$es t,is case, 6r. 6itc,ell als# ,as #"li!ati#ns /it, respect t#
+'ltiple #t,er la/s'its incl'$in! c,allen!es t# Te*as-s %#ter ID la/s, re$istrictin!,
an 'pc#+in! "enc, trial c#ncernin! Te*as-s a"#rti#n la/s, an$ a Unite$ States
S'pre+e C#'rt capital case 'n$er!#in! +erits "rie&in! 7Jennings v. Stephens, 28)
9422:. E%en /it, t,e pre%i#'s se%en)$ay e*tensi#n, appellants are still /it,in t,e
C#'rt-s 's'al li+it #& &#rty $ays. ;t, Cir. I.O.P. R'le 82.
CONCLUSION
F#r t,e &#re!#in! reas#ns, Appellants re('est t,at t,e C#'rt !rant t,e+ an
a$$iti#nal ten $ays t# &ile appellants- "rie&, p's,in! t,e $ea$line t# 0'ly 45.

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+espe!tf#ll, s#-mitted.

Gre$ %&&ott
Attorne, .eneral of %e&as

Daniel "( Ho'$e
/irst Assistant Attorne, .eneral

0s0 1onathan /. 2it!hell
)onathan *( Mitchell
Soli!itor .eneral

+eth ,l-smann
Michael P( M-rphy
Assistant Soli!itors .eneral

Office of the %ttorney General
3.O. 4o& 1*54) 52" 0596
A#stin, %e&as 7)711-*54)
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/a&' 551*6 474-*697
8onathan.mit!hell9te&asattorne,:eneral.:ov

Counsel for Defendants-Appellants
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I certi&y t,at t,is $#c'+ent ,as "een &ile$ /it, t,e clerk #& t,e c#'rt an$ ser%e$
"y ECF #n 0'ly 2;, 4<2=, 'p#n c#'nsel &#r Appellees.


>s> 0#nat,an F. 6itc,ell
0#nat,an F. 6itc,ell
Counsel for Defendants-Appellants



CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
C#'nsel als# certi&ies t,at #n 0'ly 2;, 4<2=, t,e &#re!#in! Appellants-
6#ti#n &#r E*tensi#n #& Ti+e /as trans+itte$ t# 6r. Lyle ?. Cayce, Clerk #& t,e
Unite$ States C#'rt #& Appeals &#r t,e Fi&t, Circ'it, %ia t,e C#'rt-s C6>ECF
D#c'+ent Filin! Syste+, ,ttps:>>ec&.ca;.'sc#'rts.!#%>.

C#'nsel &'rt,er certi&ies t,at: 72: re('ire$ pri%acy re$acti#ns ,a%e "een
+a$e, ;TH CIR. R. 4;.4.28@ 74: t,e electr#nic s'"+issi#n is an e*act c#py #& t,e
paper $#c'+ent, ;TH CIR. R. 4;.4.2@ an$ 78: t,e $#c'+ent ,as "een scanne$ /it,
t,e +#st recent %ersi#n #& Sy+antec En$p#int Pr#tecti#n an$ is &ree #& %ir'ses.

>s> 0#nat,an F. 6itc,ell
0#nat,an F. 6itc,ell
Counsel for Defendants-Appellants


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CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE
I certi&y t,at c#'nsel &#r Appellants sp#ke /it, c#'nsel &#r Appellees.
Appellees- c#'nsel /as 'na"le t# reac, ,is clients at t,is ti+e an$, t,ere&#re, /e
/ere 'na"le t# c#+e t# an a!ree+ent #n t,is +#ti#n.


>s> 0#nat,an F. 6itc,ell
0#nat,an F. 6itc,ell
Counsel for Defendants-Appellants



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