The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING REQUEST TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF
Gene William Sloan, Bert U. Sloan, Melody Sloan, John Omar Sloan, Tasheena Sloan, Allen Sloan, Rachel Sloan, Linda Palomares, Godfrey Sloan, Jeff Sloan, Tonya Sloan Rodriguez, Tammy Sloan, Arturo Gonzalez, Jr., Arica Rene Lopez-Sloan, Mark Britton, Jr., Jose Ochoa, Gabriel Ochoa and Jennifer Sloan (the "Sloan Family") filed a Motion for Reconsideration of their Request for Leave to File an Amicus Curiae Brief on March 22, 2011, in which the Sloan Family explain their delay in filing the request for leave to file an amicus brief. (ECF No.42.)
Plaintiff opposes the Sloan Family's motion and states: if "the Court should grant the Sloan Family's motion for reconsideration and authorize the filing of their amicus brief, the Tribe respectfully requests that the Court provide the Tribe with a period of two weeks from the date of the court order to respond to the amicus brief." (ECF No. 46.)
Defendants support the Sloan Family's request and agree with Plaintiff's position that the Court should give Plaintiff an opportunity to respond. (ECF No. 47.)
The Court grants the Sloan Family leave to file an amicus brief. The Sloan Family shall file the amicus brief attached to their motion no later than Monday March 28, 2011.
Further, Plaintiff's request for additional time to respond to the Sloan Family's amicus brief is granted. Plaintiff's response to the amicus brief shall be filed on or before April 11, 2011. Defendants' cross-reply shall be filed on or before April 25, 2011. The hearing on the motions is continued to May 23, 2011, commencing at 10:00 a.m.
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