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Case: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

4:12-cv-00314 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: May 21, 2012

Closed Date: 2018

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Case Summary

On May 21, 2012, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas against the Federal Government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (42 U.S.C. § 2000bb), the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. § 706(2)), and the First Amendment. The Catholic Diocese represented several other religiously affiliated schools and organizations. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) …

On May 21, 2012, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas against the Federal Government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (42 U.S.C. § 2000bb), the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. § 706(2)), and the First Amendment. The Catholic Diocese represented several other religiously affiliated schools and organizations. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extending universal contraception coverage in employer-sponsored private health insurance coverage. The plaintiffs contended that this mandatory contraception coverage violated their sincerely held religious beliefs.

On January 31, 2013, U.S. District Court (Judge Terry R. Means) denied the U.S. motion to dismiss for lack of ripeness. On August 22, 2013, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint addressing the government's newly released accommodations for non-profit, religious organizations.

On October 9, one of the plaintiffs—The University of Dallas—filed a motion for preliminary injunction. On December 31, 2013, Judge Means granted the plaintiff's motion, adopting the analysis set out by Judge Rosenthal in her opinion in E. Texas Baptist Univ. v. Sebelius just three days prior. Both Judges agreed that the accommodation imposition on the plaintiffs to self-certify their religious objections to this requirement of the ACA met the substantial burden test. On February 24, 2014, the defendant filed an interlocutory appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. (Case No. 14-10241)

The remaining plaintiffs—Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, and Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth—filed a motion for preliminary injunction on April 18, 2014. Judge Means granted the preliminary injunction on June 5, 2014, enjoining the defendant from enforcing the ACA provision at issue in this case until further order from the court. The defendant filed an interlocutory appeal to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 9, 2014.

The plaintiffs Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and Our Lady of Victory Catholic School filed a motion for voluntary dismissal, and on September 30, 2014 Judge Means entered a final judgment dismissing the case without prejudice as to the two plaintiffs. Given the lead plaintiff’s dismissal from the case, the name of the plaintiff in the case was changed to “Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc.” at this time.

In addition to this case, there was also a case filed in the Eastern District of Texas and one filed in the Northern District of Texas, all alleging the same ACA violation. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals consolidated the appeals of the claims in all three district courts into one appeal, under the case name, East Texas Baptist University v. Burwell. Judge Jerry E. Smith delivered the opinion on June 22, 2015. The Circuit Court’s decision reversed all of the District Courts’ decisions, including Judge Means' grant of the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, because the “plaintiffs have not shown and are not likely to show that the requirement substantially burdens their religious exercise under established law.” 793 F.3d 449.

The plaintiffs of this consolidated case filed a petition to the Supreme Court, which granted certiorari on May 17, 2016. The Supreme Court vacated the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the same day in the case University of Dallas v. Burwell. The Court remanded this consolidated case back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in light of its recent remand in Zubik v. Burwell, which reached no decision on the merits of a similar case. 136 S.Ct. 2008.

On October 6, 2017, President Trump changed federal government's policy on the matter, removing the requirement that employers provide contraception coverage through health insurance plans. Shortly thereafter, the plaintiffs moved to voluntarily dismiss the case.

A final judgment was entered in accordance with the plaintiffs’ joint stipulation of dismissal on January 11, 2018. The case was dismissed with prejudice and is now closed.

Summary Authors

Christopher Schad (5/20/2012)

Wyatt Fore (3/29/2013)

Mallory Jones (3/24/2014)

Mackenzie Walz (1/21/2018)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6174621/parties/catholic-charities-diocese-of-fort-worth-inc-v-sylvia-burwell/


Judge(s)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Means, Terry R. (Texas)

Smith, Jerry Edwin (Texas)

Sotomayor, Sonia (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Crumley, John W. (Texas)

DeJulius, Leon F. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Ghorayeb, Basheer Y. (Texas)

Goetz, John D. (Pennsylvania)

Kairis, Matthew A (Ohio)

Lyons, Katherine J. (Texas)

Judge(s)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Means, Terry R. (Texas)

Smith, Jerry Edwin (Texas)

Sotomayor, Sonia (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Crumley, John W. (Texas)

DeJulius, Leon F. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Ghorayeb, Basheer Y. (Texas)

Goetz, John D. (Pennsylvania)

Kairis, Matthew A (Ohio)

Lyons, Katherine J. (Texas)

Marinkovic, Tamara (Texas)

Murphy, Terence M. (Texas)

Pohl, Paul M. (Pennsylvania)

Raimer, David T. (District of Columbia)

Schroeter, Thomas K. (Texas)

Teater, James S. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)

Gershengorn, Ian Heath (District of Columbia)

Grogg, Adam Anderson (District of Columbia)

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)

Lieber, Sheila M. (District of Columbia)

Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia)

Saldana, Sarah R. (Texas)

Shumate, Brett (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York)

Lee, Jennifer (New York)

Mach, Daniel (District of Columbia)

White, Edward L. III (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:12-cv-00314

0:14-10241

Docket [PACER]

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

Oct. 7, 2015

Oct. 7, 2015

Docket
1

4:12-cv-00314

Plaintiff's Original Complaint

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

Complaint
43

4:12-cv-00314

Order [denying defendants' motion to dismiss]

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

Jan. 31, 2013

Jan. 31, 2013

Order/Opinion
47

4:12-cv-00314

Defendants’ Motion for Reconsideration or, in the Alternative, for Certification Under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(B) Permitting Immediate Appeal and Brief in Support

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

Feb. 28, 2013

Feb. 28, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief
52

4:12-cv-00314

Plaintiff’s Response to Defendants’ Motion for Reconsideration or Immediate Appeal Under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b)

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief
53

4:12-cv-00314

Defendants’ Reply in Support of Their Motion for Reconsideration or, in the Alternative, for Certification under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) Permitting Immediate Appeal

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

April 4, 2013

April 4, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief
57

4:12-cv-00314

Order Denying Motion to Reconsider or, Alternatively, to Certify for Immediate Appeal

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013

Order/Opinion
64

4:12-cv-00314

First Amended Complaint

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

Aug. 22, 2013

Aug. 22, 2013

Complaint
72

4:12-cv-00314

Plaintiffs’ Brief in Support of Plaintiff University of Dallas’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

Oct. 9, 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief
71

4:12-cv-00314

Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

Oct. 9, 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6174621/catholic-charities-diocese-of-fort-worth-inc-v-sylvia-burwell/

Last updated Dec. 3, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

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COMPLAINT WITH JURY DEMAND against All Defendants filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. Clerk to issue summons(es). In each Notice of Electronic Filing, the judge assignment is indicated, and a link to the Judges Copy Requirements is provided. The court reminds the filer that any required copy of this and future documents must be delivered to the judge, in the manner prescribed, within three business days of filing. (Filing fee $350; Receipt number 0539-4590670) Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas should seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at www.txnd.uscourts.gov, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership (Attachments: # 1 Cover Sheet) (Murphy, Terence) (Entered: 05/21/2012)

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May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. (Murphy, Terence) (Entered: 05/21/2012)

May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

PACER
3

New Case Notes: A filing fee has been paid. File to Judge Means. Pursuant to Misc. Order 6, Plaintiff is provided the Notice of Right to Consent to Proceed Before A U.S. Magistrate Judge. Clerk to provide copy to plaintiff if not received electronically. (klm) (Entered: 05/21/2012)

May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

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Summons issued as to Department of Treasury, Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (klm) (Entered: 05/21/2012)

May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

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***Clerk's Notice of delivery: (see NEF for details) Docket No:3. Mon May 21 12:14:33 CDT 2012 (crt)

May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

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5

ORDER REGARDING REQUIREMENT OF LOCAL CIVIL RULES: James S. Teater and John W. Crumley, although admitted to the NDTX, have not registered as an electronic-case filers ("ECF") pursuant to Local Civil Rule 5.1(f). Counsel must comply with Local Civil Rule 5.1(f) no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 6, 2012, or file a motion to withdraw from the case. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 5/23/2012) (klm) (Entered: 05/23/2012)

May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

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***Clerk's Notice of delivery: (see NEF for details) Docket No:5. Wed May 23 16:06:49 CDT 2012 (crt)

May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

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6

NOTICE of Compliance With Local Civil re: 5 Order, filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth (Crumley, John) (Entered: 05/25/2012)

May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

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7

NOTICE of Compliance by James S. Teater with Court's Order re: 5 Order, filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth (Teater, James) (Entered: 05/29/2012)

May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

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8

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Bradley Philip Humphreys on behalf of Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 07/11/2012)

July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

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9

MOTION to Extend Time to Respond filed by Timothy Geithner, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 07/11/2012)

1 Proposed Order

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July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

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10

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Summons and Complaint served on Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Labor, US Department of Treasury on 5/21/2012. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A - Certified Mail Return Receipts) (Murphy, Terence) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

1 Exhibit(s) A - Certified Mail Return Receipts

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July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012

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11

ORDER GRANTING EXTENSION...granting 9 Motion to Extend Time. Defendants shall have until August 6, 2012, to file a motion to dismiss. Plaintiffs shall have until August 27 to file a response. Defendants shall have until September 24 or twenty-eight (28) days from the date on which Plaintiffs file their response, whichever is earlier. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 7/16/2012) (klm) (Entered: 07/16/2012)

July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012

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12

MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 08/06/2012)

Aug. 6, 2012

Aug. 6, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 08/06/2012)

Aug. 6, 2012

Aug. 6, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by American Center for Law & Justice, et al.. (White, Edward) (Entered: 08/20/2012)

Aug. 20, 2012

Aug. 20, 2012

PACER
15

MOTION for Leave to File to Participate as Amici Curiae and to File Amici Curiae Brief in Support of Plaintiff on Behalf of the American Center for Law & Justice and 79 Members of Congress filed by American Center for Law & Justice, et al. with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Amici Curiae Brief of the ACLJ and 79 Members of Congress in Support of Plaintiff) (White, Edward) (Entered: 08/20/2012)

1 Proposed Order

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2 Amici Curiae Brief of the ACLJ and 79 Members of Congress in Support of Plainti

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Aug. 20, 2012

Aug. 20, 2012

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16

RESPONSE filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth re: 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (Murphy, Terence) (Entered: 08/27/2012)

Aug. 27, 2012

Aug. 27, 2012

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17

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 09/19/2012)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 19, 2012

Sept. 19, 2012

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18

ORDER GRANTING 17 MOTION TO ENLARGE PAGE LIMITS: Defendants are GRANTED leave to file a reply in excess of the page limitations set out in the local rules no later than September 28, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 9/24/2012) (mdf) (Main Document 18 replaced on 9/24/2012) (mdf). (Entered: 09/24/2012)

Sept. 24, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012

PACER
19

REPLY filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury re: 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 09/24/2012)

Sept. 24, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012

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ORDER GRANTING 15 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO PARTICIPATE AS AMICI CURIAE...the ACLJ is GRANTED leave to file its amicus brief no later than October 5, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 9/26/2012) (klm) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

Sept. 26, 2012

Sept. 26, 2012

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Brief/Memorandum in Support filed by American Center for Law & Justice, et al. re 16 Response/Objection Amici Curiae Brief of the ACLJ and 79 Members of Congress in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (White, Edward) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

Sept. 26, 2012

Sept. 26, 2012

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1 - Notice of Supplemental Authority, # 2 Exhibit(s) 2 - Legatus v. Sebelius, # 3 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/13/2012)

1 Exhibit(s) 1 - Notice of Supplemental Authority

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2 Exhibit(s) 2 - Legatus v. Sebelius

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3 Proposed Order

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Nov. 13, 2012

Nov. 13, 2012

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ORDER granting 22 Unopposed Motion for Leave to File: Defendants are GRANTED leave to file their notice of supplemental authority no later than November 26, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 11/16/2012) (mdf) (Entered: 11/16/2012)

Nov. 16, 2012

Nov. 16, 2012

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority re: 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Legatus v. Sebelius) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/16/2012)

1 Exhibit(s) Legatus v. Sebelius

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Nov. 16, 2012

Nov. 16, 2012

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Notice of Supplemental Authority, # 2 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Sebelius, # 3 Exhibit(s) Zubik v. Sebelius, # 4 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/30/2012)

1 Exhibit(s) Notice of Supplemental Authority

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2 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Sebelius

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3 Exhibit(s) Zubik v. Sebelius

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4 Proposed Order

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Nov. 30, 2012

Nov. 30, 2012

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26

ORDER granting 25 Motion for Leave to File: Defendants are GRANTED leave to file their notice of supplemental authority no later than December 7, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 12/4/2012) (mdf) (Entered: 12/04/2012)

Dec. 4, 2012

Dec. 4, 2012

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority re: 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Sebelius, # 2 Exhibit(s) Zubik v. Sebelius) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/04/2012)

1 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Sebelius

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2 Exhibit(s) Zubik v. Sebelius

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Dec. 4, 2012

Dec. 4, 2012

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Response to Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Response to Defendants' Notice of Supplemental Authority, # 2 Proposed Order) (Schroeter, Thomas) (Entered: 12/05/2012)

1 Exhibit(s) Response to Defendants' Notice of Supplemental Authority

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2 Proposed Order

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Dec. 5, 2012

Dec. 5, 2012

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File To File Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1, # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Proposed Order) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 12/07/2012)

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Dec. 7, 2012

Dec. 7, 2012

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ORDER GRANTING 28 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE RESPONSE: Plaintiff is GRANTED leave to file its response no later than December 14, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 12/10/2012) (mdf) (Entered: 12/10/2012)

Dec. 10, 2012

Dec. 10, 2012

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RESPONSE filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth re: 24 Notice (Other), (Schroeter, Thomas) (Entered: 12/10/2012)

Dec. 10, 2012

Dec. 10, 2012

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ORDER granting 29 Motion for Leave to File Notice of Supplemental Authority. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 12/14/2012) (ewd) (Entered: 12/14/2012)

Dec. 14, 2012

Dec. 14, 2012

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s)) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 12/14/2012)

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Dec. 14, 2012

Dec. 14, 2012

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MOTION for Leave to File Response to Plaintiff's Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Response to Plaintiff's Notice of Supplemental Authority, # 2 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/14/2012)

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Dec. 14, 2012

Dec. 14, 2012

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ORDER GRANTING LEAVE re 34 Motion for Leave to File Response: Defendants are GRANTED leave to file their response to Plaintiff's notice of supplemental authority no later than December 27, 2012. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 12/20/2012) (mdf) (Entered: 12/20/2012)

Dec. 20, 2012

Dec. 20, 2012

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RESPONSE filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury re: 33 Notice (Other) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/20/2012)

Dec. 20, 2012

Dec. 20, 2012

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Proposed Order) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 01/02/2013)

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Jan. 2, 2013

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***TERMINATED PURSUANT TO ORDER 39 ***Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Notice of supplemental Authority, # 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Biloxi v. Sebelius, # 4 Exhibit(s) University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius, # 5 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Peoria v. Sebelius, # 6 Exhibit(s) Colorado Christian University v. Sebelius) (Humphreys, Bradley) Modified on 1/22/2013 (mdf). (Entered: 01/14/2013)

1 Exhibit(s) Notice of supplemental Authority

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3 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Biloxi v. Sebelius

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4 Exhibit(s) University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius

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5 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Peoria v. Sebelius

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6 Exhibit(s) Colorado Christian University v. Sebelius

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Jan. 14, 2013

Jan. 14, 2013

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ORDER granting 37 Motion for Leave to File: Plaintiff is GRANTED leave to file its notice of supplemental authority no later than January 18, 2013, and Defendants are GRANTED leave to file a response to Plaintiff's notice no later than January 25, 2013. (See order for specifics.) (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 1/15/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 01/15/2013)

Jan. 15, 2013

Jan. 15, 2013

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s)) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 01/15/2013)

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Jan. 15, 2013

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RESPONSE filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury re: 40 Notice (Other) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 01/15/2013)

Jan. 15, 2013

Jan. 15, 2013

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority re: 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Biloxi v. Sebelius, # 2 Exhibit(s) University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius, # 3 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Peoria v. Sebelius, # 4 Exhibit(s) Colorado Christian University v. Sebelius) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 01/17/2013)

1 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Biloxi v. Sebelius

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2 Exhibit(s) University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius

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3 Exhibit(s) Catholic Diocese of Peoria v. Sebelius

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4 Exhibit(s) Colorado Christian University v. Sebelius

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Jan. 17, 2013

Jan. 17, 2013

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ORDER denying 12 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction: Based on the foregoing, the Court concludes that the Diocese has standing to bring its challenges to the Mandate and that those challenges are ripe for review. Accordingly, Defendants' motion to dismiss is DENIED. (See order for specifics.) (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 1/31/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 01/31/2013)

Jan. 31, 2013

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ORDER TO SUBMIT JOINT STATUS REPORT AND PROPOSED DISCOVERY PLAN: The parties are ordered to electronically file with the clerk of the court the signed joint status report and proposed discovery plan (one instrument) within 28 days of the date of the filing of this order. (See order for specifics.) (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 1/31/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 01/31/2013)

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MOTION to Stay Answer Deadline and Deadline to Submit Joint Status Report and Proposed Discovery Plan, Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer in the alternative (), Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report and Proposed Discovery Planin the alternative filed by Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 02/12/2013)

1 Proposed Order

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Feb. 12, 2013

Feb. 12, 2013

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ORDER denying 45 Motion to Stay ; granting 45 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer Timothy Geithner answer due 2/28/2013; Kathleen Sebelius answer due 2/28/2013; Hilda Solis answer due 2/28/2013; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services answer due 2/28/2013; U.S. Department of Labor answer due 2/28/2013; U.S. Department of Treasury answer due 2/28/2013.; granting 45 Motion for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report. Joint Status Report due by 3/15/2013. (See order for specifics.) (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 2/19/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013

Feb. 19, 2013

PACER
47

MOTION for Reconsideration re 43 Order on Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the Alternative for Certification under 28 U.S.C. section 1292(B) Permitting Immediate Appeal filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration(s) Teresa Miller, # 2 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 02/28/2013)

1 Declaration(s) Teresa Miller

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2 Proposed Order

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Feb. 28, 2013

Feb. 28, 2013

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48

ANSWER to 1 Complaint,,, filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas should seek admission promptly. Forms and Instructions found at www.txnd.uscourts.gov, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 02/28/2013)

Feb. 28, 2013

Feb. 28, 2013

PACER
49

SECOND ORDER TO SUBMIT JOINT STATUS REPORT AND PROPOSED DISCOVERY PLAN: As of this date the parties have failed to file their joint status report. Accordingly, the parties shall comply with the requirements of the January 31 order no later than March 20, 2013. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 3/6/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 03/06/2013)

March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

PACER
50

NOTICE of Joint Notice of Compliance with Court's Orders filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 03/08/2013)

March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013

PACER
51

Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Discovery Plan filed by Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 03/15/2013)

March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

PACER
52

RESPONSE filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth re: 47 MOTION for Reconsideration re 43 Order on Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the Alternative for Certification under 28 U.S.C. section 1292(B) Permitting Immediate Appeal (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s)) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 03/21/2013)

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March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013

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53

REPLY filed by Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury re: 47 MOTION for Reconsideration re 43 Order on Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the Alternative for Certification under 28 U.S.C. section 1292(B) Permitting Immediate Appeal (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 04/04/2013)

April 4, 2013

April 4, 2013

PACER
54

NOTICE of Supplemental Authority re: 47 MOTION for Reconsideration re 43 Order on Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the Alternative for Certification under 28 U.S.C. section 1292(B) Permitting Immediate Appeal filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Criswell College v. Sebelius, # 2 Exhibit(s) Priests for Life v. Sebelius) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 04/16/2013)

1 Exhibit(s) Criswell College v. Sebelius

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2 Exhibit(s) Priests for Life v. Sebelius

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April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

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55

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: The parties must file any motions to implead third parties or to join additional parties pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 14 or 19, respectively, no later than June 1, 2013. Each party plaintiff must file any motions for leave to amend his pleadings no later than August 16, 2013. Each party defendant must file any motions for leave to amend his pleadings no later than September 16, 2013. The parties shall cease fact all discovery activity under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on June 4, 2013; and cease all expert discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on October 15 2013. The parties must file all pretrial and dispositive motions except motions in limine no later than November 15, 2013. (See order for specifics.) (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 5/15/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 05/15/2013)

May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

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56

Joint MOTION to Extend Time of time to conduct settlement conference and to be relieved of in-person requirement filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 06/04/2013)

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June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013

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57

ORDER DENYING 47 MOTION TO RECONSIDER OR, ALTERNATIVELY, TO CERTIFY FOR IMMEDIATE APPEAL: Accordingly, Defendants' motion to reconsider or, alternatively, to certify for immediate appeal under ยง 1292(b) is DENIED. (See order for specifics.) (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 6/7/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 06/07/2013)

June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013

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ORDER GRANTING 56 MOTION FOR LEAVE AND AN EXTENSION: Accordingly, the parties are GRANTED leave to attend their upcoming settlement conference by phone. In addition, the parties' deadline for conducting a settlement conference is EXTENDED to July 3, 2013. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 6/11/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 06/11/2013)

June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013

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59

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE REPORT filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 07/01/2013)

July 1, 2013

July 1, 2013

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SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE REPORT filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 07/01/2013)

July 1, 2013

July 1, 2013

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61

NOTICE of Change of Address for Attorney Edward Lawrence White, III on behalf of American Center for Law & Justice, et al.. (Filer confirms contact info in ECF is current.) (White, Edward) (Entered: 07/07/2013)

July 7, 2013

July 7, 2013

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62

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint and Join Additional Plaintiffs filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1, # 2 Proposed Order) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 08/16/2013)

1 Exhibit(s) 1

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Aug. 16, 2013

Aug. 16, 2013

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ORDER granting 62 Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint and Join Additional Plaintiffs: Accordingly, Plaintiff is GRANTED leave to file its proposed amended complaint no later than August 30, 2013. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 8/21/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 08/21/2013)

Aug. 21, 2013

Aug. 21, 2013

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against Timothy Geithner, Jacob J Lew, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury filed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., University of Dallas, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School. (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 08/22/2013)

Aug. 22, 2013

Aug. 22, 2013

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Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 09/18/2013)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 18, 2013

Sept. 18, 2013

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ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO WITHDRAW re 65 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney: By the motion, Plaintiff asks the Court to grant Thomas K. Schroeter leave to withdraw as attorney of record in this cause. After review, the Court GRANTS the motion. Accordingly, the aforementioned attorney is GRANTED leave to withdraw as attorney of record. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 9/20/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 09/20/2013)

Sept. 20, 2013

Sept. 20, 2013

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67

Joint MOTION for Leave to File Motions According to Plaintiffs' Alternative Briefing Schedules filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 09/25/2013)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 25, 2013

Sept. 25, 2013

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68

MOTION to Stay Proceedings in Light of Lapse of Appropriations filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 10/04/2013)

1 Proposed Order

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Oct. 4, 2013

Oct. 4, 2013

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69

RESPONSE filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas re: 68 MOTION to Stay Proceedings in Light of Lapse of Appropriations (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 10/04/2013)

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Oct. 4, 2013

Oct. 4, 2013

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70

MOTION for Injunction filed by University of Dallas (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 10/09/2013)

Oct. 9, 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

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71

MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 10/09/2013)

Oct. 9, 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

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72

Brief/Memorandum in Support filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas re 71 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 70 MOTION for Injunction (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 10/09/2013)

Oct. 9, 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

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Appendix in Support filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas re 72 Brief/Memorandum in Support of Motion, (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 10/09/2013)

Oct. 9, 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

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ORDER GRANTING PARTIES' 67 JOINT MOTION FORENTRY OF BRIEFING SCHEDULE & DENYING 68 MOTION FOR STAY: This case involves a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate. That provision goes into effect on January 1, 2014. Given the time-sensitive nature of this case, the Court concludes that a stay would be inappropriate and should be DENIED. However, in an effort to accommodate the DOJ attorneys involved in this case, who are currently prohibited from working even on a voluntary basis except in very limited circumstances, the Court enters the following briefing schedule: November 5, 2013: Defendants file their motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment, along with a brief in support of their motion that responds to Plaintiffs' motions. Defendants' brief shall be limited to 50 pages. November 26, 2013: Plaintiffs file their combined response to Defendants' motion and reply in support of Plaintiffs' motions. The combined response and reply shall be limited to 35 pages. December 10, 2013: Defendants file a reply in support of their motion. Defendants' reply shall be limited to 35 pages. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 10/16/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 10/17/2013)

Oct. 16, 2013

Oct. 16, 2013

PACER
75

MOTION to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/05/2013)

Nov. 5, 2013

Nov. 5, 2013

PACER
76

Brief/Memorandum in Support filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury re 75 MOTION to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment and in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motions for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/05/2013)

Nov. 5, 2013

Nov. 5, 2013

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77

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Jennifer Lee for Jennifer Lee, Brigitte Amiri, Daniel Mach, Rebecca Robertson, Karin Cagle on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union.. Party American Civil Liberties Union; American Civil Liberties Union of Texas added. (Lee, Jennifer) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

Nov. 8, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013

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78

MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief filed by American Civil Liberties Union (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Proposed Amicus Brief, # 2 Proposed Order) (Lee, Jennifer) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

1 Exhibit(s) Proposed Amicus Brief

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2 Proposed Order

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Nov. 8, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013

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79

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing (Filing fee $25; Receipt number 0539-5677114) filed by American Civil Liberties Union (Lee, Jennifer) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

Nov. 8, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013

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80

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing for Attorney Brigitte Amiri (Filing fee $25; Receipt number 0539-5677158) filed by American Civil Liberties Union (Lee, Jennifer) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

Nov. 8, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013

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Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing for Attorney Daniel Mach (Filing fee $25; Receipt number 0539-5677177) filed by American Civil Liberties Union (Lee, Jennifer) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

Nov. 8, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013

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ORDER GRANTING 78 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF AS AMICI CURIAE: Before the Court is the motion for leave to file a brief as amici curiae of the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (doc. 78). After review, and noting that the motion is unopposed, the Court GRANTS the motion. Accordingly, amici are directed to file their brief no later than November 18, 2013. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 11/13/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 11/13/2013)

Nov. 13, 2013

Nov. 13, 2013

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83

ORDER granting 79 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Jennifer Lee; granting 80 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Brigitte Amiri; granting 81 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Daniel Mach. If not already done, Applicants must register as an ECF User within 14 days (LR 5.1(f)). (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 11/13/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 11/13/2013)

Nov. 13, 2013

Nov. 13, 2013

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84

Amicus Curiae Brief in Support filed by American Civil Liberties Union re 75 MOTION to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment. (Lee, Jennifer) Modified on 12/2/2013 (mdf). (Entered: 11/14/2013)

Nov. 14, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013

PACER
85

Supplemental Appendix to 72 Brief in Support of 71 MOTION for Summary Judgment and 70 MOTION for Injunction by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas. (Ghorayeb, Basheer) Modified on 12/2/2013 (mdf). (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

PACER
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REPLY filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas re: 75 MOTION to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

PACER
87

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to 75 MOTION to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury with Brief/Memorandum in Support. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

1 Proposed Order

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Dec. 10, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013

PACER
88

ORDER granting 87 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply: Accordingly, the government must file its reply no later than December 17, 2013. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 12/11/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 12/11/2013)

Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

PACER
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REPLY filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury re: 75 MOTION to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/11/2013)

Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

PACER
90

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Notice of Supplemental Authority, # 2 Exhibit(s) Supplemental Authority, # 3 Exhibit(s) Supplemental Authority) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 12/16/2013)

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3 Exhibit(s) Supplemental Authority

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Dec. 16, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013

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91

ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO FILE SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY re 90 Motion for Leave to File: Accordingly, Plaintiffs must file their notice of supplemental authority no later than December 20, 2013. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 12/19/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 12/19/2013)

Dec. 19, 2013

Dec. 19, 2013

PACER
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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) EDNY Memorandum, # 2 Exhibit(s) EDNY Final Judgment) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 12/19/2013)

1 Exhibit(s) EDNY Memorandum

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2 Exhibit(s) EDNY Final Judgment

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Dec. 19, 2013

Dec. 19, 2013

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93

NOTICE of Supplemental Authority re: 71 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 75 MOTION to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment, 70 MOTION for Injunction filed by Timothy Geithner, Seth D Harris, Jacob J Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Notice of Supplemental Authority, # 2 Exhibit(s) Archbishop of Washington v. Sebelius, # 3 Exhibit(s) University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius, # 4 Exhibit(s) Priests for Life v. Sebelius) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/22/2013)

1 Exhibit(s) Notice of Supplemental Authority

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2 Exhibit(s) Archbishop of Washington v. Sebelius

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3 Exhibit(s) University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius

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4 Exhibit(s) Priests for Life v. Sebelius

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Dec. 22, 2013

Dec. 22, 2013

PACER
94

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Exhibit(s), # 4 Exhibit(s), # 5 Proposed Order) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 12/23/2013)

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4 Exhibit(s)

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5 Proposed Order

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Dec. 23, 2013

Dec. 23, 2013

PACER
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ORDER GRANTING 94 [MOTION FOR] LEAVE TO FILE SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY: Accordingly, Plaintiffs must file their notice of supplemental authority no later than December 23, 2013. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 12/23/2013) (mdf) (Entered: 12/23/2013)

Dec. 23, 2013

Dec. 23, 2013

PACER
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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority re: 94 Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Exhibit(s)) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 12/23/2013)

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Dec. 23, 2013

Dec. 23, 2013

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, University of Dallas (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Notice of Supplemental Authority, # 2 Exhibit(s) East Texas Baptist University, # 3 Exhibit(s) Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, # 4 Exhibit(s) Grace Schools, # 5 Exhibit(s) Geneva College, # 6 Exhibit(s) Southern Nazarene, # 7 Exhibit(s) Diocese of Nashville, # 8 Exhibit(s) Michigan Catholic Conference, # 9 Exhibit(s) Little Sisters of the Poor, # 10 Proposed Order Proposed Order) (Ghorayeb, Basheer) (Entered: 12/30/2013)

1 Exhibit(s) Notice of Supplemental Authority

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2 Exhibit(s) East Texas Baptist University

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3 Exhibit(s) Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

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4 Exhibit(s) Grace Schools

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5 Exhibit(s) Geneva College

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6 Exhibit(s) Southern Nazarene

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7 Exhibit(s) Diocese of Nashville

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8 Exhibit(s) Michigan Catholic Conference

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9 Exhibit(s) Little Sisters of the Poor

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10 Proposed Order Proposed Order

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Dec. 30, 2013

Dec. 30, 2013

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ORDER granting 97 Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Authority. Plaintiffs must file their notice of supplemental authority no later than 12/31/13. (See order for specifics) (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 12/31/2013) (ewd) (Entered: 12/31/2013)

Dec. 31, 2013

Dec. 31, 2013

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Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 21, 2012

Closing Date: 2018

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Several religiously affiliated universities in Texas.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Department of Treasury, Federal

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal

U.S. Department of Labor, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Establishment Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Contraception

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination