Case: Alpha Iota Omega Christian Fraternity v. Moeser

1:04-cv-00765 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Aug. 25, 2004

Closed Date: June 6, 2006

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Case Summary

The plaintiffs in this case were a Christian student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Alpha Iota Omega Christian Fraternity (AIO) - and two of its members. As a prerequisite to receive official recognition from the University, student organizations had to agree with the University's Non-Discrimination Policy, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of the student's religion or sexual orientation. The Policy conflicted with AIO's own policy that required its…

The plaintiffs in this case were a Christian student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Alpha Iota Omega Christian Fraternity (AIO) - and two of its members. As a prerequisite to receive official recognition from the University, student organizations had to agree with the University's Non-Discrimination Policy, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of the student's religion or sexual orientation. The Policy conflicted with AIO's own policy that required its members and officers to be Christian and heterosexual. AIO refused to sign the Policy, and as a result, the University denied AIO official recognition and accompanying benefits.

The plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of the Policy, filing a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, against the University on August 25, 2004. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief. They alleged that the University's policy was unconstitutional both facially and as applied, in violation of their rights to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Association and Free Exercise of Religion.

At the February 16, 2005 hearing, the District Court (Judge Frank W. Bullock, Jr.) denied the University's motion to dismiss the case. On March 2, 2005, Judge Bullock granted a preliminary injunction motion to the plaintiffs, prohibiting the University from applying the Policy to student organizations that sought official recognition. Alpha Iota Omega Christian Fraternity v. Moeser, 2005 WL 1720903 (M.D.N.C. Mar. 2, 2005).

On March 23, 2005, the University voluntarily changed the Policy, offering official recognition to student organizations that select their members on the basis of commitment to a set of beliefs. In September, 2005, the plaintiffs applied for and received recognition. The University filed a second motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the recent developments had resolved the plaintiffs' claims.

On May 4, 2006, Judge Bullock granted the University's motion to dismiss the case and denied the plaintiffs' motion to amend their complaint. Alpha Iota Omega Christian Fraternity v. Moeser, 2006 WL 1286186 (M.D.N.C. May 4, 2006). Judge Bullock rejected the plaintiffs' fear that without a court-issued injunction, the University would in bad faith revert to the old policy and deprive them of the official recognition after the lawsuit ended. The Court also refused to award attorneys' fees and litigation costs to the plaintiffs, because they did not qualify as prevailing parties under the current case law. This ended the case.

Summary Authors

Emma Bao (6/25/2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Bullock, Frank William Jr. (North Carolina)

Eliason, Russell Allen (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bull, Benjamin W. (Arizona)

Carden, Joshua W. (Arizona)

French, David A (Tennessee)

Lorence, Jordan W. (District of Columbia)

Schmidt, Robert Michael (North Carolina)

Shafer, Jeffrey A (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Rutledge, Joyce S (North Carolina)

Scherer, John P II (North Carolina)

Judge(s)

Bullock, Frank William Jr. (North Carolina)

Eliason, Russell Allen (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bull, Benjamin W. (Arizona)

Carden, Joshua W. (Arizona)

French, David A (Tennessee)

Lorence, Jordan W. (District of Columbia)

Schmidt, Robert Michael (North Carolina)

Shafer, Jeffrey A (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Rutledge, Joyce S (North Carolina)

Scherer, John P II (North Carolina)

Ziko, Thomas J (North Carolina)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Alpha Iota Omega Christian Fraternity v. Moeser

June 6, 2006 Docket
1

Verified Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and Nominal Damages

Aug. 25, 2004 Complaint
9

Order [Denying Motion to Remove Case from Mediation]

Oct. 6, 2004 Order/Opinion
29

Order and Preliminary Injunction

2005 WL 1720903

March 2, 2005 Order/Opinion
63

Memorandum Opinion [Granting Motion to Dismiss]

2006 WL 1286186

May 4, 2006 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Alpha Iota Omega v. Moeser

Alliance Defending Freedom

In 2004, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill de-recognized a Christian fraternity for refusing to incorporate into its organizational constitution the school’s religion and sexual orienta… April 19, 2020 http://centerforacademicfreedom.org/cases/alpha-iota-omega-v-moeser/

Docket

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**Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Eliason. AO Code 18AG (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004
64

ORDER signed by Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. on 5/4/06, for the reasons set forth in the memorandum opinion filed contemporaneously herewith, Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint [Doc. #44] is DENIED. FURTHER that Defendants' Second Motion to Dismiss and Suggestion of Mootness [Doc. #39] is GRANTED, and this action is DISMISSED. The parties shall bear their owncosts. (Welch, Kelly)

May 4, 2006 RECAP
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VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF AND NOMINAL DAMAGES; Filing Fee $150.00 Receipt #83663 (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 08/25/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004
2

SUMMONS issued for ALL DEFENDANTS (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 08/27/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Notice of Right to Consent 28 USC 636(c)(2) (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 08/27/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

CASE SELECTED FOR MEDIATION (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 08/27/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004
3

MOTION by ALL DEFENDANTS to Extend Time until 10/24/04 to serve answer or other response to the complaint with consent (J. Wilson) (Entered: 09/09/2004)

Sept. 8, 2004
4

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to JAMES MOESER, RICHARD T. WILLIAMS, NELSON SCHWAB III, JEAN ALMAND KITCHIN, TIMOTHY B. BURNETT, PHILIP G. CARSON, RUSSELL M. CARTER, JOHN B. ELLISON JR., PAUL FULTON JR., KAROL V. MASON, ROGER L. PERRY SR., A. DONALD STALLINGS, ROBERT W. WINSTON III, JONATHAN CURTIS on 8/25/04 by personal service on Leslie C. Strohm. Answer due on 9/14/04 for JONATHAN CURTIS, for ROBERT W. WINSTON III, for A. DONALD STALLINGS, for ROGER L. PERRY SR., for KAROL V. MASON, for PAUL FULTON for JOHN B. ELLISON JR., for RUSSELL M. CARTER, for PHILIP G. CARSON, for TIMOTHY B. BURNETT, for JEAN ALMAND KITCHIN, for NELSON SCHWAB III, for RICHARD T. WILLIAMS, for JAMES MOESER (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to MOLLY CORBETT BROAD, J. BRADLEY WILSON, J. CRAIG SOUZA, PATSY B. PERRY, BRADLEY T. ADCOCK, G. IRVIN ALDRIDGE, JAMES G. BABB, BRENT D. BARRINGER, J. ADDISON BELL, R. STEVE BOWDEN, F. EDWARD BROADWELL JR., WILLIAM L. BURNS JR., ANNE W. CATES, JOHN F.A.V. CECIL, JOHN W. DAVIS III, RAY S. FARRIS, DUDLEY E. FLOOD, HANNAH D. GAGE, WILLIE J. GILCHRIST, H. FRANK GRAINGER, PETER D. HANS, PETER KEBER, ADELAIDE DANIELS KEY, G. LEROY LAIL, CHARLES H. MERCER JR., CHARLES S. NORWOOD, CARY C. OWEN, JIM W. PHILLIPS JR., GLADYS ASHE ROBINSON, ESTELLE "BUNNY" SANDERS, PRISCILLA P. TAYLOR, ROBERT F. WARWICK, RICHARD T. WILLIAMS, BERT COLLINS executed on 8/25/04 by personal service on Leslie J. Winner. Answer due on 9/14/04 for ALL DEFENDANTS, for BERT COLLINS, for RICHARD T. WILLIAMS, for ROBERT F. WARWICK, PRISCILLA P. TAYLOR, for ESTELLE "BUNNY" SANDERS, for ASHE ROBINSON, for JIM W. PHILLIPS JR., for CARY C. OWEN, for CHARLES S. NORWOOD, for CHARLES H. MERCER JR., for G. LEROY LAIL, for ADELAIDE DANIELS KEY, for PETER KEBER, for PETER D. HANS, for H. FRANK GRAINGER, for WILLIE J. GILCHRIST, for HANNAH D. GAGE, for DUDLEY E. FLOOD, for RAY S. FARRIS, for JOHN W. DAVIS III, for JOHN F.A.V. CECIL, ANNE W. CATES, for WILLIAM L. BURNS JR., for F. EDWARD BROADWELL JR., for R. STEVE BOWDEN, for J. ADDISON BELL, for BRENT D. BARRINGER, for JAMES G. BABB, for G. IRVIN ALDRIDGE, for BRADLEY T. ADCOCK, for PATSY B. PERRY, for J. CRAIG SOUZA (N. Dickerson) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Motion(s) referred: [3−1] motion to Extend Time until 10/24/04 to serve answer or other response to the complaint referred to MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON (J. Wilson) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004
6

ORDER granting [3−1] motion to Extend Time until 10/24/04 to serve answer or other response to the complaint. Setting Answer deadline to 10/24/04 for ALL DEFENDANTS. Signed by MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON. Ccs. Dist. [EOD Date 9/17/04] (K. Welch) (Entered: 09/17/2004)

Sept. 17, 2004
7

MOTION (Request) by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK to remove case from mediation (K. Mckenzie) (Entered: 09/28/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Motion(s) referred: [7−1] motion to remove case from mediation referred to MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON (D. Mccarty) (Entered: 10/01/2004)

Oct. 1, 2004
8

RESPONSE by ALL DEFENDANTS to [7−1] motion to remove case from mediation by CARLON D. MYRICK, TREVOR J. HAMM, ALPHA IOTA OMEGA (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004
9

ORDER denying [7−1] motion to remove case from mediation without prejudice and their further request that this Court deviate from its normal practice of having a district judge and magistrate judge co−jointly work on this case is likewise denied. Ccs. dist. signed by MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON [EOD Date 10/6/04] (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Oct. 6, 2004
10

MOTION by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK for Preliminary Injunction (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004
11

BRIEF by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK in support of [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004
12

AFFIDAVIT of Stephanie A. Evans by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK Re: [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004
13

AFFIDAVIT of Jordan J. Selleck by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK Re: [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004
14

AFFIDAVIT of Jordan W. Lorence by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK Re: [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004
15

MOTION by ALL DEFENDANTS to Dismiss purs. to Rule 12(b)(1)(2) and (6) FRCP (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004
15

MOTION by ALL DEFENDANTS for stay of discovery pending resolution of motion to dismiss (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004
16

MEMORANDUM by ALL DEFENDANTS in support of [15−1] motion to Dismiss purs. to Rule 12(b)(1)(2) and (6) FRCP (J. Wilson) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004
17

MOTION by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA for JORDAN W. LORENCE to Appear Pro Hac Vice (N. Dickerson) Modified on 11/12/2004 (Entered: 11/12/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004
19

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION w/affidavits attached by ALL DEFENDANTS to [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction by CARLON D. MYRICK, TREVOR J. HAMM, ALPHA IOTA OMEGA (J. Wilson) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 15, 2004
20

MOTION by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK for oral argument (J. Wilson) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 18, 2004
21

BRIEF IN OPPOSITION by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK to [15−1] motion to Dismiss purs. to Rule 12(b)(1)(2) and (6) FRCP by ALL DEFENDANTS (J. Wilson) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 18, 2004
22

AFFIDAVIT of David O. Rutledge by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK Re: [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction (J. Wilson) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 18, 2004
23

REPLY BRIEF by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK to response to [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction by CARLON D. MYRICK, TREVOR J. HAMM, ALPHA IOTA OMEGA (K. Welch) (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 30, 2004
24

SECOND AFFIDAVIT of JORDAN W. LORENCE in support of [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction by CARLON D. MYRICK, TREVOR J. HAMM, ALPHA IOTA OMEGA (K. Welch) (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 30, 2004

Motion submission: [17−1] motion for JORDAN W. LORENCE to Appear Pro Hac Vice submitted, [18−1] motion for JOSHUA W. CARDEN to Appear Pro Hac Vice submitted to Judge Bullock (D. Mccarty) (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 30, 2004

Motion submission: [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction submitted, [15−1] motion for stay of discovery pending resolution of motion to dismiss submitted, [15−1] motion to Dismiss purs. to Rule 12(b)(1)(2) and (6) FRCP submitted, [20−1] motion for oral argument submitted to Judge Bullock (D. Mccarty) (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 30, 2004
25

ORDER granting [17−1] motion for JORDAN W. LORENCE to Appear Pro Hac Vice signed by JUDGE FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. Ccs. dist.[EOD Date 12/1/04] (J. Wilson) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004
26

ORDER granting [18−1] motion for JOSHUA W. CARDEN to Appear Pro Hac Vice signed by JUDGE FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. Ccs. dist.[EOD Date 12/1/04] (J. Wilson) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004
27

REPLY by ALL DEFENDANTS to response to [15−1] motion to Dismiss purs. to Rule 12(b)(1)(2) and (6) FRCP by ALL DEFENDANTS (J. Wilson) (Entered: 12/07/2004)

Dec. 6, 2004
28

NOTICE of Hearing: Motion Hearing set for 2:00 2/16/05 in GREENSBORO #3 COURTROOM for [20−1] motion for oral argument, set for 2:00 2/16/05 in GREENSBORO #3 COURTROOM for [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction, set for 2:00 2/16/05 in GREENSBORO #3 COURTROOM for [15−1] motion for stay of discovery pending resolution of motion to dismiss, set for 2:00 2/16/05 in GREENSBORO #3 COURTROOM for [15−1] motion to Dismiss purs. to Rule 12(b)(1)(2) and (6) FRCP ( before JUDGE FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. ) (D. Mccarty) (Entered: 01/04/2005)

Jan. 3, 2005

Motion hearing held re: [15−1] motion to Dismiss purs. to Rule 12(b)(1)(2) and (6) FRCP by ALL DEFENDANTS, [15−1] motion for stay of discovery pending resolution of motion to dismiss by ALL DEFENDANTS, [10−1] motion for Preliminary Injunction by CARLON D. MYRICK, TREVOR J. HAMM, ALPHA IOTA OMEGA, [20−1] motion for oral argument by CARLON D. MYRICK, TREVOR J. HAMM, ALPHA IOTA OMEGA before USDJ Frank W. Bullock, Jr., in GSO; Snyder court reporter. Motion to dismiss denied. Parties to prepare proposed consent order by 2/28/2005. (D. Mccarty) (Entered: 02/17/2005)

Feb. 16, 2005
29

ORDER and PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION granting 10 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, pending resolution of this case by a trial on the merits, or otherwise signed by Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. on 3/2/05. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 03/02/2005)

March 2, 2005
30

MOTION to postpone deadline for filing application for attorneys fees by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK. Responses due by 4/1/2005 (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 03/14/2005)

March 11, 2005
31

ANSWER to Complaint by RUSSELL M. CARTER, JOHN B. ELLISON, JR, PAUL FULTON, JR, KAROL V. MASON, ROGER L. PERRY, SR, A. DONALD STALLINGS, ROBERT W. WINSTON, III, JONATHAN CURTIS, MOLLY CORBETT BROAD, J. BRADLEY WILSON, J. CRAIG SOUZA, PATSY B. PERRY, BRADLEY T. ADCOCK, G. IRVIN ALDRIDGE, JAMES G. BABB, BRENT D. BARRINGER, J. ADDISON BELL, R. STEVE BOWDEN, F. EDWARD BROADWELL, JR, WILLIAM L. BURNS, JR, ANNE W. CATES, JOHN F.A.V. CECIL, JOHN W. DAVIS, III, RAY S. FARRIS, DUDLEY E. FLOOD, HANNAH D. GAGE, WILLIE J. GILCHRIST, H. FRANK GRAINGER, PETER D. HANS, PETER KEBER, ADELAIDE DANIELS KEY, G. LEROY LAIL, CHARLES H. MERCER, JR, CHARLES S. NORWOOD, CARY C. OWEN, JIM W. PHILLIPS, JR, GLADYS ASHE ROBINSON, ESTELLE "BUNNYSANDERS, PRISCILLA P. TAYLOR, ROBERT F. WARWICK, JAMES MOESER, RICHARD T. WILLIAMS, BERT COLLINS, ALL DEFENDANTS, RICHARD T. WILLIAMS, NELSON SCHWAB, III, JEAN ALMAND KITCHIN, TIMOTHY B. BURNETT, PHILIP G. CARSON.(Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 03/15/2005)

March 11, 2005

Case At Issue (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 03/15/2005)

March 11, 2005
32

ORDER Granting 30 MOTION to postpone deadline for filing application for attorneys fees filed by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J.HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK is postponed until 60 days after the expiration of any time period for appeals, or, if the decision is appealed, until 60 days after all appeals are completed in this case, whichever is later. "Appeals" include the time period to file a petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, and resolution of the case at the U.S. Supreme Court, whichever is latersigned by Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. on 3/16/05. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 03/18/2005)

March 16, 2005
33

NOTICE of Hearing:Initial Pretrial Conference set for 5/5/2005 02:00 PM in Winston−Salem Courtroom #3 before MAG/JUDGE RUSSELL A. ELIASON. (Williamson, Wanda) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 31, 2005
34

NOTICE of Hearing: Status Conference set for 5/5/2005 10:00 AM in Greensboro Courtroom #3 before JUDGE FRANK W. BULLOCK JR.. (McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 04/18/2005)

April 18, 2005
35

APPLICATION AND ORDER for JEFFREY A. SHAFER to appear Pro Hac Vice by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, CARLON D. MYRICK. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 04/28/2005)

April 26, 2005
36

Rule 26(f) Report (Joint) filed by all parties by RUSSELL M. CARTER, JOHN B. ELLISON, JR, JONATHAN CURTIS, MOLLY CORBETT BROAD, ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, BRADLEY T. ADCOCK, G. IRVIN ALDRIDGE, JAMES G. BABB, BRENT D. BARRINGER, J. ADDISON BELL, R. STEVE BOWDEN, F. EDWARD BROADWELL, JR, WILLIAM L. BURNS, JR, ANNE W. CATES, JOHN F.A.V. CECIL, JOHN W. DAVIS, III, RAY S. FARRIS, BERT COLLINS, ALL DEFENDANTS, TIMOTHY B. BURNETT, PHILIP G. CARSON. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 04/28/2005)

April 28, 2005

MOTIONS 36 Rule 26(f) Report (Joint) filed by all parties REFERRED to Mag/Judge Eliason. (Williamson, Wanda) (Entered: 04/28/2005)

April 28, 2005

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR.: Status Hearing held on 5/5/2005. (Court Reporter JoAnn Snyder.) (McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 05/05/2005)

May 5, 2005

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON : Initial Pretrial Conference held on 5/5/2005. The court approved the parties Jt. Rule 26(f) Report. (Court Reporter Jane Calhoun.) (Williamson, Wanda) (Entered: 05/05/2005)

May 5, 2005
38

RULE 26F ORDER (JOINT) signed by Mag/Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON that Plaintiffs Amended Pleadings due by 6/9/2005. Defendants Amended Pleadings due by 6/23/2005. Discovery due by 9/30/2005. Joinder of Parties for Plaintiff due by 6/9/2005. Joinder of Parties for Defendant due by 6/23/2005.on 5/5/05. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 05/05/2005)

May 5, 2005

MEDIATION Hearing set for no later than 9/30/2005. The parties to agree on a mediator by 6/5/2005. (Gammon, Cheryl) (Entered: 05/12/2005)

May 12, 2005
39

SECOND MOTION to Dismiss and Suggestion of Mootness by ALL DEFENDANTS. Responses due by 6/17/2005 (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 05/26/2005)

May 25, 2005
40

MEMORANDUM OF LAW re 39 MOTION to Dismiss by Defendant ALL DEFENDANTS. (Wilson, JoAnne) Modified on 6/16/2005 request pages 2−3 be replaced due to clerical error by defts (Wilson, JoAnne). (Entered: 05/26/2005)

May 25, 2005
41

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Joshua W. Carden by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY. Responses due by 6/30/2005 (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 06/09/2005)

June 7, 2005
42

ORDER Granting 41 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney signed by Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. on 7/14/05. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 06/16/2005)

June 14, 2005
43

OPPOSITION filed by Plaintiffs ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK re 39 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ALL DEFENDANTS. Replies due by 7/5/2005. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 06/22/2005)

June 20, 2005
44

MOTION for Leave to file Amended Complaint by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK. Responses due by 7/13/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5# 6 Exhibit 6# 7 Exhibit 7# 8 Exhibit 8# 9 Exhibit 9)(Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 06/22/2005)

June 20, 2005
45

REPLY, filed by Defendant ALL DEFENDANTS, to Response to 39 MOTION to Dismiss, Response to 44 MOTION for Leave file amended complaint (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 07/07/2005)

July 5, 2005
46

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 44 MOTION for Leave to amend complaint by Attorney JEFFREY A. SHAFER on behalf of Plaintiffs ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SHAFER, JEFFREY) (Entered: 07/12/2005)

July 12, 2005
47

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages of reply memorandum in support of motion for leave to file amended complaint by Attorney JEFFREY A. SHAFER on behalf of Plaintiffs ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SHAFER, JEFFREY) (Entered: 07/12/2005)

July 12, 2005
48

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 44 MOTION for Leave to file reply memorandum in support of motion for leave to file amended complaint by Attorney JEFFREY A. SHAFER on behalf of Plaintiffs ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SHAFER, JEFFREY) (Entered: 07/12/2005)

July 12, 2005
50

ORDER signed by Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. that Pltfs shall file any reply memorandum not to exceed twenty (20) pages in reply to Defts' response to Pltfs' motion to amend their complaint in the office of the Clerk of this court no later than 7/29/05. Replies due by 7/29/2005. on 7/14/05. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 07/14/2005)

July 14, 2005
51

NOTICE of Hearing: Bench Trial set for 4/3/2006 09:30 AM.(McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 07/20/2005)

July 20, 2005
52

REPLY, filed by Plaintiffs ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK, to Response to 44 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint filed by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK. (SHAFER, JEFFREY) (Entered: 07/29/2005)

July 29, 2005
53

Letter to counsel requesting the status of their selection of a mediator. Re: LR 83.10d(a). (Gammon, Cheryl) (Entered: 09/02/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005
54

Suggestion of Subsequently Decided Authority re 52 Reply to Response to Motion, Motion to Amend Complaint by Plaintiffs ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Subsequent Authority)(SHAFER, JEFFREY) (Entered: 10/24/2005)

Oct. 24, 2005

Telephone Notice to Atty. Robert Schmidt re: status of mediation.(Gammon, Cheryl) (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005

Telephone Notice from Atty. Jordon Lawrence − Motion to Dismiss is pending. Parties have not conducted discovery or moved forward on any of the matters addressed in the scheduling order because of the pending motion to dismiss. Whether the Court grants or denies the motion to dismiss will have significant bearing on whether the parties advance to discovery, and, if necessary, use a mediator. (Gammon, Cheryl) Modified on 12/16/2005 (Gammon, Cheryl). (Entered: 12/14/2005)

Dec. 14, 2005
55

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK. Responses due by 2/2/2006 (SCHMIDT, ROBERT) (Entered: 01/10/2006)

Jan. 10, 2006
56

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney JOYCE S. RUTLEDGE by on behalf of JAMES MOESER. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Order Permitting Joyce S. Rutledge to Withdraw)(RUTLEDGE, JOYCE) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006

NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES IN ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENT(S) re 55 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission. Improper format. Document to be resubmitted in proper format. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006
57

MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK. Responses due by 2/3/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SCHMIDT, ROBERT) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006

***Motions Submitted: 57 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Admission, 56 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney JOYCE S. RUTLEDGE to Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR.− (McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006

***Motion #55 terminated (McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006
58

ORDER signed by Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. on 1/17/06 Granting 56 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 01/18/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006
59

ORDER signed by Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK on 1/17/06 Granting 57 Motion for Pro Hac Vice Admission . (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 01/18/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006
61

NOTICE of Trial Calendar Bench Trial set for 4/3/2006 09:30 AM in Greensboro Courtroom #2 before CHIEF JUDGE N. C. TILLEY JR. (McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Feb. 1, 2006

Telephone Notice to/from Atty. Robert Schmidt re: mediation − Parties still have not conducted discovery or moved forward with mediation because of pending motion to dismiss. (Gammon, Cheryl) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. Motion Hearing held on 2/28/2006 re 39 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ALL DEFENDANTS, 44 MOTION for Leave filed by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK. Court will enter written order within the next 30 days. Case comes off the April 2006 master calendar (Court Reporter JoAnn Snyder.) (McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 03/01/2006)

Feb. 28, 2006
62

AFFIDAVIT of Jonathan Curtis re 39 MOTION to Dismiss and Suggestion of Mootness filed by Defendants RUSSELL M. CARTER, JOHN B. ELLISON, JR, PAUL FULTON, JR, KAROL V. MASON, ROGER L. PERRY, SR, A. DONALD STALLINGS, ROBERT W. WINSTON, III, JONATHAN CURTIS, MOLLY CORBETT BROAD, J. BRADLEY WILSON, J. CRAIG SOUZA, PATSY B. PERRY, BRADLEY T. ADCOCK, G. IRVIN ALDRIDGE, JAMES G. BABB, BRENT D. BARRINGER, J. ADDISON BELL, R. STEVE BOWDEN, F. EDWARD BROADWELL, JR, WILLIAM L. BURNS, JR, ANNE W. CATES, JOHN F.A.V. CECIL, JOHN W. DAVIS, III, RAY S. FARRIS, DUDLEY E. FLOOD, HANNAH D. GAGE, WILLIE J. GILCHRIST, H. FRANK GRAINGER, PETER D. HANS, PETER KEBER, ADELAIDE DANIELS KEY, G. LEROY LAIL, CHARLES H. MERCER, JR, CHARLES S. NORWOOD, CARY C. OWEN, JIM W. PHILLIPS, JR, GLADYS ASHE ROBINSON, ESTELLE "BUNNYSANDERS, PRISCILLA P. TAYLOR, ROBERT F. WARWICK, JAMES MOESER, RICHARD T. WILLIAMS, BERT COLLINS, ALL DEFENDANTS, RICHARD T. WILLIAMS, NELSON SCHWAB, III, JEAN ALMAND KITCHIN, TIMOTHY B. BURNETT, PHILIP G. CARSON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A 2005−2006 Official University Recognition Agreement for UNC−CH Student Co−Curricular Organizations# 2 Exhibit Exhibit B −− AIO Statement and Reservation of Rights# 3 Exhibit Exhibit C −− UNC−CH Official Notice of Recognition of AIO# 4 Exhibit Exhibit D −− UNC−CH General Ledger Report for AIO# 5 Exhibit Exhibit E −− AIO's Requests for Meeting Space)(ZIKO, THOMAS) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006
63

MEMORANDUM OPINION signed by Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. on 5/4/06. Re: Defendants' Second Motion to Dismiss Complaint and Suggestion of Mootness (filed May 25, 2005) and Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint(filed June 20, 2005). An order in accordance with this memorandum opinion shall be entered contemporaneously herewith.(Welch, Kelly) Additional attachment(s) added on 5/18/2006 (Sharp, Jim). (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 4, 2006
65

MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION, CORRECTION OR AMENDMENT by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK. Responses due by 5/25/2006 (SHAFER, JEFFREY) Modified on 5/17/2006 to accurately reflect title of document (Wilson, JoAnne). (Entered: 05/15/2006)

May 15, 2006
66

Memorandum in Support by ALPHA IOTA OMEGA CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY, TREVOR J. HAMM, CARLON D. MYRICK. Responses due by 5/25/2006 (SHAFER, JEFFREY) Modified on 6/19/2006 (McCarty, Dianne).

May 15, 2006
67

TRANSCRIPT STATUS CONFERENCE AND ORAL ARGUMENT ON DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS AND PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO AMEND for dates of 2/28/06 before Judge Frank W. Bullock, Jr., in Greensboro, NC; Court Reporter: Jo Ann M. Snyder. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 05/22/2006)

May 22, 2006
68

ORDER denying 65 Motion to Amend/Correct signed by Judge FRANK W. BULLOCK JR. on 6/6/06. (Wilson, JoAnne) (Entered: 06/06/2006)

June 6, 2006

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 25, 2004

Closing Date: June 6, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A campus Christian fraternity, which required its members and officers to be Christians and adhere to a statement of faith, refusing to sign the non-discrimination policy as a condition of receiving official recognition from the university, subsequently denied official recognition and accompanying benefits and privileges by the university.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, Orange), State

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Free Exercise Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2005 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Religious programs / policies

School/University policies

Type of Facility:

Government-run