Case: Gill v. Office of Personnel Management

1:09-cv-10309 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: March 3, 2009

Closed Date: 2013

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Case Summary

On March 3, 2009, several citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who were or had been married to same-sex partners under Massachusetts law filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, under the Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201-2202, and the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 701-706, against several agencies of the federal government. The plaintiffs, represented by public interest and private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and…

On March 3, 2009, several citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who were or had been married to same-sex partners under Massachusetts law filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, under the Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201-2202, and the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 701-706, against several agencies of the federal government. The plaintiffs, represented by public interest and private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief and for a review of administrative action, alleging equal protection violations. Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates Equal Protection by refusing to recognize lawful same-sex marriages for purposes of the laws governing benefits for federal employees and retirees, the Internal Revenue Code, and the Social Security laws, thereby denying plaintiffs protections and benefits that would be available to them were their spouses of the opposite sex.

On July 8, 2010, the Court (Judge Joseph L. Tauro) granted the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment. Gill v. Office of Pers. Mgmt., 699 F.Supp.2d 374 (D. Mass. 2010). (The decision was issued the same day as Judge Tauro's decision striking down DOMA on federalism grounds, in Massachusetts v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, 698 F.Supp.2d 234 (D. Mass. 2010), PB-MA-0005, and the two cases were consolidated on appeal.) The court found that there was no rational justification for denying benefits and protections to married same-sex couples that were provided to their opposite-sex counterparts, and thus held that the federal government violated the equal protection principles of the Fifth Amendment by doing so. The next month, the court issued an injunction barring the federal government from applying DOMA against plaintiffs, but on motion by the defendants agreed to stay the injunction for the duration of the appeals process.

On February 24, 2011, the Department of Justice indicated to the Court of Appeals that it had come to the conclusion that DOMA is unconstitutional and would cease defending it. (It would later file a brief in support of the plaintiffs' case on September 22.) In response, the "Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the House of Representatives" intervened to defend the act.

On August 23, 2011, the plaintiffs moved for an initial en banc hearing to expedite the case, but despite a supporting brief from the Department of Justice, the Court of Appeals (Chief Judge Sandra L. Lynch) denied the motion. After hearing arguments on April 4, 2012, on May 31 a three-judge panel of the First Circuit (Chief Judge Lynch, Judge Michael Boudin, and Judge Juan R. Torruella) unanimously affirmed the District Court's judgment in an opinion by Judge Boudin. Massachusetts v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Services, No. 10-2204, 2012 WL 1948017 (1st Cir. May 31, 2012). While the Court of Appeals refrained from applying heightened scrutiny, it also declined to employ hyper-deferential rational basis review; instead, the Court held that Supreme Court precedent in cases implicating the interests of historically disadvantaged minority groups (e.g. United States Department of Agriculture v. Moreno, 413 U.S. 528 (1973), City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, 473 U.S. 432 (1985), Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620 (1996)) and cases considering federal action in areas of traditional state concern (e.g. United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598 (2000), United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995)) suggested a more searching form of rational basis inquiry (so-called 'rational basis with bite'), and that the rationales given for DOMA did not hold up under this closer scrutiny. Injunctive relief has been stayed pending likely review by the Supreme Court; both the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the House of Representatives and the Department of Justice filed for certiorari review on June 29 and July 3, respectively.

On June 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States denied the petition for certiorari. 133 S. Ct. 2884 (2013). On July 1, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a mandate making the May 31, 2012 judgment the formal mandate of the Court.

Summary Authors

Christopher Schad (12/7/2012)

Claire Lally (2/22/2015)

Related Cases

Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, District of Massachusetts (2009)

Hara v. Office of Personnel Management, No Court (2009)

People

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Judge(s)

Boudin, Michael (Massachusetts)

Lynch, Sandra Lea (Massachusetts)

Tauro, Joseph Louis (Massachusetts)

Torruella, Juan R. (Puerto Rico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bickett, Samuel P. (Massachusetts)

Bonauto, Mary L. (Massachusetts)

Buseck, Gary D. (Massachusetts)

Cox, Melissa A. (District of Columbia)

Deneke, Catherine C. (Massachusetts)

Dunne, Matthew J. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Boudin, Michael (Massachusetts)

Lynch, Sandra Lea (Massachusetts)

Tauro, Joseph Louis (Massachusetts)

Torruella, Juan R. (Puerto Rico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bickett, Samuel P. (Massachusetts)

Bonauto, Mary L. (Massachusetts)

Buseck, Gary D. (Massachusetts)

Cox, Melissa A. (District of Columbia)

Deneke, Catherine C. (Massachusetts)

Dunne, Matthew J. (District of Columbia)

Eshghi, Nima R (Massachusetts)

Gershengorn, Ara B. (Massachusetts)

Halmkin, William E. (Massachusetts)

Henry, Vickie L. (Massachusetts)

Jones, Richard L. (Massachusetts)

Laporte, Claire (Massachusetts)

Miller, Matthew E. (Massachusetts)

Nagle, David J. (Massachusetts)

Platzer, Luke C. (District of Columbia)

Senier, Amy (Massachusetts)

Smith, Paul M. (District of Columbia)

Wu, Janson (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)

Flentje, August E. (District of Columbia)

Kingsley, Benjamin S. (District of Columbia)

Kircher, Kerry W. (District of Columbia)

Kopp, Robert E (District of Columbia)

Kruger, Leondra R. (District of Columbia)

Ortiz, Carmen M. (Massachusetts)

Pittard, William (District of Columbia)

Shah, Pratik A. (District of Columbia)

Simpson, W. Scott (District of Columbia)

Singer, Michael Jay (District of Columbia)

Srinivasan, Srikanth (District of Columbia)

Verrilli, Donald B. Jr. (District of Columbia)

West, Tony (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Barry-Smith, Christopher K. (Massachusetts)

Bartolomucci, H. Christopher (District of Columbia)

Boyle, Brian J. (Massachusetts)

Clement, Paul D. (District of Columbia)

Coakley, Martha (Massachusetts)

Davenport, Christine (District of Columbia)

Dugan, Conor Brendan (District of Columbia)

Ellsworth, Felicia H. (Massachusetts)

Fleming, Mark C. (Massachusetts)

Healey, Maura T. (Massachusetts)

Jacobson, Joshua D. (Massachusetts)

Moran, Philip D. (Massachusetts)

Nelson, Nicholas J. (District of Columbia)

O'Grady, Margaret E. (Massachusetts)

Schoenfeld, Alan E. (New York)

Tatelman, Todd B. (District of Columbia)

Walker, Mary Beth (District of Columbia)

Wolfson, Paul Reinherz (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:09-cv-10309

Docket [PACER]

Gill v. Office of Personnel Management

Jan. 19, 2011

Jan. 19, 2011

Docket
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3:10-cv-01750

Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive or Other Relief and for View of Agency Action

March 3, 2009

March 3, 2009

Complaint
1

1:09-cv-10309

Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive, Or Other Relief, and for Review of Agency Action

Gill v. OPM

March 3, 2009

March 3, 2009

Complaint

3:10-cv-01750

Re: Nancy Gill, et. al. v. Office of Personnel Management, et. al.

No Court

May 15, 2009

May 15, 2009

Notice Letter
65

1:09-cv-10309

Second Amended and Supplemental Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive, or Other Relief and for Review of Agency Action

May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

Complaint
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1:09-cv-10309

Memorandum

699 F.Supp.2d 374

July 8, 2010

July 8, 2010

Order/Opinion
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Amended Judgment

Aug. 17, 2010

Aug. 17, 2010

Order/Opinion
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10-02214

Department of Justice Letter Regarding Defense of Marriage Act Litigation

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Feb. 24, 2011

Feb. 24, 2011

Notice Letter

10-02214

Superseding Brief for the Office of Personnel Management

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Sept. 22, 2011

Sept. 22, 2011

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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1:09-cv-10309

Appeals From the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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COMPLAINT against all defendants Filing fee: $ 350, receipt number 01010000000002319846, filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Keith Toney, Albert Toney III, nancy gill, marcelle letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Supplement Local Category List)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 03/03/2009)

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Summons Issued as to Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Duong, Diep) (Entered: 03/03/2009)

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General Order 09-1, dated January 6, 2009 regarding the E-Government Act and Personal Identifiers entered. (Duong, Diep) (Entered: 03/03/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by William E. Halmkin on behalf of Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez (Halmkin, William) (Entered: 03/06/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Nima R. Eshghi on behalf of Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Keith Toney, Albert Toney III, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez (Eshghi, Nima) (Entered: 03/09/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Mary L. Bonauto on behalf of Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Keith Toney, Albert Toney III, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez (Bonauto, Mary) (Entered: 03/09/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Janson Wu on behalf of Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Keith Toney, Albert Toney III, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez (Wu, Janson) (Entered: 03/30/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by David J. Nagle on behalf of Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez (Nagle, David) (Entered: 03/30/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Richard L. Jones on behalf of Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez (Jones, Richard) (Entered: 03/30/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Amy Senier on behalf of Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau (Senier, Amy) (Entered: 04/22/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew E. Miller on behalf of Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau (Miller, Matthew) (Entered: 04/22/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Vickie L. Henry on behalf of Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau (Henry, Vickie) (Entered: 04/22/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Claire Laporte on behalf of Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau (Laporte, Claire) (Entered: 04/22/2009)

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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by Dean Hara (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 05/01/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by W. Scott Simpson on behalf of Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 05/01/2009)

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STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER REGARDING SCHEDULE by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America. (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 06/22/2009)

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Judge Joseph L. Tauro: Endorsed Stipulation and ORDER re: 16 Stipulation filed by John E. Potter, Eric H. Holder, Jr., Michael J Astrue, Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Postal Service, United States of America, Office of Personnel Management. (Abaid, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/26/2009)

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First AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants by all named plaintiffs, filed by Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman.(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 07/31/2009)

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Assented to MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Paul M. Smith Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 01010000000002544474. by Nancy Gill.(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 08/12/2009)

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MOTION to Dismiss by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America.(Simpson, W.) (Entered: 09/18/2009)

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 20 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America. (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 09/18/2009)

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Consent MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America.(Simpson, W.) (Entered: 09/18/2009)

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STIPULATION And Proposed Order Regarding Schedule by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 10/01/2009)

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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

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MOTION for Summary Judgment by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez.(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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Statement of Material Facts L.R. 56.1 re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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STATEMENT of facts re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment Non-Adjudicative. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 20 MOTION to Dismiss Opposition filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Nancy Gill and Marcelle Letourneau filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Martin Koski and James Fitzgerald filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Dean T. Hara filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - MSPB Initial Decision, # 2 Exhibit B - OPM Final Decision)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Mary Ritchie and Kathleen Bush filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Melba Abreu and Beatrice Hernandez filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Marlin Nabors and Jonathan Knight filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Mary and Dorene Bowe-Shulman filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Jo Ann Whitehead and Bette Jo Green filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Randell Lewis-Kendell filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Herbert Burtis filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 20 MOTION to Dismiss of Michael Lamb, Ph.D. filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - CV, # 2 Exhibit B - Organizational Statements)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 20 MOTION to Dismiss of Gary M. Segura, Ph.D. filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - CV, # 2 Exhibit B - Sources)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 20 MOTION to Dismiss of Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D. filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - References, # 2 Exhibit B - CV)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 20 MOTION to Dismiss of George Chauncey, Ph.D. filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - CV)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Gary D. Buseck filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - GAO Report 1997, # 2 Exhibit B - GAO Report 2004, # 3 Exhibit C - CBO Report 2004, # 4 Exhibit D - H. Rep. 104-664, # 5 Exhibit E - Email)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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Consent MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez.(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/17/2009)

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AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 20 MOTION to Dismiss of Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D. (Corrected) filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - References, # 2 Exhibit B - CV)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 11/19/2009)

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Nov. 19, 2009

Nov. 19, 2009

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Judge Joseph L. Tauro: ORDER entered. STIPULATION AND ORDER Re: Schedule(Abaid, Kimberly) (Entered: 11/23/2009)

Nov. 23, 2009

Nov. 23, 2009

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MOTION to Stay re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America.(Simpson, W.) (Entered: 12/04/2009)

Dec. 4, 2009

Dec. 4, 2009

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 47 MOTION to Stay re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America. (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 12/04/2009)

Dec. 4, 2009

Dec. 4, 2009

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Opposition re 47 MOTION to Stay re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 12/09/2009)

Dec. 9, 2009

Dec. 9, 2009

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Letter/request (non-motion) from W. Scott Simpson Counsel for Defendants, re: forthcoming motion for leave to file reply. (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 12/15/2009)

Dec. 15, 2009

Dec. 15, 2009

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America re 50 Letter/request (non-motion). (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 12/17/2009)

Dec. 17, 2009

Dec. 17, 2009

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Consent MOTION for Leave to File Reply by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Reply)(Simpson, W.) (Entered: 12/18/2009)

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Dec. 18, 2009

Dec. 18, 2009

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REPLY to Response to 47 MOTION to Stay re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America. (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 12/18/2009)

Dec. 18, 2009

Dec. 18, 2009

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REPLY to Response to 20 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America. (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 01/29/2010)

Jan. 29, 2010

Jan. 29, 2010

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Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss and Opposition re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America. (Simpson, W.) Modified docket text on 2/16/2010 (Abaid, Kimberly). (Entered: 01/29/2010)

Jan. 29, 2010

Jan. 29, 2010

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Response to Plaintiffs' Statement of Undisputed Facts Response by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America to 55 Opposition to Motion. (Attachments: # 1 Expedited Appeal Agreement - Whitehead, # 2 Expedited Appeal Agreement - Lewis-Kendell, # 3 Expedited Appeal Agreement - Burtis)(Simpson, W.) (Entered: 01/29/2010)

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3 Expedited Appeal Agreement - Lewis-Kendell

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4 Expedited Appeal Agreement - Burtis

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Jan. 29, 2010

Jan. 29, 2010

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Consent MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America.(Simpson, W.) (Entered: 01/29/2010)

Jan. 29, 2010

Jan. 29, 2010

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REPLY to Response to 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 02/16/2010)

Feb. 16, 2010

Feb. 16, 2010

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Second AFFIDAVIT in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Gary D. Buseck filed by Jo Ann Whitehead, Bette Jo Green, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Herbert Burtis, Marlin Nabors, Jonathan Knight, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Nancy Gill, Marcelle Letourneau, Martin Koski, James Fitzgerald, Dean Hara, Mary Ritchie, Kathleen Bush, Melba Abreu, Beatrice Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - OPM Initial Decision, # 2 Exhibit B - Hara Letter 5/4/09)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 02/16/2010)

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Feb. 16, 2010

Feb. 16, 2010

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60

STIPULATION re Notice of Hearing by Office of Personnel Management, United States Postal Service, John E. Potter, Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States of America. (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 03/16/2010)

March 16, 2010

March 16, 2010

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Judge Joseph L. Tauro: ORDER entered. STIPULATION AND ORDER(Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde) (Entered: 03/23/2010)

March 23, 2010

March 23, 2010

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 20 MOTION to Dismiss Opposition - Leave to File Granted On March 24, 2010 filed by Melba Abreu, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Herbert Burtis, Kathleen Bush, James Fitzgerald, Nancy Gill, Bette Jo Green, Dean Hara, Beatrice Hernandez, Jonathan Knight, Martin Koski, Marcelle Letourneau, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Marlin Nabors, Mary Ritchie, Jo Ann Whitehead. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 03/24/2010)

March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010

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Transcript of Summary Judgment Motion Hearing held on May 6, 2010, before Judge Joseph L. Tauro. The Transcript may be purchased through the Court Reporter, viewed at the public terminal, or viewed through PACER after it is released. Court Reporter Name and Contact Information: Carol Scott at 617-330-1377 Redaction Request due 6/8/2010. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/18/2010. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/16/2010. (Scalfani, Deborah) (Main Document 63 replaced on 6/3/2010) (Scalfani, Deborah). (Entered: 05/18/2010)

May 18, 2010

May 18, 2010

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NOTICE is hereby given that an official transcript of a proceeding has been filed by the court reporter in the above-captioned matter. Counsel are referred to the Court's Transcript Redaction Policy, a copy of which is attached to this entry.. (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 05/18/2010)

May 18, 2010

May 18, 2010

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AMENDED COMPLAINT with Defendants' Consent against Eric H. Holder, Jr., United States Postal Service, United States of America, John E. Potter, Office of Personnel Management, Michael J Astrue, filed by Melba Abreu, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Herbert Burtis, Kathleen Bush, James Fitzgerald, Nancy Gill, Bette Jo Green, Dean Hara, Beatrice Hernandez, Jonathan Knight, Martin Koski, Marcelle Letourneau, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Marlin Nabors, Mary Ritchie, Jo Ann Whitehead.(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 05/25/2010)

May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

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66

Amended AFFIDAVIT of Melba Abreu and Beatrice Hernandez in Support re 25 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Melba Abreu, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Herbert Burtis, Kathleen Bush, James Fitzgerald, Nancy Gill, Bette Jo Green, Dean Hara, Beatrice Hernandez, Jonathan Knight, Martin Koski, Marcelle Letourneau, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Marlin Nabors, Mary Ritchie, Jo Ann Whitehead. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 05/25/2010)

May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

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67

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Gary D. Buseck of Nima R. Eshghi (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 06/01/2010)

June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

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NOTICE of Appearance by Catherine C. Deneke on behalf of Melba Abreu, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Herbert Burtis, Kathleen Bush, James Fitzgerald, Nancy Gill, Bette Jo Green, Dean Hara, Beatrice Hernandez, Jonathan Knight, Martin Koski, Marcelle Letourneau, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Marlin Nabors, Mary Ritchie, Jo Ann Whitehead (Deneke, Catherine) (Entered: 06/18/2010)

June 18, 2010

June 18, 2010

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69

Judge Joseph L. Tauro: ORDER entered. For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum, this court hereby orders that: Defendants Motion to Dismiss [#20] is ALLOWED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Specifically, Defendants Motion to Dismiss [#20] is DENIED as to all claims, except Plaintiff Dean Haras claim for enrollment in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan.Plaintiffs Motion for Summary Judgment [#25] is ALLOWED.IT IS SO ORDERED. (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde) (Entered: 07/08/2010)

July 8, 2010

July 8, 2010

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Judge Joseph L. Tauro: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER entered. (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde) (Entered: 07/08/2010)

July 8, 2010

July 8, 2010

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Judge Joseph L. Tauro: JUDGMENT ORDER entered. (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde) (Entered: 08/12/2010)

Aug. 12, 2010

Aug. 12, 2010

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Joint MOTION to Alter Judgment and Unopposed Motion for Stay Pending Appeal by Melba Abreu, Dorene Bowe-Shulman, Mary Bowe-Shulman, Herbert Burtis, Kathleen Bush, James Fitzgerald, Nancy Gill, Bette Jo Green, Dean Hara, Beatrice Hernandez, Jonathan Knight, Martin Koski, Marcelle Letourneau, Randell Lewis-Kendell, Marlin Nabors, Mary Ritchie, Jo Ann Whitehead. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Amended Judgment, # 2 Text of Proposed Order for Stay Pending Appeal)(Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 08/13/2010)

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Aug. 13, 2010

Aug. 13, 2010

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Judge Joseph L. Tauro: ORDER entered ALLOWED 72 Motion to Alter Judgment and Unopposed Motion for Stay Pending Appeal. (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde) (Entered: 08/18/2010)

Aug. 17, 2010

Aug. 17, 2010

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Judge Joseph L. Tauro: AMENDED JUDGMENT entered. (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde) (Entered: 08/18/2010)

Aug. 17, 2010

Aug. 17, 2010

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Judge Joseph L. Tauro: ORDER entered. The Defendants' Motion is GRANTED and the JUDGMENT in this action is STAYED pending the disposition of any Appeal filed by the Defendants. (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde) (Entered: 08/18/2010)

Aug. 17, 2010

Aug. 17, 2010

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MOTION to Intervene by Lamar Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Proposed Notice of Appeal)(Moran, Philip) (Entered: 10/05/2010)

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Oct. 5, 2010

Oct. 5, 2010

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 76 MOTION to Intervene filed by Lamar Smith. (Moran, Philip) (Entered: 10/05/2010)

Oct. 5, 2010

Oct. 5, 2010

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78

NOTICE of Appearance by Philip D. Moran on behalf of Lamar Smith (Moran, Philip) (Entered: 10/05/2010)

Oct. 5, 2010

Oct. 5, 2010

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Brian W. Raum, Byron J. Babione, Dale Schowengerdt Filing fee: $ 150, receipt number 0101-3096041 by Lamar Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Brian W. Raum for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Certificate of Byron J. Babione for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, # 3 Certificate of Dale Schowengerdt for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, # 4 Proposed Order)(Moran, Philip) (Entered: 10/05/2010)

1 Certificate of Brian W. Raum for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

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2 Certificate of Byron J. Babione for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

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3 Certificate of Dale Schowengerdt for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

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4 Proposed Order

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Oct. 5, 2010

Oct. 5, 2010

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80

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 74 Order by Michael J Astrue, Eric H. Holder, Jr., Office of Personnel Management, John E. Potter, United States Postal Service, United States of America Fee Status: US Government. NOTICE TO COUNSEL: A Transcript Report/Order Form, which can be downloaded from the First Circuit Court of Appeals web site at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/clerks/transcript.htm MUST be completed and submitted to the Court of Appeals. Counsel shall register for a First Circuit CM/ECF Appellate Filer Account at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/cmecf. Counsel shall also review the First Circuit requirements for electronic filing by visiting the CM/ECF Information section at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/efiling.htm. US District Court Clerk to deliver official record to Court of Appeals by 11/1/2010. (Simpson, W.) (Entered: 10/12/2010)

Oct. 12, 2010

Oct. 12, 2010

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Certified and Transmitted Abbreviated Electronic Record on Appeal to US Court of Appeals re 80 Notice of Appeal, (Ramos, Jeanette) (Entered: 10/13/2010)

Oct. 13, 2010

Oct. 13, 2010

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NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL as to 70 Memorandum & ORDER, 69 Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment,, 74 Order by Dean Hara. ( Reason the filer is exempt from the payment of the fee: Filing Fee paid.) NOTICE TO COUNSEL: A Transcript Report/Order Form, which can be downloaded from the First Circuit Court of Appeals web site at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/clerks/transcript.htm MUST be completed and submitted to the Court of Appeals. Counsel shall register for a First Circuit CM/ECF Appellate Filer Account at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/cmecf. Counsel shall also review the First Circuit requirements for electronic filing by visiting the CM/ECF Information section at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/efiling.htm. US District Court Clerk to deliver official record to Court of Appeals by 11/2/2010. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 10/13/2010)

Oct. 13, 2010

Oct. 13, 2010

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Certified and Transmitted Abbreviated Electronic Record on Appeal to US Court of Appeals re 82 Notice of Cross Appeal, (Ramos, Jeanette) (Entered: 10/14/2010)

Oct. 14, 2010

Oct. 14, 2010

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84

USCA Case Number 10-2214 for 82 Notice of Cross Appeal, filed by Dean Hara. (Ramos, Jeanette) (Entered: 10/14/2010)

Oct. 14, 2010

Oct. 14, 2010

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NOTICE OF ATTORNEY PAYMENT OF FEES as to 82 Notice of Cross Appeal,,, by Plaintiff Dean Hara. Filing fee $ 455, receipt number 0101-3112453. Payment Type : APPEAL. (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 10/18/2010)

Oct. 18, 2010

Oct. 18, 2010

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86

NOTICE of Withdrawal re 76 MOTION to Intervene by Lamar Smith (Moran, Philip) (Modified on 10/20/2010 to correct docket entry Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde). (Entered: 10/18/2010)

Oct. 18, 2010

Oct. 18, 2010

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87

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Gary D. Buseck of Samuel P. Bickett (Buseck, Gary) (Entered: 10/22/2010)

Oct. 22, 2010

Oct. 22, 2010

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88

USCA Judgment as to 82 Notice of Cross Appeal, filed by Dean Hara, 80 Notice of Appeal, filed by John E. Potter, Eric H. Holder, Jr., Michael J Astrue, United States Postal Service, United States of America, Office of Personnel Management. Upon consideration whereof, it is now here ordered, adjudged and decreed as follows: The judgment of the district court is affirmed. The mandate is stayed, maintaining the district court's stay of its injunctive judgment, pending further order of this court. The parties will bear their own costs on these appeals. Judgment issued in the USCA 5/31/2012 (Ramos, Jeanette) (Entered: 05/31/2012)

May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012

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OPINION of USCA as to 82 Notice of Cross Appeal, filed by Dean Hara, 80 Notice of Appeal, filed by John E. Potter, Eric H. Holder, Jr., Michael J Astrue, United States Postal Service, United States of America, Office of Personnel Management. Opinion issued in the USCA 5/31/2012 (Ramos, Jeanette) (Entered: 05/31/2012)

May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012

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90

Letter/Non-motion) regarding ruling on case from Kristopher Kadrimas. (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde) (Entered: 06/14/2012)

June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

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Case Appealed to Supreme Court of the United States, Case Number 12−13. (Paine, Matthew) (Entered: 06/28/2013)

July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012

93

Order entered from the U.S. Supreme Court. The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari is Denied. (Paine, Matthew) (Entered: 06/28/2013)

June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013

94

MANDATE of USCA as to 82 Notice of Cross Appeal filed by Dean Hara, 80 Notice of Appeal filed by John E. Potter, Eric H. Holder, Jr., Michael J Astrue, United States Postal Service, United States of America, Office of Personnel Management. Appeal 82 , 80 Terminated (Paine, Matthew) (Entered: 07/02/2013)

July 1, 2013

July 1, 2013

91

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Amy Senier (Senier, Amy) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

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Case Details

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 3, 2009

Closing Date: 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

several citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who were or had been married to same-sex partners under Massachusetts law

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Office of Personnel Management, Federal

U.S. Postal Service, Federal

Social Security Administration, Federal

The United States of America, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2013 - 0

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Marriage

Discrimination-basis:

Sexual orientatation

Benefit Source:

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Social Security Retirement and Death Benefit