Case: Cooper-Harris v. United States

2:12-cv-00887 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Feb. 1, 2012

Closed Date: 2014

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Case Summary

On February 1, 2012, a military veteran with multiple sclerosis who married her wife in California in 2008 filed suit challenging DOMA and other laws governing the Department of Veterans Affairs. The plaintiff, represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU of Southern California, and private counsel, alleged that the laws violated her equal protection rights, because she would be entitled to larger monthly disability payments if she were recognized as a legally married person. She so…

On February 1, 2012, a military veteran with multiple sclerosis who married her wife in California in 2008 filed suit challenging DOMA and other laws governing the Department of Veterans Affairs. The plaintiff, represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU of Southern California, and private counsel, alleged that the laws violated her equal protection rights, because she would be entitled to larger monthly disability payments if she were recognized as a legally married person. She sought declaratory relief under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2001-2202.

The House Republican-appointed "Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group" (BLAG) appeared to defend the constitutionality of the challenged statutes. BLAG sought a stay of proceedings while similar issues were resolved in Golinski v. OPM, a DOMA case in the 9th Circuit. On August 3, 2012, Judge Consuelo B. Marshall, the district court judge in this case, denied the stay.

In December, after the Supreme Court granted review on the issue in United States v. Windsor, BLAG renewed its motion for a stay, pending the outcome in the Supreme Court. The U.S. has declined to defend the constitutionality of the statutes in question, but it filed a motion to dismiss, on the grounds that the Veterans' Judicial Review Act confers exclusive jurisdiction on the VA Secretary over benefits claims, depriving the district court here of jurisdiction to order an award of benefits. The U.S. noted that this plaintiff had already initiated proceedings before the VA (though those proceedings were stalled). On August 29, the court denied the defendant's motion to dismiss.

On March 12, 2014, Judge Marshall declared that DOMA was unconstitutional under the equal protection component of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The court ruled against sections within DOMA that required a "spouse" or "surviving spouse" to be a member of the opposite sex. The defendants were enjoined from using DOMA to deny recognition of the plaintiff's same-sex marriage, which had been recognized by the State of California.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Alex Colbert-Taylor (6/25/2013)

Megan Dolan (10/25/2015)

People

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Judge(s)

Marshall, Consuelo Bland (California)

Wistrich, Andrew J. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ali, Rubina (New York)

Benedetto, Matthew D. (California)

Lee, Randall R. (California)

Levin, Joseph J. Jr. (Alabama)

Marder, Eugene (California)

Noble, Daniel S. (New York)

Romero, Adam P. (New York)

Short, Caren E. (Alabama)

Judge(s)

Marshall, Consuelo Bland (California)

Wistrich, Andrew J. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ali, Rubina (New York)

Benedetto, Matthew D. (California)

Lee, Randall R. (California)

Levin, Joseph J. Jr. (Alabama)

Marder, Eugene (California)

Noble, Daniel S. (New York)

Romero, Adam P. (New York)

Short, Caren E. (Alabama)

Sun, Christine Patricia (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lin, Jean (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Bartolomucci, H. Christopher (District of Columbia)

Clement, Paul D. (District of Columbia)

Davenport, Christine (District of Columbia)

Dugan, Conor Brendan (District of Columbia)

Kircher, Kerry W. (District of Columbia)

Konar, Kirsten W. (District of Columbia)

McGinley, Michael H. (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Nicholas J. (District of Columbia)

Pittard, William (District of Columbia)

Tatelman, Todd B. (District of Columbia)

Walker, Mary Beth (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket [PACER]

Cooper Harris v. United States of America

March 13, 2014 Docket
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IN CHAMBERS/OFF THE RECORD (Order)

Cooper-Harris v. USA

Feb. 14, 1994 Order/Opinion
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Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive, and Other Relief

Cooper-Harris v. United States of America

Feb. 1, 2012 Complaint
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ORDER GRANTING BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES’ LEAVE TO INTERVENE AND WAIVER OF LOCAL RULE 83-2.3 AS TO BANCROFT PLLC

Cooper-Harris v. USA

May 22, 2012 Order/Opinion
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Protective Order

Cooper−Harris v. USA

Oct. 24, 2012 Order/Opinion
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ORDER DENYING INTERVENORDEFENDANT’S MOTION TO EXCLUDE THE EXPERT TESTIMONY OF DR. LAWRENCE J. KORB AND MAJ. GEN. (RET.) DENNIS LAICH

Cooper-Harris v. USA

Feb. 8, 2013 Order/Opinion
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Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment

Cooper-Harris v. Department of Veterans Affairs

Feb. 20, 2013 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment

Cooper-Harris v. Department of Veterans Affairs

965 F.Supp.2d 1139

Aug. 29, 2013 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Tracy Cooper-Harris, et al. v. United States of America, et al.

SPLC

Tracey Cooper-Harris served her country for 12 years in the U.S. Army. She received more than two dozen medals and commendations, and was honorably discharged in 2003. In 2010, she was diagnosed with… Aug. 29, 2013 https://www.splcenter.org/seeking-justice/case-docket/tracey-cooper-harris-et-al-v-united-states-america-et-al

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4148116/tracey-cooper-harris-v-united-states-of-america/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against defendants Eric H Holder, Jr, Eric K Shinseki, United States of America. Case assigned to Judge Consuelo B. Marshall for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Andrew J Wistrich.(Filing fee $ 350 PAID), filed by plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris.(esa) (mg). (Entered: 02/02/2012)

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STANDING ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (lom) (Entered: 02/03/2012)

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CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE OF INTFERESTED PARTIES filed by plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (esa) (mg). (Entered: 02/02/2012)

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NOTICE OF FILING FEE DUE on Pro Hac Vice Application mailed to Joseph J. Levin, Jr. for Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Your Pro Hac Vice application has not been received by the court. Please return your completed Application of Non-Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case, form G-64, or a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing of your application and the $325.00 fee and this notice immediately. Out-of-state federal government attorneys who are not employed by the U. S. Department of Justice are required to file a Pro Hac Vice application; no filing fee is required. (esa) (Entered: 02/02/2012)

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NOTICE OF FILING FEE DUE on Pro Hac Vice Application mailed to Caren E. Short for Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Your Pro Hac Vice application has not been received by the court. Please return your completed Application of Non-Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case, form G-64, or a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing of your application and the $325.00 fee and this notice immediately. Out-of-state federal government attorneys who are not employed by the U. S. Department of Justice are required to file a Pro Hac Vice application; no filing fee is required. (esa) (Entered: 02/02/2012)

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NOTICE OF FILING FEE DUE on Pro Hac Vice Application mailed to Daniel S. Noble for Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Your Pro Hac Vice application has not been received by the court. Please return your completed Application of Non-Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case, form G-64, or a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing of your application and the $325.00 fee and this notice immediately. Out-of-state federal government attorneys who are not employed by the U. S. Department of Justice are required to file a Pro Hac Vice application; no filing fee is required. (esa) (Entered: 02/02/2012)

Feb. 2, 2012 PACER
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APPLICATION for attorney Joseph J. Levin, Jr. to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (PHV FEE PAID.) filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Lodged Application of Non Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case. (lt) (Entered: 02/08/2012)

Feb. 3, 2012 PACER
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APPLICATION for attorney Caren E. Short to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (PHV FEE PAID.) filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Lodged Application of Non Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case. (lt) (Entered: 02/08/2012)

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APPLICATION for attorney Daniel S. Noble to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (PHV FEE PAID.) filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Lodged Application of Non Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case. (lt) (Entered: 02/08/2012)

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ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: granting 9 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Daniel S. Noble on behalf of Plaintiffs, designating Randall R. Lee as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 02/08/2012)

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ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: granting 7 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Joseph J. Levin, Jr. on behalf of Plaintiffs, designating Randall R. Lee as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 02/08/2012)

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ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: granting 8 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Caren E. Short on behalf of Plaintiffs, designating Randall R. Lee as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 02/08/2012)

Feb. 3, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Jean Lin on behalf of Defendants Eric H Holder, Jr, Eric K Shinseki, United States of America (Lin, Jean) (Entered: 02/22/2012)

Feb. 22, 2012 PACER
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PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris, upon Defendant All Defendants. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon the United States Attorneys Office by delivering a copy to Pat Myles. Executed upon the Attorney Generals Office of the United States by delivering a copy to Eric Holder. Executed upon the officer agency or corporation by delivering a copy to Emily Sase, Dept. of Justice. Service was executed in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Due diligence declaration NOT attached. Registered or certified mail return receipt attached. Original Summons returned. (Lee, Randall) (Entered: 02/23/2012)

Feb. 23, 2012 PACER
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PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris, REGARDING STANDING ORDER served on 02/03/2012. (Lee, Randall) (Entered: 02/23/2012)

Feb. 23, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE to the Court regarding decision not to defend filed by Defendants Eric H Holder, Jr, Eric K Shinseki, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1, # 2 Attachment 2, # 3 Attachment 3, # 4 Attachment 4)(Lin, Jean) (Entered: 02/24/2012)

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NOTICE OF UNOPPOSED MOTION AND MOTION for Leave to Intervene filed by Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. Motion set for hearing on 5/7/2012 at 10:00 AM before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (lom) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

April 2, 2012 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES in Support of UNOPPOSED MOTION to Intervene 17 filed by Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (lom) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

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NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Kerry W Kircher on behalf of Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (lom) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

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NOTICE of Appearance of Conor B Dugan at Bancroft PLLC filed by attorney Kerry W Kircher on behalf of Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (lom) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

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NOTICE of Appearance of Nicholas J Nelson filed by attorney Kerry W Kircher on behalf of Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (lom) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

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NOTICE of Appearance of Paul D Clement filed by attorney Kerry W Kircher on behalf of Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (lom) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

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NOTICE of Appearance of H. Christopher Bartolomucci filed by attorney Kerry W Kircher on behalf of Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (lom) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

April 2, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF FILING FEE DUE on Pro Hac Vice Application mailed to attorney Kerry W Kircher re P. Clement, H. Bartolomucci, C. Dugan, N. Nelson of Bancroft PLLC, for Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (lom) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

April 4, 2012 PACER
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Joint STIPULATION to Reschedule Briefing Schedule filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Short, Caren) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

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NOTICE OF NON-OPPOSITION to MOTION to Intervene 17 Response filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1 to Response, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2 to Response, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3 to Response)(Lee, Randall) (Entered: 04/05/2012)

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April 5, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: Plaintiffs and Defendants will file their responses to the House's motion to intervene on or before Tuesday, April 10,2012; The House will file its reply to the Plaintiffs' and Defendants' responses to the House's motion to intervene on or before Tuesday, April 17, 2012; the House will file any motion to stay proceedings by the later of Monday, April 30, 2012, or seven (7) calendar days after the Court grants the House's motion to intervene; Plaintiffs will file their response to the House's motion to stay on or before twenty-one (21) calendar days after the date the House files its motion to stay;the House will file any reply to the Plaintiffs' response to the House's motion to stay on or before fourteen (14) calendar days after the date the Plaintiffs file their response; and, if the House's motion to stay is denied in whole or in part, then within fourteen (14) calendar days of the entry of the Court's order on the House's motion to stay, the parties will: (i) meet and confer, in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26, regarding a discovery and dispositive motion briefing schedule; and (ii) file a Rule 26(f)(2) report. If necessary, the parties jointly will seek a scheduling conference with the Court as soon as they can be heard. 25 (jl) Modified on 4/6/2012 (lt). (Entered: 04/05/2012)

April 5, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE OF NON-OPPOSITION to MOTION to Intervene 17 filed by Defendants Eric H Holder, Jr, Eric K Shinseki, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Lin, Jean) (Entered: 04/10/2012)

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April 10, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Order for Granting Motion for Cancellation of Pro Hac Vice Notice or Waiver of Local Rule 83-2.3 filed by Proposed Intervenor Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. Motion set for hearing on 5/14/2012 at 10:00 AM before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 04/13/2012)

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April 13, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information for attorney Matthew D Benedetto counsel for Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Daniel Scott Noble will no longer receive service of documents from the Clerks Office for the reason indicated in the G-06 Notice.Daniel Scott Noble is no longer attorney of record for the aforementioned party in this case for the reason indicated in the G-06 Notice. Filed by plaintiff Tracey Cooper-Harris and Maggie Cooper-Harris (Benedetto, Matthew) (Entered: 04/13/2012)

April 13, 2012 PACER
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REPLY to Executive Branch Defendants in Support of MOTION to Intervene 17 filed by Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 04/17/2012)

April 17, 2012 RECAP
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MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: MOTION to Intervene 17 is continued to May 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (jl) (Entered: 04/17/2012)

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REPLY MOTION to Intervene 17 Reply to Plaintiffs' Response filed by Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 04/17/2012)

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April 17, 2012 RECAP
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APPLICATION for attorney Adam Romero to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (PHV FEE PAID.) filed by plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Lodged Proposed Order. (ak) (Entered: 04/20/2012)

April 18, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: MOTION for Order for Granting Motion for Cancellation of Pro Hac Vice Notice or Waiver of Local Rule 83-2.3 29 and MOTION to Intervene 17 are continued to May 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (jl) (Entered: 05/07/2012)

May 7, 2012 RECAP
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Minute Order by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: Unopposed Motion of The Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of The U. S. House of Representatives for Leave to Intervene 17 and Motion of Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U. S. House of Representatives for an Order Granting Cancellation of Pro Hac Vice Notice or Waiver of Local Rule 83-2.3 29 are submitted without oral argument. (jl) (Entered: 05/10/2012)

May 10, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE of Supplemental Authorities filed by Proposed Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 05/21/2012)

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MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: GRANTING Unopposed Motion for Cancellation of Pro Hac Vice Notice or Waiver of Local Rule 83-2.3 29 GRANTING Unopposed Motion for Leave to Intervene 17 (jl) (Entered: 05/22/2012)

May 22, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Stay Case pending ruling of United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Golinksi v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Case Nos. 12-15388 & 12-15079 filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. Motion set for hearing on 7/2/2012 at 11:00 AM before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion for Stay, # 2 Proposed Order)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 05/29/2012)

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May 29, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: granting 34 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Adam P. Romero on behalf of Plaintiff, designating Randall R. Lee as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 06/07/2012)

June 6, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: MOTION to Stay Case is continued to July 23, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. Opposition Brief shall be filed on or before June 18, 2012, Reply Brief, if any, shall be filed on or before June 25, 2012. (jl) Modified on 6/13/2012 (lom). (Entered: 06/13/2012)

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition to MOTION to Stay Case pending ruling of United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Golinksi v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Case Nos. 12-15388 & 12-15079 39 filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Tracey Cooper-Harris In Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to Intervenor-Defendant's Motion to Stay, # 2 Declaration of Maggie Cooper-Harris In Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to Intervenor-Defendant's Motion to Stay)(Lee, Randall) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

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June 18, 2012 RECAP
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REPLY in Support of MOTION to Stay Case pending ruling of United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Golinksi v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Case Nos. 12-15388 & 12-15079 39 filed by Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 06/25/2012)

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 07/06/2012)

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July 6, 2012 RECAP
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MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: MOTION to Stay Case 39 is submitted without oral arguments as of July 23, 2012. (jl) (Entered: 07/19/2012)

July 19, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 07/20/2012)

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 07/31/2012)

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July 31, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Change of address by Adam P Romero attorney for Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Changing attorneys address to 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007. Filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Romero, Adam) (Entered: 08/01/2012)

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority filed by plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Benedetto, Matthew) (Entered: 08/01/2012)

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MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: denying 39 Motion to Stay Case (jl) (Entered: 08/03/2012)

Aug. 3, 2012 RECAP
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JOINT REPORT Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan ; estimated length of trial 5, filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris.. (Romero, Adam) (Entered: 08/17/2012)

Aug. 17, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information for attorney H Christopher Bartolomucci counsel for Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. Filed by movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives (Bartolomucci, H) (Entered: 10/02/2012)

Oct. 2, 2012 PACER
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APPLICATION for attorney Rubina Ali to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (PHV FEE PAID.) filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Lodged Application of Non Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case. (lt) (Entered: 11/16/2012)

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PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris, re APPLICATION for attorney Rubina Ali to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (PHV FEE PAID.) 57 served on 10/10/12. (lt) (Entered: 11/17/2012)

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Joint STIPULATION for Protective Order filed by plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Benedetto, Matthew) (Entered: 10/17/2012)

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PROTECTIVE ORDER re Stipulation 53 by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. This Protective Order shall govern the production and use in the abovecaptioned action of "Protected Materials," produced or provided by any party in response to a discovery request or as a required disclosure. (Refer to attached document for details.) (lom) (Entered: 10/25/2012)

Oct. 24, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: granting 57 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Rubina Ali on behalf of Plaintiffs, designating Randall R. Lee as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 11/16/2012)

Oct. 24, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION IN LIMINE to Exclude the Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. Motion set for hearing on 12/10/2012 at 10:00 AM before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 11/06/2012)

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MEMORANDUM in Support of MOTION IN LIMINE to Exclude the Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich MOTION IN LIMINE to Exclude the Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich 55 filed by Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 11/06/2012)

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition to MOTION IN LIMINE to Exclude the Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich MOTION IN LIMINE to Exclude the Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich 55 filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Korb CV), # 2 Exhibit B (Korb Bibliography), # 3 Exhibit C (Korb Studies Cited), # 4 Exhibit D (Korb Deposition Excerpts), # 5 Exhibit E (Laich CV), # 6 Exhibit F (Laich Deposition Excerpts))(Romero, Adam) (Entered: 11/19/2012)

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EXPARTE APPLICATION for Extension of Time to File Reply in Support of Its Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order Extending Time)(Bartolomucci, H) (Entered: 11/21/2012)

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REPLY in support of MOTION IN LIMINE to Exclude the Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich MOTION IN LIMINE to Exclude the Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich 55 filed by Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Bartolomucci, H) (Entered: 11/26/2012)

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EX PARTE APPLICATION for Leave to Appear by Telephone for December 10, 2012 Hearing on Motion to Exclude filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 12/04/2012)

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Dec. 4, 2012 PACER
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IN CHAMBER MINUTE ORDER/OFF THE RECORD by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. The previously scheduled Motion to Exclude the Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich (doc #55)scheduled for hearing on 12/10/2012 at 11:00 A.M. has been rescheduled. The Motion will now be set for hearing on December 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (cs) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 12/07/2012)

Dec. 7, 2012 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: denying 63 Ex Parte Application of Intervenor-Defendant for Counsel to Appear by Telephone. (lom) Modified on 12/11/2012 (lom). (Vacating Order, see document no. 67 .) (Entered: 12/10/2012)

Dec. 7, 2012 PACER
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SCHEDULING NOTICE IN CHAMBER MINUTE ORDER/OFF THE RECORD. The Motion To Exclude Hearing scheduled to be heard on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. will be RELOCATED and heard in COURTROOM #4 (located next door to Judge Marshall's regular courtroom #2) at 9:00 a.m. by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (cs) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 12/10/2012)

Dec. 10, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. The matter before the hearing on Intervener-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's ("BLAG") Motion to Exclude the Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich currently scheduled for December 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. 55, 64, 66 . Multiple parties have requested either formally or informally to appear at this hearing telephonically. The Court formally denied BLAG's request to appear telephonically on December 7, 2012. The Court hereby ORDERS that any party in this case may make a telephonic appearance at this hearing on December 14, 2012 and need not appear in person. The Court VACATES its December 7, 2012 order denying BLAG's request to appear telephonically. Judge Marshall's temporary courtroom deputy clerk will arrange the call-in logistics with the parties prior to December 14, 2012. (lom) (Entered: 12/11/2012)

Dec. 11, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by defendants Eric H Holder, Jr, Eric K Shinseki, United States of America. Motion set for hearing on 2/25/2013 at 10:00 AM before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum Points and Authorities in Support of Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction)(Lin, Jean) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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Dec. 13, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Stay Case pending Ruling of the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. Motion set for hearing on 1/28/2013 at 10:00 AM before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Proposed Order)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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Dec. 13, 2012 PACER
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SCHEDULING NOTICE IN CHAMBER MINUTE ORDER/OFF THE RECORD by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. Here is the "call-in" information the bridge line for the hearing Friday, December 14, 2012; Time: 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. PST (The lines will open 15 minutes before & 15 minutes after.) Number of lines: 30 Please dial the telephone number below during the reservation date and time. Call-in Number: 213-894-0800; Please follow the prompts and enter the codes: Meeting ID: 7002#; User Password: 6620#. If you have any problems connecting to this call, please contact our Space & Facilities Help Desk at 213.894.1400.THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (cs) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 12/13/2012)

Dec. 13, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE IN SUPPORT of MOTION to Stay Case pending Ruling of the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 69 filed by Defendants Eric H Holder, Jr, Eric K Shinseki, United States of America. (Lin, Jean) (Entered: 12/14/2012)

Dec. 14, 2012 PACER
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MINUTES of Motion to Exclude the Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J. Korb and Maj. Gen (ret.) Dennis Laich 55 Hearing held before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. Court and counsel discuss the motion. The Court denies the motion. The Courts order will follow. The Court orders the parties to meet and confer. The parties remain on the line, the Court and staff leave to allow the parties to confer. Court Reporter: Anne Kielwasser. (lom) (Entered: 12/28/2012)

Dec. 14, 2012 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition to MOTION to Stay Case pending Ruling of the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 69 filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration (Declaration of Tracey Cooper-Harris)(Romero, Adam) (Entered: 01/07/2013)

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Jan. 7, 2013 PACER
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REPLY in Support of MOTION to Stay Case pending Ruling of the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 69 filed by Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 01/14/2013)

Jan. 14, 2013 PACER
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EX PARTE APPLICATION to Waive Oral Argument or, in the Alternative, EX PARTE APPLICATION for Order for Leave to Appear by Telephone at January 28, 2013 Hearing on Motion to Stay filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 01/17/2013)

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Jan. 17, 2013 PACER
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RESPONSE IN SUPPORT of MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 68 filed by Movant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 01/22/2013)

Jan. 22, 2013 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: granting 75 Ex Parte Application to waive oral argument. Accordingly, this Motion of Intervenor-Defendant to Stay Proceedings 69 is taken UNDER SUBMISSION and the hearing is vacated. No appearances are necessary. (lom) (Entered: 01/25/2013)

Jan. 25, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE Of Supplemental Authority Relevant To Intervenor-Defendant's Motion To Stay (ECF 69) And Plaintiffs' Opposition Thereto (ECF 73) filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Romero, Adam) (Entered: 01/28/2013)

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Jan. 28, 2013 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition to MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 68 filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Romero, Adam) (Entered: 01/28/2013)

Jan. 28, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE Response to Plaintiffs' Notice of Supplemental Authority (ECF No. 78) filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 01/31/2013)

Jan. 31, 2013 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall DENYING Intervenor-Defendant's Motion to Exclude the Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence J Korb and Maj Gen (Ret) Dennis Laich 55 . (lom) (Entered: 02/12/2013)

Feb. 8, 2013 RECAP
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REPLY in support of MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 68 filed by Defendants Eric H Holder, Jr, Eric K Shinseki, United States of America. (Lin, Jean) (Entered: 02/11/2013)

Feb. 11, 2013 PACER
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Notice of Electronic Filing re Declaration (Motion related), 87, EX PARTE APPLICATION for Order for Leave to Appear by Telephone for February 25, 2013 Hearing on Motion to Dismiss 83, Memorandum in Support of Motion 84, Statement (Motion related) 86, MOTION for Summary Judgment 85 e-mailed to cdugan@bancroftpllc.com bounced due to 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 550-'5.7.1 <cdugan@bancroftpllc.com>: Relay access denied.'. The primary e-mail address associated with the attorney record has been deleted. Pursuant to the General Order and Local Rules it is the attorneys obligation to maintain all personal contact information including e-mail address in the CM/ECF system. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY.(tyw) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 02/20/2013)

Feb. 15, 2013 PACER
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EX PARTE APPLICATION for Order for Leave to Appear by Telephone for February 25, 2013 Hearing on Motion to Dismiss filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 02/15/2013)

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Feb. 15, 2013 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment. filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Benedetto, Matthew) (Entered: 02/20/2013)

Feb. 20, 2013 PACER
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MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: granting 83 Unopposed Ex Parte Application of Intervenor-Defendant the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives for permission of counsel to appear by telephone for hearing on the motions set on February 25, 2013. (lom) (Entered: 02/20/2013)

Feb. 20, 2013 RECAP
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Plaintiff Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Motion set for hearing on 4/1/2013 at 11:00 AM before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Benedetto, Matthew) (Entered: 02/20/2013)

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Feb. 20, 2013 PACER
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STATEMENT of Uncontroverted Facts and Conclusions of Law in Support of MOTION for Summary Judgment 85 filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Benedetto, Matthew) (Entered: 02/20/2013)

Feb. 20, 2013 PACER
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DECLARATION of Christine P. Sun in Support of MOTION for Summary Judgment 85 filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I)(Benedetto, Matthew) (Entered: 02/20/2013)

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Feb. 20, 2013 PACER
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MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. On the Court's own motion, the following Motions are hereby set for oral argument on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.: (1) Motion of Federal Defendants to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction 68 ; and (2) Motion of Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the House of Representatives to Stay Case Pending Ruling of the United States Supreme 69 . (lom) (Entered: 02/21/2013)

Feb. 21, 2013 RECAP
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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Romero, Adam) (Entered: 02/22/2013)

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Feb. 22, 2013 PACER
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MINUTES OF Motion of Federal Defendants to Dismiss 68 ; Motion of Intervenor-Defendant to Stay Case []69] held before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. The Motion of the Federal Defendants to Dismiss is denied, formal order to follow. The Motion to Stay is denied. Court Reporter: Phyllis Preston. (lom) (Entered: 02/25/2013)

Feb. 25, 2013 PACER
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TRANSCRIPT ORDER as to Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives Court Reporter. Transcript portion requested: Other: February 25, 2013 Hearing on Motions. Transcript preparation will not begin until payment has been satisfied with the court reporter/recorder. (Walker, Mary Beth) (Entered: 02/27/2013)

Feb. 27, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION of Conor B. Dugan to Withdraw as Attorney filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Dugan, Conor) (Entered: 02/27/2013)

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Feb. 27, 2013 PACER
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Joint STIPULATION for Order Regarding Summary Judgment Briefing filed by Intervenor-Defendant Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the US House of Representatives. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Kircher, Kerry) (Entered: 03/01/2013)

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March 1, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. Motion set for hearing on 5/6/2013 at 11:00 AM before Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Romero, Adam) (Entered: 03/04/2013)

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March 4, 2013 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of MOTION for Summary Judgment 96 filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Romero, Adam) (Entered: 03/04/2013)

March 4, 2013 PACER
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STATEMENT of of Uncontroverted Facts in Support of MOTION for Summary Judgment 96 filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Romero, Adam) (Entered: 03/04/2013)

March 4, 2013 PACER
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DECLARATION of Christine P. Sun in Support of MOTION for Summary Judgment 96 filed by Plaintiffs Maggie Cooper-Harris, Tracey Cooper-Harris. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Chauncey Report, # 2 Exhibit B - Maggie Cooper-Harris Declaration, # 3 Exhibit C - Tracey Cooper-Harris Declaration, # 4 Exhibit D - Cott Report, # 5 Exhibit E - Korb Report, # 6 Exhibit F - Laich Report, # 7 Exhibit G - Lamb Report, # 8 Exhibit H - Peplau Report, # 9 Exhibit I - Segura Report)(Romero, Adam) (Entered: 03/05/2013)

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5 Exhibit E - Korb Report

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March 5, 2013 PACER
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ORDER REGARDING SUMMARY JUDGMENT BRIEFING by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. The Court rules as follows: 1. Plaintiffs' Notice of Motion and Motion for Summary Judgment and related documents, 84, 85, 86, 87 are deemed withdrawn. 2. On March 4, 2013, Plaintiffs filed with the Court a new summary judgment motion and supporting papers that address Intervenor-Defendant's objections 96, 97, 98, 99 . However, Plaintiffs did not include purported conclusions of law within that statement, in violation of Local Rule 56-1. Plaintiffs are granted leave to amend this statement and can file the amended statement no later than March 12, 2013. 3. Not later than March 18, 2013, Intervenor-Defendant will file its opposition to Plaintiffs' new summary judgment motion and will file its cross-motion for summary judgment. Argument on Plaintiffs' new motion for summary judgment and Intervenor-Defendant's cross-motion for summary judgment will be set for May 6, 2013, at 11:00 am. (See attached document for other motion-related deadlines.) (lom) (Entered: 03/06/2013)

March 5, 2013 RECAP

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 1, 2012

Closing Date: 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Same-sex couple seeking recognition of their marriage by the Department of Veterans Affairs, so that the non-veteran member of the couple can get the health benefits to which different-sex spouses are entitled.

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU of Southern California

Southern Poverty Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

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

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Marriage

Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)

Discrimination-basis:

Sexual orientatation