Case: Palladino v. Corbett

2:13-cv-05641 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 2013

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On September 26, 2013, a same-sex couple, married under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's marriage law, 23 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 1704, to the extent that it barred recognition of same-sex marriages legally valid under the laws of other states. They also challenged Section 2 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 28 U.…

On September 26, 2013, a same-sex couple, married under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's marriage law, 23 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 1704, to the extent that it barred recognition of same-sex marriages legally valid under the laws of other states. They also challenged Section 2 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1738C, to the extent that the Pennsylvania statute purported to be authorized by this federal law.

Specifically, the plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief including a declaration that Pennsylvania's refusal to recognize marriages validly entered into under the laws of another sovereign state violated the Full Faith and Credit Clause and the fundamental right to travel of the United States Constitution. Plaintiffs sought a declaration that the Pennsylvania statute barring same-sex marriage violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and that Section 2 of DOMA violated the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution. Finally, the plaintiffs sought an injunction directing Pennsylvania to recognize the marriage of same-sex couples validly entered into in states other than Pennsylvania.

On May 22, 2014, the Court ordered that the Plaintiffs show cause as to why their case should not be dismissed as moot, given that Whitewood v. Wolf held that the state law was unconstitutional. 2014 WL 2058105 (M.D. Pa. May 20, 2014) (PB-PA-0012 in this Clearinghouse). The Court then, on September 8, 2014, placed this matter in civil suspense pending an appeal to the United States Supreme Court in Whitewood v. Wolf.

The parties then voluntarily dismissed the case on October 22, 2014, in accordance with the Court's decision in Whitewood permanently enjoining the enforcement of the Pennsylvania same-sex marriage ban.

The Court denied the Philadelphia Metro Task Force's motion to intervene on November 29, 2014. On appeal, the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court's decision to deny the motion to intervene and the appeal was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Carlyn Williams (10/16/2013)

Claire Lally (4/5/2015)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4370883/parties/palladino-v-corbett/


Judge(s)

McLaughlin, Mary A. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Banks, Michael L. (Pennsylvania)

Brown, Vanessa Renee (Pennsylvania)

Dimattio, Melina R. (Pennsylvania)

Jerner, Benjamin L. (Pennsylvania)

Kraeutler, Eric (Pennsylvania)

Mandycz, William O. (Pennsylvania)

McEnroe, Elisa P. (Pennsylvania)

Palmer, Tiffany L. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Craig, Christopher B. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

McLaughlin, Mary A. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Banks, Michael L. (Pennsylvania)

Brown, Vanessa Renee (Pennsylvania)

Dimattio, Melina R. (Pennsylvania)

Jerner, Benjamin L. (Pennsylvania)

Kraeutler, Eric (Pennsylvania)

Mandycz, William O. (Pennsylvania)

McEnroe, Elisa P. (Pennsylvania)

Palmer, Tiffany L. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Craig, Christopher B. (Pennsylvania)

Frank, Joel L. (Pennsylvania)

Giunta, M. Abbegael (Pennsylvania)

Goldberg, Arthur Robert (District of Columbia)

Lamb, William H. (Pennsylvania)

McBride, Maureen M. (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)

Kneedler, Jennie L. (District of Columbia)

Lin, Jean (District of Columbia)

Memeger, Zane D. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:13-cv-05641

Docket [PACER]

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

Docket
1

2:13-cv-05641

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Sept. 26, 2013

Sept. 26, 2013

Complaint

Press Release September 26, 2013

No Court

Sept. 26, 2013

Sept. 26, 2013

Press Release
51

2:13-cv-05641

Statement of Interest of the United States

April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Order

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

Order/Opinion
81

2:13-cv-05641

Stipulated Order of Voluntary Dismissal

Palladino v. Corbett

Oct. 22, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4370883/palladino-v-corbett/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against THOMAS W. CORBETT, KATHLEEN KANE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 088954.), filed by CARA PALLADINO, ISABELLE BARKER.(mima, ) (Entered: 09/26/2013)

Sept. 26, 2013

Sept. 26, 2013

PACER
2

NOTICE of Appearance by VANESSA RENEE BROWN on behalf of ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO with Certificate of Service(BROWN, VANESSA) (Entered: 10/15/2013)

Oct. 15, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

PACER
3

AFFIDAVIT of Service by J.R. Lotwick re: served Summons & Complaint upon Thomas W. Corbett (accepted by C. Palmer) by hand delivery on October 3, 2013 (BROWN, VANESSA) (Entered: 10/15/2013)

Oct. 15, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

PACER
4

AFFIDAVIT of Service by J.R. Lotwick re: served Summons & Complaint upon Kathleen G. Kane (accepted by K. Miller) by hand delivery on October 3, 2013 (BROWN, VANESSA) (Entered: 10/15/2013)

Oct. 15, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

PACER
5

NOTICE of Appearance by WILLIAM H. LAMB on behalf of THOMAS W. CORBETT with Certificate of Service(LAMB, WILLIAM) (Entered: 10/16/2013)

Oct. 16, 2013

Oct. 16, 2013

PACER
6

NOTICE of Appearance by ERIC KRAEUTLER on behalf of ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO with Certificate of Service(KRAEUTLER, ERIC) (Entered: 10/17/2013)

Oct. 17, 2013

Oct. 17, 2013

PACER
7

NOTICE of Appearance by MARY ABBEGAEL GIUNTA on behalf of KATHLEEN KANE with Certificate of Service(GIUNTA, MARY) (Entered: 10/21/2013)

Oct. 21, 2013

Oct. 21, 2013

PACER
8

STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint by THOMAS W. CORBETT, KATHLEEN KANE, ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO. (LAMB, WILLIAM) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTY; COPY FORWARDED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL) Modified on 10/22/2013 (md). (Entered: 10/21/2013)

Oct. 21, 2013

Oct. 21, 2013

RECAP
9

NOTICE by ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO of Constitutional Challenge to a Statute Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.1 (BROWN, VANESSA) (Entered: 10/22/2013)

Oct. 22, 2013

Oct. 22, 2013

PACER
10

NOTICE of Appearance by ELISA P. MCENROE on behalf of ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO with Certificate of Service(MCENROE, ELISA) (Entered: 10/23/2013)

Oct. 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013

PACER
11

ORDER THAT A RULE 16/STATUS CONFERENCE SET FOR 11/1/2013 09:30 AM. COURT ASKS COUNSEL FOR THE PARTIES TO TALK BEFORE THAT DATE CONCERNING A SCHEDULE FOR THE CASE. PLEASE FAX TO THE COURT ON OR BEFORE 10/31/13, AT NOON, YOUR SUGGESTED SCHEDULE, ETC.SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 10/24/13. 10/24/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 10/24/2013)

Oct. 24, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013

PACER
12

STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS HAVE UNTIL 11/25/13 TO ANSWER, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO COMPLAINT.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 10/23/13. 10/24/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 10/24/2013)

Oct. 24, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013

PACER
13

STATUS REPORT Rule 16 Status Report by THOMAS W. CORBETT. (LAMB, WILLIAM) (Entered: 10/31/2013)

Oct. 31, 2013

Oct. 31, 2013

RECAP
14

ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS SHALL ANSWER, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT BY 11/25/13. PLAINTIFFS SHALL FILE ANY OPPOSITION TO THE DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS AND ANY CROSS MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON OR BEFORE 12/20/13.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 11/1/13. 11/1/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED(rf, ) (Entered: 11/01/2013)

Nov. 1, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013

RECAP
15

ORDER THAT COURT HEREBY CERTIFIES TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES THAT THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF AN ACT OF CONGRESS AFFECTING THE PUBLIC INTEREST, SECTION 2 OF THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT, 28 U.S.C. 1738C, IS CALLED INTO QUESTION BY THE ABOVE CAPTIONED CASE, TO WHICH NEITHER THE UNITED STATES, NOR ANY AGENCY, OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE UNITED STATES, IS A PARTY.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 11/1/13. 11/1/13 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) Modified on 11/5/2013 (afm, ). (COPY TO US ATTORNEY IN PHILA AND DC) (Entered: 11/01/2013)

Nov. 1, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013

RECAP
16

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN: Status Conference held on 11/1/13. (rf, ) (Entered: 11/01/2013)

Nov. 1, 2013

Nov. 1, 2013

PACER
17

NOTICE of Appearance by JOEL L. FRANK on behalf of THOMAS W. CORBETT with Certificate of Service(FRANK, JOEL) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

Nov. 4, 2013

Nov. 4, 2013

PACER
18

NOTICE of Appearance by BENJAMIN L. JERNER on behalf of ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO with Certificate of Service(JERNER, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

Nov. 4, 2013

Nov. 4, 2013

PACER
19

APPLICATION for PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION of (William O. Mandycz) filed by ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO. Proposed Order, Sponsors Statement, Certificate of Service. (FEE PAID PPE091884, $40.00) (ems) (Entered: 11/21/2013)

Nov. 20, 2013

Nov. 20, 2013

PACER
20

MOTION to Dismiss filed by THOMAS W. CORBETT.Brief and Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Brief of Defendant Governor Thomas Corbett in Support of Motion to Dismiss)(LAMB, WILLIAM) (Entered: 11/25/2013)

1 Brief of Defendant Governor Thomas Corbett in Support of Motion to Dismiss

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Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

PACER
21

MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim filed by KATHLEEN KANE.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Brief Brief in Support of Kane's Motion to Dismiss Claims Against Her)(GIUNTA, MARY) (Entered: 12/09/2013)

1 Brief Brief in Support of Kane's Motion to Dismiss Claims Against Her

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Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

PACER
22

ORDER THAT APPLICATION FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION OF WILLIAM O. MANDYCZ IS GRANTED.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 12/8/13. 12/9/13 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 12/09/2013)

Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

PACER
23

STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANT, KATHLEEN KANE, SHALL HAVE AN EXTENSION OF TIME UNTIL 12/9/2013 TO ANSWER, PLEAD, OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT, AND PLAINTIFFS SHALL HAVE AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE ANY OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT CORBETT AND DEFENDANT KANE'S MOTIONS AND FILE ANY CROSS-MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT UNTIL ON OR BEFORE 1/13/2014; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 12/8/2013. 12/10/2013 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E-MAILED. (ems) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

PACER
24

NOTICE by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA re 15 Order,, Acknowledgement of Constitutional Challenge and Request for Extension of Time (LIN, JEAN) (Entered: 12/20/2013)

Dec. 20, 2013

Dec. 20, 2013

RECAP
25

ORDER THAT UNITED STATES MAY INTERVENE IN THIS ACTION ON OR BEFORE 3/14/14.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 1/8/14. 1/9/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 01/09/2014)

Jan. 9, 2014

Jan. 9, 2014

RECAP
26

MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO.Certificate of Service.(BROWN, VANESSA) (Entered: 01/13/2014)

Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 13, 2014

PACER
27

Combined Memorandum of Law in Opposition re 21 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim, and in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment [Dkt 26] 20 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Eric Kraeutler, # 2 Exhibit Declaration of Isabelle Barker)(BROWN, VANESSA) Modified on 1/14/2014 (lisad, ). (Entered: 01/13/2014)

1 Exhibit Declaration of Eric Kraeutler

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2 Exhibit Declaration of Isabelle Barker

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Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 13, 2014

PACER
28

Amended Declaration re 27 Response in Opposition to Motion, by ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO. (KRAEUTLER, ERIC) Modified on 1/14/2014 (lisad, ). (Entered: 01/13/2014)

Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 13, 2014

PACER
29

APPLICATION TO INTERVENE, EXHIBITS, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by JAMES D SCHNELLER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(rf, ) (Entered: 01/21/2014)

1 Exhibit

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Jan. 17, 2014

Jan. 17, 2014

PACER
30

Response in Opposition re 29 Application/Petition for Leave to Intervene Filed by James Schneller and The Philadelphia Metro Task Force by ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO. (BROWN, VANESSA) (Entered: 02/03/2014)

Feb. 3, 2014

Feb. 3, 2014

RECAP
31

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO REGISTER AS AN ECF USER, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER..(rf, ) (Entered: 02/04/2014)

Feb. 4, 2014

Feb. 4, 2014

PACER
32

STIPULATION For Extension of Time of Scheduling Order by THOMAS W. CORBETT. (FRANK, JOEL) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; COPY FORWARDED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL) Modified on 2/11/2014 (nd, ). (Entered: 02/11/2014)

Feb. 11, 2014

Feb. 11, 2014

PACER
33

JOINT STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS CORBETT AND KANE HAVE UNTIL 2/19/14 TO FILE A RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS CROSS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. PLAINTIFFS HAVE UNTIL 3/7/14 TO FILE REPLY IN SUPPORT OF CROSS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 2/11/14. 2/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO PRO SE, EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 02/12/2014)

Feb. 11, 2014

Feb. 11, 2014

PACER
34

STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT PLAINTIFFS HAVE UNTIL 3/12/14 TO FILE A REPLY IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 2/12/14. 2/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO PRO SE, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 02/12/2014)

Feb. 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014

PACER
35

Memorandum of Law re 21 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim, 26 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by KATHLEEN KANE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Bishop v. Oklahoma)(GIUNTA, MARY) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

1 Exhibit A - Bishop v. Oklahoma

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Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

PACER
36

JURY DEMAND, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by JAMES D SCHNELLER. (rf, ) (Entered: 02/18/2014)

Feb. 15, 2014

Feb. 15, 2014

RECAP
37

MOTION FOR A MORE DEFINITE STATEMENT OF, OR TO STRIKE, RESPONSE TO APPLICATION TO INTERVENE AND LETTER WITH OPINION ATTACHED, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER..(rf, ) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014

RECAP
38

Memorandum of Law re 20 MOTION to Dismiss, 26 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by THOMAS W. CORBETT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(LAMB, WILLIAM) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

1 Exhibit A

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2 Exhibit B

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Feb. 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014

PACER
39

MEMORANDUM AND/OR OPINION.SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 3/3/14. 3/4/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 03/04/2014)

March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014

RECAP
40

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT APPLICATION TO INTERVENE (DOC. 29) IS DENIED. FURTHER ORDERED THAT SCHNELLERS MOTION FOR LEAVE TO REGISTER AS AN ECF USER (DOC. 31) AND MOTION FOR MORE DEFINITE STATEMENT (DOC. 37) ARE DENIED AS MOOT. REQUEST FOR JURY TRIAL ON THE APPLICATION TO INTERVENE (DOC. 36) IS DENIED.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 3/3/14. 3/4/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 03/04/2014)

March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014

RECAP
41

REQUEST for Extension of Time to File Motion to Intervene or Statement of Interest filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Certificate of Service.(LIN, JEAN) Modified on 3/10/2014 (md). (Entered: 03/07/2014)

March 7, 2014

March 7, 2014

PACER
42

ORDER THAT REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF TIME IS GRANTED AND UNITED STATES MAY INTERVENE IN THIS ACTION ON OR BEFORE 4/4/14.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 3/10/14. 3/11/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 03/11/2014)

March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

PACER
43

NOTICE of Appearance by MELINA R. DIMATTIO on behalf of ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO with Certificate of Service (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(DIMATTIO, MELINA) (Entered: 03/12/2014)

1 Certificate of Service

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March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014

PACER
44

REPLY to Response to Motion re 26 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(KRAEUTLER, ERIC) (Entered: 03/12/2014)

1 Certificate of Service

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March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014

RECAP
45

ORDER THAT MOTION HEARING SET FOR 5/28/2014 10:00 AM AS OUTLINED HEREIN.SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 3/14/14. 3/14/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 03/14/2014)

March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

RECAP
46

MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION WITH MOTION TO AMEND THE PLEADING, WITH APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE-AMENDED,CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER.(rf, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/20/2014: # 1 APPLICATION) (rf, ). (Entered: 03/20/2014)

1 APPLICATION

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March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

PACER
47

APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE-AMENDED, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by JAMES D SCHNELLER. (rf, ) (FILED IN ERROR) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

PACER
48

MOTION to File Amicus Brief filed by ROBERT M. MCCORD.Motion of Pennsylvania Treasurer Robert M. McCord For Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Brief, # 2 Exhibit)(CRAIG, CHRISTOPHER) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

1 Brief

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2 Exhibit

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March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

PACER
49

ORDER THAT THE MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION WITH MOTION TO AMEND THE PLEADING (DOC. NO. 46) IS DENIED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 3/24/2014. 3/25/2014 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO PRO SE MOVANT AND E-MAILED. (aeg, ) (Entered: 03/25/2014)

March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

RECAP
50

RESPONSE TO MOTION TO DISMISS ACTION OF RESPONDENT ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE AND TO MOTION TO STAY THE DEADLINE by JAMES D SCHNELLER. (rf, ) (Entered: 03/27/2014)

March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

PACER
51

Statement of Interest by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (LIN, JEAN) (Entered: 04/04/2014)

April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014

RECAP
52

MOTION TO FILE AMENDED APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER.(rf, ) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

PACER
53

ORDER THAT MOTION TO FILE AMENDED APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE (DOC. 52) IS DENIED.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 4/15/14. 4/15/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

PACER
54

ORDER THAT MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS (DOC. 48) IS GRANTED. CLERK OF COURT SHALL FILE THE AMICUS CURIAE BREIF THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE PENNSYLVANIA TREASURER'S MOTION., ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 4/15/14. 4/15/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

PACER
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BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE,PENNSYLVANIA TREASURER ROBERT M. McCord, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (rf, ) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

PACER
56

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN: Telephone Conference held on 4/17/14 (rf, ) (Entered: 04/17/2014)

April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014

PACER
57

ORDER THAT ORAL ARGUMENT IS RESCHEDULED FOR 5/15/2014 09:30 AM AS OUTLINED HEREIN.SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 4/17/14. 4/17/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 04/17/2014)

April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014

PACER
58

MOTION FOR STAY PENDING ACTION ON MOTION TO FILE AMENDED APPLICATION INTERVENE, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER.(rf, ) (Entered: 04/24/2014)

April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014

RECAP
59

ORDER THAT MOTION FOR STAY PENDING ACTION ON MOTION (DOC. 58) IS DENIED AS MOOT.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 4/24/14. 4/24/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, E-MAILED (rf, ) (Entered: 04/24/2014)

April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014

RECAP
60

NOTICE of Appearance by MAUREEN M. MCBRIDE on behalf of THOMAS W. CORBETT with Certificate of Service(MCBRIDE, MAUREEN) (Entered: 05/01/2014)

May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

PACER
61

MOTION FOR STAY PENDING ACTION ON MOTION TO FILE AMENDED APPLICATION TO INTERVENE, MEMORANDUM OF LAW, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

PACER
62

MOTION TO APPEAL IN FORMA PAUPERIS filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER.(rf, ) *MOTION FORWARDED TO THE USCA FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT PER COURT ORDER OF 5/12/14, DOC. 66* (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

PACER
63

ORDER THAT MOTION FOR STAY PENDING ACTION ON MOTION TO FILE AMENDED APPLICATION TO INTERVENE (DOC. 61) IS DENIED AS MOOT. THE COURT HAS ALREADY DENIED AS SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR MOTION TO STAY THAT WAS FILED ON 4/24/14 (DOC. 58,59) THE MOVANTS REQUEST A STAY OF THIS CASE PENDING ACTION BY THE COURT ON THE MOVANTS MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AN AMENDED APPLICATION TO INTERVENE, FILED ON APRIL 15 (DOC. 52). THE COURT HAS ALREADY DENIED THAT MOTION (DOC. 53), ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 5/12/14. 5/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

PACER
64

ORDER THAT CLERK OF COURT SHALL DOCKET THE ATTACHED CORRESPONDENCE.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 5/12/14. 5/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

PACER
65

Faxed Letter to the Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin from Pro Se James Schneller. (rf, ) (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

PACER
66

ORDER THAT MOTON TO APPEAL IN FORMA PAUPERIS (DOC. 62) IS DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. FURTHER ORDERED THAT CLERK OF COURT SHALL SEND THIS MOTION TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT AS OUTLINED HEREIN.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 5/12/14. 5/13/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, E-MAILED. *1 COPY TO USCA FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT*(rf, ) (Entered: 05/13/2014)

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

PACER
67

MOTION TO AMEND MOTION FOR STAY, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER..(rf, ) (Entered: 05/15/2014)

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

PACER
68

NOTICE OF APPEAL by JAMES D SCHNELLER. PENDING Copies to Judge, Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk. Motion For IFP Pending before USCA for Third Circuit (rf, ) (Entered: 05/15/2014)

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

PACER
69

Clerk's Notice to USCA re 68 Notice of Appeal : (rf, ) (Entered: 05/15/2014)

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

PACER
70

ORDER THAT MOTION TO AMEND MOTION FOR STAY (DOC. 67) IS DENIED AS MOOT AS OUTLINED HEREIN.SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 5/15/14. 5/15/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/15/2014)

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

PACER
71

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN: Motion Hearing held on 5/15/2014 re 21 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim filed by KATHLEEN KANE, 20 MOTION to Dismiss filed by THOMAS W. CORBETT, 26 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ISABELLE BARKER, CARA PALLADINO (aeg, ) (Entered: 05/16/2014)

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

PACER
72

ORDER THAT MOTION FOR STAY PENDING APPEAL IS DENIED AS OUTLINED HEREIN.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 5/19/14. 5/19/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/19/2014)

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

PACER
73

ORDER THAT CLERK OF COURT SHALL DOCKET THE ATTACHED CORRESPONDENCE.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 5/19/14. 5/19/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SCHNELLER, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/19/2014)

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

PACER
74

MOTION FOR STAY PENDING APPEAL filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER..(rf, ) (Entered: 05/19/2014)

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

PACER
75

ORDER THAT ON OR BEFORE 5/29/14 PLAINTIFFS SHALL SHOW CAUSE WHY THEIR CASE SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED AS MOOT.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 5/22/14. 5/22/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/22/2014)

May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014

RECAP
76

TRANSCRIPT of Oral Argument held on 5/15/14, before Judge MCLAUGHLIN. Court Reporter/Transcriber K. HAGGERTY. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER.. Redaction Request due 6/18/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/30/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/26/2014. (rf, ) (Entered: 05/28/2014)

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

PACER
77

Notice of Filing of Official Transcript with Certificate of Service re 76 Transcript - PDF, 5/28/14 Entered and Copies Emailed and Mailed.. (rf, ) (Entered: 05/28/2014)

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

PACER
78

ORDER THAT ON OR BEFORE 6/20/14 THE PLAINTIFFS SHALL SHOW CAUSE WHY THEIR CASE SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED AS MOOT.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 5/28/14. 5/28/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 05/28/2014)

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

PACER
79

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN: Telephone Conference held on 6/17/14 (rf, ) (Entered: 06/17/2014)

June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

PACER
80

ORDER THAT MATTER IS PLACED IN CIVIL SUSPENSE PENDING EXPIRATION OF THE DEADLINE TO PETITION THE U.S. SUPREME COURT FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI IN WHITEWOOD V WOLF, NO. 13-1861, 2014 WL 2058105 (M.D. PA. MAY 20, 2014). SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 9/8/14. 9/8/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER
81

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL AS OUTLINED HEREIN.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 10/22/14. 10/22/14 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 10/22/2014)

Oct. 22, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014

RECAP
82

MOTION TO OPEN JUDGMENT AND AMEND COMPLAINT OR TO APPEAL IN FORMA PAUPERIS FROM ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE..(rf, ) (Entered: 11/19/2014)

Nov. 18, 2014

Nov. 18, 2014

RECAP
83

ORDER THAT MOTION TO OPEN JUDGMENT AND AMEND COMPLAINT OR TO APPEAL IN FORMA PAUPERIS (DOC. 82) IS DENIED.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MARY A. MCLAUGHLIN ON 11/19/14. 11/19/14 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO PRO SE INTERVENOR, E-MAILED.(rf, ) (Entered: 11/19/2014)

Nov. 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014

PACER
84

ORDER of USCA THAT JUDGMENT OF THE DISTRICT COURT ENTERED 4/15/14 BE AND THE SAME IS HEREBY AFFIRMED. COSTS TAXED AGAINST APPELLANT. (rf, ) (Entered: 11/21/2014)

Nov. 21, 2014

Nov. 21, 2014

RECAP
85

NOTICE of Change of Address by JAMES D SCHNELLER, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE(rf, ) (Entered: 01/12/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

PACER
86

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL IN FORMA PAUPERIS, EXHIBITS, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by JAMES D SCHNELLER.(rf, ) Modified on 1/13/2015 (rs, ). (Entered: 01/12/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

PACER
87

NOTICE OF APPEAL by JAMES D SCHNELLER. Copies to Judge, Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk. Fee Not Paid. (rf, ) (Entered: 01/16/2015)

Jan. 10, 2015

Jan. 10, 2015

PACER
89

ORDER of USCA THAT APPEAL IS DISMISSED FOR LACK OF APPELLATE JURISDICTION (rf, ) (Entered: 05/06/2015)

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

88

Clerk's Notice to USCA re 87 Notice of Appeal : (rf, ) (Entered: 01/16/2015)

Jan. 16, 2015

Jan. 16, 2015

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 2013

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Same-sex couple married under laws of Massachusetts seek recognition of their marriage under the laws of Pennsylvania on their own behalf and for their son.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Attorney General's Office, State

Governor of Pennsylvania, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Right to travel

Equal Protection

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Marriage

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sexual orientatation

Affected Gender:

Female

Male