Case: Wolf v. Walker

3:14-cv-00064 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Filed Date: Feb. 3, 2014

Closed Date: July 7, 2015

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Case Summary

Four same-sex couples in Wisconsin filed this federal lawsuit on Feb. 3, 2014, challenging Wisconsin's 2006 constitutional amendment that barred same-sex marriage, and a "marriage evasion law" prohibiting couples - gay and straight - from going elsewhere to marry if the marriage would be prohibited in the state. (Penalties for violating this law, which is apparently unique to Wisconsin, include up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in prison.) Represented by the ACLU LGBT Project, the ACLU of…

Four same-sex couples in Wisconsin filed this federal lawsuit on Feb. 3, 2014, challenging Wisconsin's 2006 constitutional amendment that barred same-sex marriage, and a "marriage evasion law" prohibiting couples - gay and straight - from going elsewhere to marry if the marriage would be prohibited in the state. (Penalties for violating this law, which is apparently unique to Wisconsin, include up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in prison.) Represented by the ACLU LGBT Project, the ACLU of Wisconsin, and the Chicago firm Mayer Brown, plaintiffs filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Like other similar lawsuits, the complaint alleged that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violated equal protection and due process under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs consisted of three same-sex couples who wished to be married in Wisconsin and one same-sex couple who asked the state of Wisconsin to recognize their marriage that was formalized in another state. The plaintiffs sought a declaration that any Wisconsin laws that ban same-sex marriage are in violation of the United States Constitution. They also sought an injunction preventing the defendants from enforcing laws that ban same-sex marriage and requiring the recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples already legally married in other states, as well as an award of costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees.

On June 6, 2014, District Judge Barbara B. Crabb granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs. Judge Crabb declared the laws that prohibited same-sex marriages in Wisconsin to be unconstitutional and she asked both the plaintiffs and the defendants to submit a proposed injunction that complies with the contents of the order. The defendants filed an Emergency Motion for Temporary Stay of the order on the same day that the order was signed, seeking clarification of the order's scope. This was granted, and a hearing was held on June 9, 2014. At that point, the motion to stay was denied by the district court.

County clerks around Wisconsin began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and in some cases performing marriage ceremonies for them. However, on June 13, Judge Crabb stayed enforcement of her decision. She explained that a stay entered by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Herbert v. Kitchen compelled her to do so.

On July 10, 2014, the state appealed the decision to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; the Court of Appeals combined the case for briefing and oral argument with a similar Indiana case, Baskin v. Bogan. On September 4, 2014, the Seventh Circuit, in a unanimous opinion authored by Judge Richard Posner, and joined by Judges Williams and Hamilton, found in favor of the plaintiffs and affirmed the district court's judgments invalidating and enjoining these two states' prohibitions of same-sex marriage. The opinion primarily addressed the question of equal protection and said that the states of Indiana and Wisconsin have no rational basis behind the prohibition of same-sex marriage. The court also suggested that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation has all the hallmarks of a 'suspect class'. The Court stayed its mandate pending a decision on the defendants' petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court denied the petition on October 6, 2014 and the Seventh Circuit issued its mandate.

On March 27, 2015, the court entered the parties' Stipulation and Agreement as to Costs and Attorneys' Fees. The defendants agreed to pay the plaintiffs $1,055,000 in attorneys' fees and costs.

On April 20, 2015, the plaintiffs filed a motion to enforce the injunction. The plaintiffs argued that the Department of Health Services treated them differently from heterosexual married couples by refusing to place both of their names on their child's birth certificate. Judge Crabb found that the injunction did not encompass the alleged birth certificate issue and denied the plaintiffs' motion without prejudice on July 7, 2015.

As of January 2019, no further docket activity is reflected since 2015 and so the case is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Megan Dolan (9/11/2014)

Eva Richardson (1/11/2019)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4413643/parties/wolf-virginia-v-walker-scott/


Judge(s)

Crabb, Barbara Brandriff (Wisconsin)

Crocker, Stephen L. (Wisconsin)

Hamilton, David Frank (Indiana)

Posner, Richard Allen (Illinois)

Williams, Ann Claire (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dickerson, Frank (Illinois)

Dupuis, Laurence J. (Wisconsin)

Esseks, James Dixon (New York)

Germann, Hans (Illinois)

Helfrich, Gretchen (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Crabb, Barbara Brandriff (Wisconsin)

Crocker, Stephen L. (Wisconsin)

Hamilton, David Frank (Indiana)

Posner, Richard Allen (Illinois)

Williams, Ann Claire (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dickerson, Frank (Illinois)

Dupuis, Laurence J. (Wisconsin)

Esseks, James Dixon (New York)

Germann, Hans (Illinois)

Helfrich, Gretchen (Illinois)

Knight, John A. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bargren, Paul (Wisconsin)

Bellavia, Thomas C. (Wisconsin)

Dean, Michael D. (Wisconsin)

Gault, David (Wisconsin)

Kawski, Clayton P. (Wisconsin)

Samuelson, Timothy C. (Wisconsin)

Serketich, John Paul (Wisconsin)

Van Hollen, J.B. (Wisconsin)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

General Docket Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

June 11, 2014 Docket

Docket [PACER]

July 7, 2015 Docket
1

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Feb. 3, 2014 Complaint
92

Opinion and Order [Denying Motion to Stay]

9 F.Supp.3d 889

March 24, 2014 Order/Opinion
97

Opinion and Order [Granting in Part Motion to Dismiss]

2014 WL 1729098

April 30, 2014 Order/Opinion
118

Opinion and Order

986 F.Supp.2d 982

June 6, 2014 Order/Opinion
119

State Defendants' Emergency Motion for Temporary Stay

June 6, 2014 Pleading / Motion / Brief
134

Opinion and Order

26 F.Supp.3d 866

June 13, 2014 Order/Opinion
212

Opinion of the 7th Circuit Court

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

766 F.3d 648

Sept. 4, 2014 Order/Opinion

Opinion [Denying Petition for Certiorari]

Supreme Court of the United States

135 S.Ct. 316

Oct. 6, 2014 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4413643/wolf-virginia-v-walker-scott/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT for Declaratory & Injunctive Relief against All Defendants. ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0758-1292054.), filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 JS-44 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Gary King, # 3 Summons JB Van Hollen, # 4 Summons Joseph Czarnezki, # 5 Summons Oskar Anderson, # 6 Summons Richard Chandler, # 7 Summons Scott McDonell, # 8 Summons Scott Walker) (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/03/2014)

1 JS-44 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons Gary King

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3 Summons JB Van Hollen

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4 Summons Joseph Czarnezki

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5 Summons Oskar Anderson

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6 Summons Richard Chandler

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7 Summons Scott McDonell

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8 Summons Scott Walker

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Feb. 3, 2014 RECAP
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Notice of Appearance filed by John Anthony Knight for Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Marie Carlson, Katharina Heyning, Charvonne Kemp, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Garth Wangemann, Virginia Wolf (Knight, John) (Entered: 02/03/2014)

Feb. 3, 2014 PACER
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Summons Issued as to All Defendants (main document - Oskar Anderson). (Attachments: # 1 Summons Richard Chandler, # 2 Summons Joseph Czarnezki, # 3 Summons Gary King, # 4 Summons Scott McDonell, # 5 Summons J.B. Van Hollen, # 6 Summons Scott Walker) (krj) (Entered: 02/03/2014)

1 Summons Richard Chandler

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2 Summons Joseph Czarnezki

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3 Summons Gary King

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4 Summons Scott McDonell

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5 Summons J.B. Van Hollen

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6 Summons Scott Walker

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Feb. 3, 2014 PACER
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Motion to Admit James D. Esseks Pro Hac Vice. ( Pro Hac Vice fee $ 50 receipt number 0758-1292267.) by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Marie Carlson, Katharina Heyning, Charvonne Kemp, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Garth Wangemann, Virginia Wolf. (Esseks, James) (Entered: 02/03/2014)

Feb. 3, 2014 PACER
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** TEXT ONLY ORDER **ORDER granting 4 Motion to Admit James D. Esseks Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 2/4/14. (krj) (Entered: 02/04/2014)

Feb. 4, 2014 PACER
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Motion to Admit Gretchen E. Helfrich Pro Hac Vice. ( Pro Hac Vice fee $ 50 receipt number 0758-1293066.) by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Marie Carlson, Katharina Heyning, Charvonne Kemp, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Garth Wangemann, Virginia Wolf. (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 02/04/2014)

Feb. 4, 2014 PACER
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** TEXT ONLY ORDER **ORDER granting 6 Motion to Admit Gretchen E. Helfrich Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 2/4/14. (krj) (Entered: 02/04/2014)

Feb. 4, 2014 PACER
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Notice of Appearance filed by Gretchen E. Helfrich for Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Marie Carlson, Katharina Heyning, Charvonne Kemp, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Garth Wangemann, Virginia Wolf (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 02/05/2014)

Feb. 5, 2014 PACER
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Motion to Admit Frank M. Dickerson, III Pro Hac Vice. ( Pro Hac Vice fee $ 50 receipt number 0758-1294040.) by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Marie Carlson, Katharina Heyning, Charvonne Kemp, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Garth Wangemann, Virginia Wolf. (Dickerson, Frank) (Entered: 02/06/2014)

Feb. 6, 2014 PACER
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Notice of Appearance filed by Frank M. Dickerson, III for Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Marie Carlson, Katharina Heyning, Charvonne Kemp, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Garth Wangemann, Virginia Wolf (Dickerson, Frank) (Entered: 02/06/2014)

Feb. 6, 2014 PACER
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** TEXT ONLY ORDER **ORDER granting 9 Motion to Admit Frank M. Dickerson III Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 2/6/14. (krj) (Entered: 02/06/2014)

Feb. 6, 2014 PACER
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Motion to Admit Hans J. Germann Pro Hac Vice. ( Pro Hac Vice fee $ 50 receipt number 0758-1294838.) by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Marie Carlson, Katharina Heyning, Charvonne Kemp, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Garth Wangemann, Virginia Wolf. (Germann, Hans) (Entered: 02/07/2014)

Feb. 7, 2014 PACER
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** TEXT ONLY ORDER **ORDER granting 12 Motion to Admit Hans J. Germann Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 2/10/14. (krj) (Entered: 02/10/2014)

Feb. 10, 2014 PACER
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ANSWER by Defendant Scott McDonell. (Gault, David) (Entered: 02/18/2014)

Feb. 18, 2014 RECAP
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Summons Returned Executed. Oskar Anderson served on 2/6/2014, answer due 2/27/2014. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014 PACER
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Summons Returned Executed. Richard G. Chandler served on 2/6/2014, answer due 2/27/2014. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014 PACER
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Summons Returned Executed. Joseph Czarnezki served on 2/6/2014, answer due 2/27/2014. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014 PACER
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Summons Returned Executed. Gary King served on 2/13/2014, answer due 3/6/2014. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014 PACER
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Summons Returned Executed. Scott McDonell served on 2/6/2014, answer due 2/27/2014. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014 PACER
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Summons Returned Executed. J.B. Van Hollen served on 2/6/2014, answer due 2/27/2014. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014 PACER
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Summons Returned Executed. Scott Walker served on 2/6/2014, answer due 2/27/2014. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014 PACER
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Notice of Appearance filed by Timothy Craig Samuelson for Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, Gary King, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker (Samuelson, Timothy) (Entered: 02/21/2014)

Feb. 21, 2014 PACER
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Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint by Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, Gary King, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker. (Samuelson, Timothy) Modified on 2/25/2014. (lak) (Entered: 02/21/2014)

Feb. 21, 2014 PACER
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** TEXT ONLY ORDER **ORDER granting 23 Motion for Extension of Time. Defendants Anderson, Chandler, King, Van Hollen, and Walker answers due 3/20/14. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on 2/21/14. (krj) (Entered: 02/21/2014)

Feb. 21, 2014 PACER
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ANSWER by Defendant Joseph Czarnezki. (Bargren, Paul) (Entered: 02/26/2014)

Feb. 26, 2014 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT (First) against All Defendants, filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Summons to John Chisholm, # 2 Summons to Wendy Christensen) (Dupuis, Laurence) Modified on 2/28/2014. (lak) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

1 Summons to John Chisholm

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2 Summons to Wendy Christensen

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Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Proposed Findings of Fact filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Brief in Support of 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 RECAP
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Declaration of Laurence J. Dupuis filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Cosponsorship Memo, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Drafter's File, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Vote Yes for Marriage Flyer, # 4 Exhibit - Power Point Presentation) (Dupuis, Laurence) Modified on 2/28/2014. (lak) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

1 Exhibit 1 - Cosponsorship Memo

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2 Exhibit 2 - Drafter's File

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3 Exhibit 3 - Vote Yes for Marriage Flyer

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4 Exhibit - Power Point Presentation

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Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Roy Badger filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Keith Borden filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Marie Carlson filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Salud Garcia filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Katharina Heyning filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of William Hurtubise filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Charvonne Kemp filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Pamela Kleiss filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Leslie Palmer filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Carol Schumacher filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Dupuis, Laurence) Modified on 2/28/2014. (lak) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Judith Trampf filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Johannes Wallmann filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Garth Wangemann filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Karina Willes filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Virginia Wolf filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 RECAP
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Declaration of Kami Young filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
47

Summons Issued as to John T. Chisholm (main document), Wendy Christensen. (Attachments: # 1 Summons - Christensen) (krj) (Entered: 02/28/2014)

1 Summons - Christensen

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Feb. 28, 2014 PACER
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Summons Returned Executed. John T. Chisholm served on 2/28/2014, answer due 3/21/2014. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/28/2014)

Feb. 28, 2014 PACER
49

Summons Returned Executed. Wendy Christensen served on 2/28/2014, answer due 3/21/2014. (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 02/28/2014)

Feb. 28, 2014 PACER
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Summons Returned Executed as to John T. Chisholm. Also see 48 and 51 . (Dupuis, Laurence) Modified on 3/3/2014. (lak) (Entered: 02/28/2014)

Feb. 28, 2014 PACER
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Affidavit of Service by Plaintiff as to John T. Chisholm. Also see 47 . (Helfrich, Gretchen) Modified on 3/3/2014. (lak) (Entered: 03/03/2014)

March 3, 2014 PACER
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Affidavit of Service by Plaintiff as to Wendy Christensen. Also see 49 . (Helfrich, Gretchen) Modified on 3/3/2014. (lak) (Entered: 03/03/2014)

March 3, 2014 PACER
53

ORDER that plaintiffs have until 3/11/14 to inform court whether they wish to withdraw 27 motion for preliminary injunction in favor of expedited schedule. If motion not withdrawn, plaintiffs have until 3/11/14 to file supplemental memorandum. If no response received, court will deny 27 motion for preliminary injunction and case will proceed to summary judgment on expedited schedule. Signed by District Judge Barbara B. Crabb on 3/4/14. (krj) (Entered: 03/04/2014)

March 4, 2014 RECAP
54

Notice of Appearance filed by Timothy Craig Samuelson for Defendant John T. Chisholm (Samuelson, Timothy) (Entered: 03/11/2014)

March 11, 2014 PACER
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Response to 53 Order, re 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Karina Willes, Kami Young, Katharina Heyning, Pamela Kleiss, Judith Trampf, Marie Carlson, Leslie Palmer, Keith Borden, Charvonne Kemp, Garth Wangemann, Carol Schumacher, Virginia Wolf, Salud Garcia, Johannes Wallman, William Huturbise, Roy Badger (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Stipulation) (Helfrich, Gretchen) Modified on 3/12/2014 (krj). (Entered: 03/11/2014)

1 Exhibit 1 - Stipulation

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March 11, 2014 PACER
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ORDER denying as moot 27 Motion for Preliminary Injunction; 3/27/14 hearing canceled. Signed by District Judge Barbara B. Crabb on 3/12/14. (krj) (Entered: 03/12/2014)

March 12, 2014 RECAP
57

Motion to Stay and to Abstain by State Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, John T. Chisholm, Gary King, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker. Response due 3/21/2014. (Bellavia, Thomas) Modified on 3/16/2014. (lak) (Entered: 03/14/2014)

March 14, 2014 PACER
58

Brief in Support of 57 Motion to Stay and to Abstain by State Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, John T. Chisholm, Gary King, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker. (Bellavia, Thomas) Modified on 3/16/2014. (lak) (Entered: 03/14/2014)

March 14, 2014 RECAP
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Joint Preliminary Pretrial Conference Report by Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, John T. Chisholm, Wendy Christensen, Joseph Czarnezki, Gary King, Scott McDonell, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker, Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/17/2014)

March 17, 2014 PACER
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Brief in Opposition by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 57 Motion to Stay filed by Oskar Anderson, Scott Walker, J.B. Van Hollen, John T. Chisholm, Gary King, Richard G. Chandler (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/18/2014)

March 18, 2014 RECAP
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Amended Answer to 26 Amended Complaint by Defendant Scott McDonell. (Gault, David) (Entered: 03/18/2014)

March 18, 2014 PACER
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Brief in Opposition by Defendants Scott McDonell and Joseph Czarnezki re: 57 Motion to Stay and to Abstain. (Gault, David) Modified on 3/20/2014. (lak) (Entered: 03/19/2014)

March 19, 2014 RECAP
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Defendant Joseph Czarnezki. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service) (Bargren, Paul) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

1 Certificate of Service

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March 20, 2014 RECAP
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Brief in Reply by Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, John T. Chisholm, Gary King, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker in Support of 57 Motion to Stay. (Bellavia, Thomas) Modified on 3/21/2014. (lak) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

March 20, 2014 RECAP
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Transcript of telephonic preliminary pretrial conference, held 3/18/14 before Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker. Court Reporter: LS. Please review the court policy regarding electronic transcripts: see Electronic Transcript Instructions and Notice of Intent to Request Redaction. (krj) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

March 20, 2014 PACER
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MOTION TO DISMISS Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint by Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, John T. Chisholm, Gary King, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker. Brief in Opposition due 4/10/2014. Brief in Reply due 4/21/2014. (Samuelson, Timothy) Modified on 3/21/2014. (lak) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

March 20, 2014 PACER
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Brief in Support of 66 Motion to Dismiss, by Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, John T. Chisholm, Gary King, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker. (Samuelson, Timothy) Modified on 3/21/2014. (lak) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

March 20, 2014 RECAP
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Pretrial Conference Order - Final Pretrial Submissions due 7/28/2014. Court Trial set for 8/25/2014 at 09:00 AM. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on 3/21/2014. (voc) (Entered: 03/21/2014)

March 21, 2014 RECAP
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Defendant Wendy Christensen. (Serketich, John) (Entered: 03/21/2014)

March 21, 2014 PACER
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MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young. Brief in Opposition due 5/9/2014. Brief in Reply due 5/19/2014. (Helfrich, Gretchen) Modified briefing schedule on 3/24/2014 (krj). (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Brief in Support of 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 RECAP
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Proposed Findings of Fact filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Laurence J. Dupuis filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Memorandum to all Wisconsin Legislators, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau's Drafting File for LRB-4072, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Flyer Entitled "Vote Yes For Marriage", # 4 Exhibit 4 - Wisconsin Family Research Institute Power Point Presentation) (Helfrich, Gretchen) Modified on 3/25/2014. Added exhibit descriptions. (lak) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

1 Exhibit 1 - Memorandum to all Wisconsin Legislators

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2 Exhibit 2 - Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau's Drafting File for LRB-

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3 Exhibit 3 - Flyer Entitled "Vote Yes For Marriage"

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4 Exhibit 4 - Wisconsin Family Research Institute Power Point Presentation

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March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Virginia Wolf filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Carol Schumacher filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Kami Young filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Karina Willes filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Roy Badger filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Garth Wangemann filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Charvonne Kemp filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Marie Carlson filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Judith Trampf filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Katharina Heyning filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Salud Garcia filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Pamela Kleiss filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of William Hurtubise filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Leslie "Dean" Palmer filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Johannes Wallmann filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Declaration of Keith Borden filed by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 70 Motion for Summary Judgment, (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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Joint Stipulation Regarding Authenticity of Certain Documents by Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, John T. Chisholm, Wendy Christensen, Joseph Czarnezki, Gary King, Scott McDonell, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker, Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young. (Helfrich, Gretchen) Modified on 3/25/2014. (lak) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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** TEXT ONLY ORDER **ORDER accepting and entering 90 Stipulation Regarding Authenticity of Certain Documents. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on 3/24/14. (krj) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 PACER
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ORDER denying 57 Motion to Stay. Signed by District Judge Barbara B. Crabb on 3/24/14. (krj) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014 RECAP
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Joint Motion for Protective Order by Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, John T. Chisholm, Wendy Christensen, Joseph Czarnezki, Gary King, Scott McDonell, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker, Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 04/10/2014)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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April 10, 2014 PACER
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** TEXT ONLY ORDER ** 93 Joint Motion for Protective Order is accepted and entered. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on 4/10/14. (jat) (Entered: 04/10/2014)

April 10, 2014 PACER
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Brief in Opposition by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 66 Motion to Dismiss, filed by Oskar Anderson, Scott Walker, J.B. Van Hollen, John T. Chisholm, Gary King, Richard G. Chandler (Helfrich, Gretchen) (Entered: 04/10/2014)

April 10, 2014 PACER
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Brief in Reply by Defendants Oskar Anderson, Richard G. Chandler, John T. Chisholm, Gary King, J.B. Van Hollen, Scott Walker in Support of 66 Motion to Dismiss, (Samuelson, Timothy) (Entered: 04/25/2014)

April 25, 2014 RECAP
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 66 Motion to Dismiss; complaint dismissed as to defendants Gary King, John Chisholm and Richard Chandler; motion denied in all other respects. Signed by District Judge Barbara B. Crabb on 4/30/14. (krj) (Entered: 04/30/2014)

April 30, 2014 RECAP
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Notice of Appearance filed by Michael D. Dean for Amicus Parties Julaine K Appling, Jo Egelhoff, Jaren E Hiller, Richard Kessenich, Edmund L Webster. (Dean, Michael) (Entered: 05/05/2014)

May 5, 2014 PACER
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Motion for Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief by Amicus Julaine K Appling. (Dean, Michael) (Entered: 05/05/2014)

May 5, 2014 RECAP
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Brief in Opposition by Plaintiffs Roy Badger, Keith Borden, Marie Carlson, Salud Garcia, Katharina Heyning, William Huturbise, Charvonne Kemp, Pamela Kleiss, Leslie Palmer, Carol Schumacher, Judith Trampf, Johannes Wallman, Garth Wangemann, Karina Willes, Virginia Wolf, Kami Young re: 99 Motion for Leave to File filed by Julaine K Appling (Dupuis, Laurence) (Entered: 05/07/2014)

May 7, 2014 PACER

State / Territory: Wisconsin

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 3, 2014

Closing Date: July 7, 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Four same-sex couples in Wisconsin who wish to get married.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Wisconsin, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: $1,055,000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Marriage

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Sexual orientatation

Affected Gender:

Female

Male