Case: Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Sebelius

3:13-cv-01303 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Nov. 22, 2013

Closed Date: 2018

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Case Summary

On November 22, 2013, a group of nonprofit religious organizations filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Administrative Procedure Act and the First Amendment against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The plaintiff asked the court for an exception to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage of contraception. Specifically, the plaintif…

On November 22, 2013, a group of nonprofit religious organizations filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Administrative Procedure Act and the First Amendment against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The plaintiff asked the court for an exception to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage of contraception. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that providing insurance coverage of contraception, even with the ACA's accommodation for religious organizations, would violate the organization's deeply held religious beliefs.

On November 26, 2013, the plaintiffs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction. On December 11, 2013, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss, or, alternatively, for summary judgment. On December 26, 2013, the district court (Judge Todd J. Campbell) denied a preliminary injunction on the grounds that the plaintiffs were unlikely to succeed in their lawsuit. The same day, the plaintiff filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (No. 13-6640) and filed a separate motion for injunctive relief pending appeal. On December 27, 2013, the district court denied this relief pending the appeal.

On December 31, 2013, the Court of Appeals granted plaintiff's motion for emergency injunctive relief. On January 13, 2014, the Court of Appeals granted defendant's motion to consolidate this appeal with Michigan Catholic Conference v. Sebelius (No. 13-2723).

Oral argument occurred on May 8, 2014, before Circuit Judges Karen Nelson Moore and John M. Rogers, and District Judge John Nixon (sitting by designation). On June 11, 2014, in an opinion by Judge Moore, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the district judge's denial of a preliminary injunction, for all plaintiffs. Organizations exempt from the contraception mandate faced no burden on exercise of their religion, and they were therefore unlikely to succeed in proving a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. And organizations eligible to receive an "accommodation" under the law needed only to provide a "self-certification" that documented that they had a religious objection. This self-certification did not constitute an unlawful religious burden, Judge Moore explained. For similar reasons, the law did not violate the First Amendment's Free Speech, Free Exercise, or Establishment Clauses.

On August 21, 2015, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision denying preliminary injunctive relief to the plaintiffs on all claims. The plaintiffs filed a petition for a writ of certiorari on March 9, 2016. On May 26, 2016 the Supreme Court granted the petition, vacated the Sixth Circuit's ruling, and remanded the case back to the lower court in light of Zubik v. Burwell (See FA-PA-0016 in this Clearinghouse). On November 30, 2016, the case was reassigned to Judge Trauger following Judge Todd Campbell’s retirement.

Following the Zubik decision, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury adopted new rules on October 6, 2017 that allowed for religious and moral objections to providing contraceptives under the ACA. As a result, on January 28, 2018 the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Mallory Jones (3/31/2014)

MJ Koo (3/14/2017)

Carter Powers Beggs (11/13/2019)

Related Cases

Weingartz Supply Co. v. Sebelius, Eastern District of Michigan (2012)

Zubik v. Burwell [II], Western District of Pennsylvania (2013)

Michigan Catholic Conference v. Sebelius, Western District of Michigan (2013)

The Ave Maria Foundation v. Sebelius, Eastern District of Michigan (2013)

Union University v. Sebelius, Western District of Tennessee (2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Campbell, Todd J. (Tennessee)

Knowles, E. Clifton (Tennessee)

Moore, Karen Nelson (Ohio)

Rogers, John M (Ohio)

Trauger, Aleta Arthur (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aguilar, Antonio J. (Tennessee)

DeJulius, Leon F. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Goetz, John D. (Pennsylvania)

Harvey, Robb S. (Tennessee)

Kairis, Matthew A (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Campbell, Todd J. (Tennessee)

Knowles, E. Clifton (Tennessee)

Moore, Karen Nelson (Ohio)

Rogers, John M (Ohio)

Trauger, Aleta Arthur (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aguilar, Antonio J. (Tennessee)

DeJulius, Leon F. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Goetz, John D. (Pennsylvania)

Harvey, Robb S. (Tennessee)

Kairis, Matthew A (Ohio)

Marchetti, Louis Gino Jr. (Tennessee)

Palmisciano, Melissa D (Ohio)

Pietsch, Matthew Christopher (Tennessee)

Pohl, Paul M. (Pennsylvania)

Raimer, David T. (District of Columbia)

Ranjan, Brandy H (Ohio)

Sturm, Lauran Meg (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)

Hartnett, Kathleen R. (District of Columbia)

Lieber, Sheila M. (District of Columbia)

Pruski, Jacek (District of Columbia)

Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia)

Rivera, David (Tennessee)

Saltman, Julie Shana (District of Columbia)

Shumate, Brett (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York)

Castelli, Thomas H. (Tennessee)

Lee, Jennifer (New York)

Mach, Daniel (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:13-cv-01303

Docket [PACER]

Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Sebelius

Nov. 30, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016

Docket
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Complaint

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Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

Complaint
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Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument

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Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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Defendants' Combined Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction, and in Support of Motion to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment

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Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Defendants' Motion to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Jurgment

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Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

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Order

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Dec. 23, 2013

Dec. 23, 2013

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum

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Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 26, 2013

Order/Opinion
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Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction Pending Appeal

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Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 26, 2013

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Plaintiffs' Notice of Interlocutory Appeal

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Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 26, 2013

Notice Letter

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5051091/the-catholic-diocese-of-nashville-v-sebelius/

Last updated May 30, 2022, 3:23 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury, filed by Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, St. Mary Villa, Inc., Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Aquinas College. (Filing fee paid, $400, Summons issued) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(afs) (Entered: 11/22/2013)

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2 Summons

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Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (afs) (Entered: 11/22/2013)

Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013

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MOTION for attorney(s) Matthew A. Kairis to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee not paid-due within 20 days) by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Certificate of Service)(Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 11/25/2013)

1 Attachment Certificate of Service

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Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

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CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING of Attorney Matthew A. Kairis from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 11/25/2013)

Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

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MOTION for attorney(s) Brandy H. Ranjan to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee not paid-due within 20 days) by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Certificate of Service)(Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 11/25/2013)

1 Attachment Certificate of Service

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Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

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CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING of Attorney Brandy H. Ranjan from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 11/25/2013)

Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

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MOTION for attorney(s) Melissa D. Palmisciano to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee not paid-due within 20 days) by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Certificate of Service)(Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 11/25/2013)

1 Attachment Certificate of Service

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Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

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CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING of Attorney Melissa D. Palmisciano from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 11/25/2013)

Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

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NOTICE of Initial Case Management Conference set for 2/10/2014 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom A859 before Chief Judge William J. Haynes Jr.(afs) (Entered: 11/25/2013)

Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

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RECEIPT #34675029308 in the amount of $400 re 1 Complaint. (afs) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

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BAR STATUS for Attorneys, Antonio J. Aguilar, Lauran Meg Sturm Louis Gino Marchetti, Jr., Matthew C. Pietsch and Robb S. Harvey of TN and Brandy H. Ranjan, Matthew A. Kairis and Melissa Palmisciano of OH, verified as active on this date. (afs)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Exhibit A: HRSA - Women's Preventive Services, # 3 Exhibit B: WH-ACA Increase, # 4 Exhibit C: USCCB Comments)(Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

1 Attachment Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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2 Exhibit A: HRSA - Women's Preventive Services

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3 Exhibit B: WH-ACA Increase

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4 Exhibit C: USCCB Comments

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Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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SUPPLEMENT filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re 11 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages,,. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit D: USCCB Comments, # 2 Exhibit E: Press Release, # 3 Exhibit F: Statement by HHS, # 4 Exhibit G: 5/21/2012 Letter, # 5 Exhibit H: USCCB's Papal Visit Blog)(Harvey, Robb) (Main Document 12 replaced on 12/3/2013) (af). (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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SUPPLEMENT filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re 11 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages,,. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit I: Memorandum Opinion, # 2 Exhibit J: Transcript)(Harvey, Robb) (Main Document 13 replaced on 12/3/2013) (af). (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Harvey, Robb) Modified on 12/3/2013 (af). (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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DECLARATION of David R. Choby filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re: 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument, 11 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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DECLARATION of Terry Robinson filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re: 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument, 11 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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DECLARATION of William P. Sinclair filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re: 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument, 11 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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DECLARATION of Tommy Hagey filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re: 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument, 11 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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DECLARATION of David I. Glascoe filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re: 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument, 11 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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DECLARATION of Michael J. Miller filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re: 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument, 11 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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DECLARATION of Mother Ann Marie Karlovic, O.P. filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re: 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument, 11 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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DECLARATION of Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P. filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re: 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument, 11 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

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MOTION for Hearing re 19 Declaration, 22 Declaration, 17 Declaration, 15 Declaration, 18 Declaration, 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument, 11 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, 21 Declaration, 20 Declaration, 16 Declaration, by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Harvey, Robb) (Entered: 12/02/2013)

Dec. 2, 2013

Dec. 2, 2013

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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE: Upon review, this action is a related action to Case No. 3:12cv 0934, that was before the Honorable Todd J. Campbell, District Judge. Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 176, this action is TRANSFERRED to Judge Campbell. It is so ORDERED. Case reassigned to District Judge Todd J. Campbell for all further proceedings. Chief Judge William J. Haynes, Jr no longer assigned to case. Signed by Chief Judge William J. Haynes, Jr on 12/2/13. (afs) Modified on 12/2/2013 (afs). (Entered: 12/02/2013)

Dec. 2, 2013

Dec. 2, 2013

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ORDER: Pending before the Court is the Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction And Request For Oral Argument (Docket No. 14). The Request for Oral Argument is GRANTED. The Motion will be heard on December 23, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. Defendants shall file a Response to the Motion by December 10, 2013. Plaintiffs shall file any Reply by December 16, 2013. No witness shall testify live at the hearing unless such witness has been made available for a deposition prior to the hearing. Plaintiffs' Motion to Set Argument on Motion for Preliminary Injunction During the Week of December 16 (Docket No. 23) is DENIED due to a criminal trial scheduled that week. Also pending before the Court is the Plaintiff's Motion For Leave To File Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunction In Excess Of Page Limit (Docket No. 11). The Motion is GRANTED. The Clerk is directed to file the Memorandum and related exhibits. This case is REFERRED to the Magistrate Judge for customized case management in accordance with Local Rule 16.01. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/2/13. (af) (Entered: 12/02/2013)

Dec. 2, 2013

Dec. 2, 2013

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MEMORANDUM in Support of 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Request for Oral Argument filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-HRSA Women's Preventive Services, # 2 Exhibit B-WH-ACA Increase, # 3 Exhibit C-USCCB Comments)(afs) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/3/2013: # 4 Exhibit D-H, # 5 Exhibit I-J) (afs). (Entered: 12/02/2013)

1 Exhibit A-HRSA Women's Preventive Services

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2 Exhibit B-WH-ACA Increase

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3 Exhibit C-USCCB Comments

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Dec. 2, 2013

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NOTICE of RESETTING of Case Management Conference set for 1/16/2014 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 661 before Magistrate Judge E. Clifton Knowles. (afs) (Entered: 12/03/2013)

Dec. 3, 2013

Dec. 3, 2013

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RECEIPT #346750293383 in the amount of $225 re 3 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 5 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 7 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice,. (afs) (Entered: 12/04/2013)

Dec. 3, 2013

Dec. 3, 2013

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SUMMONS returned executed by Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, St. Mary Villa, Inc., Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Aquinas College. Thomas Perez served on 12/3/2013. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 12/04/2013)

Dec. 4, 2013

Dec. 4, 2013

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ORDER: Pending before the Court are Motions For Admission Pro Hac Vice (Docket Nos. 3, 5, 7)filed by Matthew A. Kairis, Brandy H. Ranjan, and Melissa D. Palmisciano. The Motions are GRANTED. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/5/13. (af) (Entered: 12/05/2013)

Dec. 5, 2013

Dec. 5, 2013

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SUMMONS returned executed by Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, St. Mary Villa, Inc., Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Aquinas College. Kathleen Sebelius served on 12/2/2013. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 12/05/2013)

Dec. 5, 2013

Dec. 5, 2013

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SUMMONS returned executed by Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, St. Mary Villa, Inc., Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Aquinas College. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services served on 12/2/2013. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 12/05/2013)

Dec. 5, 2013

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. (Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 10, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013

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ORDER: Pending before the Court is an Unopposed Motion for One-Day Extension of Deadline to Respond to Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Docket No. 33 ). Due to inclement weather and all federal government offices in Washington, D.C. being closed, the Motion is GRANTED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/10/13. (afs) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 10, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013

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SUMMONS returned executed by Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, St. Mary Villa, Inc., Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Aquinas College. U.S. Department of Labor served on 12/4/2013. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 10, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Eric H. Holder, Jr./USA on 12/03/2013 by Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, St. Mary Villa, Inc., Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Aquinas College. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 10, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Defs.' Combined Mem. in Opp'n to Pls.' Mot. for Prelim. Inj. & in Supp. of Defs.' Mot. to Dismiss or, in the Alt., for Summj. J.)(Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/11/2013)

1 Attachment Defs.' Combined Mem. in Opp'n to Pls.' Mot. for Prelim

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Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

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MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim (), MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction or, in the Alternative (), MOTION for Summary Judgment () by Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Defs.' Statement of Facts)(Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/11/2013)

1 Attachment Defs.' Statement of Facts

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Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

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NOTICE of Filing by Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury of Certified Administrative Record (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Admin. Record Index, # 2 Exhibit Certification of Rulemaking Record)(Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/11/2013)

1 Exhibit Admin. Record Index

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2 Exhibit Certification of Rulemaking Record

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Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

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DEFENDANTS' COMBINED MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, AND IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT in Support of 38 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction or, in the Alternative MOTION for Summary Judgment, 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. (afs) (Entered: 12/12/2013)

Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

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ORDER: Pending before the Court is Defendants Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Memorandum in Excess of Page Limits (Docket No. 37 ). The Motion is GRANTED and the Clerk is ordered to file the Memorandum. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/11/13. (afs) (Entered: 12/12/2013)

Dec. 12, 2013

Dec. 12, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed as to David Rivera/MDTN on 12/11/13 by Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, St. Mary Villa, Inc., Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Aquinas College. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 12/12/2013)

Dec. 12, 2013

Dec. 12, 2013

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MOTION for attorney(s) Daniel Mach to Appear Pro Hac Vice (paid $75 PHV fee; receipt number 0650-1660286) by American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, American Civil Liberties Union. (Castelli, Thomas) (Entered: 12/12/2013)

Dec. 12, 2013

Dec. 12, 2013

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MOTION for attorney(s) Jennifer Lee to Appear Pro Hac Vice (paid $75 PHV fee; receipt number 0650-1660330) by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. (Castelli, Thomas) (Entered: 12/12/2013)

Dec. 12, 2013

Dec. 12, 2013

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MOTION for attorney(s) Brigitte Amiri to Appear Pro Hac Vice (paid $75 PHV fee; receipt number 0650-1660336) by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. (Castelli, Thomas) (Entered: 12/12/2013)

Dec. 12, 2013

Dec. 12, 2013

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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief in Support of Defendants re 41 Memorandum in Support,, by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order, # 2 Attachment Proposed Amicus Brief)(Castelli, Thomas) (Entered: 12/12/2013)

1 Proposed Order Proposed Order

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2 Attachment Proposed Amicus Brief

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Dec. 12, 2013

Dec. 12, 2013

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Letter from Jacek Pruski to Judge Campbell re DE 39 Notice of Filing of Certified Administrative Record. (afs) (Entered: 12/12/2013)

Dec. 12, 2013

Dec. 12, 2013

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NOTICE of Manual Filing of Disk Containing Administrative Record. Received in Clerk's Office on 12/12/13. Forwarded to Judge Cambpell's Chambers. 39 Notice (Other) (afs)

Dec. 12, 2013

Dec. 12, 2013

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BAR STATUS for Attorneys, Jennifer Lee, Brigitte Amiri of NY and Daniel Mach of DC, verified as active on this date. (afs)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

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48

Consent MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Reply Regarding Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Kairis, Matthew) (Entered: 12/13/2013)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

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ORDER:Pending before the Court is Plaintiffs Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages for Reply Regarding Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Docket No. 48 ). The Motion is GRANTED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/13/13. (afs) (Entered: 12/13/2013)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

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ORDER: The motion 46 of the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee for leave to submit an amicus brief is GRANTED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/13/13. (afs) (Entered: 12/13/2013)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

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BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION AND AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF TENNESSEE IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS MOTION TO DISMISS OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee re 38 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction, Motion for Summary Judgment,,, 41 Memorandum in Support. (afs) (Entered: 12/13/2013)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

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ORDER granting 43 Motion for Daniel Mach to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge E. Clifton Knowles on 12/13/13. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(afs) (Entered: 12/14/2013)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

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ORDER granting 44 Motion for Jennifer Lee to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge E. Clifton Knowles on 12/13/13. (afs) (Entered: 12/14/2013)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

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ORDER granting 45 Motion for Brigitte Amiri to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge E. Clifton Knowles on 12/13/13. (afs) (Entered: 12/14/2013)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

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SUMMONS returned executed by Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, St. Mary Villa, Inc., Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Aquinas College. Jacob J. Lew served on 12/11/2013. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 12/16/2013)

Dec. 16, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013

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SUMMONS returned executed by Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, St. Mary Villa, Inc., Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Aquinas College. U.S. Department of Treasury served on 12/11/2013. (Sturm, Lauran) (Entered: 12/16/2013)

Dec. 16, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Excerpts from Deposition Transcript of Gary M. Cohen)(Kairis, Matthew) (Entered: 12/16/2013)

1 Exhibit A - Excerpts from Deposition Transcript of Gary M. Cohen

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Dec. 16, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013

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58

NOTICE by Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Priests for Life v. HHS - Mem. Op.)(Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/19/2013)

1 Attachment Priests for Life v. HHS - Mem. Op.

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Dec. 19, 2013

Dec. 19, 2013

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59

NOTICE by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville re 58 Notice (Other), (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A -- EDNY Slip Op. - Archdiocese of NY v. Sebelius, # 2 Exhibit B -- Zubik/Persico - Order Granting Permanent Injunction)(Kairis, Matthew) (Entered: 12/20/2013)

1 Exhibit A -- EDNY Slip Op. - Archdiocese of NY v. Sebelius

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2 Exhibit B -- Zubik/Persico - Order Granting Permanent Injunction

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Dec. 20, 2013

Dec. 20, 2013

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NOTICE by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Legatus, et al., v. Sebelius, et al., # 2 Exhibit B - Reaching Souls Int'l, Inc., et al., v Sebelius, et al.)(Kairis, Matthew) (Entered: 12/20/2013)

1 Exhibit A - Legatus, et al., v. Sebelius, et al.

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2 Exhibit B - Reaching Souls Int'l, Inc., et al., v Sebelius, et al.

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Dec. 20, 2013

Dec. 20, 2013

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NOTICE by Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Univ. of Notre Dame v. Sebelius - Order Denying Prelim. Inj., # 2 Attachment Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington v. Sebelius - Mem. and Op.)(Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/21/2013)

1 Attachment Univ. of Notre Dame v. Sebelius - Order Denying Prelim. Inj.

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2 Attachment Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington v. Sebelius - Mem. and Op.

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Dec. 21, 2013

Dec. 21, 2013

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Todd J. Campbell: Motion Hearing held on 12/23/2013 re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Camp Marymount, Inc., Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., Aquinas College.(Court Reporter Becky Cole.)(Bush, Doris)

Dec. 23, 2013

Dec. 23, 2013

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NOTICE by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Geneva College, et al., v. Sebelius, et al., No. 12-0207 (W.D. Pa. Dec. 23, 2013), # 2 Exhibit Southern Nazarene University, et al., v Sebelius, et al., No. CIV-13-1015-F (W.D. Okla. Dec. 23, 2013))(Kairis, Matthew) (Entered: 12/23/2013)

1 Exhibit Geneva College, et al., v. Sebelius, et al., No. 12-0207 (W.D. Pa. Dec.

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2 Exhibit Southern Nazarene University, et al., v Sebelius, et al., No. CIV-13-101

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Dec. 23, 2013

Dec. 23, 2013

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ORDER: At a hearing held on December 23, 2013, the Plaintiffs requested that the briefing schedule for the pending dispositive motions in this case be stayed pending the case management conference set for January 16, 2014. The request is GRANTED. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/23/13. (afs) (Entered: 12/23/2013)

Dec. 23, 2013

Dec. 23, 2013

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RESPONSE filed by Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury re 60 Notice (Other), filed by Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Camp Marymount, Inc., Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., Aquinas College, 62 Notice (Other),, filed by Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Camp Marymount, Inc., Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., Aquinas College Response to Plaintiffs' Notices of Supplemental Authority. (Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/24/2013)

Dec. 24, 2013

Dec. 24, 2013

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MEMORANDUM Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/26/13. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 12/26/2013)

Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 26, 2013

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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum, the Motion For Preliminary Injunction 14 is DENIED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/26/13. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 12/26/2013)

Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 26, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 66 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction, by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 0650-1666917. (Kairis, Matthew) (Entered: 12/26/2013)

Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 26, 2013

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Pending Appeal by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Memorandum in support of Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction pending appeal, # 2 Proposed Order Proposed order on Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction pending appeal)(Kairis, Matthew) (Entered: 12/26/2013)

1 Attachment Memorandum in support of Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary inju

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2 Proposed Order Proposed order on Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunct

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Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 26, 2013

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 68 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Pending Appeal filed by Jacob J. Lew, Thomas Perez, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury. (Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/27/2013)

Dec. 27, 2013

Dec. 27, 2013

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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the Court's Memorandum and Order entered December 26, 2013 (Docket Nos. 65, 66 ), the Motion for Preliminary Injunction 68 is DENIED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 12/27/13. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 12/27/2013)

Dec. 27, 2013

Dec. 27, 2013

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AMENDED ORDER of USCA: Judge Stranch's dissent from the panel decision granting an injunction pending appeal. as to 67 Notice of Appeal, (afs) (Entered: 01/06/2014)

Jan. 3, 2014

Jan. 3, 2014

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Joint MOTION to Stay District Court Proceedings Pending Appeal and to Postpone Initial Case Management Conference by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Kairis, Matthew) (Entered: 01/08/2014)

Jan. 8, 2014

Jan. 8, 2014

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ORDER: Pending before the Court is a Joint Motion To Postpone Initial Case Management Conference And Stay District Court Proceedings Pending Appeal (Docket No. 72 ). Through the Joint Motion, the parties request that the Court stay proceedings in this case pending resolution of Plaintiffs' appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Motion is GRANTED. The parties shall file a notice with the Court within two weeks of the resolution of this matter on appeal. Defendants' Motion To Dismiss Or, In The Alternative, For Summary Judgment (DocketNo. 38 ) is DENIED, without prejudice to refiling, if appropriate, upon conclusion of the proceedings on appeal. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 1/8/14. (afs) Modified on 1/8/2014 (afs). (Entered: 01/08/2014)

Jan. 8, 2014

Jan. 8, 2014

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ORDER: Pursuant to Judge Campbells Order entered on January 8, 2014 (Docket Entry No. 73 ), the Initial Case Management Conference scheduled for January 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., is CANCELLED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by Magistrate Judge E. Clifton Knowles on 1/9/14. (afs) (Entered: 01/09/2014)

Jan. 9, 2014

Jan. 9, 2014

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Appeal TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS filed for date of December 23, 2013, before Judge Todd J. Campbell, re 67 Notice of Appeal, Court Reporter: Becky Cole, 615-830-3386, becky_cole@tnmd.uscourts.gov. 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. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF COUNSEL TO REVIEW THE TRANSCRIPT AND REQUEST REDACTION OF CONTENT CLASSIFIED AS PRIVATE UNDER THE NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE BAR, ELECTRONIC AVAILABILITY OF TRANSCRIPTS OF COURT PROCEEDINGS, EFFECTIVE MAY 5, 2008, AVAILABLE ON THE COURT'S WEBSITE UNDER THE CM-ECF LINK at: http://www.tnmd.uscourts.gov/files/20091201Notice_to_the_Bar_Transcripts.pdf. Intent to Request Transcript Redaction due 1/21/2014. Redaction Request due 2/3/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 2/13/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 4/14/2014. (bc) (Entered: 01/13/2014)

Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 13, 2014

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ORDER of USCA: Motion GRANTED to consolidate appeals from separate cases. (afs) (Entered: 01/13/2014)

Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 13, 2014

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INFORMATION COPY from 6CCA: District Court's denial of preliminary injunctions AFFIRMED. Mandate to Issue. (afs) (Entered: 06/11/2014)

June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014

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NOTICE BY Supreme Court: The petition for a writ of certiorari in the above entitled case was filed on December 12, 2014 and placed on the docket December 16, 2014 as No. 14-701. (afs) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

Dec. 19, 2014

Dec. 19, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Julie Shana Saltman on behalf of All Defendants (Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 06/10/2015)

June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015

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BAR STATUS for Attorney, Julie Shana Saltman of TN, verified as active on this date. (afs)

June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015

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80

INFORMATION COPY from 6CCA: The accommodation at issue here does not violate RFRA. We RE-ISSUE and REAFFIRMour prior opinion, Michigan Catholic Conference & Catholic Family Services v. Burwell, 755 F.3d 372 (6th Cir. 2014), with respect to all other issues raised by Plaintiffs. Accordingly, we AFFIRM the district courts' judgments denying preliminary injunctive relief to Plaintiffs on all of their claims. (MANDATE TO ISSUE) (af) (Entered: 08/21/2015)

Aug. 21, 2015

Aug. 21, 2015

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SUPREME COURT NOTICE: The petition for a writ of certiorari in the above entitled case was filed on March 9, 2016 and placed on the docket March 11, 2016 as No. 15-1131. (afs) (Entered: 03/14/2016)

March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

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SUPREME COURT ORDER: The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in light of Zubik v. Burwell. (af) (Entered: 05/26/2016)

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney (Melissa D. Palmisciano) by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Palmisciano, Melissa) (Entered: 09/29/2016)

Sept. 29, 2016

Sept. 29, 2016

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ORDER granting 83 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Melissa Palmisciano terminated. Signed by District Judge Todd J. Campbell on 09/29/2016. (vh) (Entered: 09/29/2016)

Sept. 29, 2016

Sept. 29, 2016

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Due to the retirement of Magistrate Judge Knowles effective 10/7/16 and pursuant to Administrative Order No. 138 entered on 10/11/16, the magistrate judge now assigned to this case is Magistrate Judge Jeffery S. Frensley. (gb)

Oct. 13, 2016

Oct. 13, 2016

PACER

On 12/1/16, U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell will retire. Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 138 entered 11/18/2016 and effective 11/30/16, this case has been randomly reassigned to Judge Trauger. (dt)

Nov. 30, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by Tamra Moore on behalf of All Defendants (Moore, Tamra) (Entered: 10/20/2017)

Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

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STIPULATION of Dismissal Joint by Aquinas College, Camp Marymount, Inc., Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville. (Kairis, Matthew) (Entered: 11/02/2017)

Nov. 2, 2017

Nov. 2, 2017

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MANDATE of USCA as to 67 Notice of Appeal, filed by Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Camp Marymount, Inc., Mary Queen of Angels, Inc., The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., St. Mary Villa, Inc., Aquinas College. (ab) (Entered: 01/05/2018)

Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2018

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ORDER of USCA (filed 10/31/17): In these consolidated appeals, the parties jointly stipulate to dismissal of the appeals with each party to bear its own costs. Upon review, the stipulation is GRANTED, and these appeals hereby are dismissed. ENTERED BY ORDER OF THE COURT. (af) (Entered: 01/29/2018)

Jan. 29, 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

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***Civil Case Terminated per request from chambers & the filing of the Stipulation filed at DE 86 . (af)

Jan. 29, 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

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Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 22, 2013

Closing Date: 2018

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A group of non-profit, Catholic organizations who believe that the ACA's contraception insurance mandate violates their religious freedom

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Department of Labor, Federal

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Federal

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Establishment Clause

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

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

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

None

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Contraception

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Type of Facility:

Non-government non-profit