Case: Diocese of Cheyenne v. Sebelius

2:14-cv-00021 | U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming

Filed Date: Jan. 30, 2014

Closed Date: Nov. 8, 2017

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Case Summary

On Jan. 30, 2014, several Wyoming-based Catholic organizations, filed this lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act against the federal department of Health and Human Services. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate (including the accommodation offered by the government to some of the plaintiff-organizatio…

On Jan. 30, 2014, several Wyoming-based Catholic organizations, filed this lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act against the federal department of Health and Human Services. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate (including the accommodation offered by the government to some of the plaintiff-organizations) violated the FRFA and First Amendment.

Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that the accommodation provided by HHS for certain religious organizations, which requires them to self-certify that they meet certain criteria and provide a copy of the self-certification to its insurance company or third-party administrator, still burdens their religious faith. Under the accommodation, their insurance plans, the plaintiffs argue, "are the vehicle by which 'free' abortion-inducing products, contraception, sterilization, and related counseling are delivered to the organizations' employees."

The plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction, which District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl denied on May 13, 2014. The Court determined that submitting a self-certification to their insurance carriers is not a substantial burden on the organizations' religious exercise. The self-certification "enables nothing," Jusge Skavdahl wrote. "The sole 'enabler' is the federal statute that [plaintiffs] ha[ve] been allowed to opt out of." (internal quotation marks omitted). Therefore, the Court held, the plaintiffs did not establish their likely success on the merits, and a preliminary injunction was not warranted.

The plaintiffs filed an interlocutory appeal, and the district court stayed the case until that appeal was resolved. On June 30, 2014, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (Judges Lucero and Matheson) reversed the district court and granted the preliminary injunction provided that the plaintiffs "inform the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing" that they were non-profit, religious organizations with religious objections to providing contraceptive services. The plaintiffs did not, however, need to inform their insurance carriers of anything. The court based this injunction on one granted by the Supreme Court in a factually similar case, Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Sebelius, 134 S. Ct. 1022 (2014).

On Oct. 18, 2017, the stay was lifted. On October 6, 2017, President Trump changed federal government's policy on the matter, removing the requirement that employers provide contraception coverage through health insurance plans. Later in October 2017, the plaintiffs stipulated to dismissal of the case, which the defendant did not oppose. The case was dismissed on Nov. 8, 2017.

Summary Authors

Andrew Junker (12/8/2014)

Elizabeth Greiter (1/9/2018)

Related Cases

Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Sebelius, District of Colorado (2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Lucero, Carlos F. (Colorado)

Matheson, Scott Milne Jr. (Utah)

Rankin, Kelly H. (Wyoming)

Skavdahl, Scott Wesley (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DeJulius, Leon F. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Francisco, Noel (District of Columbia)

Goetz, John D. (Pennsylvania)

Hickey, Paul J. (Wyoming)

Kairis, Matthew A (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Lucero, Carlos F. (Colorado)

Matheson, Scott Milne Jr. (Utah)

Rankin, Kelly H. (Wyoming)

Skavdahl, Scott Wesley (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DeJulius, Leon F. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Francisco, Noel (District of Columbia)

Goetz, John D. (Pennsylvania)

Hickey, Paul J. (Wyoming)

Kairis, Matthew A (Ohio)

Pohl, Paul M. (Pennsylvania)

Raimer, David T. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Martin, C Levi (Wyoming)

Saltman, Julie Shana (District of Columbia)

Shumate, Brett (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York)

Horvath, Jennifer (Wyoming)

Lee, Jennifer (New York)

Mach, Daniel (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:14-cv-00021

Docket [PACER]

Nov. 8, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017

Docket
1

2:14-cv-00021

Complaint

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

Complaint
42

2:14-cv-00021

Order denying plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction

21 F.Supp.3d 1215

May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014

Order/Opinion

2:14-cv-00021

14-08040

10th Cir. Order Amending Notification Requirement

Diocese of Cheyenne v. Burwell

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014

Order/Opinion

2:14-cv-00021

Settlement Agreement

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5034563/diocese-of-cheyenne-v-us-department-of-health-and-human-services-secretary/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (summonses issued) (Filing fee $400 paid - receipt #CHY018827) filed by Wyoming Catholic College, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (Court Staff, sal) (Entered: 01/30/2014)

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

PACER
2

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Paul J Hickey on behalf of Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. (Court Staff, sal) (Entered: 01/30/2014)

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

PACER
3

Praecipe for Summons filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College, 8 issued. (Court Staff, sal) (Entered: 01/30/2014)

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

PACER
4

NOTICE of complexity by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College; this case is non-complex. (Court Staff, sal) (Entered: 01/30/2014)

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

PACER
5

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE filed by Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. (Court Staff, sal) (Entered: 01/30/2014)

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

PACER
6

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Noel J. Francisco to appear pro hac vice (check tendered - receipt #18828) filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Court Staff, sal) (Entered: 01/30/2014)

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

PACER
7

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for David T. Raimer to appear pro hac vice (check tendered - recipt #18828) filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Court Staff, sal) (Entered: 01/30/2014)

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

PACER
8

ORDER Denying 6 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Noel J. Francisco by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 01/31/2014)

Jan. 31, 2014

Jan. 31, 2014

PACER
9

ORDER Denying 7 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of David T. Raimer the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 01/31/2014)

Jan. 31, 2014

Jan. 31, 2014

PACER
10

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. Amended MOTION for Noel J. Francisco to appear pro hac vice; Check tendered; filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Noel J. Francisco, # 2 Proposed Order)(Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/03/2014)

Feb. 3, 2014

Feb. 3, 2014

PACER
11

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. Amended MOTION for David T. Raimer to appear pro hac vice; Check tendered; filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of David T. Raimer, # 2 Proposed Order)(Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/03/2014)

Feb. 3, 2014

Feb. 3, 2014

PACER
12

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin granting 10 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting Noel J. Francisco for Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, US Department of Health and Human Services, and Wyoming Catholic College (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 02/04/2014)

Feb. 4, 2014

Feb. 4, 2014

PACER
13

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin granting 11 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting David T. Raimer for Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, US Department of Health and Human Services, and Wyoming Catholic College (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 02/04/2014)

Feb. 4, 2014

Feb. 4, 2014

PACER
14

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Diocese of Cheyenne. US Department of Health and Human Services served on 1/31/2014, answer due on 4/1/2014. Served through the US Dept of Health And Human Services. (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

PACER
15

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Diocese of Cheyenne. US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary served on 1/31/2014, answer due on 4/1/2014. Served through the Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

PACER
16

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Diocese of Cheyenne. US Department of the Treasury served on 1/31/2014, answer due on 4/1/2014. Served through the US Department of the Treasury. (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

PACER
17

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Diocese of Cheyenne. US Department of Treasury Secretary served on 1/31/2014, answer due on 4/1/2014. Served through the Secretary Jacob J. Lew. (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

PACER
18

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Diocese of Cheyenne. US Department of Labor Secretary served on 1/31/2014, answer due on 4/1/2014. Served through the Secretary Thomas E. Perez. (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

PACER
19

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE re 1 Complaint, 3 Praecipe, by Plaintiff Diocese of Cheyenne (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

PACER
20

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE re 1 Complaint, 3 Praecipe, by Plaintiff Diocese of Cheyenne (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

PACER
21

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE re 1 Complaint, 3 Praecipe, by Plaintiff Diocese of Cheyenne (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

PACER
22

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Diocese of Cheyenne. US Department of Labor served on 2/14/2014, answer due on 4/15/2014, SUMMONS Returned Executed by Diocese of Cheyenne. US Department of Labor served on 2/14/2014, answer due on 4/15/2014. Served through the US Department of Labor. (Hickey, Paul) Modified Answer due date on 2/25/2014 (Court Staff, sds). (Entered: 02/19/2014)

Feb. 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: US Department of Labor answer due 4/15/2014. (sixty days for government entity) (Court Staff, sds)

Feb. 25, 2014

Feb. 25, 2014

PACER
23

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 03/19/2014)

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

PACER
24

BRIEF re 23 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F) (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 03/19/2014)

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

PACER
25

NOTICE of Hearing on 23 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Motion Hearing set for 5/7/2014 01:00 PM in Casper Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 204) before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl. (Court Staff, sds) Modified on 3/21/2014 (Court Staff, sds). (Entered: 03/20/2014)

March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

PACER

NOTICE of Hearing on 23 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Motion Hearing set for 5/7/2014 01:00 PM in Casper Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 204) before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl. (Court Staff, sds)

March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

PACER
26

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Julie Saltman to appear pro hac vice; Check not tendered; filed by Defendants US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, US Department of Labor, US Department of Labor Secretary, US Department of Treasury Secretary, US Department of the Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Julie Saltman, # 2 Proposed Order)(Martin, C) (Entered: 03/27/2014)

March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

PACER
27

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by C Levi Martin on behalf of US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, US Department of Labor, US Department of Labor Secretary, US Department of Treasury Secretary, US Department of the Treasury (Martin, C) (Entered: 03/28/2014)

March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014

PACER
28

ORDER granting 26 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice admitting Julie Saltman by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin. Attorney Julie Saltman added as Pro Hac counsel for for US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, US Department of Labor, US Department of Labor Secretary, US Department of Treasury Secretary and US Department of the Treasury (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 03/28/2014)

March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014

PACER
29

MOTION for Extension of Time (Dispositive) Unopposed filed by Defendants US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, US Department of Labor, US Department of Labor Secretary, US Department of Treasury Secretary, US Department of the Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 04/04/2014)

April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014

PACER

29 MOTION for Extension of Time (Dispositive) Unopposed REFERRED to Magistrate Judge. (Court Staff, sds)

April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014

PACER
30

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin GRANTING 29 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. Defendants must answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiffs' complaint on or before 5/22/14. (Court Staff, ssc) (Entered: 04/07/2014)

April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

PACER
31

MEMORANDUM in Opposition to 23 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Defendants US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, US Department of Labor, US Department of Labor Secretary, US Department of Treasury Secretary, US Department of the Treasury. (Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 04/07/2014)

April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

PACER
32

First MOTION to Appoint Counsel Entry of Appearance filed by Amicus American Civil Liberties Union. (Horvath, Jennifer) (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

PACER
33

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. First MOTION for Jennifer Lee, Brigitte Amiri, Daniel Mach to appear pro hac vice; Check not tendered; filed by Amicus American Civil Liberties Union. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Affidavit, # 4 Proposed Order)(Horvath, Jennifer) (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

PACER
34

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. First MOTION for Leave to File Reply/Brief/Supplement (Non-Dispositive) Motion for Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief filed by Amicus American Civil Liberties Union. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Brief of Amici Curiae, # 2 Proposed Order)(Horvath, Jennifer) (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

PACER

FINANCIAL ENTRY, re 33 MOTION for Jennifer Lee, Brigitte Amiri, Daniel Mach to appear pro hac vice. $300; Receipt no. CAS0001243 (Court Staff, sdf)

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

PACER
35

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin granting 33 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting Jennifer Lee, Brigitte Amiri, Daniel Mach for American Civil Liberties Union (Court Staff, szf) Modified on 4/16/2014 (Court Staff, sds). (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

PACER
36

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin GRANTING 34 Motion to File Amicus Curiae brief. ACLU may file and serve its Amicus Curiae brief within seven days of the entry of this Order, on or before 4/22/14. (Court Staff, ssc) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

PACER
37

First TRIAL BRIEF Amici Curiae Brief by Amicus American Civil Liberties Union. (Horvath, Jennifer) (Entered: 04/16/2014)

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

PACER
38

NOTICE by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College re 23 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Attachment, # 2 Supplement Attachment, # 3 Supplement Attachment) (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

PACER
39

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Eric S. Dreiband to appear pro hac vice; Check not tendered; filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Proposed Order)(Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 04/29/2014)

April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014

PACER
40

ORDER Granting 39 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting Eric S. Dreiband for all Plaintiffs by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin.(Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 04/29/2014)

April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014

PACER
41

MINUTES for proceedings held before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl: Motion Hearing held on 5/7/2014 as to Plaintiff's 23 Motion for Preliminary Injunction; the Court heard argument by all Counsel and took the matter under advisement. (Court Reporter Richard Mattson.) (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 05/07/2014)

May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014

PACER
42

OPINION & ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl denying 23 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Court Staff, sds) (Entered: 05/13/2014)

May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014

RECAP
43

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Order Granting Injunction Pending Appeal filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Hickey, Paul) Modified on 5/16/2014 (Court Staff, szf). (Entered: 05/15/2014)

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

PACER
44

NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL of 42 OPINION & ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl denying 23 Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number CHY19487. (Court Staff, sds) Modified on 5/16/2014 (Court Staff, sds). (Entered: 05/16/2014)

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

PACER

Motions No Longer Referred: 43 MOTION for Order Granting Injunction Pending Appeal (Court Staff, szf)

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

PACER
45

Preliminary Record of appeal sent to USCA and counsel re 44 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, The procedures and appeals packet may be obtained from our website at www.wyd.uscourts.gov (Attachments: # 1 Preliminary ROA including NOA) (Court Staff, sds) (Entered: 05/19/2014)

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

PACER
46

Appeal Number 14-8040 received from USCA for 44 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by Wyoming Catholic College, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. Plaintiffs' Notice of appearance, docketing statement and transcript order form due 06/02/2014; Defendants' Notice of appearance due on 06/02/2014. (Court Staff, sds) (Entered: 05/20/2014)

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

PACER
47

OPPOSITION to 43 Motion for Order, filed by Defendants US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, US Department of Labor, US Department of Labor Secretary, US Department of Treasury Secretary, US Department of the Treasury. (Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 05/21/2014)

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

PACER
48

REPLY to 47 Opposition, filed by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College. (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 05/21/2014)

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

PACER
49

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Order Tolling Deadline to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint (Unopposed) filed by Defendants US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, US Department of Labor, US Department of Labor Secretary, US Department of Treasury Secretary, US Department of the Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 05/22/2014)

May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014

PACER
50

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin GRANTING 49 Unopposed Motion for Order. Defendants' deadline to answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiffs' complaint is tolled pending the resolution of Plaintiffs' motion for an injunction pending appeal. (Court Staff, ssc) (Entered: 05/23/2014)

May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014

PACER
51

ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl denying 43 Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal. (Court Staff, sds) (Entered: 05/23/2014)

May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014

PACER
52

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST (Transcripts Needed) by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College for proceedings held on May 7, 2014 before Judge Scott Skavdahl, re 44 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal,. (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

PACER
55

APPEAL ORDER from USCA Transcript Order Form due from Court Reporter 6/13/2014. (Court Staff, sds) Modified on 6/2/2014 (Court Staff, sds). (Entered: 06/02/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

PACER
53

MOTION to stay case pending appeal (Unopposed) filed by Defendants US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, US Department of Labor, US Department of Labor Secretary, US Department of Treasury Secretary, US Department of the Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 06/02/2014)

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

PACER
54

ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl granting 53 Motion to Stay Case Pending Appeal. (Court Staff, sds) (Entered: 06/02/2014)

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

PACER
56

NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Hearing on 23 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction held on 5/7/2014 before Judge Scott W. Skavdahl re 44 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal,. To purchase a copy of this transcript, please contact Court Reporter Richard Mattson, mattsonrlm@yahoo.com. A party must file a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction within 7 business days. If a party fails to request redaction, the unredacted transcript attached to this entry will be made available electronically without redaction. Notice of Intent to Redact due 6/24/2014. Notice of Redaction Request due 7/8/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 7/18/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/15/2014. (Court Staff, sds) (Entered: 06/17/2014)

June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

PACER
57

(TEXT-ONLY) APPEAL MINUTE ORDER from USCA as to 44 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by Wyoming Catholic College, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. Notice due that record is complete by 07/14/2014 for Stephan Harris, Clerk of Court. (Text Only - No Attachment) [14-8040] Record on appeal/Notice due 7/14/2014 (Court Staff, sdf) (Entered: 06/17/2014)

June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

PACER
58

Transcript Letter transmitted to USCA re 44 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal. All transcripts that have been ordered for this appeal are now filed with the United States District Court, District of Wyoming. For purposes of appeal, the record is now ready. (Court Staff, sds) (Entered: 06/24/2014)

June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014

PACER
59

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Order To Dismiss Plaintiff John Paul II Catholic School At St. Matthews filed by Plaintiff John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Hickey, Paul) Modified on 7/9/2014 (Court Staff, szf). (Entered: 07/09/2014)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

PACER

Motions No Longer Referred: 59 MOTION for Order To Dismiss Plaintiff John Paul II Catholic School At St. Matthews (Court Staff, szf)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

PACER
60

ORDER DISMISSING PLAINTIFF JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC SCHOOL AT ST. MATTHEWS by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl re 59 Motion for Order. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that, pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 21 and 4i(a)(2), Plaintiff John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews is hereby DISMISSED as a party to this proceeding. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 07/14/2014)

July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

PACER
61

MANDATE of USCA Procedural DISMISSAL OF 44 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal pursuant to parties stipulation. (Attachments: # 1 Mandate letter) (Court Staff, sds) (Entered: 10/17/2017)

Oct. 17, 2017

Oct. 17, 2017

PACER
62

(TEXT-ONLY) ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl - Pursuant to 61 USCA Mandate filed 10/17/2017 the stay is hereby lifted; parties shall submit a status report to the Court on or by 11/1/2017. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 10/18/2017)

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

PACER
63

NOTICE by Plaintiffs Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic College Notice of Withdrawal of Noel Francisco (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

PACER
64

STIPULATION of Dismissal by Catholic Charities of Wyoming, Diocese of Cheyenne, John Paul II Catholic School at St. Matthews, Saint Joseph's Children's Home, St Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School, Wyoming Catholic Collegepursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii). (Hickey, Paul) (Entered: 10/24/2017)

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

PACER
65

(TEXT-ONLY) ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl granting 64 Stipulaton of Dismissal pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii). (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 11/08/2017)

Nov. 8, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Wyoming

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 30, 2014

Closing Date: Nov. 8, 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The Diocese of Cheyenne and Catholic organizations in Wyoming.

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 Health and Human Services (DC), Federal

U.S. Department of Labor (DC), Federal

U.S. Department of the Treasury (DC), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Hospital/Health Department

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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):

Freedom of speech/association

Free Exercise Clause

Establishment Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Order Duration: 2014 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Abortion

Contraception

Religious programs / policies

School/University policies

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Type of Facility:

Non-government non-profit