Case: Whitman-Walker Health v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

1:20-cv-01630 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: June 22, 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

This is a case about the Trump Administration's limits on LGBTQ protections under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. § 18116). On June 22, 2020, a group of LGBTQ-focused private healthcare providers, organizations providing community services, health professional associations, and individual providers filed this lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Administrative Pr…

This is a case about the Trump Administration's limits on LGBTQ protections under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. § 18116). On June 22, 2020, a group of LGBTQ-focused private healthcare providers, organizations providing community services, health professional associations, and individual providers filed this lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. § 706), claiming that the defendants violated the First and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Represented by both Lambda Legal and private counsel, the plaintiffs sought injunctive relief, declaratory relief, and attorney's fees. Specifically, they alleged that the revised regulation issued under § 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) by HHS under the Trump Administration limits protections for LGBTQ individuals and causes harm to them and healthcare providers.

In 2010, President Obama signed the ACA into law. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, age, and disability. In 2016, HHS enacted a final rule (the "2016 Rule") to implement the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 1557. The 2016 Rule defined sex discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping and declared that healthcare providers and insurers cannot discriminate against LGBTQ individuals in medical and coverage decisions. In June 2020, however, the Trump Administration issued a revised regulation (the "2020 Rule"), which rolled back the 2016 Rule. The 2020 Rule eliminated the unitary legal standard for enforcement of violations of Section 1557 and introduced broad exemptions for discrimination based on personal religious or moral beliefs.

This case was assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. On July 9, 2020, the plaintiffs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction or, in the alternative, motion to stay pending judicial review. The defendants filed their opposition on July 24, and the plaintiffs answered the defendants' opposition on July 29. On September 2, the court enjoined the Administration from implementing two provisions: (1) the 2020 Rule's elimination of "sex stereotyping" from the 2016 Rule's definition of "discrimination on the basis of sex" and (2) the 2020 Rule's use of Title IX's exemption of certain religious organizations from the statute’s nondiscrimination mandate. The court limited the injunction to claims it concluded had a likelihood of success, and thus denied relief for the plaintiffs' claims that the 2020 Rule erroneously eliminated the 2016 Rule’s prohibition on categorical coverage exclusions for gender-affirming care, improperly repealed the 2016 Rule’s notice requirements, and violated Section 1554 of the ACA. Because the court did not find those claims to have a likelihood of success, it also did not award relief for the plaintiffs' constitutional claims. The injunction applied nationwide. In its opinion addressing the motion for a preliminary injunction, the court also analyzed whether or not the plaintiffs had standing to bring their claims. Citing the fear instilled in the LGBTQ community as evidence of imminent injury, the court found that the plaintiffs had organizational standing for their four common-injury claims and two of their five organizational-injury claims of injuries caused by the 2020 Rule. The court also held that the plaintiffs had third-party standing to assert the equal-protection, substantive-due-process, and free-speech rights of third-party LGBTQ patients.

This case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Lauren Yu (9/27/2020)

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People

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Judge(s)

Boasberg, James Emanuel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becker, Khristoph (New York)

Charles, Carl (New York)

Degeyter, Gregory (Texas)

Dennehy, Johanna S. (District of Columbia)

Edelstein, Laura Joy (California)

Gliksberg, Jamie Avra (Illinois)

Gonzalez__Pagan, Omar (New York)

Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar (New York)

Lane-Steele, Laura (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Boasberg, James Emanuel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becker, Khristoph (New York)

Charles, Carl (New York)

Degeyter, Gregory (Texas)

Dennehy, Johanna S. (District of Columbia)

Edelstein, Laura Joy (California)

Gliksberg, Jamie Avra (Illinois)

Gonzalez__Pagan, Omar (New York)

Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar (New York)

Lane-Steele, Laura (District of Columbia)

Loewy, Karen Lee (New York)

Vatis, Michael A. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Holland, Liam (District of Columbia)

Lane, William Kerwin III (District of Columbia)

Von Bokern, Jordan L (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Bagby, Kelly R. (District of Columbia)

Barbero, Megan (District of Columbia)

Gorod, Brianne J. (District of Columbia)

Letter, Douglas (District of Columbia)

Morse, Josephine T (District of Columbia)

Phatak, Ashwin P. (District of Columbia)

Sevier, Chris (Florida)

Tatelman, Todd B. (District of Columbia)

Wydra, Elizabeth B. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:20-cv-01630

Docket

Sept. 8, 2020

Sept. 8, 2020

Docket
1

1:20-cv-01630

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

Complaint
34-1

1:20-cv-01630

Brief of U.S. House of Representatives as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
56

1:20-cv-01630

Memorandum Opinion

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/59908666/whitman-walker-clinic-inc-v-us-department-of-health-and-human-services/

Last updated Aug. 29, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7253108) filed by SARAH HENN, MD, MPH, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, D.MIN, LCC, BCC, WARD CARPENTER, MD, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, ROBERT BOLAN, MD, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. d/b/a GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBTQ EQUALITY, THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, Inc. d/b/a WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH, AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, # 5 Summons Alex M. Azar II, # 6 Summons Roger Severino, # 7 Summons Seema Verma, # 8 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 9 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

Clearinghouse
2

LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. d/b/a GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBTQ EQUALITY (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
3

LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
4

LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
5

LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
6

LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, Inc. d/b/a WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
7

NOTICE of Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 Disclosure Statement by THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
8

NOTICE of Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 Disclosure Statement by BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
9

NOTICE of Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 Disclosure Statement by AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. d/b/a GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBTQ EQUALITY (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
10

NOTICE of Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 Disclosure Statement by LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
11

NOTICE of Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 Disclosure Statement by WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, Inc. d/b/a WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
12

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Laura J. Edelstein, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7254978. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. d/b/a GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBTQ EQUALITY, ROBERT BOLAN, MD, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, MD, SARAH HENN, MD, MPH, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, D.MIN, LCC, BCC, THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, Inc. d/b/a WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Laura J. Edelstein, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
13

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Khristoph A. Becker, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7255109. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. d/b/a GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBTQ EQUALITY, ROBERT BOLAN, MD, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, MD, SARAH HENN, MD, MPH, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, D.MIN, LCC, BCC, THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, Inc. d/b/a WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Khristoph A. Becker, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
14

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7255804. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. d/b/a GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBTQ EQUALITY, ROBERT BOLAN, MD, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, MD, SARAH HENN, MD, MPH, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, D.MIN, LCC, BCC, THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, Inc. d/b/a WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
15

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Karen L. Loewy, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7255839. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. d/b/a GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBTQ EQUALITY, ROBERT BOLAN, MD, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, MD, SARAH HENN, MD, MPH, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, D.MIN, LCC, BCC, THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, Inc. d/b/a WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Karen L. Loewy, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
16

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Carl S. Charles, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7255870. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. d/b/a GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBTQ EQUALITY, ROBERT BOLAN, MD, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, MD, SARAH HENN, MD, MPH, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, D.MIN, LCC, BCC, THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, Inc. d/b/a WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Carl S. Charles, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
17

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Jamie Gliksberg, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7260338. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. d/b/a GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBTQ EQUALITY, ROBERT BOLAN, MD, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, MD, SARAH HENN, MD, MPH, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, D.MIN, LCC, BCC, THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, Inc. d/b/a WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jamie Gliksberg, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020

PACER

Case assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zmc)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

PACER
18

SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

PACER
19

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael A. Vatis on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Vatis, Michael) (Entered: 06/26/2020)

June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 12 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of LAURA J. EDELSTEIN. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/29/2020. (lcjeb2)

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 13 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of KRISTOPH A. BECKER. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/29/2020. (lcjeb2)

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 14 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of OMAR GONZALEZ-PAGAN. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/29/2020. (lcjeb2)

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 15 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of KAREN L. LOEWY. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/29/2020. (lcjeb2) (lcmg)

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 16 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of CARL S. CHARLES. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/29/2020. (lcjeb2) (lcmg)

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 17 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of JAMIE AVRA GLIKSBERG. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/29/2020. (lcjeb2)

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

PACER
20

NOTICE of Appearance by Omar Francisco Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

PACER
21

NOTICE of Appearance by Laura Joy Edelstein on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Edelstein, Laura) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

PACER
22

NOTICE of Appearance by Khristoph Becker on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Becker, Khristoph) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

PACER
23

NOTICE of Appearance by Karen Loewy on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Loewy, Karen) (Entered: 07/02/2020)

July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020

PACER
24

NOTICE of Appearance by Carl Solomon Charles on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Charles, Carl) (Entered: 07/02/2020)

July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020

PACER
25

NOTICE of Appearance by Jamie Avra Gliksberg on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Gliksberg, Jamie) (Entered: 07/03/2020)

July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020

PACER
26

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. ALEX M. AZAR, II served on 6/25/2020 (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

PACER
27

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/26/2020. (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

PACER
28

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/26/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/25/2020. (Dennehy, Johanna); Modified event and text on 7/21/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

PACER

NOTICE OF ERROR re 26 Summons Returned Executed as to Federal Defendant; emailed to jdennehy@steptoe.com, cc'd 16 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. FYI for future filings of this sort. Do not use the Affidavit of mailing forms. Use the form attached to the summons, Proof of Service. (ztd, )

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

PACER
29

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction or, in the Alternative, MOTION to Stay Pending Judicial Review Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 705 by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Index of Declarations, # 3 Declaration of Naseema Shafi, CEO, Whitman-Walker Health, # 4 Declaration of Dr. Sarah Henn, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Whitman-Walker Health, # 5 Declaration of Dr. Randy Pumphrey, D. Min, LPC, BCC, Senior Director of Behavioral Health, Whitman-Walker Health, # 6 Declaration of Bamby Salcedo, President & CEO, The Translatin@ Coalition, # 7 Declaration of Arianna Inurritegui-Lint, Executive Director of Arianna's Center, # 8 Declaration of Darrel Cummings, Chief of Staff, Los Angeles LGBT Center, # 9 Declaration of Dr. Robert Bolan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Los Angeles LGBT Center, # 10 Declaration of Dr. Ward Carpenter, MD, Co-Director of Health Services, Los Angeles LGBT Center, # 11 Declaration of Adrian Shanker, Executive Director, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, # 12 Declaration of Hector Vargas, Executive Director, GLMA, # 13 Declaration of Roy Harker, Executive Director, AGLP: The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists, # 14 Declaration of Dr. Deborah Fabian, MD, # 15 Declaration of Dr. Randi C. Ettner, PhD, # 16 Declaration of Elena Rose Vera, Executive Director, Trans Lifeline, # 17 Declaration of Carrie Davis, Chief Community Officer, The Trevor Project, # 18 Text of Proposed Order, # 19 Certificate of Service)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that a conference call is hereby set for Friday, July 10, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss a briefing schedule regarding Plaintiffs' 29 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. The Court ORDERS that the parties shall dial into Chambers toll-free conference-call number, (877) 402-9753, at this time. Chambers have contacted the parties via email with the dial-in code. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 07/10/2020. (lcjeb2)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: As discussed in todays telephonic hearing, the Court ORDERS that: 1) Defendants PI Opposition shall be due by July 24, 2020, with Plaintiffs Reply due by July 29, 2020; and 2) The parties shall appear for a hearing on the PI Motion on August 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 07/10/2020. (lcjeb2)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Responses due by 7/24/2020. Replies due by 7/29/2020. Preliminary Injunction Hearing set for 8/3/2020 at 02:00 PM in Telephonic/VTC before Judge James E. Boasberg. (znbn)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Status Conference held on 7/10/2020. (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (nbn)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

PACER
30

MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by ALLIANCE OF BLACK AND WHITE EX-GAY AND EX-TRANS, CENTER FOR GARDEN STATE FAMILIES, COALITION OF DOCTORS DEFENDING REPARATIVE THERAPY, COALITION OF MULTI-RACIAL PASTORS, DE FACTO ATTORNEY GENERAL, SPECIAL FORCES OF LIBERTY, WARRIORS FOR CHRIST. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amicus Brief, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Declaration, # 4 Declaration, # 5 Declaration, # 6 Declaration, # 7 Declaration, # 8 Declaration, # 9 Declaration, # 10 Declaration, # 11 Declaration, # 12 Declaration)(ztth) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the 30 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for failure to comply with LCvR 7(o). So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 07/15/2020. (lcjeb2)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
31

NOTICE of Appearance by Jordan Landrum von Bokern on behalf of All Defendants (von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
32

Consent MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by AARP, AARP FOUNDATION, SAGE (Attachments: # 1 Amicus Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Bagby, Kelly) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
33

NOTICE of Appearance by Kelly Riseden Bagby on behalf of AARP, AARP FOUNDATION, SAGE (Bagby, Kelly) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Amici's 32 Motion is GRANTED. As their proposed attached brief [32-1] violates the Local Rules' prohibition on excessive footnotes, however, it will not be deemed filed. Amici may file a brief with no more than 10 footnotes containing no more than 50 aggregate lines of text. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 07/15/2020. (lcjeb2)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
34

Consent MOTION for Leave to File Brief Amicus Curiae by HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Letter, Douglas) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Amicus's 34 Motion is GRANTED and its brief deemed FILED. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 07/15/2020. (lcjeb2)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
35

AMICUS BRIEF by AARP, AARP FOUNDATION, SAGE. (Bagby, Kelly) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
36

AMICUS BRIEF by HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (ztth) (Entered: 07/16/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
37

ERRATA Notice by AARP, AARP FOUNDATION, SAGE 35 Amicus Brief filed by SAGE, AARP FOUNDATION, AARP. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amici Curiae Brief of AARP, AARP Foundation and Sage)(Bagby, Kelly) (Entered: 07/20/2020)

July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 8/25/2020. Correction made to docket entry 28 at the request of counsel. (ztth)

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

PACER
38

NOTICE of Appearance by William Kerwin Lane, III on behalf of All Defendants (Lane, William) Modified on 7/24/2020 to correct docket text (rj). (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
39

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES served on 6/25/2020 (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
40

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. SEEMA VERMA served on 6/25/2020 (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
41

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. ROGER SEVERINO served on 6/25/2020 (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
42

Memorandum in opposition to re 29 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction or, in the Alternative MOTION to Stay Pending Judicial Review Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 705 filed by ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Lane, William) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
43

REPLY to opposition to motion re 29 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction or, in the Alternative MOTION to Stay Pending Judicial Review Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 705 filed by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, # 2 Exhibit 1 - Defendants' Motion to Remand or Stay (Franciscan Alliance), # 3 Exhibit 2 - Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment (Franciscan Alliance), # 4 Exhibit 3 - Defendants' Motion to Modify Final Judgment (Franciscan Alliance), # 5 Exhibit 4 - Court Order dated Nov. 21, 2019 (Franciscan Alliance), # 6 Exhibit 5 - Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund's Comments on Proposed Rule, # 7 Exhibit 6 - GLMA's Comments on Proposed Rule, # 8 Exhibit 7 - American Psychiatric Association's Comments on Proposed Rule, # 9 Exhibit 8 - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Comments on Proposed Rule, # 10 Exhibit 9 - State Insurance Commissioners of California et al. Comments on Proposed Rule, # 11 Exhibit 10 - Cities of New York et al. Comments on Proposed Rule, # 12 Exhibit 11 - National Center for Transgender Equality's Comments on Proposed Rule, # 13 Exhibit 12 - The California Endowment's Comments on Proposed Rule, # 14 Exhibit 13 - American Psychological Association's Response to Request for Information, # 15 Exhibit 14 - 9/1/17 Letter from James L. Madara, MD to Roger Severino, # 16 Exhibit 15 - New York Legal Assistance Group's Comments on Proposed Rule)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 07/29/2020)

July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Motion Hearing held on 8/3/2020 re 29 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction or, in the Alternative MOTION to Stay Pending Judicial Review Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 705 filed by BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, ROBERT BOLAN, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., SARAH HENN, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC., LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER. Oral arguments heard. Government Response due by 8/10/2020. (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (znbn)

Aug. 3, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020

PACER
44

NOTICE of Appearance by Josephine T. Morse on behalf of HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Morse, Josephine) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

PACER
45

ENTERED IN ERROR.....NOTICE (Clarification of Statement at Oral Argument) by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC. re 29 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction or, in the Alternative MOTION to Stay Pending Judicial Review Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 705 (Dennehy, Johanna); Modified on 8/7/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

PACER
46

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge James E. Boasberg held on 8-3-2020; Page Numbers: 1-50. Date of Issuance:8-7-2020. Court Reporter/Transcriber Lisa W Griffith, Telephone number (202) 354-3247, Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order FormFor the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced abo ve. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 8/28/2020. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/7/2020. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/5/2020.(Griffith, Lisa) (Entered: 08/07/2020)

Aug. 7, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020

PACER

NOTICE OF ERROR re 45 Notice (Other); emailed to jdennehy@steptoe.com, cc'd 34 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Please refile document, 2. Docket Entry 45 was entered in error. The pleading should be filed in pleading format. See LCvR 5.1 (a). (ztth, )

Aug. 7, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020

PACER
47

NOTICE (Clarification of Statement at Oral Argument) by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC. re 29 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction or, in the Alternative MOTION to Stay Pending Judicial Review Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 705 (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 08/07/2020)

Aug. 7, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020

PACER
48

SURREPLY to re 29 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction or, in the Alternative MOTION to Stay Pending Judicial Review Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 705 filed by ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA. (Lane, William) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

PACER
49

NOTICE of Additional Developments in Franciscan Alliance Litigation by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC. (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020

PACER
50

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Memorandum and Order, Walker v. Azar, No. 20-cv-02834 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 17, 2020))(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

PACER
51

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,,, by ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Lane, William) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: If Plaintiffs oppose Defendants' 51 Motion for Extension, the Court ORDERS that they shall file such opposition by August 26, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 08/24/2020. (lcjeb2)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Opposition due by 8/26/2020. (znbn)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
52

RESPONSE re 51 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,,, filed by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC.. (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

PACER
53

NOTICE of Appearance by Liam Holland on behalf of All Defendants (Holland, Liam) (Entered: 08/31/2020)

Aug. 31, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020

PACER
54

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Holland, Liam) (Entered: 08/31/2020)

Aug. 31, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020

PACER
55

ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion, the Court ORDERS that Plaintiffs' 29 Motion for a Preliminary Injunction or, in the Alternative, a Stay Pending Judicial Review is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/2/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
56

MEMORANDUM OPINION re 55 Order on Motion for a Preliminary Injunction or, in the Alternative, a Stay Pending Judicial Review. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/2/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

Clearinghouse

MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Defendants' 51 Motion for Extension is GRANTED, and they may file their Answer by September 29, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 09/08/2020. (lcjeb2)

Sept. 8, 2020

Sept. 8, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 9/29/2020. (znbn)

Sept. 8, 2020

Sept. 8, 2020

PACER
57

MOTION to Dismiss by ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Holland, Liam) (Entered: 09/29/2020)

Sept. 29, 2020

Sept. 29, 2020

PACER
58

MOTION to Compel Defendants to Produce the Administrative Record, MOTION to Hold in Abeyance re 57 MOTION to Dismiss, MOTION for Scheduling Order for Filing and Briefing Motions to Dismiss and/or Motions for Summary Judgment by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6)(Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 10/06/2020)

Oct. 6, 2020

Oct. 6, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Plaintiffs need not respond to Defendants' 57 Motion to Dismiss until the Court resolves Plaintiffs' 58 Motion to Compel. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/07/2020. (lcjeb2)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER
59

NOTICE of Change of Address by Karen Loewy (Loewy, Karen) (Entered: 10/07/2020)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER
60

Memorandum in opposition to re 58 MOTION to Compel Defendants to Produce the Administrative Record MOTION to Hold in Abeyance re 57 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for Scheduling Order for Filing and Briefing Motions to Dismiss and/or Motions for Summary Judgment filed by ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA. (Holland, Liam) (Entered: 10/20/2020)

Oct. 20, 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

PACER
61

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC.. Attorney Jamie Avra Gliksberg terminated. (Gliksberg, Jamie) (Entered: 10/27/2020)

Oct. 27, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

PACER
62

REPLY to opposition to motion re 58 MOTION to Compel Defendants to Produce the Administrative Record MOTION to Hold in Abeyance re 57 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for Scheduling Order for Filing and Briefing Motions to Dismiss and/or Motions for Summary Judgment filed by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC.. (Dennehy, Johanna) (Entered: 10/27/2020)

Oct. 27, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

PACER
63

NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT re 55 ORDER & 56 MEMORANDUM OPINION by ROGER SEVERINO, SEEMA VERMA, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ALEX M. AZAR, II. Fee Status: No Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Holland, Liam) Modified to add linkage on 11/2/2020 (zrdj). (Entered: 10/31/2020)

Oct. 31, 2020

Oct. 31, 2020

PACER
64

Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed (Memorandum Opinion), and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals docketing fee was not paid because the appeal was filed by the government re 63 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court. (zrdj) (Entered: 11/02/2020)

Nov. 2, 2020

Nov. 2, 2020

PACER
65

ORDER re 58 Motion to Compel. The Court ORDERS that: 1) Plaintiffs' 58 Motion to Compel is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART; 2) Defendants need not produce the administrative record at this point; 3) Plaintiffs shall have until December 18, 2020, to oppose Defendants' Motion; 4) Defendants shall have until January 19, 2021, to reply; and 5) The Court will not grant any portion of Defendants' Motion that Plaintiffs establish relies on the administrative record or that requires access to such record for Plaintiffs to respond. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/3/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 11/03/2020)

Nov. 3, 2020

Nov. 3, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 12/18/2020. Replies due by 1/19/2021. (znbn)

Nov. 3, 2020

Nov. 3, 2020

PACER

USCA Case Number 20-5331 for 63 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by SEEMA VERMA, ROGER SEVERINO, ALEX M. AZAR, II, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. (zrdj)

Nov. 9, 2020

Nov. 9, 2020

PACER
66

Memorandum in opposition to re 57 MOTION to Dismiss filed by AGLP: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ PSYCHIATRISTS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INC., ROBERT BOLAN, BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, WARD CARPENTER, SARAH HENN, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER, RANDY PUMPHREY, TRANSLATIN@ COALITION, WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration of Amy Nelson, # 3 Declaration of Kellan Valentin Pedroza)(Edelstein, Laura) (Entered: 12/18/2020)

Dec. 18, 2020

Dec. 18, 2020

PACER
67

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA. Attorney William Kerwin Lane, III terminated. (Lane, William) (Entered: 01/18/2021)

Jan. 18, 2021

Jan. 18, 2021

PACER
68

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Attorney Josephine T. Morse terminated. (Morse, Josephine) (Entered: 01/19/2021)

Jan. 19, 2021

Jan. 19, 2021

PACER
69

REPLY to opposition to motion re 57 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ALEX M. AZAR, II, ROGER SEVERINO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA. (Holland, Liam) (Entered: 01/19/2021)

Jan. 19, 2021

Jan. 19, 2021

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the parties shall appear for a telephonic hearing on February 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. to discuss whether the change in administrations will have any effect on either side's position in this litigation. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/1/2021. (lcjeb1)

Feb. 1, 2021

Feb. 1, 2021

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 2/17/2021 at 11:00 AM in Telephonic/VTC before Judge James E. Boasberg. (znbn)

Feb. 1, 2021

Feb. 1, 2021

PACER
70

Joint MOTION to Stay Proceedings by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Holland, Liam) (Entered: 02/16/2021)

Feb. 16, 2021

Feb. 16, 2021

PACER

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Joint 70 Motion to Stay. The Court ORDERS that: 1) The case is STAYED; 2) The hearing set for February 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. is VACATED; and 3) The parties shall submit a joint status report by May 14, 2021. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/16/2021. (lcjeb1)

Feb. 16, 2021

Feb. 16, 2021

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 5/14/2021. Case Stayed. (nbn)

Feb. 16, 2021

Feb. 16, 2021

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 22, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

a group of LGBTQ-focused private healthcare providers, organizations providing community services, health professional associations, and individual providers

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Lambda Legal

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, D.C., District of Columbia), Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Equal Protection

Establishment Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Discrimination-basis:

Gender identity

Sexual orientatation