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Case: Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Dobbs

3:18-cv-00171 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: March 19, 2018

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Case Summary

In this case challenging Mississippi House Bill 1510 (HB 1510), a state law that banned abortions after 15 weeks (months before viability), the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, overruled Roe v. Wade, and held there is no constitutional protection for abortion rights.   On March 19, 2018, the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, and Jackson Women's Health Organization's Medical Director filed the case, represented by the Center for Reproductive R…

In this case challenging Mississippi House Bill 1510 (HB 1510), a state law that banned abortions after 15 weeks (months before viability), the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, overruled Roe v. Wade, and held there is no constitutional protection for abortion rights.  

On March 19, 2018, the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, and Jackson Women's Health Organization's Medical Director filed the case, represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The plaintiffs sued the State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health and the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure. Plaintiffs brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that HB 1510 violated the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. Plaintiffs sought declaratory judgment, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, and attorneys' fees.

On March 20, 2018, Judge Carlton W. Reeves granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining enforcement of HB 1510 for ten days. Jackson Women's Health Org. v. Currier, No. 3:18-CV-171-CWR-FKB, 2018 WL 1567867 (S.D. Miss. Mar. 20, 2018). On March 28, 2018, the TRO was extended to April 13, 2018. On April 9, 2018, plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, dropping the equal protection challenge to HB 1510 and adding five separate challenges to Mississippi’s other abortion laws. The court separated the case into two parts, with Part I pertaining to HB 1510's ban and Part II pertaining to the other abortion laws.

On April 11, 2018, the court scheduled a hearing on a preliminary injunction regarding HB 1510 and extended the TRO until thirty days after the conclusion of that hearing. However, that hearing never happened. On August 24, 2018, plaintiffs filed a motion for summary judgment, and briefing on that motion was completed on September 14, 2018. The court informed the parties it needed more time to issue a ruling on that motion, and so by the consent of the parties, the TRO was extended until November 26, 2018.

On November 20, 2018, the court granted plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment, and issued a permanent injunction, enjoining enforcement of HB 1510, because it "unequivocally" infringed on the Fourteenth Amendment due process rights of women by banning abortions prior to viability. Jackson Women's Health Org. v. Currier, 349 F. Supp. 3d 536 (S.D. Miss. 2018). On December 17, 2018, the state appealed this order.

In 2019, unsatisfied with this result, the Mississippi legislature enacted an even more stringent ban on abortions: Senate Bill 2116 (SB 2116). SB 2116 banned abortions in Mississippi after detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks from a woman's last menstrual period. On May 24, 2019, the court allowed plaintiffs to supplement their original complaint to challenge SB 2116 as a Part III of the case and granted a preliminary injunction to enjoin enforcement of SB 2116. Jackson Women's Health Org. v. Dobbs, 379 F. Supp.3d 549 (S.D. Miss. 2019).

On December 13, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its ruling pertaining to the fifteen-week ban. The court held that "[i]n an unbroken line dating to Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s abortion cases have established (and affirmed, and re-affirmed)" that states cannot ban abortions pre-viability. Jackson Women's Health Org. v. Dobbs, 945 F.3d 265, 269 (5th Cir. 2019). Because HB 1510 was a pre-viability ban, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s invalidation of the law, as well as its discovery rulings and its award of permanent injunctive relief.

In response to the Fifth Circuit's ruling, the defendants filed a petition for writ of certiorari on June 15, 2020, requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court clarify that the right to a pre-viability abortion is not absolute. Defendants also requested that the Supreme Court consider the appropriate standard for determining the validity of pre-viability laws and whether abortion providers have third-party standing. On May 17, 2021, the Supreme Court granted review limited to the question of whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional. 

In response, on June 9, 2021, the District Court stayed all remaining issues in the case, including Parts II and III, pending the Supreme Court's decision.

On December 1, 2021, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case. On May 2, 2022, POLITICO reported that according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO, the Supreme Court had voted to strike down Roe v. Wade. The Court soon confirmed the authenticity of the leaked opinion.

On June 24, 2022, the final opinion was released, upholding Mississippi's fifteen-week ban and overruling Roe and Casey. The opinion was by Justice Alito, and joined by Justices Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett.  It removed abortion rights from any special constitutional protection. Chief Justice Roberts concurred in the judgment, and said he would have ruled slightly more narrowly, upholding Mississippi's ban because it gave most women sufficient time to decide whether to seek an abortion. The majority opinion stated that "[n]othing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion," Although he joined the majority, Justice Thomas disagreed on this point, and said he was ready to entirely cast aside the Court's substantive due process jurisprudence. The joint dissent by Justice Breyer, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan emphasized that the majority made women into second-class citizens, as they were at the time of the Fourteenth Amendment's adoption. The dissent warned that the opinion threatened other fundamental rights, such as contraception, same-sex intimate conduct, and same-sex marriage.

On August 24, 2022, the Fifth Circuit remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the Supreme Court's opinion. On September 2, 2022, the district court vacated its injunctions preventing enforcement of Mississippi's abortion bans. The court identified the one remaining issue as plaintiffs’ challenge to Mississippi’s laws and regulations targeting abortion procedures. However, because Jackson Women's Health closed its operations in Mississippi and moved out-of-state, the court found that the remaining issue was moot. As such, on September 21, 2022, Judge Reeves entered judgment for defendants and directed the Clerk of the Court to close the case.

Summary Authors

Michelle Wolk (6/12/2022)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

3:18-cv-00171

Complaint

Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Currier

March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

Complaint
9

3:18-cv-00171

Temporary Restraining Order

Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Currier

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

Order/Opinion
23

3:18-cv-00171

Amended Complaint

Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Currier

April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

Complaint
25

3:18-cv-00171

Order Separating Claims & Extending TRO

Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Currier

April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

Order/Opinion
89

3:18-cv-00171

Order Granting Permanent Injunction

Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Currier

Nov. 20, 2018

Nov. 20, 2018

Order/Opinion
118

3:18-cv-00171

Order Granting Preliminary Injunction

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

Order/Opinion
119

3:18-cv-00171

Amended Complaint

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

Complaint

18-60868

USCA Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Dec. 13, 2019

Dec. 13, 2019

Order/Opinion

19-01392

Supreme Court of the United States 1st Draft

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Supreme Court of the United States

Feb. 10, 2022

Feb. 10, 2022

Order/Opinion

19-01392

Supreme Court Opinion

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Supreme Court of the United States

June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6338340/jackson-womens-health-organization-v-dobbs/

Last updated Sept. 22, 2022, 11:45 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier, Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 34643049387), filed by Jackson Women's Health Organization, Sacheen Carr-Ellis. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit House Bill No. 1510 (As Sent to Governor), # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(LAT) (Entered: 03/19/2018)

1 Exhibit House Bill NO. 1510 (As Sent to Governor)

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2 Civil Cover Sheet

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March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

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Summons Issued as to Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier, Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure. (LAT) (Entered: 03/19/2018)

March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

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NOTICE of Appearance by Wilson D. Minor-State Gov on behalf of All Defendants (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 03/19/2018)

March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

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NOTICE of Appearance by Paul E. Barnes-State Gov on behalf of All Defendants (Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 03/19/2018)

March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

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MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Dr. Carr-Ellis)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 03/19/2018)

1 Affidavit Declaration of Dr. Carr-Ellis

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March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

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***ERROR***DISREGARD THIS ENTRY. MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order Memorandum in Support by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (McDuff, Robert) Modified on 3/20/2018 (cwl). (Entered: 03/19/2018)

March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

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Set Motion and R&R Deadlines/Hearings

March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

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Set/Reset Hearings as to 5 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order. Motion Hearing set for 3/20/2018 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 6B (Jackson Federal Courthouse) before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves. (AC)

March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 5 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 03/20/2018)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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DEFENDANTS' Exhibit List for Motion hearing held on 3/20/2018 before Judge Reeves. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit D-1 House Bill 1510, # 2 Errata D-2 Article)(JS) (Entered: 03/20/2018)

1 Exhibit D-1 House Bill 1510

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2 Errata D-2 Article

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March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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ORDER granting 5 Motion for TRO. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 3/20/2018. (AC) (Entered: 03/20/2018)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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10

MOTION for Julie Rikelman to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3665084) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 03/20/2018)

1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing

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March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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MOTION for Hillary Schneller to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3665104) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit - A Certificate of Good Standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 03/20/2018)

1 Exhibit - A Certificate of Good Standing

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March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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MOTION for Christine Parker to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3665126) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A- Certificate of Good Standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 03/20/2018)

1 Exhibit A- Certificate of Good Standing

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March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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13

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jackson Women's Health Organization, Sacheen Carr-Ellis. Mary Currier served on 3/19/2018, answer due 4/9/2018. (McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 03/20/2018)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jackson Women's Health Organization, Sacheen Carr-Ellis. Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure served on 3/19/2018, answer due 4/9/2018. (McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 03/20/2018)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jackson Women's Health Organization, Sacheen Carr-Ellis. Kenneth Cleveland served on 3/19/2018, answer due 4/9/2018. (McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 03/20/2018)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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Set Hearing: Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 3/21/2018 at 11:00 AM before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves. (AC)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 6 Incorrect event chosen. Attorney is directed to refile using the correct event Memorandum in Support which is located under the category Responses and Replies. Motion 6 termed. (cwl)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves: Motion Hearing held on 3/20/2018 re 5 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis and Jackson Women's Health Organization. Appearances: Paul E. Barnes and Wilson D. Minor; Robert B. McDuff participated via telephone with Hillary Schneller and Christine Parker. Court heard arguments from both parties and took the matter under advisement to rule later. Court Reporter/Transcriber Cherie Bond, Telephone Number : 601-608-4186. (JS)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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Docket Annotation

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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Set/Reset Hearings: Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 3/21/2018 at 11:00 AM before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves. (AC)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves: Scheduling Conference held on 3/21/2018. Participants: Robert B. McDuff, Hillary Schnellar, Christine Parker, Paul E. Barnes and Wilson D. Minor; with Leah Wiederhorn joining in the call with Plaintiff's counsel. Scheduling Conference continued until 3/27/2018 at 12:30 PM (CST) before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves. (JS)

March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018

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MOTION to Adopt Plaintiffs' Proposed Schedule and Limit Discovery to Exclude Legally Immaterial Issues by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 03/26/2018)

March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves: Telephonic Scheduling Conference held on 3/27/2018. Participants: Robert B. McDuff, Paul E. Barnes and Wilson D. Minor with Hillary Schneller also participating. (JS)

March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER extending the temporary restraining order at Docket No. 9 by 14 days to Friday, April 13, 2018, pursuant to a showing of good cause as required under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 3/28/2018. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER SHALL ISSUE. (cr)

March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

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TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 10 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 11 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 12 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Julie Rikelman, Hillary Schneller and Christine Parker be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of the plaintiff in association with local counsel and upon registration for electronic filing as required by the Court. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 3/29/2018. (JEJ)

March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

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MOTION for Aaron S. Delaney to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3676647) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 04/04/2018)

1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing

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April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

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MOTION for Alexia D. Korberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3676664) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A- Certificate of Good Standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 04/04/2018)

1 Exhibit A- Certificate of Good Standing

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April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

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MOTION for Crystal Johnson to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3676680) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 04/04/2018)

1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing

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April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

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MOTION for Roberto J. Gonzalez to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3676732) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 04/04/2018)

1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing

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April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

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MOTION for Leah Wiederhorn to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3677030) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 04/05/2018)

1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing

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April 5, 2018

April 5, 2018

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22

NOTICE of Appearance by Beth L. Orlansky on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Orlansky, Beth) (Entered: 04/06/2018)

April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018

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23

AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by Jackson Women's Health Organization, Sacheen Carr-Ellis.(Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 04/09/2018)

April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

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MOTION for Claudia L. Hammerman to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3679443) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 04/09/2018)

1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing

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April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

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25

ORDER extending TRO and separating claims in this case. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 4/11/2018. (cr) (Entered: 04/11/2018)

April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves: Telephonic Status Conference held on 4/11/2018. Participants: Hillary Schneller, Robert B. McDuff, Paul E. Barnes and Wilson D. Minor. Preliminary Injunction hearing set for 9/24/2018 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 5B (Jackson) before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves. (JS)

April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

PACER

Set Hearing: Telephonic Status Conference set for 4/11/2018 at 10:30 AM before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves. Only one counsel for each party is required to participate. Call-In information has been emailed to counsel of record. (JS)

April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

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26

MOTION for Reconsideration re 25 Order by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 04/16/2018)

April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

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MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 26 MOTION for Reconsideration re 25 Order filed by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 04/16/2018)

April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

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TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 24 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 17 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 18 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 19 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 20 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 21 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Aaron S. Delaney, Alexia D. Korberg, Crystal Johnson, Roberto J. Gonzalez, Leah Wiederhorn and Claudia L. Hammerman be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of the plaintiffs in association with local counsel and upon registration for electronic filing as required by the Court. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 4/16/2018 (JEJ)

April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

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DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 26 and # 27 : Attorney is advised to include the judge assignment of (CWR-FKB) on future filed pleadings. (LAT)

April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

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NOTICE of Dismissal of Defendant Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 04/20/2018)

April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization identifying Corporate Parent All Women's Healthcare of Jackson, Inc. for Jackson Women's Health Organization. (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 04/20/2018)

April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization re 29 Corporate Disclosure Statement (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 04/23/2018)

April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

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ANSWER to 23 Amended Complaint by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier.(Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 04/23/2018)

April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

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DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 29 :This document is not accompanied by acertificate of service. A certificate of service must be attached to a document [Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filing, Sec. 4.A.1, Sec. 4.B, and Fed.R.Civ.P. Rule 5(d)(1)]. Attorney is directed to file a certificate as CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE and link it to the proper document. (LAT)

April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

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AMENDED ANSWER to 23 Amended Complaint by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 04/27/2018)

April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

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33

Response in Opposition re 16 MOTION to Adopt Plaintiffs' Proposed Schedule and Limit Discovery to Exclude Legally Immaterial Issues by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (McDuff, Robert) filed by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit H.B. 1510)(Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 04/27/2018)

1 Exhibit H.B. 1510

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April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

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MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION re 16 MOTION to Adopt Plaintiffs' Proposed Schedule and Limit Discovery to Exclude Legally Immaterial Issues filed by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 04/27/2018)

April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 26 MOTION for Reconsideration re 25 Order filed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Delaney - PHV, Aaron) (Entered: 04/30/2018)

April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 26 MOTION for Reconsideration re 25 Order filed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Delaney - PHV, Aaron) (Entered: 04/30/2018)

April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018

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37

Summons Issued as to Gerald A. Mumford, Robert Shuler Smith, Wendy Wilson-White. (LAT) (Entered: 05/03/2018)

May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 16 MOTION to Adopt Plaintiffs' Proposed Schedule and Limit Discovery to Exclude Legally Immaterial Issues, 33 Response in Opposition, filed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 05/04/2018)

May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018

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DOCKET ANNOTATION as to 38 : Attorney is advised to include the correct judge assignment of CWR-FKB on future filed pleadings. (LAT)

May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018

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Rebuttal re 26 MOTION for Reconsideration re 25 Order filed by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 05/07/2018)

May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

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DOCKET ANNOTATION as to 39 : Attorney is advised to include the correctjudge assignment of (CWR-FKB) on future filed pleadings. (LAT)

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization. Robert Shuler Smith served on 5/11/2018, answer due 6/1/2018. (McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 05/11/2018)

May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018

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41

ORDER granting 16 Motion to Limit Discovery and Adopt Discovery Schedule. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 5/15/2018. (cr) (Entered: 05/15/2018)

May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018

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ORDER denying 26 Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 5/15/2018. (cr) (Entered: 05/15/2018)

May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018

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ANSWER to 23 Amended Complaint by Gerald A. Mumford.(Mumford, Gerald) (Entered: 05/17/2018)

May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

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SCHEDULING ORDER regarding Phase I of this litigation. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 5/17/2018. (cr) (Entered: 05/17/2018)

May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization. Wendy Wilson-White served on 5/11/2018, answer due 6/1/2018. (McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 05/18/2018)

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization. Gerald A. Mumford served on 5/15/2018, answer due 6/5/2018. (McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 05/18/2018)

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

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Affirmative Defenses and ANSWER to 23 Amended Complaint by Gerald A. Mumford.(Teeuwissen, Pieter) (Entered: 05/29/2018)

May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018

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48

ANSWER to 23 Amended Complaint by Wendy Wilson-White.(Jackson-Winters-City Gov, LaShundra) (Entered: 05/31/2018)

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

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49

ANSWER to 23 Amended Complaint by Robert Shuler Smith.(Sanders, Robert) (Entered: 05/31/2018)

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

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50

NOTICE of Service of State Defendants' Initial Disclosures Regarding Part I of Case Disclosure by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 06/07/2018)

June 7, 2018

June 7, 2018

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NOTICE of Service of Plaintiffs' Initial Disclosure by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 06/07/2018)

June 7, 2018

June 7, 2018

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NOTICE of Service of Plaintiffs' Designation of Experts by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 06/14/2018)

June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018

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NOTICE of Service of Plaintiffs' First Supplemental Initial Disclosure by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 06/14/2018)

June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018

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54

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiffs' First Set of Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Request for Admissions by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Wiederhorn - PHV, Leah) (Entered: 06/20/2018)

June 20, 2018

June 20, 2018

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55

NOTICE of Service of First Set of Phase I Interrogatories by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 06/29/2018)

June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

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56

NOTICE of Service of First Set of Phase I Request for Production by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 06/29/2018)

June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

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57

NOTICE of Service of State Defendants' Phase 1 Designation of Experts by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 07/13/2018)

July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

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58

NOTICE of Service of Dr. Mary Currier's Phase 1 Response to Interrogatories by Mary Currier (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

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59

NOTICE of Service of Dr. Mary Currier's Phase 1 Response to Request for Production by Mary Currier (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

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60

NOTICE of Service of Dr. Mary Currier's Phase 1 Response to Request for Admissions by Mary Currier (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

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61

NOTICE of Service of Dr. Kenneth Cleveland's Phase 1 Response to Interrogatories by Kenneth Cleveland (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

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62

NOTICE of Service of Dr. Kenneth Cleveland's Phase 1 Response to Request for Production by Kenneth Cleveland (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

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63

NOTICE of Service of Dr. Kenneth Cleveland's Phase 1 Response to Request for Admissions by Kenneth Cleveland (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

PACER
64

NOTICE of Service of State Defendants' Phase 1 Privilege Log with Response to Request for Production by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Minor-State Gov, Wilson) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

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Set Hearing: Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 8/16/2018 04:00 PM before Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball. Counsel for the plaintiffs shall set up the conference and contact the Court at 601-608-4460. (JEJ)

July 25, 2018

July 25, 2018

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65

MOTION in Limine to Preclude Irrelevant Opinion and Testimony of Defendants' Expert Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D. by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - State Defendants' Designation of Experts for Phase I & Decl. of Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D.)(Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 07/26/2018)

1 Exhibit Exhibit A - State Defendants' Designation of Experts for Phase I &

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July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

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66

MEMORANDUM in Support re 65 MOTION in Limine to Preclude Irrelevant Opinion and Testimony of Defendants' Expert Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D. filed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 07/26/2018)

July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

PACER
67

MOTION to Expedite Consideration of Plaintiffs' Motion to Preclude Irrelevant Opinion and Testimony of Defendants' Expert Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D. by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 07/26/2018)

July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

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68

MEMORANDUM in Support re 67 MOTION to Expedite Consideration of Plaintiffs' Motion to Preclude Irrelevant Opinion and Testimony of Defendants' Expert Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D. filed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 07/26/2018)

July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 67 Motion to Expedite. Response to 65 due August 3; reply due August 7. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 7/27/2018. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER SHALL ISSUE ON THIS MOTION. (AC)

July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018

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69

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiffs' Responses to Document Requests and Response to Interrogatories by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 07/30/2018)

July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

PACER
70

NOTICE of Service of Supplemental Expert Disclosure by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 07/30/2018)

July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

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71

NOTICE of Service of Rebuttal Expert Disclosure by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 07/30/2018)

July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

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72

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiffs' Responses to Defendants' First Set of Interrogatories by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 07/31/2018)

July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018

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73

NOTICE of Service of Plaintiffs' Responses to Defendants' First Set of Request for Production by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 07/31/2018)

July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 69 : This document notices service of multiple forms of discovery. Each event should be separately docketed. The same PDF document may be used for all entries. Attorney is advised to docket additional events as needed. These events are found in the electronic docketing system under Discovery Documents. (cwl)

July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018

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74

Response in Opposition re 65 MOTION in Limine to Preclude Irrelevant Opinion and Testimony of Defendants' Expert Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D. by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - State Defendants' Designation of Experts for Phase I & Decl. of Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D.)(Schneller - PHV, Hillary) filed by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Defendants' Designation of Experts with all attachments)(Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 08/03/2018)

1 Exhibit A - Defendants' Designation of Experts with all attachments

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Aug. 3, 2018

Aug. 3, 2018

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75

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION re 65 MOTION in Limine to Preclude Irrelevant Opinion and Testimony of Defendants' Expert Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D. filed by Kenneth Cleveland, Mary Currier (Barnes-State Gov, Paul) (Entered: 08/03/2018)

Aug. 3, 2018

Aug. 3, 2018

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76

REPLY to Response to Motion re 74 Response in Opposition,, 65 MOTION in Limine to Preclude Irrelevant Opinion and Testimony of Defendants' Expert Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D. filed by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Schneller - PHV, Hillary) (Entered: 08/07/2018)

Aug. 7, 2018

Aug. 7, 2018

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77

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 65 Motion in Limine. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 8/15/2018. (AC) (Entered: 08/15/2018)

Aug. 15, 2018

Aug. 15, 2018

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78

MOTION for Caitlin Grusauskas to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-3784389) by Sacheen Carr-Ellis, Jackson Women's Health Organization (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit certificate of good standing)(McDuff, Robert) (Entered: 08/15/2018)

1 Exhibit certificate of good standing

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Aug. 15, 2018

Aug. 15, 2018

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TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 78 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Caitlin Grusauskas be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of the plaintiffs in association with local counsel and upon registration for electronic filing as required by the Court. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 8/16/2018. (JEJ)

Aug. 16, 2018

Aug. 16, 2018

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Reproductive Issues

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 19, 2018

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, and Jackson Women's Health Organization's Medical Director

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Center for Reproductive Rights

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Mississippi, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

U.S. Supreme Court merits opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2018 - 2022

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

Reproductive rights:

Time-based abortion prohibition

Reproductive health care (including birth control, abortion, and others)

General:

Abortion

Affected Gender:

Female