Case: North Dakota v. Burwell

3:16-CV-00386 | U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota

Filed Date: Nov. 7, 2016

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Case Summary

On November 7, 2016, the State of North Dakota, joined by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, two Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center clinics, the SMP Health System, and the University of Mary, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) challenging a federal regulation that they argued compelled healthcare professionals to cast aside their medical judgment and religious beliefs and perform medical transition procedures on patients who desire to have a sex chang…

On November 7, 2016, the State of North Dakota, joined by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, two Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center clinics, the SMP Health System, and the University of Mary, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) challenging a federal regulation that they argued compelled healthcare professionals to cast aside their medical judgment and religious beliefs and perform medical transition procedures on patients who desire to have a sex change. Plaintiffs, who brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota Eastern Division, specifically claimed that it was a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act and other federal laws for HHS to redefine the term “sex” in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act from meaning “a person’s biological sex at birth” to meaning “an individual’s internal sense of gender.”

This case was later consolidated with another case having similar aspects of law and fact on January 23, 2017, adding several more Catholic associations as plaintiffs, including the Catholic Benefits Association (CBA), as well as adding the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as a defendant. Plaintiffs sought (1) a declarative judgment stating the regulation is invalid under the Administrative Procedure Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Spending Clause, and the First, Fifth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Fourteenth Amendments, (2) a permanent injunction preventing the enforcement of the regulation, and (3) attorneys costs and fees. This case was assigned to Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal and District Judge Ralph R. Erickson, and then later reassigned to Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland, and then Chief Judge Peter D. Welte.

Plaintiffs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on November 17, 2016. On December 31, 2016, a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the same HHS regulations the Plaintiffs challenged here, preventing its enforcement. See Franciscan Alliance, Inc. v. Burwell

On May 26, 2017, Defendants filed a voluntary motion to stay and a motion to remand so that HHS could take another look at the regulation in light of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to consider the regulation’s reasonableness, necessity, and efficacy. As a response, Plaintiffs also filed a motion for an additional stay of enforcement by the EEOC. On August 24, 2017, Judge Hovland granted the defendants’ motion to stay and denied the motion to remand as moot, seeing as HHS had the inherent authority to reconsider the rule regardless of a remand. At this point, the nationwide preliminary injunction remained in effect and litigation was stayed to allow HHS to reconsider the controversial rules and regulations at issue.

After the Franciscan Alliance court granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs and ordered the regulation to be vacated “insofar as [it] defines ‘[o]n the basis of sex’ to include gender identity and termination of pregnancy” in October 2019, HHS issued a new Section 1557 rule on June 12, 2020. This rule defined “sex” by referencing Title IX, and did not include a “religious exemption, whether narrow or broad.” In response to these developments, Plaintiffs here filed an unopposed motion to lift the stay in order to amend their complaint and proceed with litigation, which was granted on November 9, 2020.
In their amended complaint filed on November 23, 2020, the plaintiffs contested the new HHS rule based on the idea that Title IX does not apply to covered entities “controlled by a religious organization if the application of this subsection would not be consistent with the religious tenets of such organization,” and the limited definition of “sex” at the time Title IX was enacted. Plaintiffs then filed a motion for declaratory judgment and a motion for partial summary judgment or, in the alternative, a preliminary injunction on November 23, 2020. The defendants also filed a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction on December 23, 2020.

On January 19, 2021, Chief Judge Welte granted in part and denied in part the motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. The court claimed jurisdiction over the Plaintiffs’ RFRA and Spending Clause claims challenging the interpretations of Section 1557 and Title VII that compel them to perform and provide insurance coverage for gender transitions, but called for the dismissal of the abortion-related claims, the APA claims, and the claims challenging Title IX and other unidentified federal laws. The Plaintiffs’ motions for partial summary judgment and injunctive relief were granted as to the RFRA claims that challenged the interpretations of Section 1557 and Title VII requiring the Plaintiffs to perform and provide insurance coverage for gender-transition procedures, but denied in all other respects. Chief Judge Welte also declared that HHS’s interpretation of Section 1557 and EEOC’s interpretation of Title VII violated Plaintiff's sincerely held religious beliefs without satisfying strict scrutiny under the RFRA. As such, Chief Judge Welte permanently enjoined HHS and EEOC from implementing any regulations and interpreting Section 1557 of the ACA and Title VII in a way that would require the Catholic Plaintiffs to perform or provide insurance coverage for gender-transition procedures, including by denying federal financial assistance because of their failure to perform or provide insurance coverage for such procedures, or by otherwise pursuing, charging, or assessing any penalties, fines, assessments, investigations, or other enforcement actions. 513 F.Supp.3d 1113.

The defendants then appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on April 20, 2021. (21-1890). On December 9, 2022, the Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of permanent injunctive relief to the plaintiffs except to the extent it recognized the associational standing of the CBA. The Eighth Circuit held that CBA failed to identify association members who suffered the requisite harm, meaning that CBA lacked associational standing to sue on behalf of unnamed members. The case was remanded to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the appellate opinion. 55 F.4th 583.

This case is still ongoing.

Summary Authors

Kathleen Lok (12/12/2022)

Related Cases

Franciscan Alliance, LLC v. Burwell, Northern District of Texas (2016)

People

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Attorney for Plaintiff

Aden, Steven H. (North Dakota)

Attorney for Defendant

Abdo, Alexander Abraham (North Dakota)

Abdo, Alex (North Dakota)

Amezquita, Hope Renee (North Dakota)

Amiri, Brigitte (North Dakota)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Aden, Steven H. (North Dakota)

Bahr, Douglas Alan (North Dakota)

Bailey, Terri Hearn (North Dakota)

Banks, Oshia (North Dakota)

Baran, Andrea G. (North Dakota)

Barclay, Stephanie H. (North Dakota)

Boehringer, Maria Kate (North Dakota)

Bowman, Matthew S. (North Dakota)

Chandy, Sunu P. (North Dakota)

Chen, Daniel (North Dakota)

Cohen, Ethan M.M. (North Dakota)

Cooper, Cheryl A. (North Dakota)

Cruz, Kimberly A. (North Dakota)

Curtin, Nora E. (North Dakota)

Davis, Joseph (North Dakota)

DeCamp, Aaron R. (North Dakota)

Dreilinger, Lauren Gayle (North Dakota)

Drieband, Eric S. (North Dakota)

Edwards, Darryl L (North Dakota)

Farrell, Michael J. (North Dakota)

Feldman, Laura R. (North Dakota)

Fong, Isaac (North Dakota)

Foslid, Kristen Marie (North Dakota)

Franklin-Thomas, Delner (North Dakota)

Gillespie, Kenneth Lawrence (North Dakota)

Gochanour, Gregory M. (North Dakota)

Golson, Aarrin Benatra (North Dakota)

Gomez-Fernandez, Maritza I. (North Dakota)

Goodrich, Luke W. (North Dakota)

Greiff, Carla Johanna (North Dakota)

Gusewelle, Anne E. (North Dakota)

Hendrickson, John C. (North Dakota)

Huggins, Randall D (North Dakota)

Iversen, Tara V. (North Dakota)

Jimenez, Jessica L. (North Dakota)

Kasperson, Kaleb M. (North Dakota)

Kniffin, Eric N. (North Dakota)

Knott, Andrew Stephen (North Dakota)

Kopka, Ylda M (North Dakota)

Laura, Peter Francis (North Dakota)

Lawrence, Debra Michele (North Dakota)

Lee, James (North Dakota)

Lepak, Thomas (North Dakota)

Linakis, Michelle L. (North Dakota)

Lopez, P David (North Dakota)

Martin, Rhett P. (North Dakota)

Martinez, Ana Consuelo (North Dakota)

Mattox, M. Casey (North Dakota)

McClinton, Gregory Lee (North Dakota)

McCoy, Kimberly Anne (North Dakota)

McCoy-Cruz, Kimberly A. (North Dakota)

Mulaire, Justin (North Dakota)

Northrup, Kate (North Dakota)

Nussbaum, L. Martin (North Dakota)

Nussbaum, Andrew (North Dakota)

Nyfeler, Suzanne L (North Dakota)

Park, Anna Y (North Dakota)

Peters, Kirsten J. (North Dakota)

Peterson, Melanie Marie (North Dakota)

Reams, Gwendolyn Y. (North Dakota)

Rienzi, Mark L. (North Dakota)

Rose, Robert D. (North Dakota)

Sagsveen, Matthew A. (North Dakota)

Seltzer, Daniel Lewis (North Dakota)

Shelly, Jan (North Dakota)

Smason, Diane Ilene (North Dakota)

Speir, Ian S. (North Dakota)

Staudt, David J. (North Dakota)

Steenbergh, Rachael Suzanne (North Dakota)

Stenehjem, Wayne K. (North Dakota)

Szromba, Jeanne B. (North Dakota)

Theriot, Kevin H. (North Dakota)

Thompson, Eric S (North Dakota)

Thompson, Michael C (North Dakota)

Vail, Daniel Travis (North Dakota)

Walter, Nicholas Glen (North Dakota)

Weisberg, Robert E. (North Dakota)

Williams, Samantha (North Dakota)

Zimmerman, Katherine A (North Dakota)

Attorney for Defendant

Abdo, Alexander Abraham (North Dakota)

Abdo, Alex (North Dakota)

Amezquita, Hope Renee (North Dakota)

Amiri, Brigitte (North Dakota)

Arterburn, Jennifer (North Dakota)

AUSA, Christopher R (North Dakota)

AUSA, Melissa A. (North Dakota)

Balin, Robert D. (North Dakota)

Bamberger, Michael A. (North Dakota)

Bannon, Alicia Lorraine (North Dakota)

Bartelt, Leah A (North Dakota)

Batsides, Demetrios Christos (North Dakota)

Bayard, Samuel (North Dakota)

Bennett, Michelle Renee (North Dakota)

Bentley, Elizabeth G. (North Dakota)

Berwick, Benjamin Leon (North Dakota)

Bhandari, Esha (North Dakota)

Bickford, James O. (North Dakota)

Bildtsen, Ann M (North Dakota)

Bloch-Wehba, Hannah (North Dakota)

Block, Joshua Abraham (North Dakota)

Bowie, Courtney A (North Dakota)

Bressler, Steven Y. (North Dakota)

Brick, Ann (North Dakota)

Bricker, Matthew J. (North Dakota)

Brock, Chad Michael (North Dakota)

Browning, John (North Dakota)

Cagle, Matthew Thomas (North Dakota)

Castelli, Thomas H. (North Dakota)

Cavan, Timothy J. (North Dakota)

Chaiten, Lorie A. (North Dakota)

Cherry-DOJ, Mary M. (North Dakota)

Chiang, Emily (North Dakota)

Ching, Jennifer (North Dakota)

Choudhury, Nusrat Jahan (North Dakota)

Clark, Melanca Durham (North Dakota)

Cohen, Leslie (North Dakota)

Cohn, Joseph S. (North Dakota)

Cohn, Cindy Ann (North Dakota)

Colangelo-Bryan, Joshua Nicholas (North Dakota)

Coll-Very, Alexis Susan (North Dakota)

Condon, Jennifer Brooke (North Dakota)

Cook, Jennifer J. (North Dakota)

Cooper, Daniel R. (North Dakota)

Cormier, Claire T. (North Dakota)

Costello, Sara E. (North Dakota)

Crane-Hirsch, Daniel Kadane (North Dakota)

Crow, Melissa (North Dakota)

Crump, Catherine Newby (North Dakota)

Dalven, Jennifer (North Dakota)

DeKrey, Dane (North Dakota)

Diakun, Anna Natalia (North Dakota)

Diaz, Oliver E. (North Dakota)

DOJ, Michelle Bennett (North Dakota)

Donohue, Laura (North Dakota)

Doty, Grant R. (North Dakota)

Driscoll, Jessica P. (North Dakota)

Duke, Lance G (North Dakota)

Dunn, Christopher T (North Dakota)

Eisenberg, Arthur Nelson (North Dakota)

Fabian, Sarah B (North Dakota)

Felix, Wesley D. (North Dakota)

Galler, Jonathan (North Dakota)

Gass, J J (North Dakota)

Gerding, Paul Sullivan (North Dakota)

Gill, Elizabeth O. (North Dakota)

Goddard, Darcy M. (North Dakota)

Goodman, Melissa (North Dakota)

Goodman, Rachel (North Dakota)

Gorski, Ashley Marie (North Dakota)

Grogg, Adam (North Dakota)

Guadagnino, Charles A (North Dakota)

Guarino, Gary M. (North Dakota)

Gutierrez, Sandra Ema (North Dakota)

Haddad, Richard Inad (North Dakota)

Hafetz, Jonathan L. (North Dakota)

Hall, Rahsaan D. (North Dakota)

Hall, Christopher R. (North Dakota)

Hambrick, Jonathan Holland (North Dakota)

Handeyside, Hugh (North Dakota)

Harlow, James W. (North Dakota)

Haroules, Beth (North Dakota)

Hauss, Brian Matthew (North Dakota)

Heald, Julia E. (North Dakota)

Heaps, Bailey W. (North Dakota)

Hearn, Marcellene Elizabeth (North Dakota)

Helvey, Kimberly E. (North Dakota)

Henderson, Brady R (North Dakota)

Hinger, Sarah (North Dakota)

Hirose, Mariko (North Dakota)

Hofmann, Marcia Clare (North Dakota)

Horvath, Jennifer (North Dakota)

Hu, Daniel David (North Dakota)

Huang, Lawrence (North Dakota)

Huerta, Alvaro M. (North Dakota)

Humphreys, Bradley (North Dakota)

Inactive, Michael A (North Dakota)

Inactive, Ann Elizabeth (North Dakota)

Jaffer, Jameel (North Dakota)

Johnson, Bruce (North Dakota)

Johnson, Anita (North Dakota)

Kade, Elizabeth L. (North Dakota)

Kaplan, Jay (North Dakota)

Karp, Meredith D. (North Dakota)

Kaufman, Brett Max (North Dakota)

Keaney, Melissa S. (North Dakota)

Kennedy, Thomas E. (North Dakota)

Kennedy, Brian G (North Dakota)

Kirk-Kazhe, Christina V. (North Dakota)

Kisor, Colin (North Dakota)

Kolbi-Molinas, Alexa Rebecca (North Dakota)

Kopplin, Rebecca Michelle (North Dakota)

Korobkin, Daniel (North Dakota)

Ladin, Dror (North Dakota)

Lambert, Marissa Paige (North Dakota)

Lantka, Peter Michael (North Dakota)

Lapidus, Lenora M. (North Dakota)

Lawrence, Matthew JB (North Dakota)

Lee, Jennifer (North Dakota)

Lee, Jason (North Dakota)

Lewis, Megan Elizabeth (North Dakota)

Lievense, Andrew J. (North Dakota)

Lindquist, Susan J. (North Dakota)

Llanso, Emma J. (North Dakota)

Loeb, Robert M. (North Dakota)

London, Ronald Gary (North Dakota)

Lowe, Marina B. (North Dakota)

Loy, John David (North Dakota)

Lustberg, Lawrence S. (North Dakota)

Lye, Linda (North Dakota)

Mach, Daniel Irwin (North Dakota)

Mahoney, Kathleen Anne (North Dakota)

Manes, Jonathan Matthew (North Dakota)

Mann, Linton Mann (North Dakota)

Mantoan, Kathryn Grzenczyk (North Dakota)

Marshall, Randall C. (North Dakota)

Mass, Julia Harumi (North Dakota)

Mathews, Patrick Casey (North Dakota)

McElvain, Joel (North Dakota)

McGuire, David J. (North Dakota)

Mehta, Leslie Chambers (North Dakota)

Mejia, John M. (North Dakota)

Melling, Louise F. (North Dakota)

Merriweather-Tucker, Brooke A. (North Dakota)

Migdal, Ariela M. (North Dakota)

Moore, Christina Bahr (North Dakota)

Morris, John B. (North Dakota)

Muniz, Richard (North Dakota)

Munoz, Ana Isabel (North Dakota)

Myers, Steven A. (North Dakota)

Navarro, Heather B. (North Dakota)

Neel, Sara R. (North Dakota)

Nestler, Emily B. (North Dakota)

Newell, Jennifer Chang (North Dakota)

Newton, Emily Sue (North Dakota)

O'Connor, Charles Michael (North Dakota)

Opsahl, Kurt Bradford (North Dakota)

Park, Sandra S. (North Dakota)

Parker, Dennis D. (North Dakota)

PHV, Elliot Tarloff (North Dakota)

PHV, Daniel I (North Dakota)

PHV, Lindsay Harrison (North Dakota)

PHV, Brigitte A (North Dakota)

Plane, Margaret D. (North Dakota)

Pollack, Michael C (North Dakota)

Pomeroy, Richard L. (North Dakota)

Price, Matthew E. (North Dakota)

Pruski, Jacek (North Dakota)

Rabinovitz, Judy (North Dakota)

Ravicher, Daniel (North Dakota)

Realmuto, Trina A. (North Dakota)

Reynolds, Echo Adrien (North Dakota)

Robinson, Stuart Justin (North Dakota)

Rocah, David Robert (North Dakota)

Rosberger, Richard Edward (North Dakota)

Ross, Michael W. (North Dakota)

Rossman, Jessie J. (North Dakota)

Rossman, Stuart T. (North Dakota)

Rothert, Anthony E. (North Dakota)

Rotolo, Laura (North Dakota)

Ruzicka, Eric Andrew (North Dakota)

Saltman, Julie (North Dakota)

Schulz, David A. (North Dakota)

Schwartztol, Laurence Michael (North Dakota)

Segal, Matthew (North Dakota)

Services, United States (North Dakota)

Shamsi, Hina (North Dakota)

Silverstein, Mark (North Dakota)

Sims, Charles S. (North Dakota)

Singh, Amrit (North Dakota)

Spurlock, Matthew Douglas (North Dakota)

Staub, Sandra J. (North Dakota)

Steinberg, Michael J. (North Dakota)

Sun, Christine Patricia (North Dakota)

Sweren-Becker, Eliza (North Dakota)

Theeler, Camela C. (North Dakota)

Thomas, James P. (North Dakota)

Toomey, Patrick Christopher (North Dakota)

Torrance, Benjamin Henry (North Dakota)

Tully, L. Danielle (North Dakota)

Tumlin, Karen C. (North Dakota)

Union, American Civil (North Dakota)

Villasenor, Juan (North Dakota)

Watson, Elizabeth K (North Dakota)

Weaver, Heather Lynn (North Dakota)

Weckenmann, Rose Michele (North Dakota)

Weinbeck, Michael P (North Dakota)

Werlin, Beth (North Dakota)

Wessler, Nathan Freed (North Dakota)

Weyher, Zachary J. (North Dakota)

Wicker, Colin (North Dakota)

Wishnie, Michael J. (North Dakota)

Wu, Elizabeth Catherine (North Dakota)

Youngs, Stuart Andrew (North Dakota)

Zuckerman, Richard M. (North Dakota)

Zureick, Alyson Marie (North Dakota)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
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3:16-CV-00386

Complaint

North Dakota, State of v. Burwell

Nov. 7, 2016

Nov. 7, 2016

Complaint
1

3:16-cv-00432

Verified Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Catholic Benefits Association v. Burwell

Dec. 28, 2016

Dec. 28, 2016

Complaint
56

3:16-CV-00386

3:16-cv-00432

Order Granting Defendants' Motion To Stay

Religious Sisters of Mercy v. Price

Aug. 24, 2017

Aug. 24, 2017

Order/Opinion
97

3:16-CV-00386

3:16-cv-00432

CBA Plaintiffs' Verified Second Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Catholic Benefits Association v. Azar

Nov. 23, 2020

Nov. 23, 2020

Complaint
95

3:16-CV-00386

3:16-cv-00432

Amended Complaint

The Religious Sisters of Mercy v. Azar

Nov. 23, 2020

Nov. 23, 2020

Complaint
124

3:16-CV-00386

3:16-cv-00432

Memorandum and Order

Religious Sisters of Mercy v. Azar

Jan. 19, 2021

Jan. 19, 2021

Order/Opinion

513 F.Supp.3d 513

21-01890

USCA Opinion

State of North Dakota v. Becerra

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Dec. 9, 2022

Dec. 9, 2022

Order/Opinion

55 F.4th 55

Resources

Docket

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COMPLAINT against Sylvia Burwell and United States Department of Health and Human Services (Filing fee $400, receipt number 317000062) filed by The Religious Sisters of Mercy, State of North Dakota, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, University of Mary, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, and SMP Health System. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(js) (Entered: 11/08/2016)

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Nov. 7, 2016

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Summons Issued as to Sylvia Burwell, United States Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (js) (Entered: 11/08/2016)

Nov. 8, 2016

Nov. 8, 2016

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by North Dakota, State of, Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary. (Goodrich, Luke) (Entered: 11/14/2016)

Nov. 14, 2016

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting 3 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. (AS) (Entered: 11/15/2016)

Nov. 15, 2016

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by North Dakota, State of, Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary. (Goodrich, Luke) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by North Dakota, State of, Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Sister O'Brien Decl., # 2 Exhibit B Sister Stahl Decl., # 3 Exhibit C Msgr. Shea Decl., # 4 Exhibit D Sister Hart Decl., # 5 Exhibit E Dr. Twanow Decl., # 6 Exhibit F CMS Proposed Decision Memo, # 7 Exhibit G CMS Final Decision Memo, # 8 Exhibit H WPATH, # 9 Exhibit I TRICARE Memo, # 10 Exhibit J HHS Appeals Board Decision)(Goodrich, Luke) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

1 Exhibit A Sister O'Brien Decl.

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3 Exhibit C Msgr. Shea Decl.

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4 Exhibit D Sister Hart Decl.

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5 Exhibit E Dr. Twanow Decl.

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6 Exhibit F CMS Proposed Decision Memo

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8 Exhibit H WPATH

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9 Exhibit I TRICARE Memo

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10 Exhibit J HHS Appeals Board Decision

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Nov. 17, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by Adam Grogg on behalf of All Defendants (Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 11/21/2016)

Nov. 21, 2016

Nov. 21, 2016

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 6 MEMORANDUM in Support,, (Consent), MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages (Consent) by Sylvia Burwell, United States Department of Health and Human Services. (Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 11/21/2016)

Nov. 21, 2016

Nov. 21, 2016

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting unopposed 8 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response re 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction-Response due by 12/7/2016; granting unopposed 8 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. (AS) (Entered: 11/22/2016)

Nov. 22, 2016

Nov. 22, 2016

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RESPONSE to Motion re 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Sylvia Burwell, United States Department of Health and Human Services. (Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 12/07/2016)

Dec. 7, 2016

Dec. 7, 2016

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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by American Civil Liberties Union. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Brief of Proposed Amici American Civil Liberties Union)(Bowie, Courtney) (Entered: 12/07/2016)

1 Exhibit Brief of Proposed Amici American Civil Liberties Union

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Dec. 7, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by Emily B. Nestler on behalf of All Defendants (Nestler, Emily) (Entered: 12/07/2016)

Dec. 7, 2016

Dec. 7, 2016

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages (Unopposed) by North Dakota, State of, Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary. (Goodrich, Luke) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting 11 Motion for Leave to File an Amicus Brief of up to 40 pages. (LS) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting unopposed 13 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. (LS) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Bailey W. Heaps on behalf of All Defendants (Heaps, Bailey) (Entered: 12/13/2016)

Dec. 13, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew A. Sagsveen on behalf of North Dakota, State of (Sagsveen, Matthew) (Entered: 12/13/2016)

Dec. 13, 2016

Dec. 13, 2016

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by North Dakota, State of, Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Sister O'Brien Decl., # 2 Exhibit B Bakke Decl., # 3 Exhibit C Goodrich Decl.)(Goodrich, Luke) (Entered: 12/14/2016)

1 Exhibit A Sister O'Brien Decl.

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3 Exhibit C Goodrich Decl.

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Dec. 14, 2016

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Attorney Michael Steinberg (Filing fee $150, receipt number 317000121) by American Civil Liberties Union. (as) (Entered: 12/19/2016)

Dec. 16, 2016

Dec. 16, 2016

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting 19 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Michael Steinberg. (LS) Modified on 12/20/2016 to add attorney Michael J. Steinberg. NEF Regenerated. (js) (Entered: 12/20/2016)

Dec. 20, 2016

Dec. 20, 2016

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*SEALED* MOTION Emergency Motion for Remittal of Disqualification, MOTION to Expedite Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction by North Dakota, State of, Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary. (Goodrich, Luke) Modified on 12/30/2016 to seal motion per chambers. (as) (Entered: 12/29/2016)

Dec. 29, 2016

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MOTION for Hearing by North Dakota, State of, Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary. See document at 21 . (js) (Entered: 12/30/2016)

Dec. 29, 2016

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SEALED ORDER Staying Enforcement by Judge Ralph R. Erickson.(SH) (Entered: 12/30/2016)

Dec. 30, 2016

Dec. 30, 2016

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer (Consent) by Sylvia Burwell, United States Department of Health and Human Services. (Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 01/04/2017)

Jan. 4, 2017

Jan. 4, 2017

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting unopposed 24 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. All Defendants' answers due thirty days after the court's order on plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction. (AS) (Entered: 01/05/2017)

Jan. 5, 2017

Jan. 5, 2017

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MOTION to Amend/Correct 23 SEALED ORDER (Expedited) by Sylvia Burwell, United States Department of Health and Human Services. (Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 01/06/2017)

Jan. 6, 2017

Jan. 6, 2017

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(Text Only) ORDER REASSIGNING CASE by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland. Case reassigned to Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland for all further proceedings. Judge Ralph R. Erickson no longer assigned to the case. Case remains referred to Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal.(as) (Entered: 01/09/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel I. Mach on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union (Mach, Daniel) (Entered: 01/10/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua A. Block on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union (Block, Joshua) (Entered: 01/11/2017)

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(Text Only) ORDER by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland finding as moot 21 Motion for Remittal of Disqualification; finding as moot 21 Motion to Expedite; finding as moot 22 Sealed Motion for Hearing. See Docket No. 27. (MM) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Brigitte Amiri on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union (Amiri, Brigitte) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Louise Melling on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union (Melling, Louise) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Brian Hauss on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union (Hauss, Brian) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 26 MOTION to Amend/Correct 23 SEALED ORDER (Expedited) filed by North Dakota, State of, Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Public Notice of Preliminary Injunction)(Goodrich, Luke) Modified on 1/23/2017 to add description to exhibit. (rh) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

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*RESTRICTED - WRONG DOCUMENT ATTACHED* ORDER by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland granting 26 Motion to Amend/Correct (MM) Modified on 1/23/2017 to restrict access(cjs). (Entered: 01/23/2017)

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ORDER by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland granting 26 Motion to Amend/Correct (MM) (Entered: 01/23/2017)

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ORDER for Consolidation of Cases by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland.(MM) (Entered: 01/23/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Mark L. Rienzi on behalf of Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary (Rienzi, Mark) (Entered: 02/13/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Stephanie H. Barclay on behalf of Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary (Barclay, Stephanie) (Entered: 02/13/2017)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Other Response to the Operative Catholic Benefits Association Complaint (Unopposed) by Sylvia Burwell, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Jenny R. Yang. (Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 03/01/2017)

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting unopposed 40 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond. Answers or Other Responses are due by 6/5/2017. (LS) (Entered: 03/02/2017)

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MOTION to Amend/Correct Verified Complaint by Catholic Benefits Association. (Attachments: # 1 Amended Verified Complaint, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F)(Kniffin, Eric) (Entered: 03/28/2017)

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting unopposed 42 Motion to Amend Verified Complaint. The Clerk is directed to file the Amended Verified Complaint. (AS) (Entered: 03/29/2017)

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed by Catholic Benefits Association, Catholic Charities North Dakota, Catholic Medical Association, Diocese of Fargo.(as) (Additional attachment(s) added on 4/5/2017: # 1 Exhibit A - Amended and Restated Certificate of incorporation, # 2 Exhibit B - Second Amended and Restated Bylaws, # 4 Exhibit C - Nonprofit Application for Membership, # 5 Exhibit D - For Profit Application for Membership, # 6 Exhibit E - Gender Dysphoria Rider, # 7 Exhibit F - Treatment of Gender Dysphoria) (as). (Entered: 03/30/2017)

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MOTION to Remand, MOTION to Stay by Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Grogg, Adam) Modified on 5/30/2017 to remove terminated filers (cjs). Modified on 6/2/2017 to correct text. (rm) Modified on 8/24/2017 (cjs). (Entered: 05/26/2017)

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MOTION to Stay re 45 MOTION to Remand, MOTION to Stay CBA Plaintiffs' Motion for Additional Stay by Catholic Benefits Association, Catholic Charities North Dakota, Catholic Medical Association, Diocese of Fargo. (Kniffin, Eric) Modified on 8/24/2017 (cjs). (Entered: 05/30/2017)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 44 Amended Complaint (Consent) by Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, and United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Grogg, Adam) Modified on 6/2/2017 to remove terminated filers (Sylvia Burwell and Jenny R. Yang). (js) (Entered: 06/01/2017)

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ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting 47 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer. (LS) (Entered: 06/07/2017)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 45 MOTION to Remand to United States Department of Health and Human Services MOTION to Stay filed by North Dakota, State of, Religious Sisters of Mercy, The, SMP Health System, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center, University of Mary. (Goodrich, Luke) (Entered: 06/09/2017)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 46 MOTION to Stay re 45 MOTION to Remand to United States Department of Health and Human Services MOTION to Stay CBA Plaintiffs' Motion for Additional Stay filed by Victoria Lipnic, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 06/13/2017)

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 46 MOTION to Stay re 45 MOTION to Remand to United States Department of Health and Human Services MOTION to Stay CBA Plaintiffs' Motion for Additional Stay filed by Catholic Benefits Association, Catholic Charities North Dakota, Catholic Medical Association, Diocese of Fargo. (Kniffin, Eric) (Entered: 06/20/2017)

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NOTICE by Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 45 MOTION to Remand to United States Department of Health and Human Services MOTION to Stay (Supplemental Authority) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Franciscan Alliance Order)(Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 07/12/2017)

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Adam Grogg on behalf of Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Grogg, Adam) Modified on 8/17/2017 to correct event type. NEF Regenerated. (as) (Entered: 08/16/2017)

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting 54 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Adam Grogg terminated. (LS) (Entered: 08/17/2017)

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ORDER by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland granting 45 Motion to Stay and Denying Motion for Remand. (MM) (Main Document 56 replaced on 8/24/2017 to correct motion number) (cjs). Regenerated NEF on 8/24/2017 (cjs). Modified on 8/24/2017 to correct link (cjs). (Entered: 08/24/2017)

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STATUS REPORT by Sylvia Burwell, Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Jenny R. Yang. (Nestler, Emily) (Entered: 11/22/2017)

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STATUS REPORT by Sylvia Burwell, Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Jenny R. Yang. (Nestler, Emily) (Entered: 02/20/2018)

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BRIEF re 58 Status Report Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Status Report by Catholic Benefits Association. (Kniffin, Eric) (Entered: 02/23/2018)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Tara V. Iversen on behalf of Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Victoria Lipnic (Iversen, Tara) Modified on 5/22/2018 to add filers.(cjs). (Entered: 05/21/2018)

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STATUS REPORT by Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria Lipnic, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Iversen, Tara) Modified on 5/22/2018 to add filers (cjs). (Entered: 05/21/2018)

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STATUS REPORT by Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Iversen, Tara) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

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ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal directing the Clerk to amend the caption. (AS) (Entered: 07/23/2018)

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STATUS REPORT by Alex M. Azar, II, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Martin, Rhett) (Entered: 10/18/2018)

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Catholic Benefits Association, Catholic Charities North Dakota, Catholic Medical Association, Diocese of Fargo. (Kniffin, Eric) (Entered: 12/17/2018)

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting 65 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Eric N. Kniffin terminated. (CS) (Entered: 12/18/2018)

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MOTION to Stay Case by Alex M. Azar, II, Victoria Lipnic, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Martin, Rhett) (Entered: 01/15/2019)

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal finding as moot the 67 Motion to Stay the Case because it is already stayed pursuant to the court's August 24, 2017 56 Order Staying Case; granting the unopposed 67 Motion for extension of the deadline for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Department of Health and Human Services to submit a status report. The EEOC and the DHS shall have an additional thirty days, or until February 19, 2019, to file a status report. In the event that no resumption of appropriation occurs prior to the February 19, 2019 deadline, the court will reconsider that deadline. (AS) (Entered: 01/16/2019)

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 2/19/2019. (js)

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NOTICE by Alex M. Azar, II, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Restoration of Appropriations (Martin, Rhett) (Entered: 01/28/2019)

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STATUS REPORT by Alex M. Azar, II, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Martin, Rhett) (Entered: 02/19/2019)

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STATUS REPORT by Alex M. Azar, II, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Regulation on Section 1557)(Martin, Rhett) Modified on 6/3/2019 to remove filer Thomas E. Price (am). (Entered: 05/31/2019)

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DOCKET CORRECTION re: 71 STATUS REPORT. Clerk's office added description to attachment and removed incorrect filer Thomas E. Price. (am)

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(Text Only) ORDER REASSIGNING CASE by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland to Judge Peter D. Welte, as presiding judge, for all further proceedings. Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland no longer assigned to the case. (kmk) (Entered: 08/09/2019)

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NOTICE of Substitution of Attorney by Courtney A. Bowie on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union (Bowie, Courtney) (Entered: 09/10/2019)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Attorney Daniel S. Korobkin (Filing fee $150, receipt number 119001426) by American Civil Liberties Union. (Korobkin, Daniel) Modified on 9/11/2019 to add receipt number (cjs). (Entered: 09/11/2019)

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting 74 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Daniel S. Korobkin. (cjs) (Entered: 09/11/2019)

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STATUS REPORT by Alex M. Azar, II, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 10/04/2019)

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal. Pursuant to the court's 56 Order, HHS and EEOC shall file status reports every ninety (90) days. The next status report is due by 01/02/2020. (CS) (Entered: 10/09/2019)

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STATUS REPORT by Alex M. Azar, II, Sylvia Burwell, Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Jenny R. Yang. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Franciscan Alliance, Inc. v. Azar, No. 16-cv-108-O, Order, ECF No. 182 (N.D. Tex. Nov. 21, 2019)(Humphreys, Bradley) Modified on 1/3/2020 to add exhibit description. (rh) (Entered: 01/02/2020)

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(Text Only) STATUS REPORT ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal. Pursuant to the court's 56 Order, HHS and EEOC shall file status reports every ninety (90) days. The next Status Report is due by 4/3/2020. (AS) (Entered: 01/06/2020)

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NOTICE of Change of Address by Ian S. Speir (Speir, Ian) (Entered: 03/05/2020)

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STATUS REPORT by Alex M. Azar, II, Sylvia Burwell, Victoria Lipnic, Thomas E. Price, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Jenny R. Yang. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

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(Text Only) STATUS REPORT ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal. Pursuant to the court's 56 Order, HHS and EEOC shall file status reports every ninety (90) days. The next status report is due by 07/06/2020. (AS) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

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STATUS REPORT by Alex M. Azar, II, Victoria Lipnic, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Humphreys, Bradley) Modified on 7/7/2020 to remove filers (am). (Entered: 07/06/2020)

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(Text Only) STATUS REPORT ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal.Pursuant to the court's 56 Order, HHS and EEOC shall file status reports every 90 days. Counsel have requested and the court orders that the next status report be filed by 8/5/2020. (LF) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

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STATUS REPORT by Catholic Benefits Association, Catholic Charities North Dakota, Catholic Medical Association, Diocese of Fargo. (Speir, Ian) (Entered: 08/05/2020)

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STATUS REPORT by Alex M. Azar, II, Victoria Lipnic, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Humphreys, Bradley) Modified to remove terminated filers (Sylvia Burwell, Thomas E. Price, & Jenny R. Yang) on 8/6/2020 (pb). (Entered: 08/05/2020)

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(Text Only) STATUS REPORT ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal. Pursuant to the parties' requests in their August 5, 2020 Status Reports, the parties shall filed status reports by October 5, 2020, or upon significant legal developments affecting the case, whichever occurs first. (AS) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Case Details

State / Territory: North Dakota

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Transgender Healthcare Access Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 7, 2016

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs include the State of North Dakota and several Catholic entities (the Religious Sisters of Mercy, two Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center clinics, the SMP Health System, the University of Mary, Diocese of Fargo, the Catholic Benefits Association, Catholic Medical Association, and the Catholic Charities North Dakota.

Plaintiff Type(s):

State Plaintiff

Non-profit religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

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

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

Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Facility Type(s):

Non-government non-profit

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens

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

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Available 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

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2021 - None

Issues

Benefits (Source):

Medicaid

Medicare

Discrimination Basis:

Gender identity

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Private Suit Related / Consolidated with EEOC Suit

LGBTQ+:

LGBTQ+