Case: American Civil Liberties Union v. Wright

4:17-cv-05772 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Oct. 6, 2017

Closed Date: Nov. 2, 2018

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Case Summary

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required that health insurance plans include contraception coverage without a copay. This lawsuit challenged an Interim Final Regulation (IFR) promulgated by the Trump administration which allowed any entity to discriminate against women by invoking religious or moral beliefs to opt out of that requirement. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) brought this lawsuit on Octobe…

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required that health insurance plans include contraception coverage without a copay. This lawsuit challenged an Interim Final Regulation (IFR) promulgated by the Trump administration which allowed any entity to discriminate against women by invoking religious or moral beliefs to opt out of that requirement. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) brought this lawsuit on October 6, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of the Treasury. The action arose under the First and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as the Administrative Procedure Act. 

The plaintiffs claimed that the Religious Exemption IFR constituted government establishment of religion in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. They also claimed that allowing employers and schools to deny health benefits that only affected women constituted sex discrimination, violating Equal Protection under the Fifth Amendment. Finally, plaintiffs claimed that the IFR was enacted in an arbitrary and capricious manner in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, because it was put in place without a good cause for foregoing notice, and without providing a reasoned basis for change in agency position. The plaintiffs sought declaratory relief as well as injunctive relief prohibiting enforcement of the IFR. Plaintiffs also sought award costs and fees, including attorneys’ fees. 

The case was originally assigned to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte, but the parties did not consent to the jurisdiction of a Magistrate Judge, so the case was reassigned to District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong on October 23, 2017. The case was also automatically assigned to the Northern District of California’s Multi-Option Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program on October 11, 2017. 

On November 1, 2017, the plaintiffs filed an unopposed motion to relate this case to California v. Health and Human Services. The cases both challenged the IFR as violating the same rights under the Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act, and thus involved substantially the same parties, transactions, events, and legal questions. The movants sought to relate the cases so that they would both be tried before the same judge. The case was reassigned to Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, the judge overseeing the California case, on November 3, 2017.

On December 21, 2017, in the California case, the Court entered a preliminary injunction against the IFR, which was subsequently appealed to the Ninth Circuit.

On January 4, 2018, the plaintiffs filed a motion requesting that the case be removed from the ADR program. The parties mutually agreed that a formal ADR process was unlikely to be beneficial. Judge Gilliam granted the motion on January 8, 2018. 

On March 8, 2018, the parties filed a stipulation with a proposed order to stay the proceedings pending the Ninth Circuit's resolution of the California appeal. The court granted the order to stay the proceedings on the same day.

The plaintiffs then filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of their case without prejudice on November 2, 2018. This case is closed, but as of April 18, 2023, the related matter was ongoing.

Summary Authors

Elana Herbst (4/16/2023)

Related Cases

California v. Health and Human Services, Northern District of California (2017)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6165658/parties/american-civil-liberties-union-v-wright/


Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Abdoveis, Elaine M. (California)

Acosta, R. Alexander (California)

Amin, Avni J (California)

Attorney for Defendant

Abdo, Alexander Abraham (California)

Amezquita, Hope Renee (California)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Abdoveis, Elaine M. (California)

Acosta, R. Alexander (California)

Amin, Avni J (California)

Amiri, Brigitte (California)

Appel, Andrea J. (California)

Astorga, Bertha M. (California)

Atkinson, Ryan C (California)

AUSA, Christopher R (California)

Barefield, Karen M. (California)

Bennett, Michelle Renee (California)

Beydoun, Ali Abed (California)

Biklen, Molly Knopp (California)

Bobela, Karen (California)

Brinkerhoff, Susan (California)

Brown, Bruce L. (California)

Brown, Jessica R (California)

Caplan, Peter A. (California)

Chicago, AUSA - (California)

Cobb, Ryan D. (California)

Coll-Very, Alexis Susan (California)

Daquiz, Abigail Gonzales (California)

Darling, Rose (California)

Esq., Niamh E. (California)

Fort, Willow Eden (California)

Garcia, Norman Emmanuel (California)

Geale, Nicholas C. (California)

Gerardi, Michael J (California)

Goldstein, Elena S. (California)

Goodman, Melissa Allison (California)

Gorman, Jeannie (California)

GOVT, Ian H. (California)

GOVT, Danielle Lee (California)

Hague, Dana Marie (California)

Haley, Marla J. (California)

Hampton, Oscar L. (California)

Hartman, Michael Ross (California)

Henderson, Nathan Curtis (California)

Hennefeld, Daniel M (California)

Heri, Christine Z. (California)

Herje, Leslie K. (California)

Hermosillo, Mary Anastasia (California)

Hobbs, Jodeen M. (California)

Horn, Stephen M. (California)

Hoses, Michael H. (California)

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (California)

Hyman, Merle D. (California)

Jacks, H. Alice (California)

Jackson, Carl C (California)

Kade, Elizabeth L (California)

Kasameyer, Katherine Mace (California)

Kondo, Alexander M. (California)

Kooi, Ryan M (California)

Krier, Brian P (California)

Lindsay, Matthew C. (California)

Mach, Daniel (California)

Marblestone, Judith (California)

Melling, Louise F. (California)

Miller, Scott (California)

Moran, Celeste C (California)

Murphy, Kristin R. (California)

Nardecchia, Natalie A (California)

Nocito, John A (California)

O'Reilly, Laura M. (California)

Oswald, Barbara L (California)

Pedulla, Mark A. (California)

Pilotin, Marc Anthony (California)

Roberts, Emily O. (California)

Rogoff, Jeffrey S. (California)

Sandberg, Justin Michael (California)

Santos, Martin D. (California)

Seidelman, Catherine Lynn (California)

Sewell, Margaret A. (California)

Shepherd, Matt Stephen (California)

Shoham, Orly (California)

Song, Charles (California)

Steffan, Nancy E (California)

Stratton, Melanie (California)

Tai, Amy (California)

Terrell, Mia F. (California)

Theobald, Molly J. (California)

Vieyra, Sheryl L. (California)

Watson, Elizabeth K (California)

Attorney for Defendant

Abdo, Alexander Abraham (California)

Amezquita, Hope Renee (California)

Arterburn, Jennifer (California)

Balin, Robert D. (California)

Bamberger, Michael A. (California)

Bayard, Samuel (California)

Bentley, Elizabeth G. (California)

Bloch-Wehba, Hannah (California)

Brock, Chad Michael (California)

Browning, John (California)

Cartier, Nicholas (California)

Castelli, Thomas H. (California)

Cathcart, Robert James (California)

Chaiten, Lorie A. (California)

Cohn, Joseph S. (California)

Colangelo-Bryan, Joshua Nicholas (California)

Cooper, Charles Kneeland (California)

Crow, Melissa (California)

Crump, Catherine Newby (California)

Diaz, Oliver E. (California)

Dickman, Mary M. (California)

Donohue, Laura (California)

Doty, Grant R. (California)

Dunn, Christopher T (California)

Eisenberg, Arthur Nelson (California)

Felix, Wesley D. (California)

Galler, Jonathan (California)

Gass, J J (California)

Goddard, Darcy M. (California)

Gorski, Ashley Marie (California)

Haddad, Richard Inad (California)

Hafetz, Jonathan L. (California)

Handeyside, Hugh (California)

Haroules, Beth (California)

Hartzler, Alex Harms (California)

Hauss, Brian Matthew (California)

Henderson, Brady R (California)

Hirose, Mariko (California)

Huerta, Alvaro M. (California)

Jaffer, Jameel (California)

Johnson, Bruce (California)

Kaufman, Brett Max (California)

Keaney, Melissa S. (California)

Kennedy, Thomas E. (California)

Kolbi-Molinas, Alexa Rebecca (California)

Kopplin, Rebecca M. (California)

Lapidus, Lenora M. (California)

Lee, Jennifer (California)

Llanso, Emma J. (California)

Loeb, Robert M. (California)

London, Ronald Gary (California)

Lowe, Marina B. (California)

Loy, John David (California)

Mailloux, Matthew (California)

Manes, Jonathan Matthew (California)

Mantoan, Kathryn Grzenczyk (California)

McGuire, David J. (California)

Mehta, Leslie Chambers (California)

Mejia, John M. (California)

Migdal, Ariela M. (California)

Morris, John B. (California)

Navarro, Heather B. (California)

Neel, Sara R. (California)

Newell, Jennifer Chang (California)

Ord, Eleanor M (California)

Park, Sandra S. (California)

Pedrosa, Eliot (California)

PHV, Lindsay Harrison (California)

PHV, Elliot Tarloff (California)

Plane, Margaret D. (California)

Price, Matthew E. (California)

Ravicher, Daniel (California)

Realmuto, Trina A. (California)

Ross, Michael W. (California)

Rothert, Anthony E. (California)

Ruzicka, Eric Andrew (California)

Schulz, David A. (California)

Schwartztol, Laurence Michael (California)

Shamsi, Hina (California)

Silverstein, Mark (California)

Sims, Charles S. (California)

Spurlock, Matthew Douglas (California)

Staub, Sandra J. (California)

Steinberg, Michael J. (California)

Sweren-Becker, Eliza (California)

Swinton, Nathan (California)

Toomey, Patrick Christopher (California)

Tumlin, Karen C. (California)

Union, American Civil (California)

Vigen-DOJ, Leslie Cooper (California)

Weaver, Heather Lynn (California)

Weinbeck, Michael P (California)

Werlin, Beth (California)

Wessler, Nathan Freed (California)

Weyher, Zachary J. (California)

Wicker, Colin (California)

Wishnie, Michael J. (California)

Youngs, Stuart Andrew (California)

Zuckerman, Richard M. (California)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

4:17-cv-05772

Complaint

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

Complaint
51

4:17-cv-05772

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice

American Civil Liberties Union v. Azar

Nov. 2, 2018

Nov. 2, 2018

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6165658/american-civil-liberties-union-v-wright/

Last updated March 10, 2024, 4:06 a.m.

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COMPLAINT; (Administrative Procedure Act Case); against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-11778974.). Filed byAmerican Civil Liberties Union, SEIU United Healthcare Workers West. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Coll-Very, Alexis) (Filed on 10/6/2017) Modified on 10/11/2017 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/06/2017)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

Clearinghouse
2

Proposed Summons. (Coll-Very, Alexis) (Filed on 10/6/2017) (Entered: 10/06/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER
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Certificate of Interested Entities by American Civil Liberties Union, SEIU United Healthcare Workers West identifying Corporate Parent American Civil Liberties Union for American Civil Liberties Union; Corporate Parent SEIU United Service Workers West for SEIU United Healthcare Workers West. re 1 Complaint, (Coll-Very, Alexis) (Filed on 10/6/2017) (Entered: 10/06/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER
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Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 10/20/2017. (jmlS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/6/2017) (Entered: 10/06/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER

Electronic filing error. Corrected by Clerk's Office. No further action is necessary. Re: 1 Complaint, filed by SEIU United Healthcare Workers West, American Civil Liberties Union Parties Entered Incorrectly on the Court Docket. (aaaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/6/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Melissa Allison Goodman (Goodman, Melissa) (Filed on 10/10/2017) (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

PACER
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Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 1/2/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 1/9/2017 10:00 AM. Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte on 10/11/17. (aaaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/11/2017) (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
7

MOTION & [PROPOSED] ORDER for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Linton Mann III ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11788218.) filed by American Civil Liberties Union. (Mann, Linton) (Filed on 10/11/2017) Modified on 10/11/2017 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
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MOTION & [PROPOSED] ORDER for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Matthew Bricker ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11788273.) filed by American Civil Liberties Union. (Bricker, Matthew) (Filed on 10/11/2017) Modified on 10/11/2017 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
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MOTION & [PROPOSED] ORDER for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Julia Heald ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11788298.) filed by American Civil Liberties Union. (Heald, Julia) (Filed on 10/11/2017) Modified on 10/11/2017 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
10

Summons Issued as to R. Alexander Acosta, Steven Mnuchin, Don Wright. (aaaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/11/2017) (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
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MOTION & [PROPOSED] ORDER for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Lawrence Huang ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11788327.) filed by American Civil Liberties Union. (Huang, Lawrence) (Filed on 10/11/2017) Modified on 10/12/2017 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
12

MOTION & [PROPOSED] ORDER for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Meredith Karp ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11788354.) filed by American Civil Liberties Union. (Karp, Meredith) (Filed on 10/11/2017) Modified on 10/12/2017 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
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MOTION & [PROPOSED] ORDER for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Brigitte Amiri ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11788388.) filed by American Civil Liberties Union, SEIU-UHW. (Amiri, Brigitte) (Filed on 10/11/2017) Modified on 10/12/2017 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
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MOTION & [PROPOSED] ORDER for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Louise Melling ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11788429.) filed by American Civil Liberties Union, SEIU-UHW. (Melling, Louise) (Filed on 10/11/2017) Modified on 10/12/2017 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
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MOTION & [PROPOSED] ORDER for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Daniel Mach ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11788449.) filed by American Civil Liberties Union, SEIU-UHW. (Mach, Daniel) (Filed on 10/11/2017) Modified on 10/12/2017 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
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ORDER Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte: granting 7 Application. (shyS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/13/2017) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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ORDER Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte: granting 8 Application. (shyS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/13/2017) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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ORDER Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte: granting 9 Application. (shyS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/13/2017) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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ORDER Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte: granting 11 Application. (shyS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/13/2017) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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ORDER Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte: granting 12 Application. (shyS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/13/2017) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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ORDER Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte: granting 13 Application. (shyS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/13/2017) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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ORDER Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte: granting 14 Application. (shyS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/13/2017) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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ORDER Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte: granting 15 Application. (shyS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/13/2017) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by American Civil Liberties Union.. (Coll-Very, Alexis) (Filed on 10/18/2017) (Entered: 10/18/2017)

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

PACER
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CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by SEIU-UHW.. (Goodman, Melissa) (Filed on 10/18/2017) (Entered: 10/18/2017)

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by American Civil Liberties Union re 3 Certificate of Interested Entities, 2 Proposed Summons, 1 Complaint, (Coll-Very, Alexis) (Filed on 10/18/2017) (Entered: 10/18/2017)

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by American Civil Liberties Union re 25 Consent/Declination to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge, 24 Consent/Declination to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge, 5 Notice of Appearance Notice of Appearance of Counsel Melissa Goodman (Coll-Very, Alexis) (Filed on 10/18/2017) (Entered: 10/18/2017)

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by Justin Michael Sandberg on behalf of Defendants (Sandberg, Justin) (Filed on 10/20/2017) (Entered: 10/20/2017)

Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

PACER
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CLERK'S NOTICE OF IMPENDING REASSIGNMENT TO A U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE: The Clerk of this Court will now randomly reassign this case to a District Judge because either (1) a party has not consented to the jurisdiction of a Magistrate Judge, or (2) time is of the essence in deciding a pending judicial action for which the necessary consents to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction have not been secured. You will be informed by separate notice of the district judge to whom this case is reassigned. ALL HEARING DATES PRESENTLY SCHEDULED BEFORE THE CURRENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE ARE VACATED AND SHOULD BE RE-NOTICED FOR HEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE TO WHOM THIS CASE IS REASSIGNED. This is a text only docket entry; there is no document associated with this notice. (tmiS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/20/2017) (Entered: 10/20/2017)

Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Elizabeth K Watson (Watson, Elizabeth) (Filed on 10/20/2017) (Entered: 10/20/2017)

Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

PACER
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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte no longer assigned to the case.. Signed by Executive Committee on 10/23/17. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/23/2017) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

PACER
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CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER FOR REASSIGNED CIVIL CASE. Joint Case Management Statement due by 1/10/2018. Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 1/17/2018 02:45 PM. Signed by Judge Saundra B. Armstrong on 10/23/17. (dtmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/23/2017) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

PACER
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Plaintiffs' MOTION For Cases To Be Considered Related filed by American Civil Liberties Union. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Proposed Order)(Coll-Very, Alexis) (Filed on 11/1/2017) Modified on 11/2/2017 (jmlS, COURT STAFF). Modified on 11/6/2017 (ndrS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 11/01/2017)

1 Declaration

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2 Proposed Order

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Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

RECAP
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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Signed by Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton on 11/3/17. (dtmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/3/2017) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

PACER
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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Haywood S Gilliam, Jr for all further proceedings. Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong no longer assigned to the case. Signed by Executive Committee on 11/3/2017. (jmlS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/3/2017) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

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ORDER by Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. RELATING Case No. 17-cv-5772-HSG and Case No. 17-cv-5783-HSG. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.)(hsglc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/6/2017) (Entered: 11/06/2017)

Nov. 6, 2017

Nov. 6, 2017

PACER
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer, Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Case Management Statement filed by R. Alexander Acosta, Steven Mnuchin, Don Wright. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Proposed Order)(Sandberg, Justin) (Filed on 12/6/2017) (Entered: 12/06/2017)

Dec. 6, 2017

Dec. 6, 2017

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ORDER by Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. GRANTING IN PART and DENYING IN PART 37 Stipulation Regarding the Extension of Deadlines to Answer and File a Case Management Statement. The parties' request to answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint by January 18, 2018 is GRANTED. The parties' request to extend the case management statement deadline to February 9, 2018 is DENIED. The Court SETS a case management conference for January 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The parties shall file their case management statement by January 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.)(hsglc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/21/2017) (Entered: 12/21/2017)

Dec. 21, 2017

Dec. 21, 2017

PACER

Reset Deadline/Hearing Pursuant to Docket No. 38 : Case Management Statement due by 1/5/2018; Further Case Management Conference set for 1/9/2018 10:00 AM. (ndrS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/22/2017)

Dec. 22, 2017

Dec. 22, 2017

PACER
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MOTION to Appear by Telephone filed by R. Alexander Acosta, Steven Mnuchin, Don Wright. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Sandberg, Justin) (Filed on 1/2/2018) (Entered: 01/02/2018)

Jan. 2, 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

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ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting 39 Motion to Appear by Telephone. Counsel shall contact CourtCall at (866) 582-6878 to make arrangements for the telephonic appearance. (ndrS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/3/2018) (Entered: 01/03/2018)

Jan. 3, 2018

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ADR Clerk's Notice re: Non-Compliance with Court Order (ewh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/3/2018) (Entered: 01/03/2018)

Jan. 3, 2018

Jan. 3, 2018

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ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION Relief From Referral to ADR Multi-Option Program filed by American Civil Liberties Union. Responses due by 1/8/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Regarding Relief From Automatic Referral To ADR Multi-Option Program, # 2 Exhibit A - ACLU ADR Certification, # 3 Exhibit B - SEIU-UHW ADR Certification)(Coll-Very, Alexis) (Filed on 1/4/2018) (Entered: 01/04/2018)

Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2018

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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options (Sandberg, Justin) (Filed on 1/5/2018) (Entered: 01/05/2018)

Jan. 5, 2018

Jan. 5, 2018

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NOTICE of need for ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d) (Sandberg, Justin) (Filed on 1/5/2018) (Entered: 01/05/2018)

Jan. 5, 2018

Jan. 5, 2018

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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by R. Alexander Acosta, Steven Mnuchin, Don Wright. (Sandberg, Justin) (Filed on 1/5/2018) Modified on 1/8/2018 (vlkS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/05/2018)

Jan. 5, 2018

Jan. 5, 2018

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ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting 42 Administrative Motion for Relief From Referral to ADR Multi-Option Program. (ndrS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/8/2018) (Entered: 01/08/2018)

Jan. 8, 2018

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ORDER by Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr.: Having reviewed the parties' case management statement, the Court is inclined to continue Defendants' deadline to respond to the Complaint to March 12, 2018. The Court is also inclined to vacate the case management conference set for January 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and set a further CMC after the response deadline. If any party still believes the CMC set for January 9 is necessary, it is DIRECTED to file a short statement to that effect by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) today. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.)(hsglc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/8/2018) (Entered: 01/08/2018)

Jan. 8, 2018

Jan. 8, 2018

PACER
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ORDER by Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. VACATING the case management conference set for January 9, 2018. Defendants' deadline to respond to the Complaint is extended to March 12, 2018. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.)(hsglc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/8/2018) (Entered: 01/08/2018)

Jan. 8, 2018

Jan. 8, 2018

PACER
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STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER RE Stay of Proceedings Pending Resolution of Appeals filed by R. Alexander Acosta, Steven Mnuchin, Don Wright, American Civil Liberties Union, SEIU-UHW. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Sandberg, Justin) (Filed on 3/8/2018) Modified on 3/9/2018 (cpS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/08/2018)

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March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

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ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting 49 Stipulation Stay of Proceedings Pending Resolution of Appeals. (ndrS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/8/2018) (Entered: 03/08/2018)

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice by American Civil Liberties Union, SEIU-UHW (Coll-Very, Alexis) (Filed on 11/2/2018) (Entered: 11/02/2018)

Nov. 2, 2018

Nov. 2, 2018

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Electronic filing error. REMINDER TO COUNSEL: In the future, please be sure that the case number is correctly reflected on your documents as 4:17-cv-05772-HSG. Re:[ 51] Notice of Voluntary Dismissal filed by SEIU-UHW, American Civil Liberties Union (jjbS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/5/2018)

Nov. 5, 2018

Nov. 5, 2018

PACER
52

Transcript of Proceedings held on January 29, 2019, before Judge Haywood S. Gilliam. Court Reporter/Transcriber Joan Marie Columbini, CSR, RPR, telephone number (510) 367-3043, joan.columbini.csr@gmail.com. Per General Order No. 59 and Judicial Conference policy, this transcript may be viewed only at the Clerk's Office public terminal or may be purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber until the deadline for the Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Any Notice of Intent to Request Redaction, if required, is due no later than 5 business days from date of this filing. (Re (271 in 4:17-cv-05783-HSG) Transcript Order, ) Redaction Request due 2/22/2019. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/4/2019. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/2/2019. (Columbini, Joan) (Filed on 2/1/2019) (Entered: 02/01/2019)

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Reproductive Issues

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 6, 2017

Closing Date: Nov. 2, 2018

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

ACLU and the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Department of Health and Human Services (- United States (national) -), Federal

Department of Labor (- United States (national) -), Federal

Department of the Treasury (- United States (national) -), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Establishment Clause

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General/Misc.:

Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination Basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Sex/Gender(s):

Female

Medical/Mental Health Care:

Medical care, general

Reproductive rights:

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