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Case Name Soos v. Cuomo PR-NY-0007
Docket / Court 1:20-cv-00651 ( N.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
Speech and Religious Freedom
Special Collection COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Due Process: Substantive Due Process
Equal Protection
Free Exercise Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
State law
Defendant(s) Attorney General
Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
Governor of New York
Interim Commissioner of the New York State Education Department
Mayor of the City of new York
New York City Commissioner of Health
New York State Commissioner of Health
Superintendent of the New York State Police
Plaintiff Description Three Orthodox Jews and two Catholic priests who were unable to worship because of New York's COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2020 - n/a
Filed 06/10/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
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  Catholic Priests and Orthodox Jewish Congregants Sue New York Governor in Federal Court For Civil Rights Violations
The Thomas More Society
Date: Jun. 10, 2020
By: Thomas More Society
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Docket(s)
1:20-cv-00651-GLS-DJS (N.D.N.Y.)
PR-NY-0007-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/16/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Verified Complaint for Civil Rights Violations, Injunctive Relief, and a Declaratory Judgment [ECF# 1]
PR-NY-0007-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (With Notice) and a Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 2]
PR-NY-0007-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order to Show Cause [ECF# 7] (N.D.N.Y.)
PR-NY-0007-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/11/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
State Defendants' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Application for Temporary Preliminary Injunctive Relief [ECF# 18]
PR-NY-0007-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/15/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Declaration of Ellen Parodi [ECF# 19, 19-7]
PR-NY-0007-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/15/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Reply to Defendants' Memoranda Opposing Plaintiffs' Application for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 25]
PR-NY-0007-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/16/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Declaration of Ellen Parodi [ECF# 31]
PR-NY-0007-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/22/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Supplemental Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a TRO/Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 32]
PR-NY-0007-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/22/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Declaration [ECF# 33]
PR-NY-0007-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/22/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Proposed Supplemental Brief of Prospective Amicus Curiae Ahuva Kleinman in Support of Plaintiffs [ECF# 34]
PR-NY-0007-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/25/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum-Decision and Order [ECF# 35] (2020 WL 3488742) (N.D.N.Y.)
PR-NY-0007-0011.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/26/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant De Blasio's Answer [ECF# 53]
PR-NY-0007-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/02/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Answer [ECF# 54]
PR-NY-0007-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/02/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Verified Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief [ECF# 57]
PR-NY-0007-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/09/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order to Show Cause [ECF# 58] (N.D.N.Y.)
PR-NY-0007-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/09/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Sharpe, Gary L. (N.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-0003 | PR-NY-0007-0011 | PR-NY-0007-0014 | PR-NY-0007-9000
Stewart, Daniel J. Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Coleman, Ronald D. (New York) show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-9000
Ferrara, Christopher A. (New Jersey) show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-0001 | PR-NY-0007-0002 | PR-NY-0007-0006 | PR-NY-0007-0008 | PR-NY-0007-0013 | PR-NY-0007-9000
McHale, Michael (Nebraska) show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-0002 | PR-NY-0007-0006 | PR-NY-0007-0008 | PR-NY-0007-9000
Oswald, Phillip A. (New York) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers James, Letitia (New York) show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-0004 | PR-NY-0007-0012
Johnson, James E. (New York) show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-0015
Kerwin, Adrienne (New York) show/hide docs
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Meltzer, Hilary M (New York) show/hide docs
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Parodi, Ellen (New York) show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-0005 | PR-NY-0007-0007 | PR-NY-0007-0015 | PR-NY-0007-9000
Sadok, Melanie (New York) show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-0015 | PR-NY-0007-9000
Other Lawyers Coleman, Ronald D (New Jersey) show/hide docs
PR-NY-0007-0009 | PR-NY-0007-9000
McGuire, Kenneth J. (New York) show/hide docs
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