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Case Name Smelt v. County of Orange PB-CA-0034
Docket / Court 8:04-cv-01042 ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Same-Sex Marriage
Attorney Organization Lambda Legal
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Full faith and credit
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
Sexual orientatation
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Marriage
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
State law
Defendant(s) County of Orange
Plaintiff Description Two men who wished to marry each other in the state of California.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Lambda Legal
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing PB-CA-0035 : Smelt v. United States (C.D. Cal.)
Additional Resources
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Docket(s)
8:04−cv−01042 (C.D. Cal.) 09/04/2008
PB-CA-0034-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
District Court Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment; Judgment 06/16/2005 (347 F.Supp.2d 861) (C.D. Cal.)
PB-CA-0034-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Administrative Orders Concerning Filed Order and Judgment 06/16/2005 (C.D. Cal.)
PB-CA-0034-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 05/05/2006 (447 F.3d 673)
PB-CA-0034-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Opinion [Denying Petition for Writ of Certiorari] 10/10/2006 (127 S.Ct. 396)
PB-CA-0034-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Order Dismissing Case Pursuant to Ninth Circuit Order 08/29/2008 (C.D. Cal.)
PB-CA-0034-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Carter, David O. (C.D. Cal.)
PB-CA-0034-0005 | PB-CA-0034-9000
Fernandez, Ferdinand Francis (Ninth Circuit, C.D. Cal.)
PB-CA-0034-0002
Goldman, Marc L (C.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
PB-CA-0034-9000
Taylor, Gary L. (C.D. Cal.)
PB-CA-0034-0001 | PB-CA-0034-0004
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Babion, Byron J. (Arizona)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Bull, Benjamin W. (Arizona)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Gilbert, Richard C. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Heckmann, Ross S. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Kim, Sam (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Lavy, Glen (Arizona)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Lindevaldsen, Rena M (Florida)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Marlowe, Diane J. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
McAlister, Mary Elizabeth (Virginia)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Milam, Karen Dean (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Parker, Michael L. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Schowengerdt, Dale (Arizona)
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Defendant's Lawyers Beckington, Mark R. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Bedell, Jeffrey I. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Krueger, Christopher E. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Maksoudian, Teri L. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Mosley, Jerald I. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Patel, Hiren M. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Simpson, W. Scott (District of Columbia)
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Van Riper, Marianne (California)
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Other Lawyers Bomse, Stephen V. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Chhabria, Vince Girdhari (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Davidson, Jon Warren (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
DeNatale, Richard J. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Fienen, Chandra Miller (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Joslin, Courtney (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Kaiser, Sherri Sokeland (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Margolin, Amy E. (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Minter, Shannon (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Pizer, Jennifer Carol (California)
PB-CA-0034-9000
Wilson, Bobbie J. (California)
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