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Case Name Louisiana College v. Sebelius FA-LA-0002
Docket / Court 12-cv-00463 ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Speech and Religious Freedom
Special Collection Contraception Insurance Mandate
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Establishment Clause
Free Exercise Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Contraception
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Department of Labor
United States Department of Treasury
Plaintiff Description A Christian institution of higher learning in Louisiana that opposes the use of contraception on religious grounds.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:12-cv-00463-DDD-JDK (W.D. La.) 12/19/2014
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PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
First Amended Complaint 06/11/2012
FA-LA-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [dismissing defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction] 07/26/2012 (2012 WL 3061500 / 2012 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 104609) (W.D. La.)
FA-LA-0002-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [temporarily staying the case] 01/04/2013 (W.D. La.)
FA-LA-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [granting defendants' motion to dismiss] 03/26/2013 (W.D. La.)
FA-LA-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint 09/19/2013
FA-LA-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling 08/13/2014 (38 F.Supp.3d 766) (W.D. La.)
FA-LA-0002-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Bloomberg Law
Amended Judgment 08/14/2014 (W.D. La.)
FA-LA-0002-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Drell, Dee D. (W.D. La.)
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Kirk, James D. (W.D. La.) [Magistrate]
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Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Aden, Steven H. (Virginia)
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Baylor, Gregory S. (District of Columbia)
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Bowman, Matthew S. (District of Columbia)
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Cortman, David A. (Georgia)
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Johnson, J. Michael (Louisiana)
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Stanley, Erik William (Kansas)
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Theriot, Kevin H. (Kansas)
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Defendant's Lawyers Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)
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Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)
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Other Lawyers Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York)
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Harrison, Justin Paul (Louisiana)
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Lee, Jennifer (New York)
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Mach, Daniel (District of Columbia)
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