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Case Name Davies v. County of Los Angeles FA-CA-0010
Docket / Court 2:14-cv-00907-CAS-JEM ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Speech and Religious Freedom
Attorney Organization ACLU of Southern California
Case Summary
On February 6, 2014, various religious leaders and scholars from the greater Los Angeles area filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District Court of California, claiming that the County Board of Los Angeles violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by reinstating a cross onto the design of ... read more >
On February 6, 2014, various religious leaders and scholars from the greater Los Angeles area filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District Court of California, claiming that the County Board of Los Angeles violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by reinstating a cross onto the design of the county seal.

As of May 8, 2014, only the complaint and answer have been filed and this case is ongoing

Kim Zhang - 07/13/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Establishment Clause
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action State law
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Los Angeles County Board
Plaintiff Description Several Religious leaders of the community along with a Professor and UCLA's Department Chair of History.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU of Southern California
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
2:14-cv-00907-CAS-JEM (C.D. Cal.) 05/08/2014
FA-CA-0010-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/06/2014
FA-CA-0010-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Snyder, Christina A. (C.D. Cal.)
FA-CA-0010-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Burrow, Linda M (California)
FA-CA-0010-0001 | FA-CA-0010-9000
Chemerinsky, Jeffrey M (California)
FA-CA-0010-0001 | FA-CA-0010-9000
Eliasberg, Peter J. (California)
FA-CA-0010-0001 | FA-CA-0010-9000
Esbenshade, Andrew (California)
FA-CA-0010-0001 | FA-CA-0010-9000
Rosenbaum, Mark Dale (California)
FA-CA-0010-0001 | FA-CA-0010-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Coates, Timothy Towery (California)
FA-CA-0010-9000
Ellyatt, Patricia E (California)
FA-CA-0010-9000
Maranga, Kenneth A (California)
FA-CA-0010-9000
Ozello, Frank J Jr (California)
FA-CA-0010-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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