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Case Name Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services PB-MA-0005
Docket / Court 1:09-cv-11156-JLT ( D. Mass. )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Same-Sex Marriage
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Federalism
Discrimination-basis
Sexual orientatation
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Marriage
Plaintiff Type
State Plaintiff
Causes of Action Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Plaintiff Description State of Massachusetts
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2012 - n/a
Filing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing PB-MA-0006 : Gill v. Office of Personnel Management (D. Mass.)
Docket(s)
1:09-cv-11156-JLT (D. Mass.)
PB-MA-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/31/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:09-cv-11156 (D. Mass.)
PB-MA-0005-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/01/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PB-MA-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/08/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum [ECF# 58] (698 F.Supp.2d 234) (D. Mass.)
PB-MA-0005-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/08/2010
Judgment [ECF# 63] (D. Mass.)
PB-MA-0005-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/12/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 65] (D. Mass.)
PB-MA-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/24/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Department of Justice Letter Regarding Defense of Marriage Act Litigation [Ct. of App. ECF# 00116175339]
PB-MA-0005-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/24/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Superseding Brief for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
PB-MA-0005-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/22/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (682 F.3d 1)
PB-MA-0005-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/31/2012
Source: U.S. Court of Appeals website
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
PB-MA-0005-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/03/2012
CONDITIONAL CROSS-PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI
PB-MA-0005-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2012
BRIEF IN OPPOSITION
PB-MA-0005-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/23/2012
REPLY BRIEF FOR CONDITIONAL CROSS-PETITIONER
PB-MA-0005-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/05/2012
Judges Boudin, Michael (First Circuit, D.D.C.)
PB-MA-0005-0007
Lynch, Sandra Lea (First Circuit)
PB-MA-0005-0007
Tauro, Joseph Louis (D. Mass.)
PB-MA-0005-0002 | PB-MA-0005-0003 | PB-MA-0005-0004 | PB-MA-0005-9000 | PB-MA-0005-9001
Torruella, Juan R. (D.P.R., First Circuit)
PB-MA-0005-0007
Plaintiff's Lawyers Barry-Smith, Christopher K. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0001 | PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011 | PB-MA-0005-9000 | PB-MA-0005-9001
Boyle, Brian J. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0011
Coakley, Martha (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011
Ellsworth, Felicia H. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011
Fleming, Mark C. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011
Friedman, David S. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0001 | PB-MA-0005-9000 | PB-MA-0005-9001
Healey, Maura T. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0001 | PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011 | PB-MA-0005-9000 | PB-MA-0005-9001
Jacobson, Joshua D. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011
Lindemann, Jessica M. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-9000 | PB-MA-0005-9001
Miller, Jonathan B. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0001 | PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011 | PB-MA-0005-9000 | PB-MA-0005-9001
O'Grady, Margaret E. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011
Schoenfeld, Alan E. (New York)
PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011
Wolfson, Paul Reinherz (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0009 | PB-MA-0005-0011
Defendant's Lawyers Bartolomucci, H. Christopher (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0010
Bressler, Steven Y. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-9000 | PB-MA-0005-9001
Clement, Paul D. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0010
Davenport, Christine (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0010
Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0008
Flentje, August E. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0006 | PB-MA-0005-0008
Hall, Christopher R. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-9000 | PB-MA-0005-9001
Kingsley, Benjamin S. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0005 | PB-MA-0005-0006 | PB-MA-0005-0008
Kircher, Kerry W. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0010
Kopp, Robert E (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0006
Kruger, Leondra R. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0008
Moran, Philip D. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-9000 | PB-MA-0005-9001
Nelson, Nicholas J. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0010
Ortiz, Carmen M. (Massachusetts)
PB-MA-0005-0006
Pittard, William (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0010
Shah, Pratik A. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0008
Singer, Michael Jay (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0006 | PB-MA-0005-0008
Srinivasan, Srikanth (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0008
Tatelman, Todd B. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0010
Thomas, Mark (New York)
PB-MA-0005-9001
Verrilli, Donald B. Jr. (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0008
Walker, Mary Beth (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0010
West, Tony (District of Columbia)
PB-MA-0005-0005 | PB-MA-0005-0006

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