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Case Name Southern Nazarene University v. Sebelius FA-OK-0005
Docket / Court 5:13-cv-01015-F ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
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
Equal Protection
Establishment Clause
Free Exercise Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Abortion
Contraception
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Plaintiff Description A group of Christian universities who believe the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate accommodation provided to religious non-profits still violates their religious freedom
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
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Filing Year 2013
Case Closing Year 2018
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing FA-CO-0006 : Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Sebelius (D. Colo.)
FA-PA-0005 : Geneva College v. Sebelius (W.D. Pa.)
FA-DC-0018 : Priests for Life v. Sebelius (D.D.C.)
FA-DC-0001 : Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington v. Sebelius (D.D.C.)
FA-TX-0005 : East Texas Baptist University v. Sebelius (S.D. Tex.)
FA-PA-0010 : Zubik v. Burwell [II] (W.D. Pa.)
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Docket(s)
5:13-cv-1015 (W.D. Okla.)
FA-OK-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/29/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
FA-OK-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/20/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 19]
FA-OK-0005-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/27/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs’ Memorandum of Law in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 20]
FA-OK-0005-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/27/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and Defendants’ Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 25]
FA-OK-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/17/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief of Amici Curiae American Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction and in Support of Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 33]
FA-OK-0005-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/19/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs’ Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 38]
FA-OK-0005-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/20/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 45] (2013 WL 6804265) (W.D. Okla.)
FA-OK-0005-0008.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 12/23/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants' Unopposed Motion for Stay of Proceedings [ECF# 53]
FA-OK-0005-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/16/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Defendants’ Unopposed Motion for Stay of Proceedings [ECF# 54] (W.D. Okla.)
FA-OK-0005-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/17/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion Denying Preliminary Injunction, U.S. Circuit Court for the Tenth Circuit [Ct. of App. ECF# 01019459253] (794 F.3d 1151)
FA-OK-0005-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/14/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Ct. of App. ECF# 10299849] (799 F.3d 1315)
FA-OK-0005-0013.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/03/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Supreme Court Order Granting Certiorari (136 S.Ct. 444)
FA-OK-0005-0012.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 11/06/2015
Source: Supreme Court website
Opinion (136 S.Ct. 1557)
FA-OK-0005-0014.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/16/2016
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Judges Friot, Stephen P. (W.D. Okla.) show/hide docs
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Hartz, Harris L. (Tenth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Baylor, Gregory S. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Keim, Adele A. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Rienzi, Mark (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Barbero, Megan (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Bennett, Michele (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Berwick, Benjamin Leon (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Grogg, Adam Anderson (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Jed, Adam C. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Klein, Alisa B. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Lieber, Sheila M. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Stern, Mark B. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Walsh, John F. (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York) show/hide docs
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Henderson, Brady Ross (Oklahoma) show/hide docs
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Lee, Jennifer (New York) show/hide docs
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