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Case Name Dobson v. Sebelius FA-CO-0007
Docket / Court 13-cv-03326 ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
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
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Non-profit religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Non-government non-profit
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 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 non-profit corporation who believes the ACA's contraception insurance mandate, even with the accommodation for religious organizations, violates the founder's religious freedom.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2015 - n/a
Filing Year 2013
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:13−cv−03326 (D. Colo.)
FA-CO-0007-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/23/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
14-1233 (U.S. Court of Appeals)
FA-CO-0007-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/23/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Verified Complaint [ECF# 1]
FA-CO-0007-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/10/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Certificate of Compliance Re: Consultation on Motion [ECF# 18]
FA-CO-0007-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/21/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief in Support of Motion for Preliminary injunction [ECF# 19]
FA-CO-0007-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/21/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants' Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 30]
FA-CO-0007-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/14/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 37] (38 F.Supp.3d 1245) (D. Colo.)
FA-CO-0007-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/17/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Blackburn, Robert E. (D. Colo.)
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Shaffer, Craig B. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate]
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Aden, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
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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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Kniffin, Eric N (District of Columbia)
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Norton, Michael Jeffrey (Colorado)
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Nussbaum, L. Martin (Colorado)
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Speir, Ian Seth (Colorado)
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Tedesco, Jeremy D. (Arizona)
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Theriot, Kevin H. (Kansas)
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Defendant's Lawyers Barbero, Megan (District of Columbia)
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Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)
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Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)
FA-CO-0007-0004
Jed, Adam C. (District of Columbia)
FA-CO-0007-9001
Klein, Alisa B. (District of Columbia)
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Lieber, Sheila M. (District of Columbia)
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Nemeroff, Patrick George (District of Columbia)
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Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia)
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Salzman, Joshua Marc (District of Columbia)
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Stern, Mark B. (District of Columbia)
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Other Lawyers Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York)
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