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Case Name Aaron-Brush v. Bentley PB-AL-0006
Docket / Court 2:14-cv-01091 ( N.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Same-Sex Marriage
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Discrimination-basis
Family discrimination
Gender identity
Sex discrimination
Sexual orientatation
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Marriage
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) State of Alabama
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are a same-sex couple who were legally married out of state.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement Confession of Judgment
Filing Year 2014
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Docket(s)
2:14-cv-1091 (N.D. Ala.)
PB-AL-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/26/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PB-AL-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 54] (2015 WL 13424524) (N.D. Ala.)
PB-AL-0006-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 12/08/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 35]
PB-AL-0006-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/30/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Proctor, R. David (N.D. Ala.)
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Crew, Wendy Brooks (Alabama)
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Dillard, Joel E. (Alabama)
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Esseks, James Dixon (New York)
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Livingston, Avery Corinne (Alabama)
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Marshall, Randall C (Florida)
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Segall, Robert D. (Alabama)
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Segall, Joshua Steven (Alabama)
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Still, Edward (Alabama)
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Strangio, Chase (New York)
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Defendant's Lawyers Byrne, David Bryson Jr. (Alabama)
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Davis, James William (Alabama)
PB-AL-0006-9000
Howell, Laura Elizabeth (Alabama)
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Lowe, J. Haran (Alabama)
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McCollum, Frank Timothy (Alabama)
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