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Case Name Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Trump FA-WI-0002
Docket / Court 3:17-cv-00330-jdp ( W.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Presidential Authority
Speech and Religious Freedom
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Pay / Benefits
Religion discrimination
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Type of Facility
Non-government non-profit
Causes of Action Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) United States of America
Plaintiff Description The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit educational charity that works to keep religion and government separate
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Admission that the contested executive order is limited
Source of Relief None
Case Closing Year 2017
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  FFRF prevails: Trump administration admits Johnson Amendment still in force
Date: Aug. 30, 2017
By: Freedom From Religion Foundation
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3:17-cv-00330-jdp (W.D. Wis.)
FA-WI-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/14/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
FA-WI-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/04/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants' Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction or for Failure to State a Claim [ECF# 17]
FA-WI-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/22/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 26]
FA-WI-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/19/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Crocker, Stephen L. (W.D. Wis.) [Magistrate]
Peterson, James Donald (W.D. Wis.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bolton, Richard L. (Wisconsin)
FA-WI-0002-0001 | FA-WI-0002-0003 | FA-WI-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Anderson, Jeffrey M (South Carolina)
Blomberg, Daniel Howard (District of Columbia)
Luh, James C. (District of Columbia)
FA-WI-0002-0002 | FA-WI-0002-9000
Rassbach, Eric C (District of Columbia)
Readler, Chad A. (District of Columbia)
Shumate, Brett (District of Columbia)
Verm, Diana Marie (District of Columbia)

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