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Case Name Dumont v. Lyon CW-MI-0002
Docket / Court 2:17-cv-13080-PDB-EAS ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Child Welfare
Public Benefits / Government Services
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU of Michigan
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Sexual orientatation
General
Adoption
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Foster care (benefits, training)
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Juveniles
Marriage
Pattern or Practice
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Siblings (visitation, placement)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Non-government non-profit
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Michigan
St. Vincent Catholic Charities
Plaintiff Description two same-sex couples and one former foster child who reject the state's policy of funding religious child placing agencies that discriminate against LGBTQ+ couples
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU of Michigan
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Dumont v. Lyon FAQ
http://www.aclumich.org/
Date: Sep. 19, 2017
By: ACLU of Michigan
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Legal Accountability in the Service-Based Welfare State: Lessons from Child Welfare Reform
Date: Summer 2009
By: Kathleen G. Noonan, Charles F. Sabel, William H. Simon (Center for High Impact Philanthropy , Columbia Law School and Stanford Law School Faculty)
Citation: 34 Law & Soc. Inquiry 523 (Summer 2009)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Making Child Welfare Work: How the R.C. Lawsuit Forged New Partnerships to Protect Children and Sustain Families
Book
Date: Nov. 1, 1998
By: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (Bazelon Center)
Citation: (1998)
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Docket(s)
2:17-cv-13080 (E.D. Mich.)
CW-MI-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/04/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
CW-MI-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/20/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amicus Curiae Brief of 53 Michigan State Legislators in Support of Defendants' and Intervenors' Motions to Dismiss [ECF# 26-1]
CW-MI-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/30/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Unopposed Motion of St. Vincent Catholic Charities to Intervene [ECF# 31] (E.D. Mich.)
CW-MI-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Melissa Buck, Chad Buck, and Shamber Flore's Motion to Intervene [ECF# 34] (E.D. Mich.)
CW-MI-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/22/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Borman, Paul D. (E.D. Mich.)
CW-MI-0002-0002 | CW-MI-0002-0003 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Stafford, Elizabeth A. Court not on record [Magistrate]
CW-MI-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Beeney , Garrard R (New York)
CW-MI-0002-0001 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Cooper, Leslie (New York)
CW-MI-0002-0001 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Galisewski, Ryan (New York)
CW-MI-0002-0001 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Kaplan, Jay (Michigan)
CW-MI-0002-0001 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Mach, Daniel (District of Columbia)
CW-MI-0002-0001 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Moss, Kary L. (Michigan)
CW-MI-0002-0001
Ostrager, Ann-Elizabeth (New York)
CW-MI-0002-0001 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Schnier, Jason W. (New York)
CW-MI-0002-0001 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Steinberg, Michael J. (Michigan)
CW-MI-0002-0001 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Barclay, Stephanie Hall (District of Columbia)
CW-MI-0002-9000
Bursch, John J. (Michigan)
CW-MI-0002-9000
Ludwig, Jonathan S. (Michigan)
CW-MI-0002-9000
Perrone, William J. (Michigan)
CW-MI-0002-9000
Rienzi, Mark (District of Columbia)
CW-MI-0002-9000
Smith, Joshua S (Michigan)
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Other Lawyers Anderson, Katherine L. (Arizona)
CW-MI-0002-0004
Cortman, David A. (Georgia)
CW-MI-0002-0004 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Denney, Timothy (Michigan)
CW-MI-0002-0004
Scruggs, Jonathan A (Arizona)
CW-MI-0002-0004 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Tedesco, Jeremy D. (Arizona)
CW-MI-0002-0004 | CW-MI-0002-9000
Waggoner, Kristen K. (Arizona)
CW-MI-0002-0004

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