Blesch et al v. Holder et al Featured Case

Five binational gay and lesbian married couples sue the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security over the Defense of Marriage Act ('DOMA'), arguing that, under DOMA, denying green cards for spouses of gay and lesbian Americans violates the Equal Protection guarantee of the U.S. Constitution.

Defendant: Janet Napolitano, Daniel M. Renaud, Robert M. Cowan, Eric H. Holder, Jr. and Alejandro Mayorkas
Plaintiff: Santiago Ortiz, Kelli Ryan, Timothy Smulian, Lucy Truman, Takako Ueda, Maria Del Mar Verdugo, Edwin Blesch, Pablo Garcia, Frances Herbert and Heather Morgan
Case Number: 1:2012cv01578
Filed: April 3, 2012
Court: New York Eastern District Court
Office: Brooklyn Office
Presiding Judge: Carol Bagley Amon
Nature of Suit: Other Immigration Actions
Cause of Action: 28:1361 Petition for Writ of Mandamus
Jury Demanded By: None

Docket Report

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Date Filed#Document Text
April 4, 2012 2 NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Dunn on behalf of All Defendants (aty to be noticed) (Dunn, Scott)
April 2, 2012 FILING FEE: $ 350.00, receipt number 4653041905 (Davis, Kimberly)
April 2, 2012 Summons Issued as to Robert M. Cowan, Eric H. Holder, Jr, Alejandro Mayorkas, Janet Napolitano, Daniel M. Renaud, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Davis, Kimberly)
April 2, 2012 1 COMPLAINT against Robert M. Cowan, Eric H. Holder, Jr, Alejandro Mayorkas, Janet Napolitano, Daniel M. Renaud, filed by Heather Morgan, Maria Del Mar Verdugo, Frances Herbert, Lucy Truman, Edwin Blesch, Timothy Smulian, Takako Ueda, Pablo Garcia, Santiago Ortiz, Kelli Ryan. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (Davis, Kimberly)

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Defendant: Janet Napolitano
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Plaintiff: Timothy Smulian
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Plaintiff: Lucy Truman
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Plaintiff: Takako Ueda
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Plaintiff: Maria Del Mar Verdugo
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Plaintiff: Edwin Blesch
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Plaintiff: Pablo Garcia
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Plaintiff: Frances Herbert
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Plaintiff: Heather Morgan
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