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1:13-cv-01861 #42

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Doc 42 - Brief in support of Corbett and Wolf's Motion to Dismiss
Doc 42 - Brief in support of Corbett and Wolf's Motion to Dismiss

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 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEB WHITEWOOD and SUSANWHITEWOOD, FREDIA HURDLE andLYNN HURDLE, EDWIN HILL and DAVIDPALMER, HEATHER POEHLER and KATHPOEHLER, FERNANDO CHANG-MUY andLEN RIESER, DAWN PLUMMER andDIANA POLSON, ANGELA GILLEM andGAIL LLOYD, HELENA MILLER andDARA RASPBERRY, RONGEBHARDTSBAUER and GREG WRIGHT,MARLA CATTERMOLE and JULIALOBUR, MAUREEN HENNESSEY, andA.W. AND K.W., minor children, by andthrough their parents and next friends, DEBWHITEWOOD and SUSAN WHITEWOOD,Plaintiffs,v.THOMAS W. CORBETT, in his officialcapacity as Governor of Pennsylvania;MICHAEL WOLF, in his official capacity asSecretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health; KATHLEEN KANE, in her officialcapacity as Attorney General of Pennsylvania;MARY JO POKNIS, in her official capacityas Register of Wills of Washington County;and DONALD PETRILLE, JR., in his officialcapacity as Register of Wills and Clerk of 
Orphans’ Court of Bucks County,
Defendants.Civil Action No. 13-1861-JEJHonorable John E. Jones, IIIELECTRONICALLY FILED
BRIEF OF DEFENDANTS GOVERNOR THOMAS CORBETT ANDSECRETARY OF HEALTH MICHAEL WOLF IN SUPPORT OFMOTION TO DISMISS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 12(b)(1) AND (6)
Case 1:13-cv-01861-JEJ Document 42 Filed 10/07/13 Page 1 of 33
 
i
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES .................................................................................... iiI. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................... 1II. STATEMENT OF THE CASE ........................................................................... 2III. QUESTION PRESENTED ................................................................................. 3IV. STANDARD OF REVIEW ................................................................................ 3A. Standard of Review Under 12(b)(1) ........................................................... 3B. Standard of Review Under 12(b)(6) ........................................................... 4V. ARGUMENT ..................................................................................................... 5A. The Claims Against Governor Corbett Should Be Dismissed onEleventh Amendment Immunity Grounds. ................................................ 51. The Eleventh Amendment Bars Plaintiffs' Claims............................. 52. The
 Ex Parte Young 
Exception Has No Applicability Here .............. 73. Any Claim That Discovery Is Necessary To Clarify The Issue IsWithout Merit ...................................................................................17B. The Claims Against Both Defendants Corbett and Wolf Should BeDismissed on The Grounds That They Fail To State A Claim UponWhich Relief May Be Granted. ................................................................191.
 Baker 
Involved The Identical Issue Presented Here ........................192.
 Baker 
Is Still Binding Precedent Post-
Windsor 
...............................22VI. CONCLUSION ............................................................................................... 25
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases
1
 st 
Westco Corp. v. Sch. Dist. of Phila
., 6 F.3d 108 (3d Cir. 1993) ........................7,9
 Ashcroft v. Iqbal 
, 556 U.S. 662 (2009) ...................................................................... 4
 Baker v. Nelson
, 409 U.S. 810 (1972) .................................................................1, 19
 Bell At1. Corp. v. Twombly
, 550 U.S. 544 (2007) ..................................................... 4
 Bishop v. Okla. ex rel. Edmondson
, 333 Fed. Appx. 361 (10
th
Cir. 2009) ..............11
 Blanciak v. Allegheny Ludlum Corp
., 77 F.3d 690 (3d Cir. 1996) ............................ 6
 Blatchford v. Native Village of Noatak & Circle Village
, 501 U.S. 775 (1991) ....... 5
Children’s Healthcare is a Le
 gal Duty, Inc. v. Deters
, 92 F.3d 1412(6
th
Cir. 1996) ......................................................................................................... 9
Citizens for Equal Protection v. Bruning 
, 455 F.3d 859 (8
th
Cir. 2006), ................22
Constantine v. Rectors & Visitors of George Mason Univ
., 411 F.3d 474(4
th
Cir. 2005) ......................................................................................................... 6
CSX Trans., Inc. v. Bd. of Public Works, State of West Virginia
, 138 F.3d 537(4
th
Cir. 1998) ......................................................................................................... 7
 Edelman v. Jordan
, 415 U.S. 651 (1974) .................................................................. 5
 Hans v. Louisiana
, 134 U.S. 1 (1890) ....................................................................... 5
 Hicks v. Miranda
, 422 U.S. 332 (1975) ...................................................................20
 Home Builders Ass’n, Inc.
v. City of Madison
, 143 F.3d 1006 (5
th
Cir. 1998) ......... 3
 In re Burrus
, 136 U.S. 586 (1890) ...........................................................................23
 In re Kandu
, 315 B.R. 123 (Bankr. W.D. Wash. 2004) ..........................................22
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