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Pennsylvania Clerk SCOTUS Application for Stay

Pennsylvania Clerk SCOTUS Application for Stay

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Santai-Gaffney v. Whitewood (Pennsylvania marriage case) Schuylkill County Clerk's Application to Supreme Court for Stay Pending Appeal. Directed to Justice Alito July 3, 2014
Santai-Gaffney v. Whitewood (Pennsylvania marriage case) Schuylkill County Clerk's Application to Supreme Court for Stay Pending Appeal. Directed to Justice Alito July 3, 2014

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No.
1ht
tl e
~upreme
qcourt
of
tbe
mntteb
~t tes
Theresa Santai-Gaffney, in her official capacity as Schuylkill County Clerk
of
the Orphans Court and Register
of
Wills,
Petitioner
v
Deb Whitewood, et al.,
Respondents.
Application to Stay Judgment Pending Appeal
DIRECTED
TO
THE HONORABLE SAMUEL
A
ALITO, JR., ASSOCIATE JUSTICE
OF
THE SUPREME COURT
OF
THE UNITED STATES AND CIRCUIT JUSTICE FOR
THE
THIRD CIRCUIT Randall
L
Wenger
INDEPENDENCE
L W
CENTER
23 North Front Street, 2nd
oor
Harrisburg, P A 17101 (717) 657-4990; (717) 545-8107 (Fax) David Austin R. Nimocks
ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
801 G Street N.W., Suite 509 Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 393-8690; (480) 444-0028 (Fax) Byron J. Babione
Counsel
o
Record
James
A
Campbell Kenneth J. Connelly
J
Caleb Dalton
ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale,
Z
85260 (480) 444-0020; (480) 444-0028 (Fax) bbabione@ alliancedefendingfreedom.org
Attorneys
or
Petitioner
 
T BLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE
OF
AUTHORITIES .............................................................................................. ii INTRODUCTION ...............................................................
 
............................................. 1 BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................ 2 REASONS FOR GRANTING
TH
STAY ....................................................................... 5
I
It Is Probable That Four Justices Will Consider the Question Presented Sufficiently Meritorious to Grant Certiorari ............................................................ 7 II. There Is a Fair Prospect That this Court Will Reverse the Judgment Below ......... 8
A
This Court Will Reverse the Denial
of
Clerk Gaffney s Intervention ......... 8 B. This Court Will Conclude That Clerk Gaffney Has Standing to Appeal. ........................................................................................................
15
C. This Court Will Reverse the Ruling Invalidating Pe
nn
sylvania s Man-Woman Marriage Laws ......................................................................
17
III. Irreparable Harm Will Likely
Re
sult from Denying the Stay, and the Balance
of
the Equities Weighs Decisively in Clerk Gaffney s Favor. .................
21
CONCLUSION ................................................................................................................. 23
 
T BLE OF UTHORITIES
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o
People with Disabilities
v
Herrera
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11
Andersen
v
King County
138 P.3d 963 Wash. 2006) .................................................................................... 20
Baehr
v
Lewin
852 P.2d Haw. 1993) .......................................
 
............................................... 20
Baker v. Nelson
191
N.W.2d 185 Minn. 1971) .............................................................................. 20
Blake
v
Pallan
554 F.2d 947 9th Cir. 1977) ....
 
.............................................................................. 9
Bogaert
v
Land
No. 1:08-CV-687, 2008
WL
2952006 W.D. Mich.
July
29, 2008) ......................
11
Camreta
v
Greene
131
S.
Ct. 2020 2011) ............................................................................................
14
Citizens
or
Equal Protection
v
Bruning
455 F.3d 859 8th Cir. 2006) .........................................
 
................................... 7, 20
Coalition
or
Economic Equity
v
Wilson
122 F.3d 718 9th Cir. 1997) ................................................................................
 
21
Cobb
v
Aytch
539 F.2d 297 3d Cir. 1976) ...................................................................................
16
Commonwealth
o
Pennsylvania Department
o
Health
v
Hanes
78 A.3d 676 Pa. Commw. Ct. 2013) ........................................................... 3, 15, 22
Conaway
v
Deane
932 A.2d 571 Md. 2007) ....................................................................................... 20
Cook
v
Gates
528 F.3d 42 1st Cir. 2008) ..................................................................................... 20
Diamond
v
Charles
476 U.S. 54 1986) ................................................................................
 
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