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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION

LOUIS JERRY EDWARDS, et al

PLAINTIFFS

VS.

CASE NO. 4:13cv00224 SWW

JOSEPH M. BECK, et al NOTICE OF APPEAL

DEFENDANTS

COME NOW the Defendants, Joseph M. Beck, M.D., [Chairman] of the Arkansas State Medical Board, Omar Atiq, M.D., Harold B. Betton, M.D., Steven L. Cathey, M.D., Jim Citty, M.D., Bob Cogburn, M.D., William F. Dudding, M.D., Roger Harmon, P.D., John E. Hearsberger II, M.D., Veryl D. Hodges, D.O., Scott Pace, Pharm.D., J.D., John H. Scribner, M.D., Sylvia D. Simon, M.D., and John B. Weiss, M.D., officers and members of the Arkansas State Medical Board, and their successors in office, in their official capacities (collectively, the “Defendants” or the “State”)1, by and through their undersigned counsel, and for their Notice of Appeal, state as follows: Notice is hereby given that the Defendants in the above named case hereby appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from the District Court’s May 23, 2013 Order (Doc. 36) and the District Court’s final Memorandum and Opinion (Doc. 57) and Judgment (Doc. 58) entered March 14, 2014. Specifically, the Defendants appeal from the
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The Defendants are represented herein by the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 25-16-702(a), which requires the Attorney General to serve as counsel for state agencies and entities when requested. See id. (“The Attorney General shall be the attorney for all state officials, departments, institutions, and agencies. Whenever any officer or department, institution, or agency of the state needs the services of an attorney, the matter shall be certified to the Attorney General for attention.”). 1

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Court’s preliminary and permanent injunction against enforcement of the following provisions of the Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act (Arkansas Act 301 of 2013): Ark. Code Ann. § 20-16-1304(a) & (b) and Ark. Code Ann. § 20-16-1303(d)(3). Respectfully Submitted, DUSTIN McDANIEL Attorney General

By:

/s/ Colin R. Jorgensen Colin R. Jorgensen, Ark. Bar # 2004078 Assistant Attorney General Arkansas Attorney General’s Office 323 Center Street, Suite 200 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 (501) 682-3997 colin.jorgensen@arkansasag.gov Attorneys for the State.

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, Colin R. Jorgensen, Assistant Attorney General, do hereby certify that on this 11th day of April, 2014, I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system, which shall provide service upon the following CM/ECF participant(s): Bettina E. Brownstein bettinabrownstein@gmail.com Holly Dickson holly@acluarkansas.org Stephanie Toti stoti@reprorights.org Susan Talcott Camp tcamp@aclu.org Attorneys for the Plaintiffs.

Travis W. Story Travis@storylawfirm.com Mathew Duane Staver court@lc.org Stephen M. Crampton court@lc.org Attorneys for Amici. /s/ Colin R. Jorgensen Colin R. Jorgensen, Ark. Bar # 2004078 Assistant Attorney General Arkansas Attorney General’s Office 323 Center Street, Suite 200 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 (501) 682-3997 colin.jorgensen@arkansasag.gov

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Case 4:13-cv-00224-SWW Document 62-1 Filed 04/11/14 Page 1 of 1 U.S. COURT OF APPEALS - EIGHTH CIRCUIT APPELLANT’S FORM A Appeal Information Form To be filed with the Notice of Appeal
Appeal Docket No.

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STYLE OF CASE:

COUNSEL: NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER

Joseph M. Beck, et al (Appellants are all defendants in the district court action)
Appellant/Appellee, vs.

Colin R. Jorgensen Assistant Attorney General 323 Center Street, Suite 200 Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 682-3997 direct (501) 682-2591 facsimile colin.jorgensen@arkansasag.gov

Louis Jerry Edwards, et al (Appellees are all plaintiffs in the district court action)

COUNSEL: NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER

Appellant/Appellee

Bettina Brownstein Bettina E. Brownstein Law Firm 904 West 2nd Street, Suite 2 Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 920-1764 bettinabrownstein@gmail.com

LIST ISSUES ON APPEAL(For administrative purposes). You may indicate that this also serves as your statement ✔ of issues under FRAP 10(b)(3). ________Yes. _______ No.

The issue presented in this appeal is the constitutionality of the following provisions of the Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act (Arkansas Act 301 of 2013): Ark. Code Ann. § 20-16-1304(a) & (b) and Ark. Code Ann. § 20-16-1303(d)(3).

FOR LEAD COUNSEL ONLY ✔ I _____ have (_____ have not) discussed settlement possibilities on appeal with my client. ✔ This appeal _____ is (_____ is not ) amenable to settlement.

Submitted by: s/ ___________________________________________________ Signature of Lead Counsel Date INSTRUCTIONS: Filing of appellant’s Form A is required to be submitted to the Clerk of the District Court with the Notice of Appeal (8 Cir. Rule 3B). If inadvertenly omitted, appellant may file Form A directly with the Clerk of the Court of Appeals before appeal is docketed. Forms are available at the District Court Clerk’s Office and may be obtained electronically at: www.ca8.uscourts.gov Copy 1 - Send to Appellee (together with an uncompleted Form B) Copy 2 & 3 - Send to Clerk, District Court with Notice of Appeal or Eighth Circuit (see above) Copy 4 - Retain

/s/ Colin R. Jorgensen

April 11, 2014

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