No.

14-2037


In The United States Court of Appeals
For The Seventh Circuit


MARILYN RAE BASKIN, et al.,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,
v.

GREG ZOELLER, et al.,
Defendants-Appellants.


On Appeal From The United States District Court
For The Southern District of Indiana
Case No. 1:14-cv-00355-RLY-TAB
The Honorable Richard L. Young Presiding

JOINT MOTION TO DISMISS APPEAL OF THE DISTRICT COURT’S ENTRY
OF A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AS MOOT
GREGORY F. ZOELLER
Attorney General of Indiana
THOMAS M. FISHER
Solicitor General
Office of the Attorney General
IGC South, Fifth Floor
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-6255

Counsel for Greg Zoeller and
William C. VanNess II, M.D.

Additional Counsel Listed on
Signature Block
LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE &
EDUCATION FUND, INC.
Paul D. Castillo
3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 500
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-8585

LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE &
EDUCATION FUND, INC.
Camilla B. Taylor
105 W. Adams, Ste. 2600
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 663-4413

Counsel for Plaintiffs-Appellees

Additional Counsel Listed on
Signature Block

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Pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 42, appellants Greg Zoeller,
in his official capacity as Indiana Attorney General, et al., and appellees Marilyn Rae
Baskin, et al., through their respective attorneys, respectfully ask this Court to
dismiss Case No. 14-2037, an appeal from the Southern District of Indiana’s entry of
a preliminary injunction, as moot. On June 25, 2014—after this appeal was
docketed—the district court in the above-captioned matter ruled on the merits,
granting summary judgment to Plaintiffs-Appellees and entering a permanent
injunction that replaced the preliminary injunction. As a result, the appeal relating
to the preliminary injunction is moot.
In support of their motion, the Parties state as follows:
1. On May 8, 2014, the United States District Court for the Southern
District of Indiana granted a preliminary injunction requiring the State of Indiana to
recognize the out-of-state marriage of Plaintiffs Amy Sandler and Nikole Quasney.
The Defendants-Appellants filed their Notice of Appeal the same day. Shortly
thereafter, this Court docketed the interlocutory appeal as Case No. 14-2037
(Preliminary Injunction Appeal) and issued a briefing schedule.
2. On June 25, 2014, the District Court ruled on the merits of the case,
granting Plaintiffs-Appellees’ Motion for Summary Judgment and entering a
permanent injunction that, in addition to other relief, permanently enjoined
Defendants-Appellants “from enforcing Indiana Code Section 31-11-1-1 and other
Indiana laws preventing the celebration or recognition of same-sex marriages.”
Defendants-Appellants filed their Notice of Appeal for the District Court’s merits
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decision the same day and this Court docketed the merits appeal as Case No. 14-2386
(Merits Appeal).
3. An appeal from the grant of a preliminary injunction becomes moot
when the trial court enters a permanent injunction because the former merges into
the latter. See Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo, S. A. V. Alliance Bond Fund, Inc., 527
U.S. 263 (1999); Smith v. Ill. Bell Telephone Co., 270 U.S. 587, 588-89 (1926) (holding
that order granting preliminary injunction was not appealable because permanent
injunction was subsequently granted and thus “the interlocutory injunction had
become merged in the final decree”).
4. Because the Preliminary Injunction Appeal is moot, and because the
underlying merits of this case will be determined in the related Merits Appeal, the
Parties respectfully request that this Court dismiss the Preliminary Injunction
Appeal, Case No. 14-2037.
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Dated: July 14, 2014 Respectfully submitted,


/s/ Jordan M. Heinz
Camilla B. Taylor
LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE &
EDUCATION FUND, INC.
105 West Adams, Suite 2600
Chicago, Illinois 60603
(312) 663 4413
ctaylor@lambdalegal.org

Jordan M. Heinz
Brent P. Ray
Dmitriy G. Tishyevich
Melanie MacKay
Scott Lerner
KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP
300 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
(312) 862 2000
jordan.heinz@kirkland.com
brent.ray@kirkland.com
dmitriy.tishyevich@kirkland.com
melanie.mackay@kirkland.com
scott.lerner@kirkland.com

Barbara J. Baird
LAW OFFICE OF BARBARA J. BAIRD
445 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite
401
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-0000
(317) 637-2345
bjbaird@bjbairdlaw.com

Paul D. Castillo
LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE &
EDUCATION FUND, INC.
3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75219
(214) 219-8585, ext. 242
pcastillo@lambdalegal.org


Counsel for Plaintiffs-Appellees
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Dated: July 14, 2014



Robert V. Clutter
Kirtley, Taylor, Sims, Chadd &
Minnette, P.C.
117 W. Main Street
Lebanon, IN 46052
Tel: (765) 483-8549
Fax: (765) 483-9521
bclutter@kirtleytaylorlaw.com
Counsel for Penny Bogan

Darren J. Murphy
Assistant Hamilton County Attorney
694 Logan St.
Noblesville, IN 46060
Tel: (317) 773-4212
Fax: (317) 776-2369
dmurphy@ori.net
Counsel for Peggy Beaver
Respectfully submitted,


/s/ Thomas M. Fisher
Thomas M. Fisher
Solicitor General
Office of the Attorney General
IGC South, Fifth Floor
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: (317) 232-6255
Fax: (317) 232-7979
Tom.Fisher@atg.in.gov
Counsel for Greg Zoeller and William
C. VanNess II, M.D.

Nancy Moore Tiller
Nancy Moore Tiller & Associates
11035 Broadway, Suite A
Crown Point, IN 46307
Tel: (219) 662-2300
Fax: (219) 662-8739
nmt@tillerlegal.com
Counsel for Michael A. Brown

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that on July 14, 2014, I caused a true and correct copy of the
foregoing JOINT MOTION TO DISMISS APPEAL OF THE DISTRICT COURT’S
ENTRY OF A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AS MOOT to be electronically filed
with the Clerk of the Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh
Circuit by using the CM/ECF system. Those participants in the case that are
registered CM/ECF users will receive service by the CM/ECF system.


/s/ Jordan M. Heinz
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