A Voice for Choice, Inc. is a named plaintiff in the Love vs. State of California lawsuit which questions the constitutionality of SB277.
The suit was filed on November 21st, 2016 in the Central Federal Court of California.
Plaintiff documents filed thus far on this lawsuit are as follows (click to view document):
Plaintiff Litigation Preliminary Injunction – Filed 2016-12-8 (Key Case Summary)
Plaintiff Opposition to Motion to Dismiss – Filed 2016-12-22
Plaintiff Affidavit Hildebrand – Filed 2016-12-22
Plaintiff Barrow Affidavit – Filed 2016-12-08
Plaintiff Sargent Affidavit – Filed 2016-12-08
Plaintiff Torrey-Love Affidavit – Filed 2016-12-08
Plaintiff Proposed Order – Filed 2016-12-08
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Defendants documents filed thus far are as follows (click to view document):
Defendants Opposition to Preliminary Injunction – Filed 2016-12-30
Defendants Opposition to Injunction – Filed 2016-12-22
Defendants Motion to Dismiss – Filed 2016-12-15
Defendants Memorandum of P&As – Filed 2016-12-15
Defendants Proposed Order – Filed 2016-12-15
Defendants Request for Judicial Notice – Filed 2016-12-15
Defendants Request for Judicial Notice Exhibit 1 – Filed 2016-12-15
Defendants Request for Judicial Notice Exhibit 2 – Filed 2016-12-15
Defendants Request for Judicial Notice Exhibit 3 – Filed 2016-12-15
Defendants Request for Judicial Notice Exhibit 4 – Filed 2016-12-15
Defendants Request for Judicial Notice Exhibit 5 – Filed 2016-12-15
Judge’s documents filed thus far are as follows: (click to view document):
Judge’s Order Granting Defendant’s Motion To Dismiss – Filed 01-12-2017
A Voice for Choice’s Comment on the dismissal: The federal judge basically punted. She said in effect, that because the right to an education is a state constitutional right, she wanted to defer to state courts when it comes to enforcing that right. While we think that is an odd outcome, since the state constitutional right to an education is so clearly entwined here with the federal medical-autonomy and parental-discretion rights, we believe the ruling vindicates us, and that and we will be eventually vindicated. This federal district court joined other federal district courts in indicating that overburdensome vaccine requirements infringe on the right to a public education, which although not recognized federally, is recognized in California.
ACTION TO TAKE: Sign up for AVFC’s newsletter for updates. Donations over $5000 in support of the lawsuit are welcomed.
A Voice For Choice, Inc. is watching a number of other lawsuits in CA and nationally this year, that align with our mission. Each of these lawsuits is described below. Where the lawsuits are crowdfunding, we highly recommend you to personally research the case and the lawyers involved and make your own informed decision whether to donate:
Lawsuit against SB277 sponsored by Revolt.Revoke.Restore, represented by T. Matthew Phillips (www.revoltrevokerestore.com/). A suit was filed on April 22nd, 2016 in the LA District Courts. It has been dismissed and it seems is currently being appealed.
Action To Take: Watch – DO NOT donate. There is much controversy over this lawsuit and the brief that was filed. The lawyer in this case is extremely unprofessional and profane in his postings on social media. The brief that was filed is also unprofessional. At best this case is just bad judgement and at worst it is controlled opposition.
Lawsuit against SB277 based on RICO, put forward by Travis Middleton (https://www.gofundme.com/2abvdy58?ssid=843441728&pos=1). A suit was filed on July 15, 2016 in the LA District Courts and is on calendar for oral arguments on December 13, 2016.
Action To Take: Watch
Lawsuit against SB277 sponsored by Education4All Foundation and Kristen Hundley (OKOC), was represented by Jim Turner and Robert Moxley (www.gofundme.com/sb277lawsuit). A suit was filed on July 1st 2016 in the San Diego Federal Courts, but was dismissed after the Injunction failed due to disagreements between plaintiffs and lawyers.
Action To Take: Watch. This is likely to become two suits which will be filed separately. The legal team or Robert Moxley and Jim Turner is a strong team that AVFC supports. The other group who is not currently publicly represented has too little transparency for AVFC to recommend donating to this effort at this time.
Lawsuit against CDC sponsored by IPAK, not publicly represented (www.ipaknowledge.org/CDC-Accountability-Project.php). No filings currently.
Action To Take: Watch – wait to donate. The people behind this and the legal team they are consulting with (Mary Holland) are a strong team, but there is too little transparency for AVFC to recommend donating to this effort at this time.
Lawsuit UNITED STATES OF AMERICA et al. v. MERCK & CO represented by Constantine Cannon, LLP, Keller Grover LLP, Meredith Cohen Greenfogel & Skirnick, PC, Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP, Berger & Montague PA, United States Department of Justice (www.plainsite.org/dockets/mmpl79tu/pennsylvania-eastern-district-court/united-states-of-america-et-al-v-merck). Filed in 2010. Ongoing.
Action To Take: Watch.
Hazlehurst v. The Jackson Clinic represented by Bryan Smith and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., both of Morgan & Morg.an. Filed in 2016. Ongoing. More details: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cdc-blocks-testimony-of-vaccine-whistleblower-says-world-mercury-project-300347376.html
Action To Take: Watch.