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No.44 - September Term 2006
Conaway, et al. v. Deane, et al.
Oral arguments heard Monday, December 4, 2006. [Oral arguments (Real Media player format)]

Issue - Maryland Constitution - Does Maryland law prohibit the marriage of two persons of the same gender?

09-18-07: Opinion

Appellants' Brief
Brief of Plaintiffs' - Appellees

Amicus Curiae Briefs filed by:

  • Religious Organizations and Leaders
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, The Maryland Disability Law Center, Maryland Adapt, The National Council on Independent Living, The National Mental Health Association, The National Senior Citizens Law Center, and People for the American Way
  • Maryland Law Professors
  • The National Legal Foundation
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Equality Maryland, Inc.; Families With Pride; Gay Fathers Coalition; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland; Maryland Lesbian & Gay Law Association; PFLAG Baltimore; PFLAG Columbia/Howard County; Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; Human Rights Campaign; Human Rights Campaign Foundation; National Black Justice Coalition; and National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • James Q. Wilson, et al., Legal and Family Scholars
  • Association of Maryland Families and Liberty Counsel
  • American Center for Law & Justice, Northeast, Inc.
  • Senators Janet Greenip, Alex X. Mooney, and Delegates Don Dwyer, Jr., Patrick L. McDonough, Richard K. Impallaria, Tony A. Thornton Shewell, Joseph C. Boteler, III, Tony McConkey, Christopher B. Shank and Emmett C. Burns., Jr.
  • Professors of Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Toni Marie Davis
  • Alliance for Marriage
  • Citizens for Traditional Families, Family Leader Foundation, and United Families International
  • Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
  • Family Research Council
  • The Maryland Catholic Conference
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Maryland Chapter
  • Organization of American Historians; Bar Association of Baltimore City; Maryland Latino Coalition for Justice; Maryland NOW; National Lawyer's Guild-Maryland; Public Justice Center; James & Colette Roberts; City of Takoma Park, The Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc.; Asian American Justice Center; Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Freedom to Marry; Legal Momentum; National Organization of Women Foundation; Southern Poverty Law Center; and 34 Individual Historians & Scholars
  • The National Association of Social Workers, The Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Ellen C. Perrin, M.D., Judith Stacey and Timothy Biblarz
  • American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, Baltimore Psychological Association, and American Psychiatric Association
  • Family Research Council

No. 71 - September Term 2006
Liddy v. Lamone, et al.
Oral Arguments heard Thursday, November 2, 2006.

Issue - Election Law - Was the challenge to the candidacy of Douglas Gansler for Attorney General barred by limitations and/or laches?

03-29-07: Opinion
11-01-06: Per Curiam Order

Joint Cross-Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Appellant's Brief
Respondents' Brief
Appellee's Brief
Appendix to Appellee's Brief

Order granting Writ of Certiorari
Petition for Writ of Certiorari

No.143 - September Term 2005
Lamone v. Capozzi
Oral Arguments heard Friday, August 25, 2004.

Issue - Election Law - Is Maryland's early voting law valid?

12-11-06: Opinion
8-25-06: Per Curiam Order

Petitioner's Brief
Record Extract
Appellee's Brief

Order Granting Writ of Certiorari
Petition for Writ of Certiorari

No.141 - September Term 2005
Roskelly, et al. v. Lamone, et al.
Oral Arguments heard Tuesday, July 25, 2006.

Issue - Election Law - Was a petition to place Senate Bill 478 on the ballot for referendum initiated in a timely fashion?

Counsel for Appellants:
Counsel for Appellees:
John H. West, III, James West
West & Costello, LLC
Mark J. Davis, Robert A. Zarnoch
Office of the Attorney General

12-11-06: Opinion
7-25-06: Per Curiam Order

Appellant's Brief
Brief of Respondents

Joint Extract Part 1
Joint Extract Part 2
Joint Extract Part 3

No. 140 - September Term 2005
Kenneth D. Schisler, et al. v. State of Maryland
Oral Arguments: Friday, July 7, 2006.

Issue - Civil Procedure - Did the circuit court properly deny a motion for a temporary restraining order?

Counsel for Appellants:
Counsel for Appellees:
Andrew Radding, Gregory M. Kline, H. Scott Jones
Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC

David R. Thompson, Brynja M. Booth
Cowdrey, Thompson & Karsten, P.C.
Michael Berman, William F. Brockman, Cynthia G. Peltzman, Carl N. Zacarias
Office of the Attorney General


9-14-06: Opinion
7-7-06: Per Curiam Order

Appellant's Brief

1. Plaintiffs' Verified Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary and Permanent Injunctive Relief ("Complaint")
2. Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction
3. Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction.
4. Exhibit 1 to Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction.
5. Exhibit 2 to Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction.
6. Exhibit 3 to Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction.
7. Exhibit 4 to Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction.
NOTE: the following documents are not available online
8. Transcript of June 28, 2006 Hearing before the Circuit Court of Baltimore City
9. June 28, 2006 Order of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction.
10. Appellants' Notice of Appeal.
11. Affidavits of Kenneth D. Schisler ("Schisler Affidavit 1")

Appellee's Brief

 

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