The federal lawsuit was filed June 23, 2015 and is Case # 4:15-cv-00986.

The State filed a motion to dismiss and TST filed an opposition to that motion on November 9, 2015. On July 15, after waiting a year to decide, Judge Henry Edward Autrey ruled that the case should be dismissed on the grounds that because the plaintiff is no longer pregnant the case is moot. This ruling violates US Supreme Court precedence and an appeal was filed on October 7, 2016.

You can follow the federal case HERE

 

The state lawsuit was filed in the Cole Circuit on May 11, 2015 and is Case #15AC-CC00205.

The State filed a motion to dismiss, and TST filed an opposition to that motion. Depositions of Mary Doe were taken, and a hearing was held. On December 24, 2015 a judgement was entered where TST was given thirty days to amend our petition to explain how Mary Doe’s rights are protected by RFRA. Some media reports falsely claimed that the case had been completely dismissed. On January 21, 2016 we amended our complaint, and on February 22, 2016, the State filed their reply to our amended complaint. We will be filing a reply to their reply, and a hearing will be scheduled.

You can follow the state case HERE