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Case Heading (S-13-0052)
Case Number:S-13-0052Case Docketed On:03/21/2013
Status:Closed
Original Court:First Judicial District Laramie CountyCase Type:Original Proceeding - Certified Question - State District Court
Short Title:KERRY and CLARA POWERS, on behalf of themselves and the citizens of Wyoming and CINDY HILL, on behalf of herself and as the SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, v. STATE OF WYOMING and MATTHEW H. MEAD, GOVERNOR, in his official capacity
Full Title:KERRY and CLARA POWERS, on behalf of themselves and the citizens of Wyoming, and CINDY HILL, on behalf of herself and as the SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, Appellants (Plaintiffs), v. STATE OF WYOMING and MATTHEW H. MEAD, GOVERNOR, in his official capacity, Appellees (Defendants).


Party Information
RoleParty NameAttorney(s)
AppellantKerry PowersAngela C. Dougherty
AppellantClara PowersAngela C. Dougherty
AppellantCindy HillAngela C. Dougherty
AppellantSuperintendant of Public InstructionAngela C. Dougherty
AppelleeThe State of WyomingPeter K. Michael
John Guyton Knepper
AppelleeGovernor's OfficePeter K. Michael
John Guyton Knepper


Case Decision Information
Issues:Constitutional Law - Wyoming
Opinion Number:2014 WY 15
Citation:318 P.3d 300

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Filing DateDocument DescriptionDocket Entry TypeDocket Entry SubtypeStatus
03/21/2013Event - Docketed and indexedEventDocketed and indexedFinal
03/21/2013Fees - Docket fee receivedFeesDocket fee receivedFinal
03/21/2013Rulings-Other Courts/Agencies - Order certifying question Rule 11Rulings-Other Courts/AgenciesOrder certifying question Rule 11Final
03/21/2013Notice-Internal - Recusal memo, Justice HillNotice-InternalRecusal memoFinal
03/22/2013Order - Assignment of judge - Justice Michael Golden assignedOrderAssignment of judge/justiceFinal
03/22/2013Rulings-Other Courts/Agencies - Order certifying question Rule 11 (Certified copy of order)Rulings-Other Courts/AgenciesOrder certifying question Rule 11Final
03/22/2013Order - Certified Question - Accepting questions/briefingOrderCertified Question - Accepting questions/briefingFinal
03/27/2013Notice-Incoming - IndexNotice-IncomingIndexFinal
04/12/2013Notice-Incoming - Other - Notice from court reporter that transcripts have been filed with the District Court.Notice-IncomingOtherFinal
04/15/2013Notice-Incoming - Amended indexNotice-IncomingAmended indexFinal
04/15/2013Motion - Extension of time - briefMotionExtension of time - briefFinal
04/15/2013Event - Hardcopy received - Appellants' Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief; and received proposed order.EventHardcopy receivedFinal
04/15/2013Order - Grant - extension of timeOrderGrant - extension of timeFinal
05/17/2013Brief - AppellantBriefAppellantFinal
05/17/2013Event - Hardcopy received - Brief of AppellantsEventHardcopy receivedFinal
07/01/2013Motion - Brief - exceed page limitMotionBrief - exceed page limitFinal
07/01/2013Event - Hardcopy received - Unopposed Motion to Exceed Page LimitEventHardcopy receivedFinal
07/02/2013Order - Granting Motion to Exceed Page Limit of W.R.A.P. 7.05(a)(1)OrderGrantFinal
07/03/2013Brief - AppelleeBriefAppelleeFinal
07/03/2013Event - Hardcopy received - Brief of AppelleesEventHardcopy receivedFinal
07/09/2013Order - Oral argument scheduledOrderOral argument scheduledFinal
07/16/2013Notice-Incoming - Receipt acknowledgment - oral argument setting from Angela C. Dougherty obo AppellantsNotice-IncomingReceipt acknowledgment - oral argument settingFinal
07/16/2013Notice-Incoming - Receipt acknowledgment - oral argument setting from Peter K. Michael obo AppelleesNotice-IncomingReceipt acknowledgment - oral argument settingFinal
07/22/2013Brief - Appellant replyBriefAppellant replyFinal
07/22/2013Event - Hardcopy received - Reply Brief of AppellantsEventHardcopy receivedFinal
08/08/2013Correspondence - Incoming (Additional Authority)CorrespondenceIncomingFinal
08/08/2013Event - Hardcopy received - Additional AuthorityEventHardcopy receivedFinal
08/12/2013Motion - Withdrawal of counselMotionWithdrawal of counselFinal
08/12/2013Event - Hardcopy received - Motion to Withdraw as CounselEventHardcopy receivedFinal
08/12/2013Order - Granting withdrawal of counselOrderGranting withdrawal of counselFinal
08/16/2013Correspondence - IncomingCorrespondenceIncomingFinal
08/16/2013Event - Hardcopy received - Response to additional authorityEventHardcopy receivedFinal
08/20/2013Notice-Internal - Oral argument notice. Argued before Chief Justice Kite, Justices Voigt, Burke and Davis and Retired Justice Golden (Angela C. Dougherty obo Appellants; Peter K. Michael, John Guyton Knepper, argument by Mr. Michael obo Appellees) and taken under advisement.Notice-InternalOral argument noticeFinal
01/28/2014Opinion - Opinion and journal order answering certified questions, Justice Burke writing for the Court, Justice Davis filed a specially concurring opinion in which Justice Voigt joined, Chief Justice Kite and Justice Golden, Ret. filed a dissenting opinionOpinionOpinion and journal orderFinal
02/12/2014Petition - RehearingPetitionRehearingFinal
02/12/2014Event - Hardcopy received - Petition for Rehearing and Supporting BriefEventHardcopy receivedFinal
02/13/2014Notice-Internal - Recusal memoNotice-InternalRecusal memoFinal
02/28/2014Order - Petition for rehearing - denyOrderPetition for rehearing - denyFinal
02/28/2014Event - Case closedEventCase closedFinal