Decided

No. 15-648

V. L. v. E. L., et al.

from the Supreme Court of Alabama

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Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED

MANDATE ISSUED

Petition GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2016.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.

Record received from the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The records are SEALED.

Record Requested .

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.

Reply of petitioner V. L. filed.

Brief of respondents E. L. in opposition filed.

Brief amici curiae of Family Equality Council, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Donaldson Adoption Institute, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.

Brief amici curiae of Thirty-Two Family Law Professors filed.

Brief amici curiae of American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Conflict of Laws Professors filed.

Letter dated December 15, 2015 received from counsel for petitioner waiving 14-day waiting period for the filing of a reply brief pursuant to Rule 15.5.

Application (15A522) granted by the Court. The applications for recall and stay of the Supreme Court of Alabama�s Certificate of Judgment, in case No. 1140595, presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the Court, are granted pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the mandate of this Court.

Application (15A532) granted by the Court. The applications for recall and stay of the Supreme Court of Alabama�s Certificate of Judgment, in case No. 1140595, presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the Court, are granted pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the mandate of this Court.

Application (15A522) referred to the Court.

Application (15A532) referred to the Court.

Brief of respondent Tobie J. Smith, Guardian Ad Litem in support filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 29, 2015.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from respondent Tobie Smith, Guardian ad Litem.

Reply of applicant Tobie J. Smith, Guardian ad Litem, as representative of three minor children filed.

Reply of applicant V. L. filed.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent E.L.

Response to application (15A522) from respondent E. L. filed. VIDED.

Response to application (15A532) from respondent E.L. filed. VIDED.

Consent to filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner

Response to application (15A522) requested by Justice Thomas. (Due Monday, November 30, 2015, by 4 p.m. EST.)

Response to application (15A532) requested by Justice Thomas. (Due Monday, November 30, 2015, by 4 p.m. EST.)

Application (15A532) to recall and stay mandate pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by respondent Tobie J. Smith, Guardian ad Litem, submitted to Justice Thomas.

Application (15A522) to recall and stay mandate pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by petitioner V.L., submitted to Justice Thomas.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 17, 2015)

Parties

V. L., Petitioner, represented by Adam G. Unikowsky

E. L., Respondent, represented by S. Kyle Duncan

Tobie J. Smith, Guardian Ad Litem, Respondent, represented by Marc A. Hearron

Amici Curiae

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by James Banks Outman

Conflict of Laws Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Douglas Hallward-Driemeier

Constitutional Accountability Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by Elizabeth B. Wydra

Donaldson Adoption Institute, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Sean M. SeLegue

Family Equality Council, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Katherine Keating

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Marco Johnson Quina

Thirty-Two Family Law Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Sarah M. Shalf

 
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