Docket for 02-102
No. 02-102 Status: DECIDED
Title: John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner, Petitioners
v.
Texas
Docketed:          Lower Ct: Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourteenth District
July 19, 2002 (14-99-00109-CR, 14-99-00)

~~Date~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jul 16 2002Petition for writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 18, 2002)
Jul 16 2002 LODGING consisting of copies of lower court opinions in similar
cases submitted by the petitioners.
Aug 13 2002Waiver of right of respondent Texas to respond filed.
Aug 16 2002 Motion of Pro Family Law Center for leave to file a brief as
amicus curiae filed.
Aug 16 2002Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Liberties Union filed.
Aug 28 2002 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2002
Sep 19 2002Brief amici curiae of Stonewall Law Association, et al. filed.
Sep 19 2002 Response requested.
Oct 21 2002Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Nov 5 2002Reply brief of petitioners John G. Lawrence and Tyron Garner filed.
Nov 6 2002 REDISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 27, 2002
Dec 2 2002 Motion of Pro Family Law Center for leave to file a brief as
amicus curiae GRANTED.
Dec 2 2002 Petition GRANTED.
SET FOR ARGUMENT March 26, 2003.
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Dec 13 2002 Motion of petitioner to dispense with printing the joint appendix
filed.
Jan 13 2003 Motion of petitioner to dispense with printing the joint appendix
GRANTED.
Jan 15 2003Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Professors, Bruce Ackerman,
et al. filed.
Jan 15 2003Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Texas
filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief of petitioners John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amici curiae of Mary Robinson, et al. filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amici curiae of American Psychological Association, et al.
filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amici curiae of Human Rights Campaign, et al. filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amici curiae of Republican Unity Coalition and Alan K. Simpson
filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amicus curiae of Professors of History,George Chauncey, et al.
filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amici curiae of Alliance of Baptists, et al. filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amici curiae of National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, et al.
filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amicus curiae of NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amici curiae of Log Cabin Republicans and Liberty Education
Reform filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amici curiae of American Public Health Association, et al.
filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Jan 16 2003Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.
Feb 3 2003 CIRCULATED.
Feb 13 2003Brief amicus curiae of United Families International filed.
Feb 14 2003Brief amici curiae of Texas Eagle Forum, et al. filed.
Feb 14 2003Brief amicus curiae of Center for the Original Intent of the
Constitution filed.
Feb 17 2003Brief of respondent Texas filed.
Feb 18 2003 Motion of Center for Marriage Law for leave to file a brief as
amicus curiae filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amici curiae of American Family Association, Inc., et al. filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amicus curiae of Concerned Women for America filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amici curiae of Alabama, South Carolina, and Utah filed.
Feb 18 2003
Brief amici curiae of Texas Legislators, et al. filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amici curiae of Public Advocate of United States, et al. filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amici curiae of Center for Arizona Policy and Pro-Family Network
filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amici curiae of Texas Physicians Resource Council, et al. filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amicus curiae of Liberty Counsel filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amicus curiae of First Principles, Inc. filed.
Feb 18 2003 Motion of Center for Law and Justice International for leave to
file a brief as amicus curiae filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amicus curiae of Pro Family Law Center filed.
Feb 18 2003Brief amici curiae of Family Research Council, Inc., et al. filed.
Feb 19 2003Brief amicus curiae of Agudath Israel of America filed.
Feb 25 2003 Petitioners' response to motions of Center for Law and Justice
Internatl. and Center for Marriage Law for leave to file amicus
briefs filed.
Mar 3 2003 Motion of Center for Marriage Law for leave to file a brief as
amicus curiae GRANTED.
Mar 5 2003 Motion of respondent and Alabama, et al. for leave to allow
Alabama, et al. to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae
and for divided argument filed.
Mar 10 2003 Motion of Center for Law and Justice International for leave to
file a brief as amicus curiae GRANTED.
Mar 10 2003Reply brief of petitioners John G. Lawrence and Tyron Garner filed.
Mar 21 2003 Motion of respondent and Alabama, et al. for leave to allow
Alabama, et al. to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae
and for divided argument DENIED.
Mar 26 2003 ARGUED.
Jun 26 2003 Adjudged to be REVERSED and REMANDED Kennedy, J., delivered the
opinion of the Court, in which Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and
Breyer, JJ., joined. O'Connor, J., filed an opinion concurring in
the judgment. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which
Rehnquist, C. J., and Thomas, J., joined. Thomas, J., filed a
dissenting opinion.
 


~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Ruth E. Harlow Lambda Legal Defense, etc. 2128098585
120 Wall Street, #1500
New York, NY 10005
Party name: John G. Lawrence, et al.
 
Attorneys for Respondent:
William J. Delmore III Harris County DA Office 7137555826
1201 Franklin, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77002
Party name: Texas
 
Matthew Paul State Prosecuting Attorney 5124631660
P.O. Box 12405
Austin, TX 78711
 
Other Attorneys:
Richard D. Ackerman United States Justice Fdtn. 7607418086
2029 East Valley Parkway,#1-C
Escondido, CA 92027
Party name: Pro Family Law Center
 
James D. Esseks ACLU 2125492500
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union
 
Stephen G. Tipps One Shell Plaza 7132291234
910 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77002
Party name: Stonewall Law Association, et al.
 
Pamela Karlan 559 Nathan Abbott Way 6507254581
Stanford, CA 94305
Party name: Constitutional Law Professors, Bruce Ackerman, et al.
 
Harold Hongju Koh Yale Law School 2034324932
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Party name: Mary Robinson, et al.
 
David W. Ogden Wilmer Cutler Pickering 2026636000
2445 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Party name: American Psychological Association, et al.
 
Walter Dellinger O'Melveny & Myers 2023835300
555 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Party name: Human Rights Campaign, et al.
 
Erik S. Jaffe Erik S. Jaffe, P.C. 2022378165
5101 34th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Party name: Republican Unity Coalition and Alan K. Simpson
 
Roy T. Englert Jr. Robbins Russell Englert Orseck2027754500
1801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Party name: Professors of History,George Chauncey, et al.
 
Robert A. Long Jr. Covington & Burling 2026626000
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2401
Party name: Alliance of Baptists, et al.
 
Robert A. Levy Cato Institute 2028420200
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Party name: Cato Institute
 
Chai R. Feldblum 600 New Jersey Ave., NW 2026629595
Washington, DC 20001
Party name: National Lesbian and Gay Law Association
 
David C. Codell Irell & Manella 3102771010
1800 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Party name: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
 
C. Martin Meekins White & Case 2136207700
633 West Fifth Street, #1900
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Party name: Log Cabin Republicans and Liberty Education Reform
 
Jeffrey S. Trachtman Kramer Levin Naftalis Frankel 2127159100
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Party name: American Public Health Association, et al.
 
Alfred P. Carlton Jr. ABA 3129885215
750 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Party name: American Bar Association
 
Dana Berliner Institute for Justice 2029551300
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Party name: Institute for Justice
 
Laurence H. Tribe Hauser Hall 420 6174954621
1575 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Texas
 
Vincent P. McCarthy Center for Marriage Law 8603551902
P.O. Box 1839
New Milford, CT 06776
Party name: Center for Marriage Law
 
Stephen M. Crampton AFA Center for Law & Policy 6626803886
100 Parkgate Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801
Party name: American Family Association, Inc., et al.
 
Janet M. LaRue Concerned Women for America 2024887000
1015 Fifteenth St., NW, #1100
Washington, DC 20005
Party name: Concerned Women for America
 
Jay Alan Sekulow American Center for Law & Just2025468890
205 Third Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Party name: American Center for Law and Justice
 
Teresa Collett 1303 San Jacinto 7136461834
Houston, TX 77002-7000
Party name: Texas Eagle Forum, et al.
 
Nathan A. Forrester Office of AG 3342427401
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-0152
Party name: Alabama, South Carolina, and Utah
 
Kelly Shackelford Liberty Legal Institute 9724233131
903 18th Street, #230
Plano, TX 75074
Party name: Texas Legislators, et al.
 
Herbert W. Titus William Olson, PC 7033565070
8180 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Party name: Public Advocate of United States, et al.
 
Len L. Munsil Center for Arizona Policy 4809223101
11000 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Party name: Center for Arizona Policy and Pro-Family Network
 
Glen Lavy Alliance Defense Fund 4804440020
15333 North Pima Road, #165
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Party name: Texas Physicians Resource Council, et al.
 
Mathew D. Staver Liberty Counsel 4078752100
210 East Palmetto Avenue
Longwood, FL 32750
Party name: Liberty Counsel
 
Ronald D. Ray 3317 Halls Hill Road 5022415552
Crestwood, KY 40014
Party name: First Principles, Inc.
 
Thomas Patrick Monaghan Center for Law & Justice 5025495454
6375 New Hope Road
New Hope, KY 40052
Party name: Center for Law and Justice International
 
David Zwiebel Agudath Israel of America 2127979000
42 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Party name: Agudath Israel of America
 
Michael P. Farris P.O. Box 1776 5403381776
Purcellville, VA 20134
Party name: Center for the Original Intent of the Constitution
 
Robert P. George Robinson & McElwee 3043445800
500 Virginia Street, East,#600
Charleston, WV 25326
Party name: Family Research Council, Inc., et al.
 
Paul Benjamin Linton 921 Keystone Avenue 8472913848
Northbrook, IL 60062
Party name: United Families International