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No. 15-5880
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

APRIL MILLER, et al.,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,
v.
KIM DAVIS, in her individual and official capacity
as Rowan County Clerk,
Defendant-Appellant,
v.
STEVEN L. BESHEAR, in his official capacity as
Governor of Ky.; WAYNE ONKST, in his official
capacity as State Librarian and Commissioner,
Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives,
Third Party Defendants-Appellees.

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FILED
Sep 17, 2015
DEBORAH S. HUNT, Clerk

ORDER

Before: KEITH, ROGERS, and DONALD, Circuit Judges.

Defendant Kim Davis is before this court seeking review of a preliminary injunction
entered on August 12, 2015, enjoining her, in her official capacity, “from applying her ‘no
marriage licenses’ policy to future marriage license requests submitted by the Plaintiffs.” She
also appeals the September 3, 2015 order modifying the preliminary injunction to enjoin her
from applying her no-marriage-license policy to future marriage license requests submitted by
individuals who are eligible to marry in Kentucky. On August 28, 2015, we denied Davis’s

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stay pending appeal of the September 3 preliminary injunction. The plaintiffs and the third-party
defendants oppose the motion for a stay.
Davis has not sought a stay pending appeal in the district court as required by Federal
Rule of Appellate Procedure 8(a)(1). Davis argues that it would be impracticable to seek a stay
pending appeal because of the “extraordinary doggedness of the district court to expand the
Injunction, without jurisdiction or fair notice and opportunity to be heard.” This is not valid
reason to excuse moving the district court for a stay pending appeal in the context of this case.
Davis’s motion for a stay of the September 3 preliminary injunction pending appeal is
DENIED for failure to comply with Rule 8(a)(1).
ENTERED BY ORDER OF THE COURT

Deborah S. Hunt, Clerk

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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
Deborah S. Hunt
Clerk

100 EAST FIFTH STREET, ROOM 540
POTTER STEWART U.S. COURTHOUSE
CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202-3988

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Mr. Daniel J. Canon
Law Offices
462 S. Fourth Street
Suite 1730
Louisville, KY 40202
Mr. Jonathan D. Christman
Liberty Counsel
P.O. Box 540774
Orlando, FL 32854
Mr. Anthony Charles Donahue
Donahue Law Group
P.O. Box 659
Somerset, KY 42502-0659
Mr. Leonard Joe Dunman
Clay, Daniel, Walton & Adams
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Suite 101
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Mr. James D. Esseks
ACLU
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18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Mr. Roger K. Gannam
Liberty Counsel
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Mr. Lawrence John Joseph
Law Office
1250 Connecticut Avenue
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Ms. Laura E. Landenwich
Clay, Daniel, Walton & Adams
462 S. Fourth Street
Suite 101
Louisville, KY 40202
Mr. William M. Lear Jr.
Stoll Keenon Ogden
300 W. Vine Street
Suite 2100
Lexington, KY 40507
Mr. Daniel Mach
American Civil Liberties Union
Program on Freedom of Religion & Belief
915 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Mr. Horatio Gabriel Mihet
Liberty Counsel
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Second Floor
Maitland, FL 32751
Mr. William E. Sharp
American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
General Counsel
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Suite 300
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Mr. Mathew D. Staver
Liberty Counsel
P.O. Box 540774
Orlando, FL 32854
Ms. Ria Tabacco Mar
ACLU
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New York, NY 10004
Mr. Palmer G. Vance II
Stoll Keenon Ogden
300 W. Vine Street
Suite 2100
Lexington, KY 40507
Ms. Heather L. Weaver
American Civil Liberties Union
Program on Freedom of Religion & Belief
915 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Re: Case No. 15-5880, April Miller, et al v. Kim Davis
Originating Case No. : 0:15-cv-00044
Dear Counsel,
The Court issued the enclosed Order today in this case.
Sincerely yours,
s/Michelle M. Davis
Case Manager
Direct Dial No. 513-564-7025
cc: Mr. Robert R. Carr
Enclosure

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