You might recall my prior post about Brush and Nib, owned by Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski. The two young women are calligraphers in Phoenix. They have not been asked to make invitations for a same-sex wedding but fear that they might be in the future. Apparently were they to make gay wedding invitations they would turn into salt or some such nonsense. So Jeremy Tedesco of Alliance Defending Freedom to the rescue. ADF has filed a pre-enforcement challenge to Phoenix’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The City of Phoenix has hired outside counsel (at considerable expense I am sure) and there is a pre-trial conference tomorrow. Just take a look at what this bullshit has already cost the taxpayers, and the meter is still running.

Update: I have been advised that the motion to dismiss is still pending.

By the way, ADF has virtually no chance of prevailing. They haven’t won one of these yet.

Filing Date Description Docket Date Filing Party
6/6/2016  066 – ME: Case Reassigned  6/6/2016 
5/31/2016  066 – ME: Case Reassigned  5/31/2016 
5/31/2016  MTD – Motion To Dismiss  5/31/2016 
NOTE: Motion to Dismiss 
5/31/2016  MOT – Motion  5/31/2016 
NOTE: Motion for Extension of Time and for Scheduling Conference 
5/27/2016  066 – ME: Case Reassigned  5/27/2016 
5/25/2016  NJR – Notice of change of Judge for right  5/26/2016 
NOTE: Defendant’s Notice of Change of Judge 
5/24/2016  NOF – Notice Of Filing  5/25/2016 
NOTE: Plaintiffs Notice of Filing First Amended Verified Complaint and Incorporation by Reference 
5/24/2016  AMC – Amended Complaint  5/25/2016 
NOTE: First Amended Verified Complaint 
5/24/2016  MOT – Motion  5/25/2016 
NOTE: Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File a Supplemental Declaration Supporting Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction 
5/23/2016  AFS – Affidavit Of Service  6/2/2016 
5/20/2016  NJR – Notice of change of Judge for right  5/23/2016 
NOTE: Plaintiffs’ Notice of Judge Change 
5/19/2016  NAR – Notice Of Appearance  5/19/2016 
NOTE: Notice of Appearance 
5/19/2016  CAN – Credit Memo Appearance Fee Paid  5/20/2016 
NOTE: Credit Memo/Appearance Fee Paid 
5/12/2016  COM – Complaint  5/12/2016 
5/12/2016  CCN – Cert Arbitration – Not Subject  5/12/2016 
5/12/2016  CSH – Coversheet  5/12/2016 
5/12/2016  MOT – Motion  5/12/2016 
Case Calendar
Date Time Event
6/9/2016  9:00  Pre-Trial Conference 

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.