Brief Bank

U.S. Supreme Court: Whole Woman's Health

January 05, 2016

Brief of Amici Curiae NAPW and organizations that advance pregnant and parenting women's and families' rights in support of Whole Woman's Health (01/05/2015)

AR: Melissa McCann Arms v. State of Arkansas (AR Supreme Court)

November 09, 2015

Brief of Amici Curiae NAPW and experts in maternal and child health and drug treatment in support of appellant Melissa McCann Arms (04/03/2015)

WV: State of West Virginia v. Stephanie Elaine Louk

November 09, 2015

Brief of Amici Curiae West Virginia State Medical Association, West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, and other experts in maternal and child health and drug treatment in support of Petitioner Stephanie Louk (05/2015)
List of amicus curiae in support of Petitioner

VA: Commonwealth of Virginia v. Karen Ann Elder

November 09, 2015

Amicus Curiae brief of medical, public health, addiction treatment, and bioethics experts and organizations in support of Karen Elder's Motion to Dismiss (01/29/2015)

IN: Purvi Patel

October 30, 2015

Trial Court: State of Indiana v. Purvi Patel
Brief filed in the St. Joseph Superior Court

Brief of Amicus Curiae National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Health and Bioethics Experts, Reproductive Justice and Women's Rights Organizations (11/6/14)

Appellate Court: Purvi Patel v. State of Indiana
Briefs filed in the Court of Appeals of Indiana

Appellant's Brief - Filed by Attorneys Joel Schumm and Lawrence C. Marshall

Brief of Amicus Curiae National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Health and Bioethics Experts, Reproductive Justice and Women's Rights Organizations (10/1/15)

Brief of Amici Curiae Asian-American and Pacific Islander Organizations in Support of Appellant

Brief of Amici Curiae National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, et al.

Brief in Support of Appellant Purvi Patel by Amici International Women's Human Rights Clinic, Amnesty International, and the Center for Reproductive Rights

Brief of Amicus Curiae the Innocence Network and Dr. Gregory J. Davis in Support of Appellant Purvi Patel

NY: The People of the State of New York v. Jennifer Jorgensen

September 04, 2015

New York v. Jorgensen, Brief of Amici Curiae NAPW et al. (7/23/15)

Amici Curiae List in Support of Defendant-Appellant

McCormack v. Herzog 2nd Ninth Circuit Opinion

June 02, 2015

McCormack v. Herzog 2nd Ninth Circuit Opinion (5/29/15)

NY: Rinat Dray v. Staten Island University Hospital et al.

December 23, 2014

Dray v. Staten Island University Hospital et al., Proposed Brief of Amici Curiae (12/23/2014)

Tamara M. Loertscher v. J.B. van Hollen, in his official capacity as AG of State of Wisconsin, and Eloise Anderson, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families

December 16, 2014

Complaint and Appendix Filed with the United States District Court in Western District of Wisconsin
Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Appendix Filed January 15, 2015

FED: United States of America v. Lacey Weld

December 09, 2014

Amicus Curiae Brief of Medical and Public Health, Reproductive Justice, and Criminal Justice Reform Experts and Organizations in Support of the Appellant and Urging Resentencing - Filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Appendix List of Amici

FL: Jennifer Goodall vs. Comprehensive Women’s Health et al.

July 24, 2014

Goodall Complaint
Motion for TRO and Proposed form of TRO
Goodall Memo
Declaration of Howard Minkoff with Exhibits
Declaration of Hytham Imseis with Exhibits
Declaration of Jennifer Goodall with Exhibits
Declaration of Mary Faith Marshall with Exhibits
Order Denying Temporary Restraining Order

Alicia Beltran (Applicant) vs. Jamie Loehnis, Jim Strachota, Mark D. Bensen, Washington County Circuit Court, John Doe (Respondents)

October 01, 2013

Alicia Beltran (Applicant) v. Jamie Loehnis, in his official capacity as Executive Director of the Casa Clare Treatment Center; Jim Strachota, in his official capacity as Director of Human Services for Washington County, WI; Mark D. Bensen, in his official capacity as District Attorney for Washington County, WI; the Washington County Circuit Court, John Doe, in his official capacity as immediate custodian of Applicant Alicia Beltran (Respondents)
APPLICATION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. § 2241 BY A PERSON IN CUSTODY
Frank Declaration, Frank Exhibit A, Frank Exhibit B
Hartke Declaration, Hartke Exhibit A, Hartke Exhibit B
Imseis Declaration, Imseis Exhibit A
Schauberger Declaration, Schauberger Exhibit A
Stancliff Declaration, Stancliff Exhibit A, Stancliff Exhibit B, Stancliff Exhibit C
Kenneth A. De Ville & Loretta M. Kopelman, 1999. "Fetal Protection in Wisconsin's Revised Child Abuse Law: Right Goal, Wrong Remedy," Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 27: 332-42.
US District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin Decision and Order Dismissing Case

NJ: New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services v. Y.N., In the Matter of P.A.C., a Minor

August 01, 2013

Amended Brief of Amici Curiae Experts in Maternal and Fetal Health, Public Health, and Drug Treatment in Support of Defendant-Petitioner

List of Amicus Curiae: Experts in Maternal and Fetal Health, Public Health, and Drug Treatment in Support of Defendant-Petitioner

OH: Ohio v. Astasia Clemons

May 03, 2013

Brief of Amici Curiae In Support of Appellant Astasia Clemons
Decision and Judgment

MS: Mississippi v. Buckhalter

December 26, 2012

Supreme Court:
Brief of Amicus Curaie Mississippi Psychological Association in Support of Appellee Buckhalter
Brief of Amicus Curaie of Legal Voice and Pregnancy Loss Experts in Support of Appellee
Brief of Amicus Curaie on Sex Discrimination
Amicus Brief of Interested Human Rights Organizations and Academics
Amicus Brief of Medical and Public Health Experts

Villegas v. Metropolitan Government of Davidson County/Nashville – Davidson County Sherriff’s Office

May 09, 2012

US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit Amicus Brief
List of Amici

IN: Indiana v. Bei Bei Shuai

March 14, 2012

Briefs Filed in the Indiana Supreme Court

List of Amicus on all briefs
Petition to Transfer
Brief of Amici by Indiana National Organization for Women
Brief of Amicus Curiae of Postpartum Support International et al.
Brief of Amicus Curiae of Legal Voice, et al.
Brief of Amicus Curiae of Medical Providers

AL: Alabama v. Kimbrough & Ankrom

March 14, 2012

Amicus Brief on Behalf of Amanda Kimbrough in the Alabama Supreme Court - Filed on March 13, 2012
Amicus Brief on Behalf of Hope Ankrom in the Alabama Supreme Court - Filed on March 13, 2012

Amanda Kimbrough v. Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals - Motion for Leave & Amicus Brief

Hope Ankrom v. Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals - Amicus Brief - Filed on September 23, 2010

McCormack v. Hiedeman

February 07, 2012

In the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - on appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Idaho
Brief of Amici Curiae Legal Voice, CRR, and NAPW in Support of Appellee

NJ: New Jersey DYFS vs. A.L.

January 10, 2012

NJ DYFS vs. AL - Brief of Amici Curiae (PDF)

NJ: New Jersey DYFS v. V.M. and B.G., In the Matter of the Guardianship of J.M.G.

August 06, 2010

Brief of Amici Curiae Experts in Maternal and Neonatal Health, Birth, and Child Welfare
Brief of Experts in Maternal and Neonatal Health, Birth, and Child Welfare, Amici Curaie, in Support of Reversal of Judgment of the Trial Court

United States v. "Ms. T"

June 15, 2009

US District Court of Maine
Amicus Curiae Brief of Medical, Public Health, and HIV Experts and Advocates in Support of Bail Pending Appeal Or, In the Alternative, Re-Sentencing

Ina Cochran v. Kentucky

February 24, 2009

Kentucky Supreme Court
Brief of Amicus Curiae

Michelle Geiser Behles v. North Dakota

November 17, 2008

North Dakota Supreme Court
Brief of Amici Curiae North Dakota Women's Network, American Academy of Addition Psychiatry, American Medical Women's Association, National Women's Health Network, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health International Center for the Advancement of Addiction Treatment's Et. Al

NAPW, Rebecca Project for Human Rights and NESRI File Amicus Brief on Behalf of Over 35 Groups Condemning Shackling Pregnant Incarcerated Women During Labor and Delivery Before 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

August 05, 2008

US Court of Appeals for 8th Circuit
Brief of Amici Curiae

Alabama v. Shekelia Ward

June 18, 2008

Amicus Brief in Alabama Circuit Court

Ex Parte Amber Lovill (Texas)

January 18, 2008

Court of Criminal Appeals for 13th District of TX at Corpus Christi
Amicus Curaie Brief in Support of Appellant
Amicus Appendix

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Amicus Curiae Brief of Medical, Public Health, and Child Welfare Experts and Advocates in Support of Respondent Amber Lovill

Oklahoma v. Theresa Lee Hernandez

September 20, 2007

Amicus Brief in Support of the Motion to Dismiss the Information in State v. Hernandez
List of Signatories to Hernandez Public Health Amicus Brief

New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Case Involving Prosecution of Woman Struggling with Addiction During Pregnancy

May 04, 2007

Leading Physicians, Scientific Researchers, and Medical, Public Health, and Child Welfare Organizations Oppose Treating Pregnant Women Who Give Birth in Spite of a Drug Problem as Felony Child Abusers

Tayshea Aiwohi Case: Public Health Amicus Brief

July 05, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 5, 2005

Prosecuting Pregnant Women Who Experience Drug Dependencies Will Undermine Health of Children and Women.

Over 60 Leading Medical, Public Health, Child Welfare and Drug Treatment Organizations and Experts Ask Hawai`i Supreme Court to Overturn Conviction of Tayshea Aiwohi