Gaylor, Annie et al v. Lew, Jacob et al
Transmission of Notice of Appeal, Docketing Statement, Judgment and Docket Sheet to Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals re: 100 Notice of Appeal, (Attachments: # 1 Docketing Statement, # 2 Judgment, # 3 Docket Sheet) (lak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
ANNIE LAURIE GAYLOR, DAN
BARKER, IAN GAYLOR, Personal
Representative of the Estate of Anne
Nicol Gaylor, FREEDOM FROM
RELIGION FOUNDATION, INC.,
JUDGMENT IN A CIVIL CASE
Case No. 16-cv-215-bbc
JACOB LEW, Secretary of the United
States Department of Treasury, JOHN
KOSKINEN, Commissioner of the
Internal Revenue Service, UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA,
BISHOP EDWARD PEECHER, CHICAGO
EMBASSY CHURCH, FATHER PATRICK
MALONE, HOLY CROSS ANGLICAN
CHURCH, DIOCESE OF CHICAGO AND
MID-AMERICA OF THE RUSSIAN
ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA,
PASTOR CHRISTOPHER BUTLER,
This action came before the court for consideration with District Judge
Barbara B. Crabb presiding. The issues have been considered and a decision has been
Judgment in a Civil Case
IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that judgment is entered in favor of
plaintiffs Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker, Ian Gaylor, Personal Representative of
the Estate of Anne Nicol Gaylor, and Freedom from Religion Foundation.
It is DECLARED that 26 U.S.C. § 107(2) violates the establishment clause of
the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Defendants Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the United States Department of
Treasury, John Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, and the
United States of America are ENJOINED from enforcing 26 U.S.C. § 107(2). The
injunction shall take effect 180 days after the conclusion of any appeals filed by
defendants or intervenor-defendants or the expiration of defendants’ or intervenordefendants’ deadline for filing an appeal, whichever is later.
The request for a tax refund made by plaintiffs Freedom from Religion
Foundation, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker, and Ian Gaylor, as the Personal
Representative of the Estate of Anne Nicol Gaylor, is DENIED.
s/ J. Titak, Deputy Clerk
Peter Oppeneer, Clerk of Court
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