Mary Doe v. Jeremiah J Nixon et al
|Mary Doe v. Jeremiah J Nixon et al|
|Original Jurisdiction||Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri|
|Defendant||Jeremiah Jay Nixon (governor); Chris Koster (attorney general); Jeffrey D. Carter, M.D.; James A. Direnna, D.O.; David E. Tannehill; Jade D. James, M.D.; David A. Poggemeier, M.D.; Sarah Martin-Anderson, MPP MPH|
|Original Result||Dismissed (failure)|
|First Appeal||Transferred to State Supreme Court (neutral)|
|Second Appeal||Upheld (failure)|
The Satanic Temple's first abortion-related lawsuit and the first suit which TST took charge of the legal strategy. W. James MacNaughton represented "Mary Doe", a member of the Temple's local St. Louis chapter.
MacNaughton ultimately placed a gag order on Mary Doe, preventing her from speaking publicly about the case or to other TST members until the conclusion of the litigation, which was dismissed at Circuit Court prior to he dismissal being unanimously upheld by the nine state supreme court justices.