Plaintiff's original complaint for declaratory and
injunctive relief, filed Nov. 21, 2000: This is the UDVís original lawsuit
against the government.
Plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction, and
memorandum of points and authorities in support thereof, filed Dec. 22,
Defendant's memorandum in opposition to plaintiff's
motion for a preliminary injunction, filed Jan 25, 2001:
Defendant's answer to the complaint, filed Feb. 1,
2001: This is the governmentís reply to the UDVís original lawsuit.
Plaintiff's reply to defendant's memorandum in
support of opposition to plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction,
filed Feb 12, 2001:
Court's Memorandum Opinion and Order for the
preliminary injunction, filed Aug 12, 2002: This is the courtís opinion on
the order granting the preliminary injunction to the UDV.
Court's preliminary injunction, filed Nov. 13, 2002:
This is the actual preliminary injunction, which details the arrangements
made between the UDV and the DEA.
Plaintiff's emergency motion for reconsideration of
the court's order granting the government's motion for an emergency stay
pending appeal, filed Dec. 18, 2002: This was filed by the UDV after the
appellate court granted the government an emergency stay of the courtís
Sept. 5, 2003: A New Mexico church was handed a small victory yesterday when
a federal appeals court ruled its use of hallucinogenic tea was likely to be
protected under religious-freedom laws. The 2-1
by a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver,
upheld a preliminary injunction against the U.S. attorney general, the Drug
Enforcement Administration and other government agencies that sought to
prohibit the tea's use. CCLE Notes on Ruling
November 12, 2004: Tenth
Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction in favor of Church.