In Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity (2023), filed in the Wyoming District of U.S. court, the plaintiffs are seven women, members of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at University of Wyoming, suing the national organization (based in Ohio) for allegedly having admitted a man to their sorority.
The original complaint was filed anonymously. Paragraphs 15–21 describe the plaintiffs. Paragraph 16 reads:
Jane Doe II is a citizen of a state that is not Illinois, Ohio, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming.
Plaintiff Jane Doe VI is also described in this odd way.
The other plaintiffs are simply described as citizens of a single specific state, variously Nebraska, Colorado, or Oklahoma.
What is up with “not Illinois, Ohio, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming”? I can think of reasons why Wyoming and Ohio are in there: the case concerns a Wyoming matter and was filed in the District of Wyoming, and the defendant is based in Ohio. Why are Illinois, Utah, and Washington mentioned specifically, and no other state is?