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Case Name Texas v. EEOC EE-TX-0469
Docket / Court 5:13-cv-00255-C ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
On November 4, 2011, the State of Texas filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas under the Declaratory Judgment Act (28 U.S.C. §§ 2201, 2002) and Section 10(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. § 702) against the EEOC. Represented by its Office of ... read more >
On November 4, 2011, the State of Texas filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas under the Declaratory Judgment Act (28 U.S.C. §§ 2201, 2002) and Section 10(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. § 702) against the EEOC. Represented by its Office of Attorney General, Texas sought declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the EEOC overstepped its authority under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by issuing an Enforcement Guidance that purported to limit the extent to which employers, including Texas, could exclude felons from employment. Texas requested a declaratory judgment stating that the state and its agencies may legally impose a categorical ban on the hiring of criminals and that the EEOC lacks the authority to say otherwise.

On January 27, 2014, the EEOC filed a motion to dismiss. As of March 4, 2014, this motion has not yet been decided by the Court.

Jordan Rossen - 01/17/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Plaintiff Type
State Plaintiff
Causes of Action Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Plaintiff Description The State of Texas
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
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Docket(s)
5:13-cv-00255-C (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0469-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/05/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
EE-TX-0469-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/04/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Cummings, Samuel Ray (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0469-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Abbott, Greg (Texas)
EE-TX-0469-0001
D'Andrea, Arthur C. (Texas)
EE-TX-0469-0001 | EE-TX-0469-9000
Farrer, Richard B. (Texas)
EE-TX-0469-0001
Hodge, Daniel (Texas)
EE-TX-0469-0001
Howell, Dustin M. (Texas)
EE-TX-0469-0001
Mitchell, Jonathan F. (Texas)
EE-TX-0469-0001 | EE-TX-0469-9000
Oldham, Andrew S. (Texas)
EE-TX-0469-0001 | EE-TX-0469-9000

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