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Case Name Texas v. United States PA-TX-0001
Docket / Court 7:16-cv-00054 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Public Accomm./Contracting
Special Collection Transgender Bathroom Access Cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Federalism
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discrimination-basis
Gender identity
General
Access to public accommodations - governmental
Access to public accommodations - privately owned
Bathing and hygiene
Bathrooms
Buildings
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Reasonable Accommodations
School/University Facilities
School/University policies
Plaintiff Type
State Plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) United States Federal Government
Plaintiff Description States and pbulic school officials within those states
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2016 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2017
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Links Dear Colleague Letter [rescinding prior letters relating to bathroom access for trans students]
U.S. Department of Education
Written: Feb. 22, 2017
By: Sandra Battle & T.E. Wheeler (U.S. Department of Education)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students
www.ed.gov
Written: May. 13, 2016
By: Catherine E. Lhamon and Vanita Gupta (U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students
www.ed.gov
By: United States Department of Education (United States Department of Education)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  G.G. V. Gloucester County School Board -- ACLU's Case Page
ACLU
Written: Oct. 16, 2016
By: ACLU (ACLU)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. [Scotusblog page]
Scotusblog
Written: Feb. 07, 2017
By: Scotusblog (Scotusblog)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
7:16-cv-00054 (N.D. Tex.)
PA-TX-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/03/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Letter on Transgender Students
PA-TX-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/13/2016
Source: U.S. DOJ, Civil Rights Division, Education Section
Complaint [including exhibits 5,11,12]
PA-TX-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/25/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint
PA-TX-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/15/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Preliminary Injunction Order [ECF# 58] (201 F.Supp.3d 810) (N.D. Tex.)
PA-TX-0001-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/21/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 86] (2016 WL 7852331) (N.D. Tex.)
PA-TX-0001-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/19/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Notice of Appeal [ECF# 88]
PA-TX-0001-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/20/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 100] (2016 WL 7852330) (N.D. Tex.)
PA-TX-0001-0009.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 11/20/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs-Appellees' Motion for Extension of Time to File Appellee's Briefs
PA-TX-0001-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/26/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Unopposed Motion for Voluntary Dismissal
PA-TX-0001-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/02/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Unopposed Motion for Voluntary Dismissal [Ct. of App. ECF# CtA 67]
PA-TX-0001-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/02/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(i) [ECF# 128]
PA-TX-0001-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/03/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [dismissing appeal] [Ct. of App. ECF# 129]
PA-TX-0001-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/03/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges O'Connor, Reed Charles (N.D. Tex.)
PA-TX-0001-0006 | PA-TX-0001-0007 | PA-TX-0001-0009 | PA-TX-0001-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brnovich, Mark (Arizona)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Carr, Christopher M. (Georgia)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Hacker, David J. (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Hunter, Mike (Oklahoma)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Keller, Scott A. (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-0004
Landry, Jeff (Louisiana)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Leonie, Andrew D. (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Marshall, Steven T. (Alabama)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Mateer, Jeffrey C. (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-0004 | PA-TX-0001-0010
Morrisey, Patrick (West Virginia)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Nimocks, Austin R. (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0001 | PA-TX-0001-0002 | PA-TX-0001-0010 | PA-TX-0001-9000
Paxton, Ken (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-0004 | PA-TX-0001-0010
Reyes, Sean D. (Utah)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Schimel, Brad D. (Wisconsin)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Slatery, Herbert III (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Starr, Brantley D. (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Stonedale, Joel (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Toth, Michael C. (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-0010
Defendant's Lawyers Berwick, Benjamin Leon (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0008 | PA-TX-0001-9000
Bickford, James (Massachusetts)
PA-TX-0001-0008
Dover, Marleigh D. (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0005 | PA-TX-0001-0012
Flentje, August E. (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0005 | PA-TX-0001-0012
Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0003 | PA-TX-0001-9000
Lhamon, Catherine (California)
PA-TX-0001-0003
Lieber, Sheila M. (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0008
Lynch, Loretta (New York)
PA-TX-0001-9000
Mizer, Benjamin C. (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0008
Readler, Chad A. (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0005 | PA-TX-0001-0012
Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0008
Sandberg, Jeffrey E. (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0005 | PA-TX-0001-0012
Stern, Mark B. (District of Columbia)
PA-TX-0001-0005 | PA-TX-0001-0012
Other Lawyers Castillo, Paul D. (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-9000
Copsey, Alan D. (Washington)
PA-TX-0001-9000
Galindo, Marie Eisela (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-9000
Thomas-Jensen, Molly Anne (New York)
PA-TX-0001-9000
Tripp, Karen Bryant (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-9000
Upton, Kenneth D. (Texas)
PA-TX-0001-9000
Young, Ezra (New York)
PA-TX-0001-9000
Younger, Cally Ann (Idaho)
PA-TX-0001-9000

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