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Case Name City of Philadelphia v. Sessions IM-PA-0015
Docket / Court 2:17-cv-03894-MMB ( E.D. Pa. )
Additional Docket(s) 18-01103  [ 18-1103 ]
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection Civil Rights Challenges to Trump Immigration Enforcement Orders
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Federalism
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Funding
Immigration/Border
Sanctuary city/state
Undocumented immigrants - state and local regulation
Plaintiff Type
City/County Plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Mandamus, 28 U.S.C. § 1361
Defendant(s) United States Attorney General
Plaintiff Description The City of Philadelphia
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 08/30/2017
Case Ongoing Perhaps, but long-dormant
Additional Resources
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  See this case at CourtListener.com (May provide additional documents and, for active cases, real-time alerts)
  City of Philadelphia Action Guide: Immigration policies: Federal funding and local immigration-related policies
www.phila.gov
Date: Jan. 8, 2018
By: City of Philadelphia
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Implementation of Executive Order 13768, "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
The Washington Post
Date: May 22, 2017
By: Jefferson Sessions (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Re: Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies (Final, 2/20/2017)
dhs.gov
Date: Feb. 20, 2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (United States Department of Homeland Security)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Re: Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest (Final, 2/20/2017)
dhs.gov
Date: Feb. 20, 2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (United States Department of Homeland Security)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Executive Order 13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
Federal Register
Date: Jan. 27, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
Citation: 82 Fed. Reg. Presidential Documents 8793 (Jan. 27, 2017)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

  Executive Order 13768: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
Federal Register
Date: Jan. 25, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:17-cv-3894 (E.D. Pa.)
IM-PA-0015-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/28/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
IM-PA-0015-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/30/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 21]
IM-PA-0015-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum In Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 28]
IM-PA-0015-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/12/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Reply in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 46]
IM-PA-0015-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/19/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief of Philadelphia Social and Legal Services Organizations as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 49]
IM-PA-0015-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/19/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Immigration Law Scholars for Leave to File an Amici Curiae Brief IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION [ECF# 50]
IM-PA-0015-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/19/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Exhibit Attachment Letter [ECF# 61-1]
IM-PA-0015-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Proposed Findings of Fact In Support of Motion For Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 65]
IM-PA-0015-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/01/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant's Supplemental Brief in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 70]
IM-PA-0015-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/09/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Supplemental Brief In Support of Motion For Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 71]
IM-PA-0015-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/09/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum RE: Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 74]
IM-PA-0015-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/15/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum RE: Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 74] (2017 WL 5489476 / 2017 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 188954) (E.D. Pa.)
IM-PA-0015-0018.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/15/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief Amici Curiae of Administrative Law, et al. in Support of Plaintiff's Motion For a Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 77]
IM-PA-0015-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/15/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief of Amici Curiae the American Civil Liberties Union, et al. in Support of Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 78]
IM-PA-0015-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/15/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive, and Mandamus Relief [ECF# 84]
IM-PA-0015-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/08/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 102-1]
IM-PA-0015-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/02/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Responses to Plaintiff's Interrogatories 18 and 19 [ECF# 114]
IM-PA-0015-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/15/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum RE: Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 138] (E.D. Pa.)
IM-PA-0015-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/13/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief for Appellant [Ct. of App. ECF# 18]
IM-PA-0015-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/26/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Summary Judgment [ECF# 155]
IM-PA-0015-0022.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/13/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
City of Philadelphia's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment [ECF# 157]
IM-PA-0015-0023.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/13/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amici Curiae Brief of Immigration Law Scholars in Support of Plaintiff The City of Philadelphia [ECF# 222]
IM-PA-0015-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief of Amici Curiae City of New York, 20 Additional Cities and Counties, and the United States Conference of Mayors in Support of the City of Philadelphia [ECF# 223]
IM-PA-0015-0025.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum [ECF# 224] (E.D. Pa.)
IM-PA-0015-0026.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/06/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Re: Court's Addition to Final Judgment and Decree [ECF# 229] (E.D. Pa.)
IM-PA-0015-0027.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/28/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Baylson, Michael M. (E.D. Pa.) show/hide docs
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Strawbridge, David R. (E.D. Pa.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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