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Case Name U.S. House of Representatives v. Mnuchin PR-DC-0015
Docket / Court 1:19-cv-00969 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Presidential Authority
Case Summary
On April 5, 2019, the United States House of Representatives, represented by their general counsel, filed this lawsuit against the Secretary of the Treasury, the Department of the Treasury, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Department of ... read more >
On April 5, 2019, the United States House of Representatives, represented by their general counsel, filed this lawsuit against the Secretary of the Treasury, the Department of the Treasury, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Department of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, and the Department of the Interior. The House claimed that the defendants violated the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, Article 1, § 9, clause 7 of the Constitution, and the Administrative Procedure Act, for allocating $8.1 billion to build the border wall dividing the United States and Mexico when Congress had only approved $1.375 billion for barrier construction. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief to stop the Trump Administration from transferring non-Congressionally approved funds to fund the border wall. The suit was filed in the District Court for the District of Columbia and was presided over by Judge Trevor McFadden.

On April 23, 2019, the plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction, but the court denied their motion on June 3, 2019, for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. 379 F.Supp.3d 8. The plaintiffs appealed to the District of Columbia Circuit Court on June 10, 2019. Subsequently, the defendants provided notice to the plaintiffs and the court that they would be authorizing the funds necessary to continue the construction of the border wall.

The case remains active in the D.C. Circuit Court under docket number 19-5176. The docket was last updated on November 8, 2019.

Christiana Johnson - 11/22/2019


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
Non-DOJ federal government plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens
Defendant(s) Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security
Department of the Interior
Department of the Treasury
Plaintiff Description U.S. House of Representatives (government).
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2019
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:19−cv−00969 (D.D.C.)
PR-DC-0015-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/16/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PR-DC-0015-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/05/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint [ECF# 63]
PR-DC-0015-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/17/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Clouse, Sarah E (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Hanner, Brooks Mckinly (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Callahan, Samuel Francis (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Goitein, Elizabeth (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Joseph, Lawrence J (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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