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1 New York v. Trump
1:20-cv-02340 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Postal Service
Election/Voting Rights
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0018
Coding Complete
Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General of the United States, announced an “operational pivot” within the U.S. Postal Service shortly after his tenure began on May 6, 2020. Postal Policy Changes began on June 17, 2020, when the USPS announced the removal of 671 high-speed mail sorting machines nationwide, a reduction of approximately 10%. A second ... [view]
2 Calvary Chapel of Ukiah v. Newsom
2:20-cv-01431 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0005
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
3 Illinois Republican Party v. Pritzker
1:20-cv-03489 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 06/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker
Illinois Governor
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-IL-0002
Coding Complete
COVID Summary: The Illinois Republican party sued Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzger, alleging that his executive order prohibiting gatherings over ten people did not make constitutionally-required exceptions for political activity. This suit was brought on June 15, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiffs ... [view]
4 Soos v. Cuomo
1:20-cv-00651 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 06/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of New York
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NY-0007
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
5 League of Independent Fitness Facilities and Trainers, Inc. v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00458 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0005
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
6 Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak
3:20-cv-00303 (D. Nev.)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Nevada
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NV-0001
Coding Complete
On May 22, 2020, a Nevada church filed this lawsuit against the Governor of Nevada, challenging the state’s restrictions on congregational worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, the church filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The case was assigned to Judge Larry R. Hicks; ... [view]
7 Bayley's Campground, Inc v. Mills
2:20-cv-00176 (D. Me.)
Filed 05/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Maine
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-ME-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a suit brought by several campgrounds and individuals wishing to travel to Maine against the State of Maine's enforcement of stay-at-home orders and quarantine requirements for those traveling into Maine. The plaintiffs alleged that Maine's orders violated their rights to interstate travel, due process, and equal ... [view]
8 Midwest Institute of Health, PLLC v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00414 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 05/12/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0004
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit was filed by four medical providers and an individual seeking medical services to challenge the state’s executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief. On May 28, the court filed a notice of hearing regarding certification of issues to the Michigan Supreme ... [view]
9 Samma v. United States Department of Defense
1:20-cv-01104 (D.D.C.)
Filed 04/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Defense
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
IM-DC-0074
Coding Complete
The Immigration and Nationality Act provides an expedited path to citizenship for non-citizens serving in the U.S. military. In 2017, President Trump’s Secretary of Defense implemented a new internal policy which made the expedited naturalization process lengthier and more difficult. Objecting to this new policy, 6 non-citizen service members, ... [view]
10 Signature Sothbeys International Realty, Inc. v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00360 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0003
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a suit brought by several Michigan businesses against the State of Michigan's executive orders requiring non-critical businesses to stop operating during the outbreak of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that Michigan's orders arbitrarily discriminated against their businesses, in violation of several constitutional ... [view]
11 Bailey v. Pritzker
3:20-cv-00474 (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/23/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Illinois
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-IL-0001
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
12 Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm
2020AP765-OA (State Court)
Filed 04/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-WI-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 21, 2020, the Wisconsin Legislature filed an emergency petition against the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to enjoin the Emergency Orders passed in response to COVID-19. On May 13, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin declared Emergency Order 28 unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable.
On April 21, 2020, the ... [view]
13 Zwaag v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00325 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/16/2020 - Closed 2020
Governor of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0001
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
14 Beemer v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00323 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0002
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Three residents of Michigan sued Governor Whitmer, challenging that an Executive Order issued to combat the spread of COVID-19, which required residents to stay home and suspend non-essential activity and business, violated their Equal Protection, Due Process, and First and Second Amendment constitutional rights. On April 24, the ... [view]
15 Friends of Danny DeVito v. Wolf
68-MM-2020 (State Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
The Governor of Pennsylvania
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-PA-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On March 24, 2020, a group of Pennsylvania businesses and a local Republican candidate filed this lawsuit against the Governor of Pennsylvania, seeking to vacate an executive order requiring the closure of all businesses that are “non-life-sustaining.” Governor Wolf implemented a waiver system that allowed businesses that ... [view]
16 Florida Education Association v. Desantis
docket unknown (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Education
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-FL-0002
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
17 Sierra Club v. Trump
4:20-cv-01494 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0006
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
18 Castillo v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00751 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0006
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
19 Machovec v. Palm Beach County
502020CV006920XXXXMB (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-FL-0003
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
20 County of Butler v. Wolf
2:20-cv-00677 (W.D. Pa.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-PA-0002
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
21 Sierra Club v. Trump
4:19-cv-00892 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Homeland Security
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0004
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
22 State of California v. Trump
3:19-cv-00872 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0003
Coding Complete
In 2018, President Donald Trump asked Congress to appropriate $5.7 billion for construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. On February 14, 2019, Congress denied that request and instead appropriated only $1.375 billion. Although President Trump signed this appropriations bill, he simultaneously declared a national emergency under the ... [view]
23 L.M.-M. v. Cuccinelli
1:19-cv-02676 (D.D.C.)
Filed 09/06/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
IM-DC-0069
Coding Complete
On September 6, 2019, a legal services provider and seven individuals detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The individual plaintiffs, ... [view]
24 Trump v. Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives
1:19-cv-01136-APM (D.D.C.)
Filed 04/22/2019 - Case Ongoing
Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0016
Coding Complete
On April 22, 2019, President Donald Trump (in his capacity as a private citizen) and various Trump business entities filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Representative Elijah E. Cummings (in his official capacity as Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform), Peter Kenny (in his official ... [view]
25 U.S. House of Representatives v. Mnuchin
1:19-cv-00969 (D.D.C.)
Filed 04/05/2019 - Case Ongoing
Department of the Treasury
Department of the Treasury
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0015
Coding Complete
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 ... [view]
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