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1 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]
2 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]
3 Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center v. Trump
3:19-cv-02051 (D. Or.)
Filed 12/18/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-OR-0010
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The SPLC, Innovation Law Lab, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Santa Fe Dreamers Project filed for an emergency temporary restraining order challenging the continued operation of the immigration courts despite the current public health crisis. On ... [view]
4 Young v. Azar
1:19-cv-03526 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/22/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-DC-0010
Coding Complete
This case is one of several federal cases challenging the Trump Administration’s ongoing attempts to reduce Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case arose from federal and state efforts to limit the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. Medicaid, established under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, requires states to cover ... [view]
5 County of Santa Clara v. U.S. Department of Public Health and Human Services
3:19-cv-02916 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/28/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0052
Coding Complete
On May 28, 2019, the County of Santa Clara, CA and various healthcare providers sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for violating the Administrative Procedure Act and various constitutional clauses in a Final Rule published on May 21, 2019. The Rule, which ... [view]
6 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 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 capacity ... [view]
7 State of Washington v. Azar
1:19-cv-03040-SAB (E.D. Wash.)
Filed 03/05/2019 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-WA-0001
Coding Complete
On March 5, 2019, the State of Washington (Washington) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for violating Title X’s “Nondirective Mandate,” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Title X generally, and the ... [view]
8 Center for Biological Diversity v. Trump
1:19-cv-00408 (D.D.C.)
Filed 02/16/2019 - Case Ongoing
President Donald Trump
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0014
Coding Complete
This case addresses the expansion of the southern border wall, a major controversy during the Trump presidency. On February 16, 2019, three non-profit organizations that defend wildlife and habitats along the southern border—the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund— filed this lawsuit in ... [view]
9 Alvarez v. Trump
1:19-cv-00404 (D.D.C.)
Filed 02/15/2019 - Closed 2019
President Donald Trump
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0013
Coding Complete
Throughout his campaign and presidency, Donald Trump advocated for the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States. In 2018, President Trump requested that Congress appropriate $5.7 billion to build a steel border wall. Congress refused, and instead appropriated $1.375 billion for 55 miles of wall. President Trump signed ... [view]
10 Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen
3:19-cv-00807 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/14/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0144
Washington, D.C.
Coding Complete
On February 14, 2019, a group of asylum seekers from Central America and several legal organizations filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ... [view]
11 Blumenthal v. Whitaker
1:18-cv-02664 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/19/2018 - Closed 2019
Matthew G. Whitaker
Office of Attorney General
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0012
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On November 19, 2018, three U.S. Senators, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued President Donald Trump and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. The senators alleged ... [view]
12 Cable News Network v. Trump
1:18-cv-02610 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/13/2018 - Closed 2018
The President of the United States
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0011
Coding Complete
On November 13, 2018, Cable News Network, Inc. (“CNN”) and CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Abilio James “Jim” Acosta, filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case was assigned to District Judge Timothy J. Kelly. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs sued President Donald J. Trump, ... [view]
13 PEN American Center. v. Trump
1:18-cv-09433 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 10/16/2018 - Case Ongoing
President Donald J. Trump
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NY-0005
Coding Complete
On October 16, 2018, PEN America, Inc. brought this lawsuit against President Donald Trump in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff, an organization representing writers and literary professionals, sued under 28 U.S.C. § 2201(a) alleging that the President used his power against media and press to violate ... [view]
14 Grace v. Sessions
1:18-cv-01853 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/07/2018 - Case Ongoing
US Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0054
Washington, DC
Coding Complete
This case is a response to the Attorney General's decision in Matter of A-B-, issued in June 2018, and updated guidelines for asylum officers the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a month later, instructing them to apply Matter of A-B-'s holding to credible fear screenings. On August 7, 2018, this suit was filed in the U ... [view]
15 City of Columbus v. Trump
1:18-cv-02364-DKC (D. Md.)
Filed 08/02/2018 - Case Ongoing
Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MD-0002
Coding In Process
On August 2, 2018, various cities and city officials across the country and one married couple from Charlottesville, Virginia, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against Donald J. Trump (in his official capacity as President of the United States), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the ... [view]
16 City of New York v. Sessions
1:18-cv-06474-ER (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/18/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0066
Coding Complete
On July 18, 2018, the City of New York filed a complaint against the Attorney General of the U.S. and the Department of the Justice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The City alleged that the defendants imposed new immigration-related conditions on the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program in ... [view]
17 City of Evanston v. Sessions
1:18-cv-04853 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 07/16/2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-IL-0022
Coding Complete
On July 16, 2018, the City of Evanston, Illinois, along with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, filed this lawsuit against the United States Department of Justice. The plaintiffs sought to enjoin the DOJ from imposing three new conditions on the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (Byrne JAG program), a federal grant program that ... [view]
18 The People of the State of New York v. Trump
451130/2018 (State Court)
Filed 06/14/2018 - Closed 2019
The Donald Trump Foundation
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NY-0006
Coding Complete
On June 14, 2018, the State of New York brought this lawsuit against the Donald Trump Foundation (the Foundation) and its officers, including the founder and president of the Foundation, Donald Trump, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The Foundation was a private not-for-profit corporation incorporated in New York in 1987. The ... [view]
19 State of Texas v. Nielsen
1:18-cv-00068 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 05/01/2018 - Case Ongoing
The United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-TX-0049
Coding Complete
On May 1, 2018, Texas and six other states brought actions for declaratory and injunctive relief against the United States and various officials in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The plaintiffs, represented by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, claimed that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ... [view]
20 NAACP v. Bureau of the Census
8:18-cv-00891-PWG (D. Md.)
Filed 03/28/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MD-0004
Coding Complete
On March 28, 2018 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Prince George’s County, Maryland filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs sued the U.S. Census Bureau, the Secretary of Commerce, and the President of the United States for “conspicuous neglect” of ... [view]
21 California v. Ross
3:18-cv-01865 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/26/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0049
Coding Complete
On March 26, 2018, the State of California filed this claim against the Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau in the U.S. District Court of Northern California. It challenged the defendants' plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. California alleged that this question will undermine the defendants' duty to collect ... [view]
22 New York Immigration Coalition v. U.S. Department of Commerce
1:18-cv-05025 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/26/2018 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Commerce
Department of Commerce
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0033
Coding Complete
On March 26, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce ordered that the 2020 Census include a question about citizenship of all U.S. residents for the first time since 1950. On June 6, 2018, the New York Immigration Coalition, Casa, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the ADC Research Institute, and Make the Road New York—all advocacy and ... [view]
23 Moreno v. Nielsen
1:18-cv-01135 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 02/22/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0062
Coding Complete
On Feb. 22, 2018, four noncitizens, on behalf of a proposed class of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, filed this lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Represented by the American Immigration Council and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, ... [view]
24 Marouf v. Azar
1:18-cv-00378-APM (D.D.C.)
Filed 02/20/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0017
Coding Complete
On February 20, 2018, a married same-sex couple filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Administration for Children and Families, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for violating the ... [view]
25 Dvash-Banks v. Tillerson [Dvash-Banks v. Pompeo]
2:18-cv-00523 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/22/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of State
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0113
Coding Complete
On January 22, 2018, a father and his minor son filed this lawsuit in the District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs sued the U.S. Department of State (DOS) for not granting U.S. citizenship to the child plaintiff, because he was born outside of the U.S. to a same-sex dual-nationality couple. Represented by the nonprofit ... [view]
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