Case: Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Justice

3:18-cv-02137 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: April 9, 2018

Closed Date: Sept. 16, 2019

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Case Summary

This suit, filed on April 9, 2018, challenged a report created and issued by defendants the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Executive Order 13780: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States required this report, known as the Initial Section 11 Report. Muslim Advocates—a nonprofit organization—filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, arguing that the report was biase…

This suit, filed on April 9, 2018, challenged a report created and issued by defendants the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Executive Order 13780: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States required this report, known as the Initial Section 11 Report. Muslim Advocates—a nonprofit organization—filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, arguing that the report was biased and misleading against Muslims and the threat they pose to the United States. The plaintiff claimed this further stigmatized Muslims in the US while stoking anti-Muslim sentiments and filed the complaint under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) for violations of the Information Quality Act (IQA). Specifically, the plaintiff sought a retraction and correction of the report to bring it in compliance with the IQA. The case was assigned to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley.

The IQA and its implementing guidelines required that when federal agencies publish information to the public, the information meet threshold levels of quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity. Executive Order 13780 ("the EO"), which President Trump signed on March 6, 2017, significantly restricted individuals from six Muslim-majority countries from being able to enter the US. Further, Section 11 of the EO required DHS, in consultation with the DOJ, to collect and publish information regarding foreign nationals and terrorism. This requirement included information on: foreign nationals who have participated in terrorism-related activities in the US, foreign nationals who have become radicalized since entering the US, honor killings, and "any other information relevant to public safety and security." According to the complaint, the report misled the public in several ways: (1) by focusing on international terrorism thereby artificially inflating the proportion of terrorist incidents committed by foreign nationals relative to native born citizens, (2) by including individuals who committed acts of terror abroad but had minimal ties to the US, and (3) by counting foreign-born individuals rather than foreign nationals in its figures. The plaintiff argued that such misleading information perpetuated the Trump administration's discrimination against Muslims as well as general anti-Muslim stereotypes and sentiments. As such, the plaintiff argued that the report was harmful to Muslim communities.

On April 10, 2018, the case was assigned to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley.

On August 2, 2018, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiff's claims on the grounds that the plaintiff lacked standing and did not have a right of action under the IQA. On August 22, the government requested the court to stay the case because their IQA guidelines allow petitioners to submit an administrative appeal of IQA responses. On August 23, 2018, Magistrate Judge Corley ordered the matter stayed until November 28, 2018.

On November 29, 2018, Magistrate Judge Corley ordered the matter further stayed pending the plaintiff's administrative appeal and a joint status report.

The parties stipulated that the stay would expire on February 19, 2019. The defendants issued its final response in the plaintiff's administrative appeal in the week of February 18, 2019.

On April 1, 2019, the plaintiff filed its first amended complaint to include a summary of the administrative appeal. The plaintiff asserted that in its final response in the administrative appeal, defendants admitted that "the information quality concerns raised by plaintiff have merit" and that “information in the Report could be criticized by some readers, consistent with some of the concerns" raised by the plaintiff. The plaintiff contended that despite these concessions, defendants declined to retract or correct the report and continue to disseminate it, in violation of the IQA.

On April 29, 2019, the government filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiff's first amended complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, or alternatively for failure to state a claim. The defendants asserted that every court to have considered a claim alleging a violation of the IQA has rejected it, reasoning that third-parties have no basis to enforce legal rights under the IQA. The defendants further alleged that the plaintiff lacked standing, as the plaintiff was unable to establish an injury in fact that is traceable to the report and that the plaintiff's claim was unlikely to be redressed by a favorable judicial decision. The defendants last argued that its responses to the plaintiff's administrative appeal do not constitute "final agency action" and are thus not reviewable under the APA.

On July 19, 2019, Magistrate Judge Corley issued an order granting the defendant's motion to dismiss the plaintiff's complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. Judge Corley held that the plaintiff did not adequately state a claim because its claim, premised on alleged violations of the IQA, was not subject to judicial review under the APA. Judge Corley was inclined to order that the complaint be dismissed without leave to amend, as there was nothing to suggest that the plaintiff could amend its complaint to correct the deficiencies noted by defendants. However, Judge Corley granted the plaintiff 30 days leave to file an amended complaint. 2019 WL 3254230.

On September 16, 2019, Judge Corley entered final judgment in favor of the defendants and against the plaintiff after plaintiff did not file an amended complaint by the August 19, 2019 deadline.

Plaintiff has not filed an appeal of the district court's final judgment and the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Virginia Weeks (5/22/2018)

Dawn Lui (10/15/2018)

Aaron Gurley (2/16/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Corley, Jacqueline Scott (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Callahan, Matthew W. (District of Columbia)

Shebaya, Sirine (District of Columbia)

Smith, Johnathan James (District of Columbia)

Thurston, Robin Frances (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lo, Michelle (District of Columbia)

Tse, Alex G. (California)

Judge(s)

Corley, Jacqueline Scott (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Callahan, Matthew W. (District of Columbia)

Shebaya, Sirine (District of Columbia)

Smith, Johnathan James (District of Columbia)

Thurston, Robin Frances (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lo, Michelle (District of Columbia)

Tse, Alex G. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:18-cv-02137

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 23, 2018

Aug. 23, 2018

Docket
1

3:18-cv-02137

Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

Complaint
24

3:18-cv-02137

Stipulation to Stay Case Pending Plaintiff's Administrative Appeals and Order

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Aug. 23, 2018

Aug. 23, 2018

Order/Opinion
37

3:18-cv-02137

First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

Complaint
49

3:18-cv-02137

Order Re: Defendants' Motion to Dismiss

2019 WL 3254230

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL Date / External URL

Muslim Advocates v. Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice

Democracy Forward

On behalf of Muslim Advocates, Democracy Forward sued the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) for issuing a misleading, biased, and harmful government report…

https://democracyforward.org/...

Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Justice, et al. (No. 1)

Muslim Advocates

Muslim Advocates has filed litigation to hold the federal government for misleading and biased information it has released about terrorism in order to support President Trump’s unjust Muslim Ban. April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

https://muslimadvocates.org/...

Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities

United States

Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

https://www.federalregister.gov/...

Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

President Donald Trump

Sept. 24, 2017

Sept. 24, 2017

https://www.federalregister.gov/...

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence

Donald Trump

This memorandum provides guidance for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence in light of two preliminary injunctio… June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/...

Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

President Donald Trump

In light of the Ninth Circuit's observation that the political branches are better suited to determine the appropriate scope of any suspensions than are the courts, and in order to avoid spending add… March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017

https://www.federalregister.gov/...

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

President Donald Trump

This Executive Order restricted travel, immigration, and visas for people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, and put the U.S. refugee program on hold for 120 days. Jan. 27, 2017

Jan. 27, 2017

https://www.gpo.gov/...

Memorandum to the Acting Secretary of State, the Acting Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security

Donald F. McGahn II, Counsel to the President

This memo states that the Executive Order on refugees etc. does not apply to Legal Permanent Residents. Feb. 1, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017

http://www.politico.com/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6997699/muslim-advocates-v-us-department-of-justice/

Last updated June 8, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT for injunctive and declaratory relief against U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12258899.). Filed byMuslim Advocates. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Callahan, Matthew) (Filed on 4/9/2018) (Entered: 04/09/2018)

April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

PACER
2

Proposed Summons. (Callahan, Matthew) (Filed on 4/9/2018) (Entered: 04/09/2018)

April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

PACER
3

Certificate of Interested Entities by Muslim Advocates (Callahan, Matthew) (Filed on 4/9/2018) (Entered: 04/09/2018)

April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

PACER
4

Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 4/24/2018. (srnS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/10/2018) (Entered: 04/10/2018)

April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018

PACER
5

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-12261178.) filed by Muslim Advocates. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of good standing)(Shebaya, Sirine) (Filed on 4/10/2018) (Entered: 04/10/2018)

April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018

PACER
6

Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 7/5/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 7/12/2018 01:30 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom F, 15th Floor. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/10/2018) (Entered: 04/10/2018)

April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018

PACER
7

Summons Issued as to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/10/2018) (Entered: 04/10/2018)

April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018

PACER
8

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 5 Motion for Pro Hac Vice as to Sirine Shebaya. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/11/2018) (Entered: 04/11/2018)

April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

PACER
9

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-12272701.) filed by Muslim Advocates. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of good standing)(Thurston, Robin) (Filed on 4/16/2018) (Entered: 04/16/2018)

April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

PACER
10

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-12276487.) filed by Muslim Advocates. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of good standing)(Smith, Johnathan) (Filed on 4/17/2018) (Entered: 04/17/2018)

April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

PACER
11

CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Muslim Advocates.. (Shebaya, Sirine) (Filed on 4/20/2018) (Entered: 04/20/2018)

April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

PACER
12

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 9 Motion for Pro Hac Vice as to Robin Thurston. (ahmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/20/2018) (Entered: 04/20/2018)

April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

PACER
13

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 10 Motion for Pro Hac Vice as to Johnathan Smith. (ahmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/20/2018) (Entered: 04/20/2018)

April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

PACER
14

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Muslim Advocates (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Thurston, Robin) (Filed on 4/25/2018) (Entered: 04/25/2018)

April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018

PACER
15

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER to Extend Time to Respond to Complaint and Continue Initial Case Management Conference filed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. (Lo, Michelle) (Filed on 5/31/2018) (Entered: 05/31/2018)

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

PACER
16

CLERK'S NOTICE Re: Consent or Declination: Defendants shall file a consent or declination to proceed before a magistrate judge by 6/15/2018. Note that any party is free to withhold consent to proceed before a magistrate judge without adverse substantive consequences. The forms are available at: http://cand.uscourts.gov/civilforms. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/1/2018) (Entered: 06/01/2018)

June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018

PACER
17

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 15 Stipulation to Extend Time to Respond to Complaint and Continue Initial Case Management Conference. Joint Case Management Statement due by 9/6/2018. Initial Case Management Conference reset for 9/13/2018 at 01:30 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom F, 15th Floor. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/4/2018) (Entered: 06/04/2018)

June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018

PACER
18

CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice.. (Lo, Michelle) (Filed on 6/4/2018) (Entered: 06/04/2018)

June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018

PACER
19

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER to Extend Time to Respond to Complaint and Continue Initial Case Management Conference filed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. (Lo, Michelle) (Filed on 7/6/2018) Modified on 7/9/2018 (slhS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/06/2018)

July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018

PACER
20

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 19 Stipulation to Extend Time to Respond to Complaint and Continue Initial Case Management Conference. Joint Case Management Statement due by 11/1/2018. Initial Case Management Conference reset for 11/8/2018 at 1:30 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom F, 15th Floor. (ahmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/10/2018) (Entered: 07/10/2018)

July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018

PACER
21

MOTION to Dismiss filed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. Motion Hearing set for 10/11/2018 09:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom F, 15th Floor before Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. Responses due by 8/30/2018. Replies due by 9/20/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Michelle Lo in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, # 2 Proposed Order)(Lo, Michelle) (Filed on 8/2/2018) (Entered: 08/02/2018)

Aug. 2, 2018

Aug. 2, 2018

PACER
22

NOTICE of Change of Address by Sirine Shebaya (Shebaya, Sirine) (Filed on 8/20/2018) (Entered: 08/20/2018)

Aug. 20, 2018

Aug. 20, 2018

PACER
23

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER To Stay Case Pending Administrative Appeals filed by Muslim Advocates. (Thurston, Robin) (Filed on 8/22/2018) (Entered: 08/22/2018)

Aug. 22, 2018

Aug. 22, 2018

PACER
24

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 23 Stipulation To Stay Case Pending Administrative Appeals. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/23/2018) (Entered: 08/23/2018)

Aug. 23, 2018

Aug. 23, 2018

PACER
25

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER to Stay Case Pending Plaintiff's Administrative Appeals & Status Report filed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. (Lo, Michelle) (Filed on 11/28/2018) (Entered: 11/28/2018)

Nov. 28, 2018

Nov. 28, 2018

PACER
26

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 25 Stipulation to Stay Case Pending Plaintiff's Administrative Appeals & Status Report. Status Report due by 1/9/2019. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/29/2018) (Entered: 11/29/2018)

Nov. 29, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

PACER
27

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER to Extend Stay and Deadline to File Status Report filed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Michelle Lo in Support of Stipulation to Extend Stay and Deadline to File Status Report)(Lo, Michelle) (Filed on 1/3/2019) Modified on 1/8/2019 (slhS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/03/2019)

Jan. 3, 2019

Jan. 3, 2019

PACER
28

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 27 Stipulation to Extend Stay and Deadline to File Status Report. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/4/2019) (Entered: 01/04/2019)

Jan. 4, 2019

Jan. 4, 2019

PACER
29

NOTICE of Change In Counsel by Johnathan James Smith (Smith, Johnathan) (Filed on 2/1/2019) (Entered: 02/01/2019)

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

PACER
30

NOTICE of Substitution of Counsel by Claire T. Cormier (Cormier, Claire) (Filed on 2/13/2019) (Entered: 02/13/2019)

Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 13, 2019

PACER
31

STATUS REPORT (Joint) and Stipulation with Proposed Order by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. (Cormier, Claire) (Filed on 2/13/2019) (Entered: 02/13/2019)

Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 13, 2019

PACER
32

ORDER granting 31 Stipulation re: proposed schedule filed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley on 2/13/2019. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/13/2019) (Entered: 02/13/2019)

Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 13, 2019

PACER
33

NOTICE of Appearance by Aaron Michael Olsen (Olsen, Aaron) (Filed on 2/19/2019) (Entered: 02/19/2019)

Feb. 19, 2019

Feb. 19, 2019

PACER
34

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER setting case schedule filed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. (Cormier, Claire) (Filed on 3/8/2019) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019

PACER
35

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting as modified 34 Stipulation setting case schedule. Motions due by 4/29/2019. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/11/2019) (Entered: 03/11/2019)

March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019

PACER
36

NOTICE of Change In Counsel by Matthew William Callahan (Callahan, Matthew) (Filed on 3/28/2019) (Entered: 03/28/2019)

March 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

PACER
37

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. Filed by Muslim Advocates. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit Redline of First Amended Complaint)(Thurston, Robin) (Filed on 4/1/2019) Modified on 4/4/2019 (slhS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/01/2019)

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

PACER
38

MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Benjamin Seel ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-13220707.) filed by Muslim Advocates. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit DC Bar Cert. of Good Standing)(Seel, Benjamin) (Filed on 4/1/2019) (Entered: 04/01/2019)

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

PACER
39

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 38 Motion for Pro Hac Vice as to Benjamin Seel. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/1/2019) (Entered: 04/01/2019)

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

PACER
40

MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint filed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. Motion Hearing set for 6/19/2019 09:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom F, 15th Floor before Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. Responses due by 5/20/2019. Replies due by 6/5/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Claire T. Cormier, # 2 Exhibit A to Cormier Decl.)(Cormier, Claire) (Filed on 4/29/2019) (Entered: 04/29/2019)

April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

PACER
41

Opposition/Response to Motion

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

PACER

Set Motion and Deadlines/Hearings

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

PACER
42

Pro Hac Vice

June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019

PACER
43

Order on Motion for Pro Hac Vice

June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019

PACER
44

Reply to Opposition/Response

June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019

PACER

Motion Hearing

June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019

PACER
46

Transcript Order

June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

PACER
47

Transcript

July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

PACER
48

Notice of Appearance

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

PACER
49

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 40 Motion to Dismiss. Second amended complaint due by August 19, 2019.(ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/19/2019)

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

RECAP
50

Notice of Substitution of Counsel

Aug. 15, 2019

Aug. 15, 2019

PACER
51

Notice (Other)

Sept. 13, 2019

Sept. 13, 2019

PACER
52

Judgment

Sept. 16, 2019

Sept. 16, 2019

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Trump Travel Ban Challenges

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 9, 2018

Closing Date: Sept. 16, 2019

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Muslim Advocates is a civil rights organization that has a particular focus on issues impacting Muslim communities and immigrants. The organization seeks to educate the public as well as prevent discrimination and the spread of inaccurate information regarding Muslims.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Muslim Advocates

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal

U.S. Department of Justice, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Incident/accident reporting & investigations

Racial profiling

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

National origin discrimination

Religion discrimination

Immigration/Border:

Status/Classification

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern