Case: Muthana v. Pompeo

1:19-cv-00445 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Feb. 21, 2019

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Case Summary

On February 21, 2019, a former Yemeni diplomat filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Attorney General William Barr in their official capacities under the Declaratory Judgement and Mandamus Acts for violations of the Fourteenth Amendment. Represented by the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, the plaintiff sought declaratory, injunctive, and mandamus relief that the U…

On February 21, 2019, a former Yemeni diplomat filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Attorney General William Barr in their official capacities under the Declaratory Judgement and Mandamus Acts for violations of the Fourteenth Amendment. Represented by the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, the plaintiff sought declaratory, injunctive, and mandamus relief that the U.S. use good faith efforts to ensure his daughter's safe return to the country.

The plaintiff sought to prevent the federal government from depriving his daughter of her citizenship and to require the government to allow her to return to the country. His U.S.-born daughter and his grandson were located at Camp Roj in Syria. The plaintiff claimed that the U.S.'s failure to use reasonable efforts to facilitate the return of his daughter and grandson as obligated under both the Constitution and the Fourth Geneva Convention would cause immediate and irreparable harm. He brought this action as the next friend of his daughter and grandchild. However, the defendants argued that the children were no longer U.S. citizens, had joined ISIS, and were barred from reentry.

The plaintiff had also requested expedited consideration of his claims. On March 4, 2019, the Court held a hearing on the plaintiff’s request and denied expedited treatment.

The defendant filed a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and an added motion for partial summary judgment on April, 26 2019 on the grounds that the plaintiff lacked standing as next friend of his daughter and grandson. The Defendant’s move in the alternative for summary judgment on these claims based on the undisputed facts and the attached Department of State certification and contemporaneous underlying official records.

On December 9, 2019, Judge Reggie B. Walton issued a memorandum opinion, granting the plaintiff's renewed motion for expedited relief. Judge Walton also granted in part and denied in part the defendants' motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, summary judgment. The court granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment on two counts, finding that the defendants offered evidence showing that the plaintiff had diplomatic immunity at the time his daughter was born and therefore she did not acquire citizenship by birth and her son did not acquire citizenship as a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen. The court dismissed also dismissed one court on the ground of lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Summary judgment was denied on all other counts.

The case was appealed to the D.C. Court of Appeals. On January 19, 2021, Judge Neomi Rao issued the opinion for the court, affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendants and the dismissal of the plaintiff's claim for declaratory judgment that he would not violate the bar of contributing to terrorism if he sent money to his daughter and grandson. 985 F.3d 893.

The case remains open.

Summary Authors

Nelius Wanjohi (10/3/2019)

Gabrielle Simeck (4/11/2021)

People

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Judge(s)

Rao, Neomi Jehangir None (District of Columbia)

Sentelle, David Bryan (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Walton, Reggie B. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jump, Christina A (Texas)

Swift, Charles Davidson (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carilli, Joseph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Stewart, Scott Grant (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

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Judge(s)

Rao, Neomi Jehangir None (District of Columbia)

Sentelle, David Bryan (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Walton, Reggie B. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jump, Christina A (Texas)

Swift, Charles Davidson (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carilli, Joseph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Stewart, Scott Grant (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Axelrod, Julie B. (District of Columbia)

Eastman, John C. (California)

Hajec, Christopher J. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:19-cv-00445

Docket

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

Docket
1

1:19-cv-00445

Expedited Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, Injunctive Relief and Petition for Writ of Mandamus

Feb. 21, 2019

Feb. 21, 2019

Complaint
19

1:19-cv-00445

Motion to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Partial Summary Judgment

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

Pleading / Motion / Brief
24

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Plaintiff's Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

Pleading / Motion / Brief
33

1:19-cv-00445

Memorandum Opinion

Dec. 17, 2019

Dec. 17, 2019

Order/Opinion

0:19-05362

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

985 F.3d 893

Jan. 19, 2021

Jan. 19, 2021

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14564867/muthana-v-pompeo/

Last updated July 24, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

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COMPLAINT Seeking Expedited Relief against WILLIAM P. BARR, MICHAEL R. POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5959743) filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Affidavit Exhibit A to Complaint, # 4 Exhibit Birth Certificate, # 5 Exhibit United States Mission to United Nations Letter, # 6 Exhibit Department of State Letter, # 7 Exhibit Letter from Charles D. Swift, # 8 Exhibit Letter from U.S. Attorney ND AL)(Jump, Christina) (Entered: 02/21/2019)

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2 Summons

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3 Affidavit Exhibit A to Complaint

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4 Exhibit Birth Certificate

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5 Exhibit United States Mission to United Nations Letter

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6 Exhibit Department of State Letter

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7 Exhibit Letter from Charles D. Swift

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8 Exhibit Letter from U.S. Attorney ND AL

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Feb. 21, 2019

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Emergency MOTION to Expedite by AHMED ALI MUTHANA (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Jump, Christina) (Entered: 02/21/2019)

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Feb. 21, 2019

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Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (zef, )

Feb. 22, 2019

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SUMMONS Not Issued as to WILLIAM PELHAM BARR, MICHAEL POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP (zef, )

Feb. 22, 2019

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ERRATA Correcting Page 1 of Complaint and Requests for Summons by AHMED ALI MUTHANA 1 Complaint,, filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA. (Attachments: # 1 Errata Revised Page One of Complaint, # 2 Errata Summons)(Jump, Christina) (Entered: 02/22/2019)

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Feb. 22, 2019

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SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to WILLIAM PELHAM BARR, MICHAEL POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 02/22/2019)

Feb. 22, 2019

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 02/25/2019., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/25/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/26/2019.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. WILLIAM PELHAM BARR served on 2/25/2019; MICHAEL POMPEO served on 2/25/2019; DONALD J. TRUMP served on 2/25/2019 (Jump, Christina) (Entered: 02/26/2019)

Feb. 26, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the 2 Plaintiff's Motion for Expedited Hearing, and for good cause shown, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall appear before the Court for a hearing on the plaintiff's Expedited Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, Injunctive Relief and Petition for Writ of Mandamus on March 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on February 26, 2019. (lcrbw2)

Feb. 26, 2019

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GENERAL ORDER FOR CIVIL CASES BEFORE THE HONORABLE REGGIE B. WALTON. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on February 26, 2019. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 02/26/2019)

Feb. 26, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by Charles Davidson Swift on behalf of AHMED ALI MUTHANA (Swift, Charles) (Entered: 02/27/2019)

Feb. 27, 2019

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Set/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 3/4/2019 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Reggie B. Walton. (hs)

Feb. 27, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph F. Carilli, Jr on behalf of WILLIAM PELHAM BARR, MICHAEL POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP (Carilli, Joseph) (Entered: 02/28/2019)

Feb. 28, 2019

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MOTION for Leave to File Memorandum of Law by AHMED ALI MUTHANA (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit Memorandum of Law)(Swift, Charles) (Entered: 02/28/2019)

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MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the 9 Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiff's Expedited Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive and Mandamus Relief, and for good cause shown, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that the Plaintiff's Memorandum of Law in Support of Expedited Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive and Mandamus Relief, ECF No. 9-2, is ACCEPTED AS FILED, and the Clerk of the Court shall file it as a separate entry on the docket. It is further ORDERED that the defendants shall file a response to the plaintiff's Complaint, if any, on or before March 4, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on March 1, 2019. (lcrbw2)

March 1, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Grant Stewart on behalf of All Defendants (Stewart, Scott) (Entered: 03/01/2019)

March 1, 2019

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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A- Proposed Amicus Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 03/01/2019)

March 1, 2019

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- John C. Eastman, :Firm- Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, :Address- One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866. Phone No. - 877-855-3330 ext 2. Fax No. - 714-844-4817 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5976684. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of John Eastman, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 03/01/2019)

March 1, 2019

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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to re 1 Complaint,, filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA. (ztd) (Entered: 03/04/2019)

March 1, 2019

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MOTION for Leave to Appear by Telephone Request to Appear Telephonically by Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence (Axelrod, Julie) Modified on 3/14/2019 (znmw). (Entered: 03/03/2019)

March 3, 2019

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RESPONSE TO ORDER OF THE COURT re Order on Motion for Leave to File,, filed by WILLIAM PELHAM BARR, MICHAEL POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Index, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B)(Carilli, Joseph) (Entered: 03/04/2019)

1 Exhibit Index

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March 4, 2019

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.Order

March 4, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER. The Court having considered the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence's 12 Motion for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice, and it appearing to the Court that the attorney referenced therein meets the requirements for pro hac vice admission under this Court's rules, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that John C. Eastman, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866, is ADMITTED to practice before the Court pro hac vice. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on March 4, 2019. (lcrbw2)

March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence's 13 Request to Appear Telephonically, and for good cause shown, it is hereby ORDERED that the request is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that John Eastman may appear telephonically at the hearing scheduled for March 4, 2019. The Clerk of the Court shall provide Dr. Eastman with instructions for his telephonic appearance. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on March 4, 2019. (lcrbw2)

March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence's 11 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief and Proposed Brief of Amicus Curiae Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and for good cause shown, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that the Brief of Amicus Curiae Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence in Support of Defendants/Respondents, ECF No. 11-1, is ACCEPTED AS FILED, and the Clerk of the Court shall file it as a separate entry on the docket. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on March 4, 2019. (lcrbw2)

March 4, 2019

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AMICUS BRIEF by CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL JURISPRUDENCE. (ztd) (Entered: 03/04/2019)

March 4, 2019

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Minute Entry; for proceedings held before Judge Reggie B. Walton: Oral Argument held on 3/4/2019. Plaintiff's 2 Motion for Expedited Consideration; heard and denied. (Court Reporter Jeff Hook) (hs)

March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

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TRANSCRIPT OF MOTIONS HEARING before Judge Reggie B. Walton held on March 4, 2019. Page Numbers: 1 - 46. Date of Issuance: March 4, 2019. Court Reporter: Jeff Hook. Telephone number: 202-354-3373. Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order FormFor the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 3/25/2019. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/4/2019. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/2/2019.(Hook, Jeff) (Entered: 03/04/2019)

March 4, 2019

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ORDER. In accordance with the attached Order, it is hereby ORDERED that the plaintiff's request for expedited consideration of this case raised in the plaintiff's 1 Expedited Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, Injunctive Relief and Petition for Writ of Mandamus is DENIED. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on March 11, 2019. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 03/11/2019)

March 11, 2019

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MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by WILLIAM PELHAM BARR, MICHAEL POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Index, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Carilli, Joseph). Added MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment on 4/29/2019 (ztd). (Entered: 04/26/2019)

April 26, 2019

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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Amicus Brief)(Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 05/04/2019)

May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the 20 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief and Proposed Brief of Amicus Curiae Center for Immigration Studies, and for good cause shown, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that the Brief of Amicus Curiae Center for Immigration Studies in Support of Defendants/Respondents, ECF No. 20-1, is ACCEPTED AS FILED, and the Clerk of the Court shall file it as a separate entry on the docket. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on May 6, 2019. (lcrbw2)

May 6, 2019

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AMICUS BRIEF by CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES. (ztd) (Entered: 05/06/2019)

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Defendants by IMMIGRATION REFORM LAW INSTITUTE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Brief of Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Granting Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief)(Hajec, Christopher) (Entered: 05/07/2019)

May 7, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the 22 Unopposed Motion of Immigration Reform Law Institute for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Defendants, and for good cause shown, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that the Brief of Amicus Curiae Immigration Reform Law Institute in Support of Defendants, ECF No. 22-1, is ACCEPTED AS FILED, and the Clerk of the Court shall file it as a separate entry on the docket. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on May 7, 2019. (lcrbw2)

May 7, 2019

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AMICUS BRIEF by IMMIGRATION REFORM LAW INSTITUTE. (ztd) (Entered: 05/08/2019)

May 7, 2019

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RESPONSE re 19 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit Inddex, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A - Declaration of Plaintiff, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B - Raya B. Clinton Reply Brief, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit C - 7 FAM 1100, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Jump, Christina) (Entered: 05/10/2019)

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3 Exhibit Exhibit B - Raya B. Clinton Reply Brief

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4 Exhibit Exhibit C - 7 FAM 1100

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5 Text of Proposed Order

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May 10, 2019

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ERRATA with Corrected Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative Motion for Partial Summary Judgment by AHMED ALI MUTHANA 24 Response to motion, filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Corrected Plaintiff's Memorandum in Opposition)(Jump, Christina) (Entered: 05/13/2019)

May 13, 2019

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 19 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by WILLIAM PELHAM BARR, MICHAEL POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Carilli, Joseph) (Entered: 05/17/2019)

May 17, 2019

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SEALED MOTION filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Jump, Christina) (Entered: 11/01/2019)

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MOTION for Leave to File Renewed Motion for Expedited Ruling (Doc. 27) Under Seal by AHMED ALI MUTHANA (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Jump, Christina) (Entered: 11/01/2019)

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REDACTED DOCUMENT- Redacted Renewed Motion for Expedited Ruling to 27 SEALED MOTION filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA, 28 MOTION for Leave to File Renewed Motion for Expedited Ruling (Doc. 27) Under Seal by AHMED ALI MUTHANA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Jump, Christina) (Entered: 11/01/2019)

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Order on Motion for Leave to File

Nov. 5, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the 28 Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File Documents Under Seal, and for good cause shown, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that the Plaintiff's Renewed Motion for Expedited Ruling, ECF No. 27, is ACCEPTED AS FILED, and shall remain under seal until further order of the Court. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall appear before the Court for a hearing on the defendants' motion to dismiss on November 14, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on November 5, 2019. (lcrbw2)

Nov. 5, 2019

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Set/Reset Hearings

Nov. 6, 2019

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Set/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 11/14/2019 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Reggie B. Walton. (hs)

Nov. 6, 2019

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Minute Entry; for proceedings held before Judge Reggie B. Walton: Motion Hearing held on 11/14/2019. (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (hs)

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Motion Hearing

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ORDER. See attached Order for details. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on November 15, 2019. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 11/15/2019)

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SEALED MEMORANDUM OPINION, Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 12/9/2019.(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(hs) (Entered: 12/09/2019)

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MINUTE ORDER. It is hereby ORDERED that, on or before December 16, 2019, the parties shall meet and confer and file a proposed redacted version of the Court's sealed December 9, 2019 Memorandum Opinion, ECF No. 31, to be filed on the public docket. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on December 9, 2019. (lcrbw2)

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NOTICE of Lodging by WILLIAM P. BARR, MICHAEL RICHARD POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Carilli, Joseph) (Entered: 12/16/2019)

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REDACTED MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on December 9, 2019. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 12/17/2019)

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ENTERED IN ERROR. . . . .NOTICE of Appeal by AHMED ALI MUTHANA (Jump, Christina) Modified on 12/19/2019 (ztd). (Entered: 12/18/2019)

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Notice of QC

Dec. 19, 2019

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NOTICE OF ERROR re 34 Notice (Other); emailed to cjump@clcma.org, cc'd 12 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect event used, 2. FYI, on future filing of appeals, use the event Notice of Appeal under Appeal Documents. (ztd, )

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NOTICE OF ERROR re 34 Notice (Other); emailed to cjump@clcma.org, cc'd 12 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect event used, 2. Please refile document, 3. Incorrect event used and the fee can be paid when the correct Appeal event is selected. (ztd, )

Dec. 19, 2019

Dec. 19, 2019

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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT by AHMED ALI MUTHANA. Fee Status: Paid; Receipt Number: ADCDC-6663736. Parties have been notified. (Jump, Christina) Modified on 12/23/2019 to enter payment information.(ztnr) (Entered: 12/20/2019)

Dec. 20, 2019

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Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed (Memorandum Opinion), and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The fee remains to be paid and another notice will be transmitted when the fee has been paid in the District Court re 35 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court. (ztd) (Entered: 12/23/2019)

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USCA Appeal Fees

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Supplemental Record on Appeal transmitted to US Court of Appeals re 35 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court ; (REDACTED) (ztd) (Entered: 12/23/2019)

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USCA Appeal Fees received $ 505 receipt number ADCDC-6663736 re 35 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA (ztd)

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Supplemental Record on Appeal transmitted to US Court of Appeals re USCA Appeal Fees ; (ztd) (Entered: 12/23/2019)

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USCA Case Number

Dec. 30, 2019

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USCA Case Number 19-5362 for 35 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA. (zrdj)

Dec. 30, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Anthony Celone on behalf of WILLIAM P. BARR, MICHAEL R. POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP (Celone, Michael) (Entered: 01/15/2021)

Jan. 15, 2021

Jan. 15, 2021

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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to WILLIAM P. BARR, MICHAEL R. POMPEO, DONALD J. TRUMP. Attorney Scott Grant Stewart terminated. (Celone, Michael) (Entered: 01/15/2021)

Jan. 15, 2021

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MANDATE of USCA as to 35 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court filed by AHMED ALI MUTHANA ; USCA Case Number 19-5362. (Attachment: # 1 USCA Judgment) (ztth) (Entered: 03/22/2021)

March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 21, 2019

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A former diplomat living in the United States filing on behalf of his daughter and grandson.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

President of the United States, Federal

Secretary of State, Federal

Attorney General, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Mandamus, 28 U.S.C. § 1361

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

International law

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

Immigration/Border:

Asylum - procedure

U.S. citizenship - losing