Case: National Association of the Deaf v. Trump

1:20-cv-02107 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Aug. 3, 2020

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Case Summary

On August 3, 2020, the National Association for the Deaf and five plaintiffs who were deaf and used American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary and preferred language brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against President Trump and other members of the White House staff. Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the White House began holding televised briefings with the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The briefings did not include in-frame ASL in…

On August 3, 2020, the National Association for the Deaf and five plaintiffs who were deaf and used American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary and preferred language brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against President Trump and other members of the White House staff. Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the White House began holding televised briefings with the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The briefings did not include in-frame ASL interpretation, the approach adopted by many governors in their own Covid-19 briefings. The plaintiffs sued President Trump and other members of the White House alleging that the defendants' failure to provide in-frame ASL interpretation constituted a violation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the First Amendment. The plaintiffs sought preliminary and permanent injunctive relief and declaratory relief.

The case was assigned to District Court Judge James E. Boasberg. On September 9, 2020, Judge Boasberg signed an order granting the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary relief. 2020 WL 5411171. The order was stayed until the parties conferred regarding the proper remedy. The parties reached general agreement on the conditions of the injunction, and on September 23, 2020, Judge Boasberg issued an order defining the scope of the preliminary injunction. 2020 WL 5757463. Under the preliminary injunction, defendants were required to include a qualified ASL interpreter in the White House Communications Agency feed for all White House Coronavirus briefings. The interpretation was required to either take the form of an in-frame interpretation by an interpreter near the speaker or a simultaneous stream with an interpreter from a remote location in a picture-in-picture format (PIP). If the defendants used the PIP approach, they were required to make that video feed available to television networks so that they can use the ASL interpretation in their own broadcasts.

Following the court's order of a preliminary injunction, the defendants appealed to the D.C. Circuit and moved to stay district court proceedings until the appeal was resolved. Judge Boasberg ordered a stay on all further proceedings pending the resolution of the defendants' appeal. On March 17, 2021, however, the new Biden-Harris administration filed a motion to dismiss the appeal voluntarily, which was granted by the court five days later. The parties engaged in settlement talks throughout 2021.

The parties reached a settlement agreement and filed a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice on December 16, 2021 and Judge Boasberg promptly issued an order dismissing the case. The settlement agreement acknowledged that the Biden-Harris administration had issued a memorandum entitled "Communication Services for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing at Presidential Briefings" in April of 2021, which set forth a new policy regarding the provision of ASL interpreters and closed captioning services at White House Briefings. The policy stated that the Executive Office of the President would provide a qualified ASL interpreter at:

(1) "Briefings conducted by the President, Vice President, First Lady, Second Gentleman, or White House Press Secretary, for which the White House Press Office or the White House Office of the Press Secretary provide public notice of their occurrence before the event commences and that are captured by the White House Communications Agency (WHCA);"

(2) "Briefings held to address the coronavirus pandemic, including updates regarding the spread of COVID-19, the federal government's response to the pandemic, and vaccinations or treatments;" and

(3) "Any other briefings as approved by the White House Press Secretary or designee, Director of the Office of Administration (OA) and Director of the Office of Management and Administration, or designee(s)."

The policy provided for picture-in-picture (PIP) format with a minimum width of 33% of the full width of the screen if the interpreter was to be filmed in a remote location and required the White House to provide the video feed of the interpreter to television networks and WH.gov and to include the feed in videos uploaded to the White House's social media pages. It also required the White House to upload a video feed including closed captioning to WH.gov and the White House's pages on Facebook and YouTube within approximately 24 hours of the briefing.

The plaintiffs agreed that the policy was consistent with the relief they sought in their complaint. In addition to the policy change, the defendants agreed to pay attorney's fees, expenses, and costs in the amount of $225,000.

Summary Authors

Gabrielle Simeck (2/23/2021)

People

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Judge(s)

Boasberg, James Emanuel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Charmatz, Marc P. (Maryland)

Hoffman, Ian S. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Davis, Ethan P. (District of Columbia)

Morrell, David Michael (District of Columbia)

Richer, Amber (District of Columbia)

Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia)

Wells, Carlotta (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Rosenblum, Howard A (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Boasberg, James Emanuel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Charmatz, Marc P. (Maryland)

Hoffman, Ian S. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Davis, Ethan P. (District of Columbia)

Morrell, David Michael (District of Columbia)

Richer, Amber (District of Columbia)

Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia)

Wells, Carlotta (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Rosenblum, Howard A (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 22, 2021 Docket
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Complaint

Aug. 3, 2020 Complaint
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Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction and Request for Hearing

Aug. 3, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Defendants' Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Aug. 14, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Aug. 20, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Memorandum Opinion

486 F.Supp.3d 45, 2020 WL 5411171

Sept. 9, 2020 Order/Opinion
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Order

2020 WL 5757463

Sept. 23, 2020 Order/Opinion

Settlement Agreement and Release

National Association of the Deaf v. Biden

Dec. 16, 2021 Settlement Agreement

Resources

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NAD Reaches Settlement with White House For All Press Briefings to Be Interpreted in American Sign Language

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and several deaf individuals have reached a settlement with the President of the United States and other White House officials to conclude a lawsuit over th… Dec. 16, 2021 https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/perspectives/news/2021/12/nad-reaches-settlement-with-white-house

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17408434/national-association-of-the-deaf-v-trump/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants with Jury Demand ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7416200) filed by COREY AXELROD, CARLTON STRAIL, GRAHAM FORSEY, DEBRA FLEETWOOD, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, JOHN RIVERA, JR.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States, # 8 Summons Executive Office of the President, # 9 Summons The White House Office, # 10 Summons Office of the Vice President, # 11 Summons Kayleigh McEnany, in her official capacity as Press Secretary to the President of the United States)(Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 08/03/2020)

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6 Civil Cover Sheet

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7 Summons Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United Sta

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8 Summons Executive Office of the President

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9 Summons The White House Office

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10 Summons Office of the Vice President

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11 Summons Kayleigh McEnany, in her official capacity as Press Secretary to the Pre

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by COREY AXELROD, DEBRA FLEETWOOD, GRAHAM FORSEY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, JOHN RIVERA, JR., CARLTON STRAIL (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Declaration of John Rivera, Jr., # 4 Declaration of Debra Fleetwood, # 5 Declaration of Corey Axelrod, # 6 Declaration of Carlton Strail, # 7 Declaration of Graham Forsey, # 8 Declaration of Howard A. Rosenblum, # 9 Exhibit A, # 10 Exhibit B, # 11 Exhibit C, # 12 Exhibit D, # 13 Exhibit E)(Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 08/03/2020)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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3 Declaration of John Rivera, Jr.

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4 Declaration of Debra Fleetwood

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5 Declaration of Corey Axelrod

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6 Declaration of Carlton Strail

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7 Declaration of Graham Forsey

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8 Declaration of Howard A. Rosenblum

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9 Exhibit A

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13 Exhibit E

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Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

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LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF (Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 08/03/2020)

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Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (adh, )

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Marc P. Charmatz, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7416902. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by COREY AXELROD, DEBRA FLEETWOOD, GRAHAM FORSEY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, JOHN RIVERA, JR., CARLTON STRAIL (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Marc P. Charmatz in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 08/03/2020)

1 Declaration of Marc P. Charmatz in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE, DONALD J. TRUMP. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent) (ztth) (Entered: 08/03/2020)

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MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 4 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of MARC P. CHARMATZ. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 08/03/2020. (lcjeb2)

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MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that a conference call is hereby set for Wednesday, August 5, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss a briefing schedule regarding Plaintiffs' 2 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. The Court ORDERS that the parties shall dial into Chambers' toll-free conference-call number, (877) 402-9753, at this time. Chambers will contact the parties via email with the dial-in code. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 08/04/2020. (lcjeb2)

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Order

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Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 8/5/2020 at 02:00 PM in Telephonic/VTC before Judge James E. Boasberg. (znbn)

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/4/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/3/2020. (Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 08/05/2020)

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Order

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NOTICE of Appearance by Amber Richer on behalf of All Defendants (Richer, Amber) (Entered: 08/05/2020)

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Status Conference

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MINUTE ORDER: As discussed in today's scheduling hearing, the Court ORDERS that: 1) Defendants' PI Opposition shall be due by August 13, 2020; 2) Plaintiffs' Reply shall be due by August 19, 2020; and 3) The parties shall appear for video hearing on August 26, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 08/05/2020. (lcjeb2)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Status Conference held on 8/5/2020. Opposition due by 8/13/2020. Reply due by 8/19/2020. Motion Hearing set for 8/26/2020 at 11:00 AM in Telephonic/VTC before Judge James E. Boasberg. (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (znbn)

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE (Richer, Amber) (Entered: 08/13/2020)

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

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MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Defendants' 8 Motion for Extension of Time. The Court ORDERS that 1) Defendants shall file their opposition by August 14, 2020; and 2) Plaintiffs shall file their reply by August 20, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 08/13/2020. (lcjeb2)

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Set/Reset Deadlines

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 8/14/2020. Replies due by 8/20/2020. (znbn)

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Memorandum in opposition to re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Richer, Amber) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. WHITE HOUSE OFFICE served on 8/12/2020 (Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by COREY AXELROD, DEBRA FLEETWOOD, GRAHAM FORSEY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, JOHN RIVERA, JR., CARLTON STRAIL. (Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 08/20/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by David Michael Morrell on behalf of All Defendants (Morrell, David) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

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Motion Hearing

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Motion Hearing held on 8/26/2020 re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CARLTON STRAIL, JOHN RIVERA, JR., DEBRA FLEETWOOD, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, COREY AXELROD, GRAHAM FORSEY. Oral arguments heard and motion taken under advisement. (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (znbn)

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TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge James E. Boasberg held on 8-26-2020; Page Numbers: 1-55. Date of Issuance:8-28-2020. Court Reporter/Transcriber Lisa W Griffith, Telephone number 202-354-3247, 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 abo ve. 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 9/18/2020. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/28/2020. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/26/2020.(Griffith, Lisa) (Entered: 08/28/2020)

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Supplemental Declaration by EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Wells, Carlotta) (Entered: 08/28/2020)

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to

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MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 14 Motion for Extension of Time. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file their supplemental declaration by August 31, 2020. So ORDERED Judge James E. Boasberg on 08/31/2020. (lcjeb3)

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NOTICE of Filing of Supplemental Declaration by EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Wells, Carlotta) (Entered: 08/31/2020)

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Supplemental Declaration due by 8/31/2020. (znbn)

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RESPONSE re 15 Notice (Other) of Filing of Supplemental Declaration filed by COREY AXELROD, DEBRA FLEETWOOD, GRAHAM FORSEY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, JOHN RIVERA, JR., CARLTON STRAIL. (Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 08/31/2020)

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ORDER: The Court ORDERS that: 1) Plaintiffs' 2 Motion for a Preliminary Injunction is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART; 2) This Order is STAYED until the Court determines the precise remedy; and 3) The Parties shall appear for a hearing on September 17, 2020, at 12:00 PM, to discuss the remedy. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 09/09/2020. (lcjeb3) Modified on 9/9/2020 (znbn). (Entered: 09/09/2020)

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MEMORANDUM OPINION re 17 Order on Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 09/09/2020. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 09/09/2020)

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Set/Reset Hearings

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Set/Reset Hearings: Hearing set for 9/17/2020 at 12:00 PM in Telephonic/VTC before Judge James E. Boasberg. (znbn)

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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE. Attorney David Michael Morrell terminated. (Morrell, David) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Amber Richer on behalf of All Defendants (Richer, Amber) (Entered: 09/16/2020)

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Motion Hearing

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Motion Hearing held on 9/17/2020 re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CARLTON STRAIL, JOHN RIVERA, JR., DEBRA FLEETWOOD, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, COREY AXELROD, GRAHAM FORSEY. (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (znbn)

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MINUTE ORDER: As discussed in today's telephonic hearing, the Court ORDERS that: 1) By September 22, 2020, the parties shall submit a joint proposed injunction Order; and 2) All other deadlines in the case are STAYED until further Order of the Court. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 09/17/2020. (lcjeb3)

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Order

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Parties shall submit a joint proposed injunction by 9/22/2020. (znbn)

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NOTICE of Proposed Order Joint Notice of Filing Joint Proposed Injunction Order by COREY AXELROD, DEBRA FLEETWOOD, GRAHAM FORSEY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, JOHN RIVERA, JR., CARLTON STRAIL (Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 09/22/2020)

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ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Plaintiffs' 2 Motion for a Preliminary Injunction is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 09/23/2020. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 09/23/2020)

Sept. 23, 2020 RECAP
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TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge James E. Boasberg held on 9-17-2020; Page Numbers: 1-31. Date of Issuance:10-6-2020. Court Reporter/Transcriber Lisa Griffith, Telephone number (202)354-3247, Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order Form. For 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 10/27/2020. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/6/2020. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/4/2021.(Griffith, Lisa) (Entered: 10/06/2020)

Oct. 6, 2020 PACER

Order

Oct. 8, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the parties shall file a Joint Status Report by October 15, 2020, regarding proposed next steps in the litigation. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/08/2020. (lcjeb2)

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/15/2020. (nbn)

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Joint STATUS REPORT by COREY AXELROD, DEBRA FLEETWOOD, GRAHAM FORSEY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, JOHN RIVERA, JR., CARLTON STRAIL. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hoffman, Ian) (Entered: 10/15/2020)

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Order

Oct. 16, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Per the parties' 24 Joint Status Report, the Court ORDERS that Defendants shall respond to the Complaint by November 23, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/16/2020. (lcjeb3)

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Set/Reset Deadlines

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 11/23/2020. (znbn)

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint by EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE (Richer, Amber) (Entered: 11/20/2020)

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to

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MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Consent 25 Motion for Extension of Time. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file their Answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiffs' Complaint by January 22, 2021. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/20/2020. (lcjeb2)

Nov. 20, 2020 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer or otherwise respond by 1/22/2021. (znbn)

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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to 22 Order, 18 Memorandum & Opinion by KAYLEIGH MCENANY, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT. Fee Status: No Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Richer, Amber) (Entered: 11/23/2020)

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Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed (Memorandum Opinion), and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals docketing fee was not paid because the appeal was filed by the government re 26 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court. (zrdj) (Entered: 11/24/2020)

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USCA Case Number 20-5349 for 26 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. (zrdj)

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Consent MOTION to Stay Proceedings Pending Appeal by EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE. (Richer, Amber) (Entered: 01/22/2021)

Jan. 22, 2021 RECAP

Order on Motion to Stay

Jan. 22, 2021 PACER

Case Stayed

Jan. 22, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Consent 28 Motion to Stay. The Court ORDERS that: (1) Further proceedings in this case shall be STAYED pending resolution of Defendants' appeal from this Court's Order granting Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction; and (2) The parties shall file a joint status report within 7 days of the resolution of the appeal. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/22/2021. (lcjeb2)

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Case Stayed. (znbn)

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MANDATE of USCA as to 26 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT; USCA Case Number 20-5349. (Attachment: # 1 USCA Order) (ztth) (Entered: 03/24/2021)

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Joint STATUS REPORT by EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE. (Richer, Amber) (Entered: 03/29/2021)

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Order

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MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 30 Joint Status Report, the Court ORDERS that: 1) The Stay shall remain in place; and 2) The parties shall submit a further JSR by April 30, 2021. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 03/30/2021. (lcjeb3)

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Set/Reset Deadlines

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 4/30/2021. (nbn)

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Joint STATUS REPORT by EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, DONALD J. TRUMP, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE. (Richer, Amber) (Entered: 04/30/2021)

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Order

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Set/Reset Deadlines

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MINUTE ORDER: The Court ADOPTS the parties' 31 Joint Status Report and ORDERS that they shall file a further joint status report by May 28, 2021. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 4/30/2021. (lcjeb2)

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/28/2021. (nbn)

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State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Disability Rights/Public Accommodations

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 3, 2020

Closing Date: Dec. 16, 2021

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

National Association of the Deaf and five deaf individuals whose primary and preferred language is American Sign Language.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

President of the United States, Federal

Vice President of the United States, Federal

the Executive Office of the President , Federal

White House Office , Federal

Office of the Vice President , Federal

Press Secretary , Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: $225,000

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Reasonable Accommodation

Issues

General:

Access to public accommodations - governmental

Effective Communication (ADA)

Language access/needs

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Modifications

TTY/Close Captioning/Videophone/etc.

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

Hearing impairment