Case: National Urban League v. Trump

1:20-cv-03121 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Oct. 29, 2020

Closed Date: June 15, 2021

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

This is a case about President Trump's executive order that prohibits racial sensitivity training in federal agencies, contractors, and grant recipients. On October 29, 2020, the National Urban League and National Fair Housing Alliance, two civil rights non-profits, filed this putative class action lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia. Represented by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the plaintiffs sued the President, the Secretary of Labor, and the Department of Labor under t…

This is a case about President Trump's executive order that prohibits racial sensitivity training in federal agencies, contractors, and grant recipients. On October 29, 2020, the National Urban League and National Fair Housing Alliance, two civil rights non-profits, filed this putative class action lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia. Represented by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the plaintiffs sued the President, the Secretary of Labor, and the Department of Labor under the Declaratory Judgment Act (28 U.S.C. § 2201) and All Writs Act (28 U.S.C. § 1651). The plaintiffs sought an injunction, declaratory relief, and attorneys' fees. They claimed that the executive order violated freedom of speech under the First Amendment by denying benefits (e.g. government contracts and grants) to private entities that express ideas the Trump Administration doesn't like (e.g. implicit bias). The plaintiffs also argued that the executive order violated Fifth Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection rights because the order was too vague about what the standards were for prohibited conduct and enforcement. In addition, the events surrounding the executive order indicated an intent to discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, and/or gender. The case was assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta.

On January 11, 2021, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, adding the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity as a new named plaintiff. The amended complaint, which continued seeking injunctive and declaratory relief, also added 49 new defendants, including administration officials and departments and agencies.

After taking office, President Biden revoked the Executive Order challenged in the case. On June 15, 2021, the plaintiffs dismissed the case without prejudice.

Summary Authors

Lauren Yu (11/5/2020)

Ben Marvin-Vanderryn (10/28/2021)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18585654/parties/national-urban-league-v-trump/


Judge(s)

Mehta, Amit Priyavadan (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bloom, Eric W (District of Columbia)

Ifill, Sherrilyn (New York)

Johnson, Michael B (District of Columbia)

Koonce, Amber (New York)

Lee, Jin Hee (New York)

Lin-Luse, Monique N. (New York)

Nelson, Janai S. (New York)

Quereshi, Ajmel (District of Columbia)

Spital, Samuel (New York)

Judge(s)

Mehta, Amit Priyavadan (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bloom, Eric W (District of Columbia)

Ifill, Sherrilyn (New York)

Johnson, Michael B (District of Columbia)

Koonce, Amber (New York)

Lee, Jin Hee (New York)

Lin-Luse, Monique N. (New York)

Nelson, Janai S. (New York)

Quereshi, Ajmel (District of Columbia)

Spital, Samuel (New York)

Thatte, Anuja Diwakar (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:20-cv-03121

Docket [PACER]

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Docket
1

1:20-cv-03121

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Oct. 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

Complaint
18

1:20-cv-03121

Amended Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Jan. 11, 2021

Jan. 11, 2021

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18585654/national-urban-league-v-trump/

Last updated Aug. 27, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7773598) filed by NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE, NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons - Donald J. Trump, # 3 Summons - Eugene Scalia, # 4 Summons - U.S. Department of Labor, # 5 Summons - Attorney General of the United States, # 6 Summons - United States Attorney's Office)(Spital, Samuel) (Entered: 10/29/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

2 Summons - Donald J. Trump

View on PACER

3 Summons - Eugene Scalia

View on PACER

4 Summons - U.S. Department of Labor

View on PACER

5 Summons - Attorney General of the United States

View on PACER

6 Summons - United States Attorney's Office

View on PACER

Oct. 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

RECAP

Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (adh, )

Oct. 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

PACER
2

SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to EUGENE SCALIA, DONALD J. TRUMP, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 10/29/2020)

Oct. 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

PACER
3

NOTICE of Appearance by Ajmel A. Quereshi on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Quereshi, Ajmel) (Entered: 10/29/2020)

Oct. 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

PACER

Case Assigned/Reassigned

Oct. 29, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

PACER
4

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Monique N. Lin-Luse, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7779333. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Monique N. Lin-Luse, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spital, Samuel) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 4 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Monique N. Lin-Luse is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/30/2020. (lcapm2)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 4 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Monique N. Lin-Luse is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCrR 44.5(a).Click here for instructions Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/30/2020. (lcapm2) Modified on 11/4/2020 (zjd).

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
5

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Jin Hee Lee, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7780092. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jin Hee Lee, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spital, Samuel) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
6

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Amber Koonce, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7780127. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Amber Koonce, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spital, Samuel) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Jin Hee Lee is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/30/2020. (lcapm2)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Jin Hee Lee is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCrR 44.5(a).Click here for instructions Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/30/2020. (lcapm2) Modified on 11/4/2020 (zjd).

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Amber Koonce is hereby admitted to appear pro hac vice in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/30/2020. (lcapm2)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Amber Koonce is hereby admitted to appear pro hac vice in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCrR 44.5(a).Click here for instructions Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/30/2020. (lcapm2) Modified on 11/4/2020 (zjd).

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
7

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR served on 11/4/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit - Confirmation Showing Date of Service)(Quereshi, Ajmel) (Entered: 11/06/2020)

Nov. 6, 2020

Nov. 6, 2020

PACER
8

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. EUGENE SCALIA served on 11/4/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit - Confirmation Showing Date of Service)(Quereshi, Ajmel) (Entered: 11/06/2020)

Nov. 6, 2020

Nov. 6, 2020

PACER
9

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/05/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit - Confirmation Showing Date of Service)(Quereshi, Ajmel) (Entered: 11/06/2020)

Nov. 6, 2020

Nov. 6, 2020

PACER
10

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/30/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/29/2020. (Quereshi, Ajmel) (Entered: 11/06/2020)

Nov. 6, 2020

Nov. 6, 2020

PACER
11

NOTICE of Appearance by Monique Lin-Luse on behalf of NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE (Lin-Luse, Monique) (Entered: 11/10/2020)

Nov. 10, 2020

Nov. 10, 2020

PACER
12

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DONALD J. TRUMP served on 11/4/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit - Confirmation Showing Date of Service)(Quereshi, Ajmel) Modified serve date on 11/19/2020 (eg). (Entered: 11/16/2020)

Nov. 16, 2020

Nov. 16, 2020

PACER
13

NOTICE of Appearance by Jin Hee Lee on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Lee, Jin Hee) (Entered: 11/16/2020)

Nov. 16, 2020

Nov. 16, 2020

PACER
14

NOTICE of Appearance by Amber Micole Koonce on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Koonce, Amber) (Entered: 11/18/2020)

Nov. 18, 2020

Nov. 18, 2020

PACER
15

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Janai Nelson, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7880864. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Janai Nelson, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spital, Samuel) (Entered: 11/25/2020)

Nov. 25, 2020

Nov. 25, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 15 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Janai Nelson is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/25/2020. (lcapm2)

Nov. 25, 2020

Nov. 25, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Nov. 25, 2020

Nov. 25, 2020

PACER
16

MOTION to Dismiss, MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by EUGENE SCALIA, DONALD J. TRUMP, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Davis, Elliott) (Entered: 12/29/2020)

1 Text of Proposed Order

View on PACER

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

RECAP
17

NOTICE of Appearance by Janai Nelson on behalf of NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE (Nelson, Janai) (Entered: 01/06/2021)

Jan. 6, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021

PACER
18

AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants filed by NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE, NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCESS, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Citation for n.95, # 2 Supplement Redline Comparison to Original Complaint, # 3 Summons - LEEN, # 4 Summons - OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, # 5 Summons - VOUGHT, # 6 Summons - OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, # 7 Summons - WOOTEN, # 8 Summons - OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY, # 9 Summons - FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATORY COUNCIL, # 10 Summons - MILLER, # 11 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, # 12 Summons - BRIDENSTINE, # 13 Summons - NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, # 14 Summons - BROUILLETTE, # 15 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, # 16 Summons - PERDUE, # 17 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, # 18 Summons - CARSON, # 19 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, # 20 Summons - NEIL JACOBS, # 21 Summons - NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, # 22 Summons - WILKIE, # 23 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, # 24 Summons - ZAIS, # 25 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, # 26 Summons - COLLINS, # 27 Summons - NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, # 28 Summons - REILLY, # 29 Summons - U.S. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, # 30 Summons - REDFIELD, # 31 Summons - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, # 32 Summons - MURPHY, # 33 Summons - GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, # 34 Summons - WOLF, # 35 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, # 36 Summons - LEMOS, # 37 Summons - U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD, # 38 Summons - SMITH, # 39 Summons - FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION, # 40 Summons - SVINICKI, # 41 Summons - U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION, # 42 Summons - OLSEN, # 43 Summons - PEACE CORPS, # 44 Summons - RYDER, # 45 Summons - TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY, # 46 Summons - WHEELER, # 47 Summons - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, # 48 Summons - POMPEO, # 49 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, # 50 Summons - ROSEN, # 51 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE)(Spital, Samuel) (Entered: 01/11/2021)

1 Exhibit Citation for n.95

View on PACER

2 Supplement Redline Comparison to Original Complaint

View on PACER

3 Summons - LEEN

View on PACER

4 Summons - OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

View on PACER

5 Summons - VOUGHT

View on PACER

6 Summons - OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

View on PACER

7 Summons - WOOTEN

View on PACER

8 Summons - OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY

View on PACER

9 Summons - FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATORY COUNCIL

View on PACER

10 Summons - MILLER

View on PACER

11 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

View on PACER

12 Summons - BRIDENSTINE

View on PACER

13 Summons - NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

View on PACER

14 Summons - BROUILLETTE

View on PACER

15 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

View on PACER

16 Summons - PERDUE

View on PACER

17 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

View on PACER

18 Summons - CARSON

View on PACER

19 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

View on PACER

20 Summons - NEIL JACOBS

View on PACER

21 Summons - NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

View on PACER

22 Summons - WILKIE

View on PACER

23 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

View on PACER

24 Summons - ZAIS

View on PACER

25 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

View on PACER

26 Summons - COLLINS

View on PACER

27 Summons - NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

View on PACER

28 Summons - REILLY

View on PACER

29 Summons - U.S. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

View on PACER

30 Summons - REDFIELD

View on PACER

31 Summons - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

View on PACER

32 Summons - MURPHY

View on PACER

33 Summons - GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

View on PACER

34 Summons - WOLF

View on PACER

35 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

View on PACER

36 Summons - LEMOS

View on PACER

37 Summons - U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD

View on PACER

38 Summons - SMITH

View on PACER

39 Summons - FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION

View on PACER

40 Summons - SVINICKI

View on PACER

41 Summons - U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

View on PACER

42 Summons - OLSEN

View on PACER

43 Summons - PEACE CORPS

View on PACER

44 Summons - RYDER

View on PACER

45 Summons - TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

View on PACER

46 Summons - WHEELER

View on PACER

47 Summons - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

View on PACER

48 Summons - POMPEO

View on PACER

49 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

View on PACER

50 Summons - ROSEN

View on PACER

51 Summons - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

View on PACER

Jan. 11, 2021

Jan. 11, 2021

RECAP

MINUTE ORDER denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, ECF No. 16 . Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Complaint is rendered moot by Plaintiffs' timely filing of an Amended Complaint as a matter of right. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(1)(B) (permitting amendment of a pleading once as a matter of course within 21 days of service of a motion under Rule 12(b)). Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to the Amended Complaint by January 25, 2021. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(3). Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 1/13/2021. (lcapm2)

Jan. 13, 2021

Jan. 13, 2021

PACER

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Jan. 13, 2021

Jan. 13, 2021

PACER
19

SUMMONS (49) Issued Electronically as to JAMES F. BRIDENSTINE, DAN BROUILLETTE, BEN CARSON, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, FRANCIS S. COLLINS, FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION, FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATORY COUNCIL, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, NEIL JACOBS, CRAIG LEEN, KATHERINE LEMOS, CHRISTOPHER C. MILLER, EMILY W. MURPHY, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, JOSEPHINE K. OLSEN, PEACE CORPS, SONNY PERDUE, MICHAEL R. POMPEO, ROBERT R. REDFIELD, JIM REILLY, JEFFREY A. ROSEN, JOHN RYDER, GLEN SMITH, KRISTINE SVINICKI, TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY, U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION, RUSSELL VOUGHT, ANDREW WHEELER, ROBERT WILKIE, CHAD WOLF, MICHAEL E. WOOTEN, MACK ZAIS. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(eg) (Entered: 01/15/2021)

Jan. 15, 2021

Jan. 15, 2021

PACER
20

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 18 Amended Complaint,,,,,,,,, Unopposed MOTION to Clarify Responsive Deadlines by EUGENE SCALIA, DONALD J. TRUMP, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Davis, Elliott) (Entered: 01/19/2021)

Jan. 19, 2021

Jan. 19, 2021

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 20 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time and to Clarify Responsive Deadlines. Defendants' responses to Plaintiffs' Amended Class Action Complaint, ECF No. 18, shall be due within 60 days after the last Defendant has been served. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 1/21/2021. (lcapm2)

Jan. 21, 2021

Jan. 21, 2021

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

Jan. 21, 2021

Jan. 21, 2021

PACER
21

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Michael B. Johnson, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-8117558. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCESS, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Bloom, Eric) (Entered: 01/25/2021)

Jan. 25, 2021

Jan. 25, 2021

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 21 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Michael B. Johnson is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 1/26/2021. (lcapm2)

Jan. 26, 2021

Jan. 26, 2021

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Jan. 26, 2021

Jan. 26, 2021

PACER
22

NOTICE of Appearance by John Harding on behalf of AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCESS, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY (Harding, John) (Entered: 01/29/2021)

Jan. 29, 2021

Jan. 29, 2021

PACER
23

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCESS, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY. Attorney Eric W. Bloom terminated. (Bloom, Eric) (Entered: 01/29/2021)

Jan. 29, 2021

Jan. 29, 2021

PACER
24

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael B. Johnson on behalf of AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCESS, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY (Johnson, Michael) (Entered: 02/02/2021)

Feb. 2, 2021

Feb. 2, 2021

PACER
25

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DAN BROUILLETTE served on 1/25/2021; BEN CARSON served on 1/25/2021; CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL served on 1/25/2021; FRANCIS S. COLLINS served on 2/1/2021; FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION served on 1/21/2021; FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATORY COUNCIL served on 1/25/2021; GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION served on 1/22/2021; NEIL JACOBS served on 1/25/2021; KATHERINE LEMOS served on 1/27/2021; CHRISTOPHER C. MILLER served on 1/21/2021; EMILY W. MURPHY served on 1/25/2021; NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE served on 1/11/2021; NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH served on 2/1/2021; NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION served on 1/25/2021; NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE served on 1/11/2021; OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS served on 1/22/2021; OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY served on 1/25/2021; OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET served on 1/25/2021; JOSEPHINE K. OLSEN served on 1/25/2021; PEACE CORPS served on 1/25/2021; SONNY PERDUE served on 1/25/2021; MICHAEL R. POMPEO served on 1/21/2021; ROBERT R. REDFIELD served on 2/5/2021; JIM REILLY served on 2/3/2021; JOHN RYDER served on 1/25/2021; GLEN SMITH served on 1/22/2021; KRISTINE SVINICKI served on 2/8/2021; TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY served on 1/25/2021; U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD served on 1/27/2021; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE served on 1/25/2021; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 1/25/2021; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION served on 1/21/2021; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY served on 1/25/2021; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 1/21/2021; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT served on 1/25/2021; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 1/29/2021; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 1/21/2021; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS served on 1/25/2021; U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 1/25/2021; U.S. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY served on 2/3/2021; U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION served on 2/8/2021; RUSSELL VOUGHT served on 1/25/2021; ANDREW WHEELER served on 1/25/2021; ROBERT WILKIE served on 1/25/2021; CHAD WOLF served on 1/21/2021; MICHAEL E. WOOTEN served on 1/25/2021; MACK ZAIS served on 1/21/2021 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Off. of Fed. Cont. Compl. Programs, # 2 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Vought, # 3 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Off. of Management & Budget, # 4 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Wooten, # 5 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Off. Fed. Procurement Pol'y, # 6 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Fed. Acquisition Reg. Council, # 7 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Miller, # 8 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Defense, # 9 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Brouillette, # 10 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Energy, # 11 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Perdue, # 12 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Agriculture, # 13 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Carson, # 14 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Housing & Urban Dev., # 15 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Jacobs, # 16 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Nat'l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin., # 17 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Wilkie, # 18 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Veterans Affairs, # 19 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Zais, # 20 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Educ., # 21 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Collins, # 22 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Nat'l Institutes of Health, # 23 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Reilly, # 24 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - U.S. Geological Soc., # 25 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Redfield, # 26 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - CDC, # 27 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Murphy, # 28 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Gen. Servs. Admin., # 29 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Wolf, # 30 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Homeland Security, # 31 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Lemos, # 32 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - U.S. Chem. Safety & Hazard Investigation Board, # 33 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Smith, # 34 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Farm Credit Admin., # 35 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Svinicki, # 36 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - U.S. Nuclear Reg. Commission, # 37 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Olsen, # 38 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Peace Corps, # 39 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Ryder, # 40 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Tenn. Valley Authority, # 41 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Wheeler, # 42 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, # 43 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Pompeo, # 44 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of State, # 45 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Justice)(Lee, Jin Hee) (Entered: 02/11/2021)

1 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Off. of Fed. Cont. Compl. Programs

View on PACER

2 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Vought

View on PACER

3 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Off. of Management & Budget

View on PACER

4 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Wooten

View on PACER

5 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Off. Fed. Procurement Pol'y

View on PACER

6 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Fed. Acquisition Reg. Council

View on PACER

7 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Miller

View on PACER

8 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Defense

View on PACER

9 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Brouillette

View on PACER

10 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Energy

View on PACER

11 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Perdue

View on PACER

12 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Agriculture

View on PACER

13 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Carson

View on PACER

14 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Housing & Urban Dev.

View on PACER

15 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Jacobs

View on PACER

16 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Nat'l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin.

View on PACER

17 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Wilkie

View on PACER

18 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Veterans Affairs

View on PACER

19 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Zais

View on PACER

20 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Educ.

View on PACER

21 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Collins

View on PACER

22 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Nat'l Institutes of Health

View on RECAP

23 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Reilly

View on PACER

24 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - U.S. Geological Soc.

View on PACER

25 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Redfield

View on PACER

26 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - CDC

View on PACER

27 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Murphy

View on PACER

28 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Gen. Servs. Admin.

View on PACER

29 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Wolf

View on PACER

30 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Homeland Security

View on PACER

31 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Lemos

View on PACER

32 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - U.S. Chem. Safety & Hazard Investigation

View on PACER

33 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Smith

View on PACER

34 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Farm Credit Admin.

View on PACER

35 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Svinicki

View on PACER

36 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - U.S. Nuclear Reg. Commission

View on PACER

37 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Olsen

View on PACER

38 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Peace Corps

View on PACER

39 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Ryder

View on PACER

40 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Tenn. Valley Authority

View on PACER

41 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Wheeler

View on PACER

42 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

View on PACER

43 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Pompeo

View on PACER

44 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of State

View on PACER

45 Exhibit Confirmation of Service Date - Dep't of Justice

View on PACER

Feb. 11, 2021

Feb. 11, 2021

PACER
26

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 01/21/2021. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit - Confirmation showing date of service)(Lee, Jin Hee) (Entered: 02/23/2021)

Feb. 23, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021

PACER
27

REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 18 Amended Complaint,,,,,,,, filed by AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCESS, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY, NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE. Related document: 18 Amended Complaint,,,,,,,, filed by AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCESS, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY, NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE.(Lee, Jin Hee) (Entered: 02/23/2021)

Feb. 23, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021

RECAP
28

SUMMONS (1) REISSUED as to U.S. Attorney.(eg) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/1/2021: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zeg). (Entered: 03/01/2021)

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

PACER

Summons Reissued as to AUSA,USAG

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

PACER
29

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. JAMES F. BRIDENSTINE served on 2/24/2021; CRAIG LEEN served on 2/25/2021; NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION served on 2/25/2021 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Confirmation of Service Date - Bridenstine, # 2 Exhibit 1 - Confirmation of Service Date - Leen, # 3 Exhibit 1 - Confirmation of Service Date - NASA)(Lee, Jin Hee) (Entered: 03/04/2021)

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

PACER
30

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/2/2021. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/1/2021. (Lee, Jin Hee) (Entered: 03/04/2021)

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

PACER
31

NOTICE of Appearance by James S. Chase on behalf of JOHN RYDER, TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY (Chase, James) (Entered: 05/03/2021)

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

PACER
32

NOTICE of Appearance by Marcia Kay Sowles on behalf of All Defendants (Sowles, Marcia) (Entered: 05/03/2021)

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

PACER
33

MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by JAMES F. BRIDENSTINE, DAN BROUILLETTE, BEN CARSON, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, FRANCIS S. COLLINS, FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION, FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATORY COUNCIL, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, NEIL JACOBS, CRAIG LEEN, KATHERINE LEMOS, CHRISTOPHER C. MILLER, EMILY W. MURPHY, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, JOSEPHINE K. OLSEN, PEACE CORPS, SONNY PERDUE, MICHAEL R. POMPEO, ROBERT R. REDFIELD, JIM REILLY, JEFFREY A. ROSEN, JOHN RYDER, EUGENE SCALIA, GLEN SMITH, KRISTINE SVINICKI, TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY, DONALD J. TRUMP, U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, RUSSELL VOUGHT, ANDREW WHEELER, ROBERT WILKIE, CHAD WOLF, MICHAEL E. WOOTEN, MACK ZAIS. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A - EO 13985, # 3 Exhibit B - M-21-17, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Sowles, Marcia) (Entered: 05/03/2021)

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

PACER
34

NOTICE of Appearance by Elliott M. Davis on behalf of JAMES F. BRIDENSTINE, DAN BROUILLETTE, BEN CARSON, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, FRANCIS S. COLLINS, FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION, FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATORY COUNCIL, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, NEIL JACOBS, CRAIG LEEN, KATHERINE LEMOS, CHRISTOPHER C. MILLER, EMILY W. MURPHY, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, JOSEPHINE K. OLSEN, PEACE CORPS, SONNY PERDUE, MICHAEL R. POMPEO, ROBERT R. REDFIELD, JIM REILLY, JEFFREY A. ROSEN, EUGENE SCALIA, GLEN SMITH, KRISTINE SVINICKI, DONALD J. TRUMP, U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, RUSSELL VOUGHT, ANDREW WHEELER, ROBERT WILKIE, CHAD WOLF, MICHAEL E. WOOTEN, MACK ZAIS (Davis, Elliott) (Entered: 05/11/2021)

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

PACER
35

Joint MOTION for Briefing Schedule by JAMES F. BRIDENSTINE, DAN BROUILLETTE, BEN CARSON, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, FRANCIS S. COLLINS, FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION, FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATORY COUNCIL, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, NEIL JACOBS, CRAIG LEEN, KATHERINE LEMOS, CHRISTOPHER C. MILLER, EMILY W. MURPHY, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, JOSEPHINE K. OLSEN, PEACE CORPS, SONNY PERDUE, MICHAEL R. POMPEO, ROBERT R. REDFIELD, JIM REILLY, JEFFREY A. ROSEN, EUGENE SCALIA, GLEN SMITH, KRISTINE SVINICKI, DONALD J. TRUMP, U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, RUSSELL VOUGHT, ANDREW WHEELER, ROBERT WILKIE, CHAD WOLF, MICHAEL E. WOOTEN, MACK ZAIS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Davis, Elliott) (Entered: 05/11/2021)

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 35 Joint Motion for Briefing Schedule. The schedule for further proceedings in this matter is as follows: (1) Plaintiffs shall file their Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss on or before June 16, 2021; and (2) Defendants shall file their Reply on or before July 14, 2021. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 5/11/2021. (lcapm2)

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

PACER

Order on Motion for Briefing Schedule

May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021

PACER
36

NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by All Plaintiffs (Spital, Samuel) (Entered: 06/15/2021)

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 29, 2020

Closing Date: June 15, 2021

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Current and prospective federal contractors and grant recipients, including the National Urban League and National Fair Housing Alliance, which are 501(c)(3) non-profit civil rights organizations

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

President of the United States (Washington, D.C., District of Columbia), Federal

United States Secretary of Labor (Washington, D.C., District of Columbia), Federal

United States Department of Labor (Washington, D.C., District of Columbia), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens

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

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Equal Protection

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Funding

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Discrimination-basis:

Gender identity

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Sexual orientatation

Race:

Race, unspecified