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Case Name Miller v. Vilsack PB-TX-0017
Docket / Court 4:21-cv-00595-O ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Challenges to minority benefits in Biden Administration American Rescue Plan
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Benefit Source
American Rescue Plan (ARP)
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-area
Lending
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Funding
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
White
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)
Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Agriculture
Plaintiff Description Five white ranchers and farmers from Texas, representing two certified classes of those allegedly discriminated against by the American Rescue Plan Act.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status outcome Granted
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 04/26/2021
Case Ongoing Yes
Court Docket(s)
N.D. Tex.
07/12/2021
4:21-cv-00595-O
PB-TX-0017-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
N.D. Tex.
04/26/2021
Plaintiff's Class-Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
PB-TX-0017-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Tex.
06/02/2021
Plaintiffs' First Amended Class-Action Complaint [ECF# 11]
PB-TX-0017-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Tex.
06/11/2021
Defendant's Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 27]
PB-TX-0017-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Tex.
07/01/2021
Order [ECF# 60]
PB-TX-0017-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Tex.
07/02/2021
Defendant's Notice Regarding Scope of Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 61]
PB-TX-0017-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges O'Connor, Reed Charles (N.D. Tex.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Fillmore, H Dustin III (Texas) show/hide docs
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Fillmore, Charles W (Texas) show/hide docs
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Culpepper, Jessica Leigh (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Hendler, Scott Martin (Texas) show/hide docs
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Knapp, Michael Fraser (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Muraskin, David Samuel (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Newton, Emily Sue (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Snow, Kyla (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Webber, Rebecca (Texas) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Brender, Arthur J. Jr. (Texas) show/hide docs
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Jordan, Alexandra Marie (Alabama) show/hide docs
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