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Case Name Joyner v. Vilsack PB-TN-0010
Docket / Court 1:21-cv-1089 ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
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
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
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. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Agriculture
Plaintiff Description A white farmer from Gibson County, Tennessee
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 06/15/2021
Case Ongoing Yes
Court Docket(s)
W.D. Tenn.
07/16/2021
1:21-cv-01089-STA-jay
PB-TN-0010-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
W.D. Tenn.
06/15/2021
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PB-TN-0010-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Tenn.
07/16/2021
Defendant's Motion to Stay Proceedings Pending Resolution of Related Class Action [ECF# 12]
PB-TN-0010-0002.pdf | Detail
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Judges York, Jon A. Court not on record show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Jennings, Jeffrey D (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Calkins, Audrey M (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Murphy, Joseph C (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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