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1 Sadat v. Trump
4:21-cv-00416 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2021
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0007
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 Agudath Israel of America v. Cuomo
1:20-cv-04834 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 10/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of New York
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NY-0010
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: A group of Orthodox Jewish synagogues brought this lawsuit against the Governor of New York on October 8, 2020, alleging that the governor's restrictions on gatherings in light of surges in COVID-19 cases violated the Free Exercise Clause. After the district court denied plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction, they ... [view]
3 New York v. Trump
1:20-cv-02340 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Postal Service
Election/Voting Rights
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0018
Coding Complete
Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General of the United States, announced an “operational pivot” within the U.S. Postal Service shortly after his tenure began on May 6, 2020. Postal Policy Changes began on June 17, 2020, when the USPS announced the removal of 671 high-speed mail sorting machines nationwide, a reduction of approximately 10%. A second ... [view]
4 Castillo v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00751 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 08/11/2020 - Closed 2020
The Governor of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0006
Ingham County
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: This is an an equal protection action filed on August 8, 2020 by a group of Latino individuals and two limited liability companies, seeking an injunction of an emergency health order mandating all migrant agricultural workers be tested for COVID-19. The court denied the plaintiffs' motions for a temporary restraining order and a ... [view]
5 County of Butler v. Wolf
2:20-cv-00677 (W.D. Pa.)
Filed 08/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
Thomas W. Wolf
Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-PA-0002
Dauphin County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This constitutional claims action was filed by Pennsylvania counties, residents, and businesses on May 7, 2020, seeking injunctive and declaratory relief from the state's public safety orders. The court granted declaratory relief to the plaintiffs on September 14, 2020.
The plaintiffs, four Pennsylvania counties and several ... [view]
6 Calvary Chapel of Ukiah v. Newsom
2:20-cv-01431 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a case brought by several churches in California, challenging state restrictions on worship brought on by COVID-19. The churches requested injunctive relief, claiming violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. No outcome yet.
Three California churches brought this lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom and ... [view]
7 Illinois Republican Party v. Pritzker
1:20-cv-03489 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 06/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker
Illinois Governor
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-IL-0002
Coding Complete
COVID Summary: The Illinois Republican party sued Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzger, alleging that his executive order prohibiting gatherings over ten people did not make constitutionally-required exceptions for political activity. This suit was brought on June 15, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiffs ... [view]
8 Soos v. Cuomo
1:20-cv-00651 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 06/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of New York
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NY-0007
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: On June 10, two Catholic priests and three Orthodox Jews filed this lawsuit against the city and state of New York, alleging that by allowing protests while prohibiting worship, they discriminated against people of faith and violating their constitutional rights. They sought declaratory relief, a temporary restraining order (TRO), ... [view]
9 League of Independent Fitness Facilities and Trainers, Inc. v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00458 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit was filed against the state of Michigan by 22 individual companies operating fitness businesses in Michigan and an organization representing over 150 fitness facilities in the state to enjoin executive orders that caused their facilities to remain closed. The court granted a preliminary injunction on June 19. On ... [view]
10 Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak
3:20-cv-00303 (D. Nev.)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Nevada
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NV-0001
Coding Complete
On May 22, 2020, a Nevada church filed this lawsuit against the Governor of Nevada, challenging the state’s restrictions on congregational worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, the church filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The case was assigned to Judge Larry R. Hicks; ... [view]
11 Bayley's Campground, Inc v. Mills
2:20-cv-00176 (D. Me.)
Filed 05/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Maine
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-ME-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a suit brought by several campgrounds and individuals wishing to travel to Maine against the State of Maine's enforcement of stay-at-home orders and quarantine requirements for those traveling into Maine. The plaintiffs alleged that Maine's orders violated their rights to interstate travel, due process, and equal ... [view]
12 Midwest Institute of Health, PLLC v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00414 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 05/12/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0004
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit was filed by four medical providers and an individual seeking medical services to challenge the state’s executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief. On May 28, the court filed a notice of hearing regarding certification of issues to the Michigan Supreme ... [view]
13 Samma v. United States Department of Defense
1:20-cv-01104 (D.D.C.)
Filed 04/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Defense
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
IM-DC-0074
Coding Complete
The Immigration and Nationality Act provides an expedited path to citizenship for non-citizens serving in the U.S. military. In 2017, President Trump’s Secretary of Defense implemented a new internal policy which made the expedited naturalization process lengthier and more difficult. Objecting to this new policy, 6 non-citizen service members, ... [view]
14 Signature Sothbeys International Realty, Inc. v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00360 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0003
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a suit brought by several Michigan businesses against the State of Michigan's executive orders requiring non-critical businesses to stop operating during the outbreak of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that Michigan's orders arbitrarily discriminated against their businesses, in violation of several constitutional ... [view]
15 Bailey v. Pritzker
3:20-cv-00474 (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/23/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Illinois
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-IL-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case filed on April 23, 2020 by an Illinois State Representative, an Illinois Circuit Court judge issued a temporary restraining order enjoining the Governor of Illinois from enforcing the state's stay at home order against the plaintiff. Later, the judge declared that both the Governor's extension of the stay at home ... [view]
16 Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm
2020AP765-OA (State Court)
Filed 04/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-WI-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 21, 2020, the Wisconsin Legislature filed an emergency petition against the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to enjoin the Emergency Orders passed in response to COVID-19. On May 13, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin declared Emergency Order 28 unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable.
On April 21, 2020, the ... [view]
17 Zwaag v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00325 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/16/2020 - Closed 2020
Governor of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The plaintiffs sued Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Daniel Eichenger to challenge Executive Order No. 2020-42, which prohibited the use of motorboats in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The plaintiffs alleged that the prohibition on motorboat usage for fishing and ... [view]
18 Beemer v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00323 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0002
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Three residents of Michigan sued Governor Whitmer, challenging that an Executive Order issued to combat the spread of COVID-19, which required residents to stay home and suspend non-essential activity and business, violated their Equal Protection, Due Process, and First and Second Amendment constitutional rights. On April 24, the ... [view]
19 Friends of Danny DeVito v. Wolf
68-MM-2020 (State Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
The Governor of Pennsylvania
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-PA-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On March 24, 2020, a group of Pennsylvania businesses and a local Republican candidate filed this lawsuit against the Governor of Pennsylvania, seeking to vacate an executive order requiring the closure of all businesses that are “non-life-sustaining.” Governor Wolf implemented a waiver system that allowed businesses that ... [view]
20 Florida Education Association v. Desantis
docket unknown (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Education
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-FL-0002
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
21 Sierra Club v. Trump
4:20-cv-01494 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0006
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
22 Machovec v. Palm Beach County
502020CV006920XXXXMB (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-FL-0003
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
23 Levonas v. Hillsborough County School Board
20-CA-006452 (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-FL-0004
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
24 Sierra Club v. Trump
4:19-cv-00892 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Homeland Security
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0004
Coding Complete
In 2018, President Trump repeatedly requested Congress appropriate 5.7 billion dollars for the construction of a southern border wall. On February 14th, 2019, Congress denied this request and appropriated only 1.375 billion dollars for the construction of a strip of border fencing. While President Trump signed this appropriations bill the ... [view]
25 State of California v. Trump
4:19-cv-00872 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0003
Coding Complete
In 2018, President Donald Trump asked Congress to appropriate $5.7 billion for construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. On February 14, 2019, Congress denied that request and instead appropriated only $1.375 billion. Although President Trump signed this appropriations bill, he simultaneously declared a national emergency under the ... [view]
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