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1 Sadat v. Trump
3:21-cv-00416 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/15/2021 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0007
Washington
Coding Complete
This is a lawsuit about the constitutionality of President Trump’s Executive Order authorizing sanctions against individuals who assist the International Criminal Court (ICC). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and private counsel brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on January 15, 2021 in ... [view]
2 Missouri v. Biden
4:21-cv-01329-MTS (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MO-0001
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: In this case, several states sued to block the federal vaccine mandate which required Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers to become vaccinated prior to December 6, 2021. The judge granted the preliminary injunction on November 29, 2021, which enjoined the defendants from implementing the vaccination ... [view]
3 Kentucky v. Biden
3:21-cv-00055 (E.D. Ky.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-KY-0002
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: In this case, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio sued to block the federal vaccine mandate which required federal contractors and subcontractors to become vaccinated prior to December 6, 2021. The judge granted the preliminary injunction on November 30, 2021, which enjoined the defendants from implementing the vaccination requirements ... [view]
4 Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services
3:21-cv-02722 (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-FL-0005
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: In this case, Florida sued to block the federal vaccine mandate which required Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers to become vaccinated prior to December 6, 2021. The judge denied the temporary restraining order on November 20, 2021. The plaintiffs appealed and requested the district court to grant an ... [view]
5 Georgia v. Biden
1:21-cv-00163 (S.D. Ga.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-GA-0002
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: In this case, several states sued to block the federal vaccine mandate which required Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers to become vaccinated prior to December 6, 2021. The judge granted the preliminary injunction on December 7, 2021, which enjoined the defendants from implementing the vaccination ... [view]
6 Louisiana v. Becerra
3:21-cv-03970 (W.D. La.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-LA-0001
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: In this case, several states sued to block the federal vaccine mandate which required Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers to become vaccinated prior to December 6, 2021 (the CMS mandate). The judge granted the preliminary injunction on November 30,2021, and issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting the CMS ... [view]
7 Dr. A v. Hochul
1:21-cv-1009 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NY-0012
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: Plaintiffs were healthcare workers, suing for an injunction against New York's vaccination requirements for healthcare workers, requirements which do not allow a religion-based exemption. Initially, the plaintiffs won a temporary restraining order in the district court on September 14, 2021, however, the Second Circuit vacated ... [view]
8 Seaport House Hopkins v. Cuomo
1:20-cv-10932 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 12/25/2020 - Closed 2021
Governor of the State of New York
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NY-0011
Albany County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This putative class action was filed on December 25, 2020 by a New York business, a non-profit, and an individual resident, seeking an injunction against the state's COVID-19 dining policies and a declaration that the state's rules violated the U.S. Constitution, the New York Constitution, and state law. The court denied the ... [view]
9 Alabama Association of Realtors v. U.S. Dep't of Health and Human Services
1:20-cv-03377 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/20/2020 - Closed 2021
United States Department of Justice
United States Department of Justice
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0019
District of Columbia County
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: This civl action was filed on November 20, 2020 by two trade associations, three limited liability companies, and two individual landlords, seeking a judgment setting aside the CDC's eviction moratorium. The district court granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs but stayed the case pending appeal on May 5, 2021. The Supreme ... [view]
10 Terkel v. CDC
6:20-cv-00564-JC (E.D. Tex.)
Filed 10/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-TX-0001
Atlanta
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This civil action was filed on October 22, 2020 by one individual landlord and six business organizations challenging the validity of the CDC eviction moratorium under the United States Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act. The Court granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs on February 25, 2021, and the defendants ... [view]
11 Portland v. Barr
3:20-cv-07184 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Policing
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PN-CA-0051
Coding Complete
On June 26, 2020, in the midst of widespread racial justice protests challenging police conduct, President Trump signed Executive order 13933, entitled Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence. Days later, Acting Security of Homeland Security Chad Wolf began implementing this Executive Order by ... [view]
12 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]
13 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]
14 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 Complete
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]
15 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]
16 Kemp v. Bottoms
2020CV338387 (State Court)
Filed 07/16/2020 - Closed 2020
Atlanta City Council
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-GA-0001
Atlanta
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a case where the governor of Georgia sued the mayor of Atlanta over passing COVID-19 orders (related to masks and social gatherings) that were more or less restrictive than the governor's own orders. The governor sought to enjoin the mayor from passing such orders and filed a motion for an injunction on July 17, 2020. The ... [view]
17 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]
18 Machovec v. Palm Beach County
502020CV006920XXXXMB (State Court)
Filed 06/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Palm Beach County
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-FL-0003
Palm Beach County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a case where citizens sued the county for imposing a mask mandate, arguing that it was an infringement of their right to privacy in making medical decisions. The plaintiffs requested a temporary restraining order, which was denied by the district court on July 27, 2020. The plaintiffs appealed to the Florida District ... [view]
19 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. Pritzker, 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 ... [view]
20 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]
21 League of Independent Fitness Facilities and Trainers, Inc. v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00458 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Closed 2021
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]
22 Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak
3:20-cv-00303 (D. Nev.)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Closed 2021
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]
23 Bayley's Campground, Inc v. Mills
2:20-cv-00176 (D. Me.)
Filed 05/15/2020 - Closed 2021
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]
24 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]
25 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]
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