State of Texas et al v. Nielsen et al Featured Case

Attorneys general of Texas and six other states have sued the Trump administration, asking it to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protecting about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation. The lawsuit alleges that President Obama, in enacting DACA, exceeded his constitutional authority.

Plaintiff: State of Texas, State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina and State of West Virginia
Defendant: Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Kevin K. McAleenan, Thomas D. Homan, L. Francis Cissna, Carla L. Provost and United States of America
Case Number: 1:2018cv00068
Filed: May 1, 2018
Court: Texas Southern District Court
Office: Brownsville Office
County: Cameron
Presiding Judge: Andrew S Hanen
Nature of Suit: Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision
Cause of Action: 05:551 Administrative Procedure Act
Jury Demanded By: None

Docket Report

We have record of the following docket entries for this case:

Date Filed#Document Text
May 22, 2018 46 REPLY in Support of 36 MOTION for Scheduling Order, filed by State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia. (Bitter, Adam)
May 22, 2018 45 Featured Case ORDER granting 41 Motion for Paul H. Juzdan to Appear Pro Hac Vice for State of New Jersey. (Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified.(sanderson, 4)
May 22, 2018 44 Featured Case ORDER granting 33 Motion for Rachel Walner Apter to Appear Pro Hac Vice for State of New Jersey. (Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified.(sanderson, 4)
May 22, 2018 43 Featured Case ORDER granting 32 Motion for Kenneth S. Levine to Appear Pro Hac Vice for State of New Jersey. (Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified.(sanderson, 4)
May 22, 2018 42 AMENDED MEMORANDUM In Support of Proposed Defendant Intervenor's 39 Motion to Intervene by State of New Jersey, filed.(gkelner, 4)
May 21, 2018 41 MOTION for Paul H Juzdan to Appear Pro Hac Vice by State of New Jersey, filed. Motion Docket Date 6/11/2018. (hler, 4)
May 21, 2018 40 MEMORANDUM re: 39 MOTION to Intervene by State of New Jersey, filed.(hler, 4)
May 21, 2018 39 MOTION to Intervene by State of New Jersey, filed. Motion Docket Date 6/11/2018. (hler, 4)
May 21, 2018 38 RESPONSE in Opposition to 36 MOTION for Scheduling Order, filed by Nancy Adossi, Carlos Aguilar Gonzalez, Oscar Alvarez, Moses Kamau Chege, Elizabeth Diaz, Maria Diaz, Elly Marisol Estrada, Blanca Gonzalez, Hyo-Won Jeon, Pratishtha Khanna, Jung Woo Kim, Karla Lopez, Jose Magana-Salgado, Nanci J Palacios Godinez, Jin Park, Karla Perez, Luis A Rafael, Maria Rocha, Denise Romero, Karina Ruiz De Diaz, Angel Silva, Darwin Velasquez. (Perales, Nina)
May 21, 2018 37 NOTICE of Appearance by Adam N. Bitter on behalf of State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed. (Bitter, Adam)
May 21, 2018 36 MOTION for Scheduling Order by State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed. Motion Docket Date 6/11/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Disher, Todd)
May 21, 2018 35 Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 34 Transcript. Party notified, filed. (scastillo, 1)
May 18, 2018 34 TRANSCRIPT re: Telephonic Conference held on May 15, 2018 before Judge Andrew S Hanen. Court Reporter/Transcriber sperales. Ordering Party Ms. Karen C. Tumlin Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/16/2018., filed. (sperales, )
May 17, 2018 33 MOTION for Rachel Wainer Apter to Appear Pro Hac Vice by State of New Jersey, filed. Motion Docket Date 6/7/2018. (scastillo, 1)
May 17, 2018 32 MOTION for Kenneth S. Levine to Appear Pro Hac Vice by State of New Jersey, filed. Motion Docket Date 6/7/2018. (scastillo, 1)
May 17, 2018 31 AO 435 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST by Nina Perales for Transcript of Scheduling Conference by phone on 05/15/18 before Judge Hanen. Daily (24 hours) turnaround requested. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sheila Perales, filed. (Perales, Nina)
May 17, 2018 30 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Carla L. Provost served on 5/16/2018, answer due 7/16/2018, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 17, 2018 29 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to L. Francis Cissna served on 5/16/2018, answer due 7/16/2018, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 17, 2018 28 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Thomas D. Homan served on 5/16/2018, answer due 7/16/2018, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 17, 2018 27 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Kevin K. McAleenan served on 5/16/2018, answer due 7/16/2018, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 17, 2018 26 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to Kirstjen M. Nielsen served on 5/16/2018, answer due 7/16/2018, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 17, 2018 25 RETURN of Service of SUMMONS Executed as to United States of America served on 5/16/2018, answer due 7/16/2018, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 16, 2018 24 CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 15, 2018 23 ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Defendants-Intervenors Nancy Adossi, Carlos Aguilar Gonzalez, Oscar Alvarez, Moses Kamau Chege, Elizabeth Diaz, Maria Diaz, Elly Marisol Estrada, Blanca Gonzalez, Hyo-Won Jeon, Pratishtha Khanna, Jung Woo Kim, Karla Lopez, Jose Magana-Salgado, Nanci J Palacios Godinez, Jin Park, Karla Perez, Luis A Rafael, Maria Rocha, Denise Romero, Karina Ruiz De Diaz, Angel Silva, Darwin Velasquez, filed.(jtabares, 1)
May 15, 2018 22 Featured Case ORDER granting 13 Motion to Intervene. The Court having considered the papers submitted in connection with said motion, and such other relevant information and evidence as was presented to this Court, and good cause appearing, it is hereby ordered that: (1) Motion for Leave to Intervene is granted; (2) Movants be entered as Defendant-Intervenors and their counsel served with all relevant papers in the above-captioned action; and (3) The Clerk of Court shall docket Movants' Answer to Plaintiffs' Complaint, attached as Exhibit 1 to Movants' Motion for Leave to Intervene..(Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified.(jtabares, 1)
May 15, 2018 ***Set/Reset Hearings: Scheduling Conference set for 5/30/2018 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 6 before Judge Andrew S Hanen in Brownsville, Tx. (csustaeta, 1)
May 15, 2018 21 Featured Case ORDER granting 20 Motion for Brett A. Shumate to Appear Pro Hac Vice.(Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified.(dbenavides, 1)
May 15, 2018 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Andrew S Hanen. TELEPHONE CONFERENCE held on 5/15/2018. Appearances: Attys for Plaintiff: T.Disher, A.Biggs, B.Starr; Attys for Defts: J. Robins, D. Hu, B.Shumate; Attys for Intervenos: N.Perales, C. Moreno, J. Salmon;(Court Reporter: S. Perales)(10:30-10:40). 13 Motion to Intervene not opposed by parties-GRANTED. 20 Motion for Brett A. Shumate to Appear Pro Hac Vice-GRANTED. Parties are to submit an agreed scheduling order as to 5 Preliminary Injuction by 05/25/18. If parties do not agree to a scheduling order each party is to submit their own scheduling order by 05/25/18. Scheduling Conference set for 05/30/18 at 11:00 am in Brownsville., filed.(csustaeta, 1)
May 14, 2018 20 MOTION for Brett A. Shumate to Appear Pro Hac Vice by L. Francis Cissna, Thomas D. Homan, Kevin K. McAleenan, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Carla L. Provost, United States of America, filed. Motion Docket Date 6/4/2018. (Robins, Jeffrey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/15/2018: # 1 Verified membership status) (bcampos, 1).
May 14, 2018 19 NOTICE of Appearance by Brantley Starr on behalf of State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed. (Starr, Brantley)
May 14, 2018 18 NOTICE of Appearance by Adam Arthur Biggs on behalf of State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed. (Biggs, Adam)
May 10, 2018 17 NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel D. Hu on behalf of L. Francis Cissna, Thomas D. Homan, Kevin K. McAleenan, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Carla L. Provost, United States of America, filed. (Hu, Daniel)
May 9, 2018 *** Emailed sent to parties with the appropriate call-in number as per 15 Order., filed. (csustaeta, 1)
May 9, 2018 16 Featured Case ORDER granting 4 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages.(Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified.(dbenavides, 1)
May 9, 2018 15 Featured Case ORDER entered by the Court. The Court will hold a Scheduling Conference set for 5/15/2018 at 10:30 AM before Judge Andrew S Hanen. The District Clerk's Office will provide each counsel with the appropriate call-in-number. (Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified.(dbenavides, 1)
May 8, 2018 14 MEMORANDUM in Support re: 13 MOTION to Intervene by Nancy Adossi, Carlos Aguilar Gonzalez, Oscar Alvarez, Moses Kamau Chege, Elizabeth Diaz, Maria Diaz, Elly Marisol Estrada, Blanca Gonzalez, Hyo-Won Jeon, Pratishtha Khanna, Jung Woo Kim, Karla Lopez, Jose Magana-Salgado, Nanci J Palacios Godinez, Jin Park, Karla Perez, Luis A Rafael, Maria Rocha, Denise Romero, Karina Ruiz De Diaz, Angel Silva, Darwin Velasquez, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A, # 2 Appendix B)(Perales, Nina)
May 8, 2018 13 MOTION to Intervene by Karla Perez, Maria Rocha, Jose Magana-Salgado, Nanci J Palacios Godinez, Elly Marisol Estrada, Karina Ruiz De Diaz, Carlos Aguilar Gonzalez, Karla Lopez, Luis A Rafael, Darwin Velasquez, Jin Park, Oscar Alvarez, Nancy Adossi, Denise Romero, Pratishtha Khanna, Jung Woo Kim, Angel Silva, Moses Kamau Chege, Hyo-Won Jeon, Elizabeth Diaz, Maria Diaz, Blanca Gonzalez, filed. Motion Docket Date 5/29/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Answer, # 2 Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina)
May 8, 2018 Summons Issued as to 1.) L. Francis Cissna, 2.) Thomas D. Homan, 3.) Kevin K. McAleenan, 4.) Kirstjen M. Nielsen, 5.) Carla L. Provost, 6.) U.S. Attorney General. Issued summons returned to plaintiff by First-class mail, filed.(bcampos, 1)
May 7, 2018 12 Featured Case ORDER granting 10 Motion for Jeffrey S. Robins to Appear Pro Hac Vice.(Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified.(bcampos, 1)
May 7, 2018 11 Request for Issuance of Summons as to All Defendants, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Kirstjen M. Nielsen, # 2 Kevin K. McLeenan, # 3 Thomas D. Homan, # 4 L. Francis Cissna, # 5 Carla L. Provost)(Disher, Todd)
May 4, 2018 10 MOTION for Jeffrey S. Robins to Appear Pro Hac Vice by L. Francis Cissna, Thomas D. Homan, Kevin K. McAleenan, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Carla L. Provost, United States of America, filed. Motion Docket Date 5/25/2018. (Robins, Jeffrey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/4/2018: # 1 Attorney Verification) (bcampos, 1).
May 2, 2018 9 Fourth APPENDIX re: 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 2, 2018 8 Third APPENDIX re: 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 2, 2018 7 Second APPENDIX re: 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed.(Disher, Todd)
May 2, 2018 6 First APPENDIX re: 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Table of Contents)(Disher, Todd)
May 2, 2018 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed. Motion Docket Date 5/23/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Disher, Todd)
May 2, 2018 4 Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Louisiana, State of Nebraska, State of South Carolina, State of Texas, State of West Virginia, filed. Motion Docket Date 5/23/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Disher, Todd)
May 1, 2018 3 Featured Case ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose Interested Persons. Initial Conference set for 7/31/2018 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 6 before Judge Andrew S Hanen(Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified.(bcampos, 1)
May 1, 2018 2 Featured Case ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Andrew S Hanen for all further proceedings. Judge Rolando Olvera no longer assigned to the case(Signed by Judge Rolando Olvera) Parties notified.(bcampos, 1)
May 1, 2018 1 COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0541-19989656) filed by State of Nebraska, State Of Texas, State of Arkansas, State of South Carolina, State or Alabama, State of Louisiana, State of West Virginia. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Disher, Todd)

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