Thursday, October 25, 2018

CONYERS v. TRUMP: DOJ Files To Certify Dismissal Of Case Violating Foreign Emolument Clause

The following is from the 9-28-2018 Order:

Accordingly, the Court finds that plaintiffs have standing to sue the President for allegedly violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause. The Court therefore DENIES IN PART the motion to dismiss and DEFERS ruling on the remaining arguments in the motion to dismiss.

The Foreign Emoluments Clause provides: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State. U.S Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8.  

DOJ motioned 10-22-2018 to certify the interlocutory appeal to "advance termination of the litigation" based on "difference of opinions".

The timing is impeccable considering that the DOJ OIG report has yet to be released and the 2018 General Election is 11-06-2018, which would be facts, not opinions.

The docket, complaint, motion and order are below.

SCOTUS is in play and so is John Conyers, Jr., because he was never removed as a party.

Nip It In The Bud: DOJ Moves To Fast Track Appeal In Trump Emoluments Case

Justice Department attorneys want to give one of the myriad lawsuits accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause a quick death.

In a court filing late Monday, DOJ attorneys sought permission to appeal immediately a September ruling that found nearly 200 members of Congress do have standing to sue Trump for violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause.

Government attorneys argue that allowing the appeal would “materially advance the termination of this litigation.”

“If the D.C. Circuit decides the issue in the President’s favor, this case would be dismissed, thereby avoiding the need to address Plaintiffs’ novel Foreign Emoluments Clause claim and preserving both the Court’s and the parties’ resources,” attorneys from the Justice Department’s civil division write in the filing.

U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan of Washington, D.C., ruled in late September that members of Congress have standing to sue Trump over the alleged emoluments violation. The members argue in their lawsuit that Trump’s receipt of gifts – through his self-branded hotel chain, foreign intellectual property rights, and The Apprentice TV licensing fees – constitute foreign governmental gifts that should be subject to congressional approval under the Constitution.

Andy Grewal, a law professor at the University of Iowa, said that “judges grant these types of requests if they can in fact speed up the end of the litigation.”

“The idea is that if you resolve this one issue, this will end quickly,” he said. “And that’s a reason to grant the request.”

Sullivan’s September ruling only rejected half of an attempt by the Trump Administration to quash the lawsuit. The judge did not rule on the other half – on whether Trump-owned companies taking money from foreign governments counts as an emolument.

Regardless, the government slammed Sullivan’s ruling as “in substantial tension” with legal precedent.

“Congress can still vote on whether to consent or to withhold consent to the President’s alleged acceptance of foreign emoluments,” government attorneys argue. “If the President’s past alleged violations cannot be adequately remedied by congressional action now, it is not clear how this Court would be in a better position to provide a remedy.”

Since Sullivan’s ruling only concerned standing and came at an early stage in the court case, the government needs permission to file an immediate appeal.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and then-Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) filed the lawsuit in June 2017, along with 194 other Democratic members of Congress.

The suit alleges that foreign governments have used Trump’s businesses to exercise influence on the executive branch. It specifically cites instances like the granting of foreign patents to Trump-owned businesses and foreign diplomats renting Trump hotel rooms en masse as examples of emoluments that were accepted without congressional approval.

“Because [Trump] has failed to come to Congress and seek its consent for at least some foreign emoluments that have been the subject of public reporting, it is impossible to know whether Defendant has also accepted, or plans to accept, other foreign emoluments that have not yet been made public,” the members alleged in the lawsuit, adding that Trump’s acceptance of the gifts had “thwarted the transparency that the ‘Consent of Congress’ provision was designed to provide.”




Date Filed#Docket Text
06/14/20171 COMPLAINT against DONALD J. TRUMP ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4989810) filed by NANCY PELOSI, STENY H. HOYER, KAMALA D. HARRIS, BERNARD SANDERS, CHRIS MURPHY, JOHN CONYERS, JR, TOM CARPER, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, KAREN BASS, JACK REED, JEFF MERKLEY, BRIAN SCHATZ, STEVE COHEN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, CORY A. BOOKER, TED W. LIEU, EDWARD J. MARKEY, AL FRANKEN, RON WYDEN, JOSEPH CROWLEY, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, ERIC SWALWELL, TED DEUTCH, MARTIN HEINRICH, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, MICHAEL F. BENNET, TIM KAINE, TOM UDALL, AMY KLOBUCHAR, JAMIE RASKIN, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, RICHARD J. DURBIN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, MAZIE K. HIRONO, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, DAVID N. CICILLINE, MARIA CANTWELL, PATRICK LEAHY, ZOE LOFGREN, PATTY MURRAY, JAMES E. CLYBURN, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, JERROLD NADLER, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, ELIZABETH WARREN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Gorod, Brianne) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
06/14/20172 NOTICE of Appearance by Elizabeth Bonnie Wydra on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Wydra, Elizabeth) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
06/14/20173 NOTICE of Appearance by Brian Rene Frazelle on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Frazelle, Brian) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
06/14/20174 NOTICE of Appearance by Brianne Jenna Gorod on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Gorod, Brianne) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
06/14/2017Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (jd) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
06/14/20175 SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to DONALD J. TRUMP. (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
06/14/2017SUMMONS Not Issued as to U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia (jd) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
06/14/20176 REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE as to U.S. Attorney General filed by NANCY PELOSI, STENY H. HOYER, KAMALA D. HARRIS, BERNARD SANDERS, CHRIS MURPHY, JOHN CONYERS, JR, TOM CARPER, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, KAREN BASS, JACK REED, JEFF MERKLEY, BRIAN SCHATZ, STEVE COHEN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, CORY A. BOOKER, TED W. LIEU, EDWARD J. MARKEY, AL FRANKEN, RON WYDEN, JOSEPH CROWLEY, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, ERIC SWALWELL, TED DEUTCH, MARTIN HEINRICH, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, MICHAEL F. BENNET, TIM KAINE, TOM UDALL, AMY KLOBUCHAR, JAMIE RASKIN, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, RICHARD J. DURBIN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, MAZIE K. HIRONO, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, DAVID N. CICILLINE, MARIA CANTWELL, PATRICK LEAHY, ZOE LOFGREN, PATTY MURRAY, JAMES E. CLYBURN, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, JERROLD NADLER, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, ELIZABETH WARREN.(Frazelle, Brian) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
06/14/20177 REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE as to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia filed by NANCY PELOSI, STENY H. HOYER, KAMALA D. HARRIS, BERNARD SANDERS, CHRIS MURPHY, JOHN CONYERS, JR, TOM CARPER, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, KAREN BASS, JACK REED, JEFF MERKLEY, BRIAN SCHATZ, STEVE COHEN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, CORY A. BOOKER, TED W. LIEU, EDWARD J. MARKEY, AL FRANKEN, RON WYDEN, JOSEPH CROWLEY, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, ERIC SWALWELL, TED DEUTCH, MARTIN HEINRICH, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, MICHAEL F. BENNET, TIM KAINE, TOM UDALL, AMY KLOBUCHAR, JAMIE RASKIN, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, RICHARD J. DURBIN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, MAZIE K. HIRONO, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, DAVID N. CICILLINE, MARIA CANTWELL, PATRICK LEAHY, ZOE LOFGREN, PATTY MURRAY, JAMES E. CLYBURN, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, JERROLD NADLER, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, ELIZABETH WARREN.(Frazelle, Brian) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
06/14/20178 SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
07/10/20179 RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DONALD J. TRUMP served on 6/19/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 06/19/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/19/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/18/2017.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Frazelle, Brian) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
07/12/201710 NOTICE of Appearance by Jean Lin on behalf of DONALD J. TRUMP (Lin, Jean) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
07/12/201711 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint and for Entry of Scheduling Order by DONALD J. TRUMP (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Lin, Jean). Added MOTION for Scheduling Order on 7/13/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 07/12/2017)
07/14/201712 STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 7/14/2017.(Attachments: # 1 Appendix) (lcegs1) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
07/14/2017MINUTE ORDER granting 11 Joint Motion for Extensions of Time and for Entry of Scheduling Order. The following schedule shall govern proceedings in this case: plaintiffs' first amended complaint shall be filed by no later than August 15, 2017; defendant's response to the complaint shall be filed by no later than September 15, 2017; any motion seeking leave to file an amicus curiae brief in support of defendant, with the brief attached as an exhibit, shall be filed by no later than September 22, 2017; plaintiffs' opposition to the motion to dismiss shall be filed by no later than October 26, 2017; any motion seeking leave to file an amicus curiae brief in support of plaintiffs, with the brief attached as an exhibit, shall be filed by no later than November 2, 2017; defendant's reply in support of the motion to dismiss shall be filed by no later than November 21, 2017. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the parties may file non-hyperlinked briefs in accordance with this schedule. By no later than November 28, 2017, the parties, including those seeking leave to file an amicus curiae brief, shall file E-Briefs containing hyperlinks to any cited exhibits and points and authorities. By no later than November 28, 2017, the parties, including those seeking leave to file an amicus curiae brief, shall submit to the Court two hard copies and one USB drive containing all submissions to the Court governed by this scheduling order, including points and authorities. All paper copy submissions to the Court shall include the headers added by the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) System and shall be single-sided, double-spaced, use 12-point Times New Roman font, and use one inch page margins. Each set of hard copies shall be in three-ring binders, with appropriate tables of contents and tabs, and the binders shall be clearly labeled to identify the pleading therein. It is FURTHER ORDERED that by no later than November 28, 2017, the parties shall jointly submit one copy of each principal case or authority cited by any party. The points and authorities shall be in three-ring binders, with appropriate tables of contents and tabs, and the binders shall be clearly labeled to identify the contents therein. Plaintiffs' counsel is HEREBY REMINDED of Local Civil Rule 5.1(c)(1) requiring documents signed by an attorney to include the D.C. Bar identification number of the attorney, as appropriate. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 7/14/2017. (lcegs1) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
07/14/201713 ORDER GOVERNING THE FILING OF AMICUS CURIAE BRIEFS. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 7/14/2017. (lcegs1) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
07/16/2017Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint due by 8/15/2017. Defendant's Response To The Complaint due by 09/15/2017. Motion Seeking Leave To File An Amicus Curiae Brief In Support Of Defendant, With The Brief Attached As An Exhibit due by 9/22/2017. Plaintiffs' Opposition To The Motion To Dismiss due by 10/26/2017. Motion Seeking Leave To File An Amicus Curiae Brief In Support Of Plaintiffs, With The Brief Attached As An Exhibit due by 11/02/2017. Defendant's Reply In Support Of The Motion To Dismiss due by 11/21/2017. Parties, Including Those Seeking Leave To File An Amicus Curiae Brief, Shall File E-Briefs, Containing Hyperlinks To Any cited Exhibits and Points And Authorities due by 11/28/2017. (mac) (Entered: 07/16/2017)
08/15/201714 AMENDED COMPLAINT against DONALD J. TRUMP filed by NANCY PELOSI, STENY H. HOYER, KAMALA D. HARRIS, BERNARD SANDERS, CHRIS MURPHY, JOHN CONYERS, JR, TOM CARPER, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, KAREN BASS, JACK REED, JEFF MERKLEY, BRIAN SCHATZ, STEVE COHEN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, CORY A. BOOKER, TED W. LIEU, EDWARD J. MARKEY, AL FRANKEN, RON WYDEN, JOSEPH CROWLEY, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, ERIC SWALWELL, TED DEUTCH, MARTIN HEINRICH, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, MICHAEL F. BENNET, TIM KAINE, TOM UDALL, AMY KLOBUCHAR, JAMIE RASKIN, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, RICHARD J. DURBIN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, MAZIE K. HIRONO, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, DAVID N. CICILLINE, MARIA CANTWELL, PATRICK LEAHY, ZOE LOFGREN, PATTY MURRAY, JAMES E. CLYBURN, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, JERROLD NADLER, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, ELIZABETH WARREN. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Redline -- Amended Complaint)(Gorod, Brianne) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
09/15/201715 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim by DONALD J. TRUMP (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Lin, Jean) Modified event title on 9/18/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 09/15/2017)
09/19/201716 MOTION for Leave to File Brief of Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and Judical Education Project as Amici Curiae in Support of the Defendant by SETH BARETT TILLAN, JUDICIAL EDUCATION PROJECT (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Brief for Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project as Amici Curiae in Support of the Defendant, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Ray, Robert) Modified to correct filers on 9/20/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 09/19/2017)
10/26/201717 RESPONSE re 15 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by KAREN BASS, MICHAEL F. BENNET, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CORY A. BOOKER, MARIA CANTWELL, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, TOM CARPER, DAVID N. CICILLINE, JAMES E. CLYBURN, STEVE COHEN, JOHN CONYERS, JR, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, JOSEPH CROWLEY, TED DEUTCH, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, RICHARD J. DURBIN, AL FRANKEN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, KAMALA D. HARRIS, MARTIN HEINRICH, MAZIE K. HIRONO, STENY H. HOYER, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, TIM KAINE, AMY KLOBUCHAR, PATRICK LEAHY, TED W. LIEU, ZOE LOFGREN, EDWARD J. MARKEY, JEFF MERKLEY, CHRIS MURPHY, PATTY MURRAY, JERROLD NADLER, NANCY PELOSI, JAMIE RASKIN, JACK REED, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, BERNARD SANDERS, BRIAN SCHATZ, ERIC SWALWELL, TOM UDALL, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, ELIZABETH WARREN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, RON WYDEN. (Gorod, Brianne) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
11/02/201718 MOTION for Leave to File Brief Amici Curiae by MICHAEL BARNES, LEONARD BOSWELL, BARBARA BOXER, Bob Carr, TOM COLEMAN, Mickey Edwards, Lee Hamilton, Tom Harkin, GARY HART, Bob Inglis, CARL LEVIN, Brad Miller, GEORGE MILLER, PHILIP SHARP, CHRIS SHAYS, PETER SMITH, MARK UDALL, HENRY WAXMAN, DICK ZIMMER (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Donahue, Sean) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
11/02/201719 NOTICE of Appearance by Sean Hoe Donahue on behalf of MICHAEL BARNES, et al. (Donahue, Sean) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
11/02/201720 NOTICE of Appearance by Thomas C. Goldstein on behalf of DON FOX, et al. (Goldstein, Thomas) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
11/02/201721 MOTION for Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief by DON FOX, et al. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amici Curiae Brief of Former Government Ethics Officers, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Goldstein, Thomas) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
11/02/201722 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief by FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amicus Curiae Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spector, Phillip) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
11/02/201723 NOTICE of Appearance by Corey William Roush on behalf of FEDERAL JURISDICTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLARS (Roush, Corey) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
11/02/201724 MOTION for Leave to File Amici Brief In Support of Plaintiffs by FEDERAL JURISDICTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLARS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Roush, Corey) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
11/02/201725 MOTION for Leave to File Brief of Separation of Powers Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs by REBECCA L. BROWN, HAROLD H BRUFF, NEIL KINKOPF, CHRISTOPHER H. SCHROEDER, PETER M. SHANE, KEVIN M. STACK, PETER L. STRAUSS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Mapes, Katharine) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
11/02/201726 MOTION for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae by JED H. SHUGERMAN, JOHN MIKHAIL, JACK RAKOVE, GAUTHUM RAO, SIMON STERN (Attachments: # 1Exhibit Amici Curiae Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(Maxman, Melissa) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
11/03/201727 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Joshua M. Blackman, :Firm- Joshua M. Blackman, :Address- 1303 San Jacinto Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Phone No. - 202-294-9003. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5190329. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by SETH BARRETT TILLMAN (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Ray, Robert) (Entered: 11/03/2017)
11/21/201728 REPLY to opposition to motion re 15 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by DONALD J. TRUMP. (Lin, Jean) (Entered: 11/21/2017)
11/26/201729 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae E-Brief with Hyperlinks by FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amicus Curiae E-Brief With Hyperlinks, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spector, Phillip) (Entered: 11/26/2017)
11/28/201730 NOTICE OF FILING HYPERLINKED E-BRIEF by KAREN BASS, MICHAEL F. BENNET, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CORY A. BOOKER, MARIA CANTWELL, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, TOM CARPER, DAVID N. CICILLINE, JAMES E. CLYBURN, STEVE COHEN, JOHN CONYERS, JR, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, JOSEPH CROWLEY, TED DEUTCH, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, RICHARD J. DURBIN, AL FRANKEN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, KAMALA D. HARRIS, MARTIN HEINRICH, MAZIE K. HIRONO, STENY H. HOYER, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, TIM KAINE, AMY KLOBUCHAR, PATRICK LEAHY, TED W. LIEU, ZOE LOFGREN, EDWARD J. MARKEY, JEFF MERKLEY, CHRIS MURPHY, PATTY MURRAY, JERROLD NADLER, NANCY PELOSI, JAMIE RASKIN, JACK REED, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, BERNARD SANDERS, BRIAN SCHATZ, ERIC SWALWELL, TOM UDALL, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, ELIZABETH WARREN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, RON WYDEN (Gorod, Brianne) (Entered: 11/28/2017)
11/28/201731 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Hyperlinked E-Brief by DON FOX, MARILYN GLYNN, KAREN KUCIK, LAWRENCE R. REYNOLDS, AMY COMSTOCK RICK, TRIP ROTHSCHILD, WALTER SHAUB, RICHARD M. THOMAS, KATHLEEN WHALEN, HARVEY WILCOX, LESLIE WILCOX (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amicus Curiae Hyperlinked E-Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Goldstein, Thomas) (Entered: 11/28/2017)
11/28/201732 NOTICE OF FILING HYPERLINKED BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE by JOHN MIKHAIL, JACK RAKOVE, GAUTHAM RAO, JED H. SHUGERMAN, SIMON STERN re 26 MOTION for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae (Maxman, Melissa) (Main Document 32 replaced on 11/29/2017) (znmw). (Entered: 11/28/2017)
11/28/201733 NOTICE by REBECCA L. BROWN, HAROLD H. BRUFF, NEIL KINKOPF, CHRISTOPHER H. SCHROEDER, PETER M. SHANE, KEVIN M. STACK, PETER L. STRAUSS (Mapes, Katharine) (Entered: 11/28/2017)
11/28/201734 NOTICE of Filing Hyperlinked E-Brief by FEDERAL JURISDICTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLARS re 24 MOTION for Leave to File Amici Brief In Support of Plaintiffs (Roush, Corey) (Entered: 11/28/2017)
11/28/201735 NOTICE of Filing by DONALD J. TRUMP (Lin, Jean) (Entered: 11/28/2017)
11/28/201736 NOTICE of Filing Hyperlinked E-Brief by JUDICIAL EDUCATION PROJECT, SETH BARRETT TILLMAN (Ray, Robert) (Additional attachment(s) added on 11/29/2017: # 1 Hyperlinked Brief, # 2 Request Notice) (znmw). (Entered: 11/28/2017)
11/28/201737 NOTICE by MICHAEL BARNES (Donahue, Sean) (Entered: 11/28/2017)
12/22/201738 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by DONALD J. TRUMP (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Lin, Jean) (Entered: 12/22/2017)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER granting 16 MOTION for Leave to File Brief of Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and Judical Education Project as Amici Curiae in Support of the Defendant. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER granting 18 MOTION for Leave to File Brief Amici Curiae by MICHAEL BARNES, LEONARD BOSWELL, BARBARA BOXER, Bob Carr, TOM COLEMAN, Mickey Edwards, Lee Hamilton, Tom Harkin, GARY HART, Bob Inglis, CARL LEVIN, Brad Miller, GEORGE MILLER, PHILIP SHARP, CHRIS SHAYS, PETER SMITH, MARK UDALL, HENRY WAXMAN, DICK ZIMMER. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3//2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER granting 21 MOTION for Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief by DON FOX, et al. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER granting 22 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief by FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER granting 24 MOTION for Leave to File Amici Brief In Support of Plaintiffs by FEDERAL JURISDICTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLARS. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER granting 25 MOTION for Leave to File Brief of Separation of Powers Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs by REBECCA L. BROWN, HAROLD H BRUFF, NEIL KINKOPF, CHRISTOPHER H. SCHROEDER, PETER M. SHANE, KEVIN M. STACK, PETER L. STRAUSS. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/201839 MINUTE ORDER granting 26 MOTION for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae by JED H. SHUGERMAN, JOHN MIKHAIL, JACK RAKOVE, GAUTHUM RAO, SIMON STERN.Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER granting 27 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Joshua M. Blackman, Esq. is admitted pro hac vice in this proceeding. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER granting 29 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae E-Brief with Hyperlinks by FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER granting 31 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Hyperlinked E-Brief by DON FOX, MARILYN GLYNN, KAREN KUCIK, LAWRENCE R. REYNOLDS, AMY COMSTOCK RICK, TRIP ROTHSCHILD, WALTER SHAUB, RICHARD M. THOMAS, KATHLEEN WHALEN, HARVEY WILCOX, LESLIE WILCOX. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018MINUTE ORDER. The Court sua sponte schedules a motion hearing to hear oral argument on 15 motion to dismiss in this proceeding. The motion hearing shall take place on June 7, 2018 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 20. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/6/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/2018Set/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 6/7/2018 at 10:00 AM in Ceremonial Courtroom before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (mac) (Entered: 03/06/2018)
03/06/201840 AMICUS BRIEF by JUDICIAL EDUCATION PROJECT, SETH BARRETT TILLMAN. (jf) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
03/06/201841 AMICUS BRIEF by MICHAEL BARNES, LEONARD BOSWELL, BARBARA BOXER, BOB CARR, TOM COLEMAN, MICKEY EDWARDS, LEE HAMILTON, TOM HARKIN, GARY HART, BOB INGLIS, CARL LEVIN, BRAD MILLER, GEORGE MILLER, PHILIP SHARP, CHRIS SHAYS, PETER SMITH, MARK UDALL, HENRY WAXMAN, DICK ZIMMER. (jf) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
03/06/201842 AMICUS BRIEF by DON FOX, MARILYN GLYNN, KAREN KUCIK, LAWRENCE R. REYNOLDS, AMY COMSTOCK RICK, TRIP ROTHSCHILD, WALTER SHAUB, RICHARD M. THOMAS, KATHLEEN WHALEN, HARVEY WILCOX, LESLIE WILCOX . (jf) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
03/06/201843 AMICUS BRIEF by FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS. (jf) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
03/06/201844 AMICUS BRIEF by FEDERAL JURISDICTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLARS. (jf) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
03/06/201845 AMICUS BRIEF by (Separation of Powers Scholars) REBECCA L. BROWN, HAROLD H. BRUFF, NEIL KINKOPF, CHRISTOPHER H. SCHROEDER, PETER M. SHANE, KEVIN M. STACK, PETER L. STRAUSS. (jf) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
03/06/201846 AMICUS BRIEF by JOHN MIKHAIL, JACK RAKOVE, GAUTHAM RAO, JED H. SHUGERMAN, SIMON STERN. (jf) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
03/30/2018MINUTE ORDER. The parties are directed to respond, by no later than April 30, 2018, to any arguments raised by amici that have not been addressed by the parties in their briefs. The response shall be a consolidated response to all amicus curiae briefs of no more than 45 pages. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/30/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/30/2018)
03/30/2018Set/Reset Deadlines: Response To All Amicus Curiae Briefs due by 4/30/2018 (mac) (Entered: 03/30/2018)
04/05/201847 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by KAREN BASS, MICHAEL F. BENNET, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CORY A. BOOKER, MARIA CANTWELL, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, TOM CARPER, DAVID N. CICILLINE, JAMES E. CLYBURN, STEVE COHEN, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, JOSEPH CROWLEY, TED DEUTCH, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, RICHARD J. DURBIN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, KAMALA D. HARRIS, MARTIN HEINRICH, MAZIE K. HIRONO, STENY H. HOYER, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, TIM KAINE, AMY KLOBUCHAR, PATRICK LEAHY, TED W. LIEU, ZOE LOFGREN, EDWARD J. MARKEY, JEFF MERKLEY, CHRIS MURPHY, PATTY MURRAY, JERROLD NADLER, NANCY PELOSI, JAMIE RASKIN, JACK REED, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, BERNARD SANDERS, BRIAN SCHATZ, ERIC SWALWELL, TOM UDALL, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, ELIZABETH WARREN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, RON WYDEN (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Gorod, Brianne) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
04/13/201848 MOTION to Clarify by JUDICIAL EDUCATION PROJECT, SETH BARRETT TILLMAN (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5Exhibit E)(Ray, Robert) (Entered: 04/13/2018)
04/13/201849 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by JUDICIAL EDUCATION PROJECT, SETH BARRETT TILLMAN re 48 MOTION to Clarify . (Ray, Robert) (Entered: 04/13/2018)
04/17/2018MINUTE ORDER. In view of 48 motion to clarify, the Court clarifies that amici are not invited to respond to arguments raised by other amici. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 4/17/2018. (lcegs1) Modified event title on 4/19/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 04/17/2018)
04/30/201850 SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to re Order, filed by KAREN BASS, MICHAEL F. BENNET, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CORY A. BOOKER, MARIA CANTWELL, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, TOM CARPER, DAVID N. CICILLINE, JAMES E. CLYBURN, STEVE COHEN, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, JOSEPH CROWLEY, TED DEUTCH, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, RICHARD J. DURBIN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, KAMALA D. HARRIS, MARTIN HEINRICH, MAZIE K. HIRONO, STENY H. HOYER, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, TIM KAINE, AMY KLOBUCHAR, PATRICK LEAHY, TED W. LIEU, ZOE LOFGREN, EDWARD J. MARKEY, JEFF MERKLEY, CHRIS MURPHY, PATTY MURRAY, JERROLD NADLER, NANCY PELOSI, JAMIE RASKIN, JACK REED, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, BERNARD SANDERS, BRIAN SCHATZ, ERIC SWALWELL, TOM UDALL, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, ELIZABETH WARREN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, RON WYDEN. (Gorod, Brianne) (Entered: 04/30/2018)
04/30/201851 SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to re 15 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisidction (Pursuant to the Court's March 30 Order) filed by DONALD J. TRUMP. (Lin, Jean) (Entered: 04/30/2018)
05/21/201852 MOTION For Leave to be Heard at Oral Argument by JUDICIAL EDUCATION PROJECT, SETH BARRETT TILLMAN (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Ray, Robert) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
05/22/2018MINUTE ORDER. The Court has determined that at the June 7, 2018 motion hearing in this case, it will hear argument only on the threshold question of plaintiffs' standing to bring their claims. The Court is appreciative of the amicus briefs submitted, but declines to invite any amicus to be heard orally. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 5/22/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 05/22/2018)
05/22/2018MINUTE ORDER denying 52 motion for leave to be heard at oral argument by amicus. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 5/22/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 05/22/2018)
06/04/201853 NOTICE of Appearance by Brett A. Shumate on behalf of DONALD J. TRUMP (Shumate, Brett) (Entered: 06/04/2018)
06/07/2018Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan: Motion Hearing held on 6/7/2018 re 15 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. (Court Reporter SCOTT WALLACE.) (mac) (Entered: 06/07/2018)
07/27/201854 TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan held on 6-7-18; Page Numbers: 1-119. Date of Issuance:6-14-18. Court Reporter/Transcriber Scott Wallace, Telephone number 202-354-3196, Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the <a href="http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/node/110">Transcript Order Form</a><P></P><P></P>For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.<P>NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov.<P></P> Redaction Request due 8/17/2018. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/27/2018. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/25/2018.(Wallace, Scott) (Main Document 54 replaced on 7/31/2018) (zjf). (Entered: 07/27/2018)
07/27/201855 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by KAREN BASS, MICHAEL F. BENNET, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CORY A. BOOKER, MARIA CANTWELL, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, TOM CARPER, DAVID N. CICILLINE, JAMES E. CLYBURN, STEVE COHEN, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, JOSEPH CROWLEY, TED DEUTCH, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, RICHARD J. DURBIN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, KAMALA D. HARRIS, MARTIN HEINRICH, MAZIE K. HIRONO, STENY H. HOYER, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, TIM KAINE, AMY KLOBUCHAR, PATRICK LEAHY, TED W. LIEU, ZOE LOFGREN, EDWARD J. MARKEY, JEFF MERKLEY, CHRIS MURPHY, PATTY MURRAY, JERROLD NADLER, NANCY PELOSI, JAMIE RASKIN, JACK REED, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, BERNARD SANDERS, BRIAN SCHATZ, ERIC SWALWELL, TOM UDALL, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, ELIZABETH WARREN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, RON WYDEN (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Gorod, Brianne) (Entered: 07/27/2018)
08/15/201856 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by DONALD J. TRUMP (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Lin, Jean) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
08/20/201857 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by KAREN BASS, MICHAEL F. BENNET, RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, CORY A. BOOKER, MARIA CANTWELL, BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, TOM CARPER, DAVID N. CICILLINE, JAMES E. CLYBURN, STEVE COHEN, CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, JOSEPH CROWLEY, TED DEUTCH, TAMMY DUCKWORTH, RICHARD J. DURBIN, KIRSTEN E. GILLIBRAND, LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, KAMALA D. HARRIS, MARTIN HEINRICH, MAZIE K. HIRONO, STENY H. HOYER, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, HAKEEM JEFFRIES, HENRY C. HANK JOHNSON, JR, TIM KAINE, AMY KLOBUCHAR, PATRICK LEAHY, TED W. LIEU, ZOE LOFGREN, EDWARD J. MARKEY, JEFF MERKLEY, CHRIS MURPHY, PATTY MURRAY, JERROLD NADLER, NANCY PELOSI, JAMIE RASKIN, JACK REED, CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, LINDA T. SANCHEZ, BERNARD SANDERS, BRIAN SCHATZ, ERIC SWALWELL, TOM UDALL, CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, ELIZABETH WARREN, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, RON WYDEN (Frazelle, Brian) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
08/20/2018NOTICE OF ERROR re 57 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY; emailed to brian@theusconstitution.org, cc'd 20 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Invalid attorney signature, 2. DO NOT REFILE-Signature on pleadings should match Login/Password (zjf, ) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
09/28/201858 ORDER denying in part and deferring in part 15 Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 9/28/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 09/28/2018)
09/28/201859 MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 9/28/2018. (lcegs1) (Entered: 09/28/2018)
10/22/201860 MOTION for Certification for interlocatory appeal of the Court's September 28, 2018 Order by DONALD J. TRUMP (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support)(Lin, Jean) (Entered: 10/22/2018)

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