Litigation Documents Related to the Appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General

President Trump’s designation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general following the departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has generated numerous legal challenges. As litigation continues, Lawfare will be keeping this page updated with the relevant documents. With the exception of Blumenthal v. Whitaker, the merits of the cases listed here concern issues other than Whitaker’s appointment. We have omitted documents not relevant to the issue at hand.

If you know of a challenge to Whitaker's appointment that we're not including, tell us about it! Any queries or additional documents should be directed to Quinta Jurecic at [email protected].

 

Maryland v. U.S. (U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1:18-cv-02849-ELH)

 

Blumenthal v. Whitaker (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1:18-cv-02664)

 

Michaels v. Whitaker (Supreme Court of the United States)

 

In re Grand Jury Investigation (U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 18-3052)

 

O.A. v. Trump (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1:18-cv-02718-RDM)

Upon consideration of Plaintiffs' submission, Dkt. 11 , it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall appear for a hearing on Plaintiffs' TRO motion on Monday, December 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 21. It is further ORDERED that the date previously set for Plaintiffs to file their reply brief is VACATED, and Plaintiffs shall now file their reply brief on or before Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 11/30/2018. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 11/30/2018)

 

Alsomairi v. Dawson (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 18-2359)

 

U.S. v. Valencia (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 5:17-cr-00882-DAE)

Text Order DENYING 167  Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to Luis Valencia (1). Motion hearing will proceed as scheduled on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 9:00am. Entered by Judge David A. Ezra. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (ps) (Entered: 11/20/2018)

 

U.S. v. Haning (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 4:18-cr-00139-RWS)

Docket Text ORDER as to William Douglas Haning - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Government shall have until November 20, 2018 to respond to Defendant's 72 MOTION to Dismiss Indictment/Counts Or, in the Alternative, to Disqualify Prosecution Team. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nannette A. Baker on 11/16/2018. (GGB) (Entered: 11/16/2018)

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Government's MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME by USA is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Government shall have until November 29, 2018 to file its response to Defendant's motion. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nannette A. Baker on 11/20/2018. (GGB) (Entered: 11/20/2018)

 

Matter of Negusie

 

Rojo-Ramirez v. Trump (U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 18-cv-03125)