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County of Santa Clara v. Donald J. Trump, et al.

Published on: 2/13/2018 1:50 PM
On February 3, 2017, the County filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump and members of his administration challenging his January 25, 2017 Executive Order through which he intends to deny all federal funding to any state or local government that he deems fails to comply with his aggressive immigration enforcement plan. The lawsuit challenges the President’s authority to unilaterally impose conditions on federal funds—a power the Constitution places exclusively in the hands of Congress—as well as the blanket denial of all federal funds, the vast majority of which have no connection to immigration or law enforcement.
Ninth Circuit Filings
Amicus Briefs Supporting the County:
  • Brief of Political Science Scholars

District Court Filings 

  • Declaration of County Executive Jeff Smith
Amicus Briefs Supporting the County's Motion for Summary Judgment:



County's Surreply to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss


County's Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss

Amicus Briefs Opposing the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss: 

County's Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration

Order Granting the County's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction


Amicus Briefs Supporting the County's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction: