Cases of Interest

Due to the level of interest in certain cases by journalists and members of the public, the court will publish important news and information about cases on this page.  The court will also post selected case documents and upcoming proceedings and deadlines.  

United States of America v. State of California, et al.


Assigned to District Judge John A. Mendez
Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman

Upcoming Deadlines: 

March 13, 2018 - Defendants opening brief in support of the motion to transfer

March 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m. PDT -  Joint letter brief re expedited discovery

March 20, 2018 - Plaintiffs opposition to motion to transfer

March 23, 2018 - Defendants reply to motion to transfer

No hearing on this motion will be set as the Court will decide the motion on the papers. 

Final briefing schedule for Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction is dependent on the Court's rulings with respect to the motion to transfer and/or motion for expedited discovery.

For now:

March 26, 2018 - Amicus briefs in support of Plaintiffs motion

Defendants opposition, amicus briefs in support of Defendant, Plaintiffs reply, and the hearing date on the Motion for Preliminary Injunction will, if necessary, be set following resolution of the motion to transfer

Selected Documents*:

Doc.  Filed                       Description                        .pdf    
1 3/6/18 Complaint PDF
2 3/6/18 Motion for Preliminary Injunction PDF
18 3/13/18 Defendants' Motion to Transfer Venue PDF
20 3/14/18 Order re: Expedited Discovery PDF
21 3/15/18 Order Clarifying 3/14/18 Order PDF
25 3/20/18

Opposition by USA to Motion to Transfer

28 3/22/18 Order Granting-in-Part and Denying-in-Part California Request for Expedited Discovery PDF







* To view all case documents, please access PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)