Who The Fuck Has Sued The Trump Administration


#1

Hi folks. So this a curated thread to follow up on my previous “general discussion” thread here concerning lawsuits that have been filed against the Trump administration, family, foundation, etc. since Trump took office.

As I had said in that thread, I have been interested in finding a list of all lawsuits filed against Trump and found (to my surprise) that none of the major news outlets seem to be maintaining such a list. So I’ve taken it upon myself to get one started for the WTF Community.

I’m hosting it on Google Drive here. It’s crude and missing some information on a few but I figure it’s a good enough start. The problem that I foresee is many news outlets don’t link to the complaint or even give the civil action number when they write about lawsuit announcements so trying to find the specific plaintiffs and defendants can be tricky. Additionally I’m not an attorney myself so I don’t know how best to check the status of cases overtime.

I’ve started combing through the WTFJHT archives for suits and saving those that are announced starting this week. I’m thinking for some key topics and issues such as the original Muslim ban in January 2017 it makes sense to include just one or two key cases filed. For example I currently have the ACLU’s lawsuit listed while I know I could also include the State of Hawaii vs. Trump which are just two of the many cases that were filed from that original ban.

I will update this spreadsheet as I can. This is of course not my full time job, just something interesting to me. If anyone is interested and motivated enough to lend a hand in this endeavor please let me know.


(Matt Kiser) #2

This is a great idea. Could we pull it out of a spreadsheet that can’t be publicly indexed and instead add it here in a form that people can better read?


#3

Sure Matt but I’m not sure how to do so - any examples I could look at to try it add it?


#4

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(Renee) #5

Nicely done!
In a blow to President Trump, a federal judge says a lawsuit that alleges Trump’s business interests violate the Constitution can proceed.

Federal District Judge Peter Messitte denied the Department of Justice’s request to dismiss a case brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia. The Emoluments Clause bars any president from personally profiting from his dealings with foreign governments — or even U.S. state governments.

I see this one is listed and the list is growing. The king of meaningless lawsuits has bitten off more than he can chew…


#6

This one always seemed to be very simple to me, glad it’s moving along.

I’ve just added the latest concerning the distribution of 3D printed guns.


#7

New Suit (August 2nd, 2018):

Cities of Baltimore MD, Chicago IL, Cincinnati OH, and Columbus OH

vs.

DONALD J. TRUMP (President of the United States), ALEX M. AZAR, II (Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services), UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SEEMA VERMA (Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES

Concerning: Healthcare Laws and Constitution Violations

Source: The Hill

Current Record Count: 12


#8

Lawsuit Update (August 3rd, 2018):

States of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Seattle, Vermont, and Virginia and the District of Columbia

vs.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, MICHAEL POMPEO (Secretary of State), DIRECTORATE OF DEFENSE TRADE CONTROLS, MIKE MILLER (Acting Deputy Assistance Secretary of Defense Trade Controls), SARAH HEIDEMA (Director of Policy), OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRADE CONTROLS POLICY, DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED, SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION, INC., and CONN WILIAMSON

Concerning: Gun Laws

Update: 11 states join lawsuit over 3D-printed guns

Source: Reuters via Axios

Current Record Count: 12


#9

New Suit (August 7th, 2018):

ACLU

vs.

JEFF SESSIONS (Attorney General of the United States)

Concerning: Immigration Laws

Source: ACLU via Daily Kos

Note: Details are incomplete on this one as I cannot get the complaint to load on ACLU’s website :slightly_frowning_face: However, I did discover the ACLU keeps track of their cases online for public reference. The link for this case is here

Current Record Count: 13


(nina) #10

#11

Remember the huge scandal involving the outrageously padded $300 million Puerto Rico power contract? It was awarded to a company with only two employees. Where was the company based? Whitefish, Montana – hometown of Zinke. Zinke knows the owner of the company – and Zinke’s son once worked for him. When this money grab was uncovered, the contract was suddenly yanked. Zinke and the Administration told everyone, “There’s nothing to see here. Return to your accommodation units.” Then . . . radio silence.

I’m still wondering why this nefarious plot, which on its face has every appearance of a massive graft scheme, was not vigorously investigated – it warranted congressional hearings. When we win back the House, we need to put this Zinke scandal back under the microscope.

Whitefish Energy is based in Whitefish, Mont., the home town of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Its chief executive, Andy Techmanski, and Zinke acknowledge knowing one another — but only, Zinke’s office said in an email, because Whitefish is a small town where “everybody knows everybody.” One of Zinke’s sons “joined a friend who worked a summer job” at one of Techmanski’s construction sites, the email said.