The U.S. House of Representatives Has Institutional Standing to Challenge Alleged Violation of the Appropriations Clause, Holds D.C. Circuit

In United States House of Representatives v. Mnuchin, No. 19-5176 (D.C. Cir. Sept. 25, 2020), a panel of the D.C. Circuit holds that the House has institutional standing as a legislative body to challenge the alleged misappropriation of funds by the White House to pay for construction of a border wall. “Congress enacted a budgetContinue reading “The U.S. House of Representatives Has Institutional Standing to Challenge Alleged Violation of the Appropriations Clause, Holds D.C. Circuit”

Second Circuit Exercises Discretion to Scale Nationwide Injunction of “Public Charge Rule” Back to Geographic Scope of Circuit

In New York v. United States Dep’t of Homeland Sec., No. 19-3595 (2d Cir. Aug. 4, 2020), the Second Circuit joins the roiling debate about the authority of federal district courts to enter nationwide injunctions against the federal government. The panel affirms a preliminary injunction entered against the Trump Administration’s 2019 amendments to the “publicContinue reading “Second Circuit Exercises Discretion to Scale Nationwide Injunction of “Public Charge Rule” Back to Geographic Scope of Circuit”