809 F.3d 134 (5th Cir. 2015), 15-40238, Texas v. United States

Docket Nº:15-40238
Citation:809 F.3d 134
Opinion Judge:JERRY E. SMITH, Circuit Judge.
Party Name:STATE OF TEXAS; STATE OF ALABAMA; STATE OF GEORGIA; STATE OF IDAHO; STATE OF INDIANA; STATE OF KANSAS; STATE OF LOUISIANA; STATE OF MONTANA; STATE OF NEBRASKA; STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA; STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA; STATE OF UTAH; STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA; STATE OF WISCONSIN; PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor, State of Maine; PATRICK L. MCCRORY, Governor, State...
Attorney:For STATE OF TEXAS, STATE OF ALABAMA, STATE OF GEORGIA, STATE OF IDAHO, STATE OF KANSAS, STATE OF LOUISIANA, STATE OF MONTANA, STATE OF NEBRASKA, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, STATE OF UTAH, STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, STATE OF WISCONSIN, Plaintiffs - Appellees: Scott A. Keller, Sol...
Judge Panel:Before KING, SMITH, and ELROD, Circuit Judges. KING, Circuit Judge, dissenting. KING, Circuit Judge, dissenting:
Case Date:November 09, 2015
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 
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809 F.3d 134 (5th Cir. 2015)

STATE OF TEXAS; STATE OF ALABAMA; STATE OF GEORGIA; STATE OF IDAHO; STATE OF INDIANA; STATE OF KANSAS; STATE OF LOUISIANA; STATE OF MONTANA; STATE OF NEBRASKA; STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA; STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA; STATE OF UTAH; STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA; STATE OF WISCONSIN; PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor, State of Maine; PATRICK L. MCCRORY, Governor, State of North Carolina; C. L. " BUTCH" OTTER, Governor, State of Idaho; PHIL BRYANT, Governor, State of Mississippi; STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA; STATE OF OHIO; STATE OF OKLAHOMA; STATE OF FLORIDA; STATE OF ARIZONA; STATE OF ARKANSAS; ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL SCHUETTE; STATE OF NEVADA; STATE OF TENNESSEE, Plaintiffs-Appellees,

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; RONALD D. VITIELLO, Deputy Chief of U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; SARAH R. SALDANA, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; LEON RODRIGUEZ, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Defendants-Appellants

No. 15-40238

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

November 9, 2015

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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

For STATE OF TEXAS, STATE OF ALABAMA, STATE OF GEORGIA, STATE OF IDAHO, STATE OF KANSAS, STATE OF LOUISIANA, STATE OF MONTANA, STATE OF NEBRASKA, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, STATE OF UTAH, STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, STATE OF WISCONSIN, Plaintiffs - Appellees: Scott A. Keller, Solicitor, J. Campbell Barker, Deputy Solicitor General, Matthew Hamilton Frederick, Deputy Solicitor General, Alex Potapov, Office of the Solicitor General for the State of Texas, Austin, TX; Angela Veronica Colmenero, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Charles Eugene Roy, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas, Austin, TX.

For STATE OF INDIANA, Plaintiff - Appellee: Scott A. Keller, Solicitor, J. Campbell Barker, Deputy Solicitor General, Matthew Hamilton Frederick, Deputy Solicitor General, Alex Potapov, Office of the Solicitor General for the State of Texas, Austin, TX; Joseph Conrad Chapelle, Barnes & Thornburg, L.L.P., Indianapolis, IN; Angela Veronica Colmenero, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Charles Eugene Roy, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas, Austin, TX.

For PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor, State of Maine, PATRICK L. MCCRORY, Governor, State of North Carolina, C. L. " BUTCH" OTTER, Governor, State of Idaho, PHIL BRYANT, Governor, State of Mississippi, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, STATE OF OHIO, STATE OF OKLAHOMA, STATE OF FLORIDA, STATE OF ARIZONA, STATE OF ARKANSAS, ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL SCHUETTE, STATE OF TENNESSEE, STATE OF NEVADA, Plaintiff - Appellees: Scott A. Keller, Solicitor, J. Campbell Barker, Deputy Solicitor General, Matthew Hamilton Frederick, Deputy Solicitor General, Alex Potapov, Charles Eugene Roy, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Solicitor General for the State of Texas, Austin, TX; Angela Veronica Colmenero, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas, Austin, TX.

For UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, Commissioner of U.S., Customs and Border Protection, Defendants - Appellants: Scott R. McIntosh, Beth S. Brinkmann, Esq., Jeffrey A. Clair, Esq.. Kathleen Roberta Hartnett, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC; Kyle R. Freeny, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Washington, DC; William Ernest Havemann, Trial Attorney, Benjamin C. Mizer, Solicitor, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.

For JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, Commissioner of U.S., Customs and Border Protection, RONALD D. VITIELLO, Deputy Chief of U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border of Protection, SARAH R. SALDANA, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, LEON RODRIGUEZ, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Defendants - Appellants: Scott R. McIntosh, Beth S. Brinkmann, Esq., Jeffrey A. Clair, Esq., Kathleen Roberta Hartnett, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC; Kyle R. Freeny, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Washington, DC; William Ernest Havemann, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC; Benjamin C. Mizer, Solicitor, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.

For STATE OF WASHINGTON, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, STATE OF CONNECTICUT, STATE OF DELAWARE, STATE OF HAWAII, STATE OF ILLINOIS, STATE OF MARYLAND, STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, STATE OF NEW MEXICO, STATE OF NEW YORK, STATE OF OREGON, STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, STATE OF VERMONT, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Amicus Curiaes: Noah Guzzo Purcell, Office of the Solicitor General for the State of Washington, Olympia, WA.

For JUDICIAL WATCH, INCORPORATED, Amicus Curiae: Michael Bekesha, Paul Orfanedes, Esq., Judicial Watch, Incorporated, Washington, DC.

For CATO INSTITUTE, PROFESSOR JEREMY RABKIN, Amicus Curiae: Leif A. Olson, Olson Firm, P.L.L.C., Humble, TX; Ilya Shapiro, Esq., Cato Institute, Washington, DC.

For MOUNTAIN STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION, Amicus Curiae: Steven James Lechner, Esq., Mountain States Legal Foundation, Lakewood, CO.

For MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO, of New York City, MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI, of Los Angeles, MAYOR WILLIAM D. EUILLE, CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, MAYOR ED PAWLOWSKI, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, MAYOR KASIM REED, of Atlanta, MAYOR STEVE ADLER, of Austin, Texas, MAYOR STEPHANIE RAWLINGS-BLAKE, CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, CITY OF BELL, CALIFORNIA, STATE OF VIRGINIA, Amicus Curiaes: Jeremy W. Shweder, City of New York, Law Department, New York, NY.

For CERTAIN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE, COMMITTEE TO DEFEND THE SEPARATION OF POWERS, Amicus Curiae: Jay A. Sekulow, Esq., American Center for Law & Justice, Washington, DC.

For GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA, GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY, GOVERNOR OF SOUTH DAKOTA, Amicus Curiae: James Davis Blacklock, Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel for the Governor of Texas, Austin, TX.

For REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI, Democratic, Leader, REPRESENTATIVE STENY HOYER, Democratic Whip, REPRESENTATIVE XAVIER BECERRA, Democratic, Caucus Chair, REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPH CROWLEY, Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair, Amicus Curiae: Seth Paul Waxman, Paul Reinherz Wolfson, WilmerHale, Washington, DC.

For AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR-CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS, Amicus Curiae: Matthew James Ginsburg, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC.

For MICHAEL BARNES, Former Representative of Maryland, HOWARD BERMAN, Former Representative of California, VICTOR H. FAZIO, Former Representative of California, CHARLES GONZALEZ, Former Representative of Texas, Amicus Curiae: Elizabeth Bonnie Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center, Washington, DC.

For JAMES A. LEACH, Former Representative of Iowa, GEORGE MILLER, III, Former Representative of California, SILVESTRE REYES, Former Representative of Texas, DAVID SKAGGS, Former Representative of Colorado, HENRY A. WAXMAN, Former Representative of California, RAYMOND LAHOOD, Amicus Curiaes: Elizabeth Bonnie Wydra, Chief Counsel, Washington, DC.

For AMERICAN APPAREL, INCORPORATED, CAPITAL CITY FRUIT, INCORPORATED, FARMERS INVESTMENT COMPANY, LATIN-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF UTAH, MAREK BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, INCORPORATED, NEW SOLUTIONS GROUP, L.L.C., NISEI FARMERS LEAGUE, Amicus Curiaes: Clifford M. Sloan, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, L.L.P., Washington, DC.

For CHURCH WORLD SERVICE, REVEREND GRADYE PARSONS, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS, DISCIPLES HOME MISSIONS, SISTERS OF MERCY OF THE AMERICAS, Amicus Curiaes: Benjamin Gross Shatz, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, L.L.P., Los Angeles, CA.

For MAJOR CITIES CHIEFS ASSOCIATION, POLICE EXECUTIVE RESEARCH FORUM, CHIEF ART ACEVEDO, City of Austin, Texas, Police Department, CHIEF CHARLIE BECK, Los Angeles, California, Police Department, CHIEF DAVID BEJARANO, Chula Vista, California, Police Department, Amicus Curiaes: Chirag Gopal Badlani, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Limited, Chicago, IL.

For DAVID ABRAHAM, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, MUNEER I. AHMAD, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School, RAQUEL ALDANA, Professor of Law, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, FARRIN R. ANELLO, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law, ROXANA BACON, Visiting/Adjunct/Lecturer Professor of Immigration Law, University of Miami, Syracuse University, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Amicus Curiaes: Bradley S. Phillips, Munger, Tolles & Olson, L.L.P., Los Angeles, CA.

For JANE DOE #1, JANE DOE #2, JANE DOE #3, Amicus Curiaes: Nina Perales, Esq., Mexican-American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, San Antonio, TX; Adam Paul KohSweeney, Esq., Gabriel Markoff, Esq., O'Melveny & Myers,...

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