885 F.3d 332 (5th Cir. 2018), 17-50762, City of El Cenizo, Texas v. State of Texas

Docket Nº:17-50762
Citation:885 F.3d 332
Opinion Judge:EDITH H. JONES, Circuit Judge:
Party Name:CITY OF EL CENIZO, TEXAS; Raul L. Reyes, Mayor, City of El Cenizo; Tom Schmerber, County Sheriff; Mario A. Hernandez, Maverick County Constable Pct. 3-1; League of United Latin American Citizens; Maverick County, Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants v. State of TEXAS; Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas, in his official capacity, Ken ...
Judge Panel:Before JONES, SMITH, and PRADO, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:March 13, 2018
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
SUMMARY

The Fifth Circuit upheld Senate Bill 4 (SB4), a Texas law that forbids "sanctuary city" policies throughout the state, and held that SB4's provisions, with one exception, did not violate the Constitution. The court held that none of SB4's provisions conflict with federal law where the assistance-cooperation, the status-inquiry, and the information-sharing provisions were not conflict preempted.... (see full summary)

 
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885 F.3d 332 (5th Cir. 2018)

CITY OF EL CENIZO, TEXAS; Raul L. Reyes, Mayor, City of El Cenizo; Tom Schmerber, County Sheriff; Mario A. Hernandez, Maverick County Constable Pct. 3-1; League of United Latin American Citizens; Maverick County, Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants

City of Austin, Judge Sarah Eckhardt, in her official capacity as Travis County Judge; Sheriff Sally Hernandez, in her official capacity as Travis County Sheriff; Travis County; City of Dallas, Texas; the City of Houston, Intervenors-Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants

v.

State of TEXAS; Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas, in his official capacity, Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, Defendants-Appellants Cross-Appellees

El Paso County; Richard Wiles, Sheriff of El Paso County, in his official capacity; Texas Organizing Project Education Fund; Jo Anne Bernal, El Paso County Attorney in her official capacity; MOVE San Antonio, Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants

Texas Association of Hispanic County Judges and County Commissioners, Intervenor-Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant

v.

State of Texas; Greg Abbott, Governor; Ken Paxton, Attorney General; Steve McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Defendants-Appellants Cross-Appellees City of San Antonio; Bexar County, Texas; Rey A. Saldana, in his official capacity as San Antonio City Councilmember; Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education; La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Incorporated; Workers Defense Project; City of El Paso, Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants

City of Austin, Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellees Cross-Appellants

v.

State of Texas; Ken Paxton, sued in his official capacity as Attorney General of Texas; Greg Abbott, sued in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Texas, Defendants-Appellants Cross-Appellees

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March 13, 2018

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Appeals from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Orlando L. Garcia, U.S. District Judge

Nina Perales, Esq., Celina Y. Moreno, John Paul Salmon, Mexican-American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, San Antonio, TX, Thomas Andrew Saenz, Esq., Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants City of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, City of El Paso, Rey A. Saldana, in his official capacity as San Antonio City Councilmember, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Incorporated, Workers Defense Project.

David Wilson Dummer, Yolanda Cornejo Garcia, Esq., Cory David Szczepanik, Dallas, TX, Jose F. Sanchez, Los Angeles, CA, Robin Eve Wechkin, Seattle, WA, Sidley Austin, L.L.P., Deborah Lynne Klein, City Attorney’s Office for the City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants City of San Antonio, Rey A. Saldana, in his official capacity as San Antonio City Councilmember.

Jose Garza, Michael Patrick Moran, Garza Golando Moran, P.L.L.C., San Antonio, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants El Paso County, Richard Wiles, Sheriff of El Paso County, in his official capacity, County Attorney of El Paso County, in her official Jo Anne Bernal.

Jo Anne Bernal, County Attorney’s Office for the County of El Paso, El Paso, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants El Paso County, Richard Wiles, Sheriff of El Paso County, in his official capacity.

Efren Carlos Olivares, South Texas Civil Rights Project, Alamo, TX, Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants MOVE San Antonio, Texas Organizing Project Education Fund.

Mary B. McCord, Esq., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, for Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant Texas Organizing Project Education Fund.

Lee P. Gelernt, Esq., Omar C. Jadwat, New York, NY, Stephen B. Kang, San Francisco, CA, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Immigrants’ Rights Project, Luis Roberto Vera, Jr., Esq., Law Offices of Luis Roberto Vera, Jr. & Associates, San Antonio, TX, Renea Hicks, Law Office of Renea Hicks, Austin, TX, Edgar Saldivar, Andre Segura, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Houston, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants City of El Cenizo, Texas, Mario A. Hernandez, Maverick County Constable Pct. 3-1, League of United Latin American Citizens, Maverick County, Raul L. Reyes, Mayor, City of El Cenizo, Tom Schmerber, County Sheriff.

Rolando Leo Rios, I, Esq., Law Office of Rolando L. Rios, San Antonio, TX, Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant Texas Association of Hispanic County Judges and County Commissioners.

Michael Siegel, Christopher Coppola, Attorney, City of Austin, Law Department, Litigation Division, Austin, TX, for Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant City of Austin.

Charles S. Estee, Esq., Stacy Jordan Rodriguez, Barbara Elaine Rosenberg, Esq., City Attorney’s Office for the City of Dallas, Dallas, TX, for Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant City of Dallas, Texas.

Collyn Ann Peddie, Ronald Charles Lewis, City of Houston, Legal Department, Lonny Jacob Hoffman, Grant Bellows Martinez, Richard Paul Yetter, Yetter Coleman, L.L.P., James Edward Maloney, Houston, TX, for Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant City of Houston.

Sherine Elizabeth Thomas, Assistant County Attorney, County Attorney’s Office for the County of Travis, Attn. Litigation Div, Laurie R. Eiserloh, Timothy Robert Labadie, Anthony J. Nelson, Assistant County Attorney, County Attorney’s Office for the County of Travis, Austin, TX, for Intervenor Plaintiffs-Appellees Cross-Appellants Travis County, Judge Sarah Eckhardt, in her official capacity as Travis County Judge, Sheriff Sally Hernandez, in her official capacity as Travis County Sheriff.

Scott A. Keller, Solicitor, J. Campbell Barker, Deputy Solicitor General, Eric A. White, Office of the Solicitor General for the State of Texas, Ari Cuenin, Office of the Attorney General, Office of the Solicitor General, David J. Hacker, Office of the Attorney General, Special Litigation Division, Darren Lee McCarty, Esq., David Austin Robert Nimocks, Associate Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas, Austin, TX, for State of Texas, Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas, in his official capacity, Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, Steve McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Scott Stewart, U.S. Department of Justice, Erez Reuveni, Assistant Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation Civil Division, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae United States of America.

Michael Meriwether Hethmon, Senior Counsel, Immigration Reform Law Institute, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae Immigration Reform Law Institute.

Erica Peterson, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of West Virginia, Charleston, WV, Elizabeth Baker Murrill, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA, for Amici Curiae States of West Virginia, State of Louisiana, State of Alabama, State of Arkansas, State of Georgia, State of Kansas, State of Michigan, State of Missouri, State of Ohio, State of Oklahoma, State of South Carolina.

Noah Barnett Peters, Bailey & Ehrenberg, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae Remembrance Project.

Cristian Rosas-Grillet, Assistant City Attorney, Laredo, TX, for Amicus Curiae City of Laredo, Texas.

E. Martin Estrada, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Munger, Tolles & Olson, L.L.P., Los Angeles, CA, for Amici Curiae American Gateways, Border Network for Human Rights, Equal Justice Center, Grassroots Leadership, Hope Family Health Center, Jolt Texas, Martinez Street Women’s Center, Mi Familia Vota, P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, Proyecto Azteca, Rita, United Fort Worth, University Leadership Initiative, Youth Empowerment Alliance.

Kavita Narayan, Lynnette Miner, Laura S. Trice, Office of the County Counsel for the County of Santa Clara, San Jose, CA, for Amicus Curiae County of Santa Clara, California.

Donna R. Ziegler, Oakland, CA, for Amicus Curiae County of Alameda, California.

Andre M. Davis, City Solicitor, Baltimore City Department of Law, Baltimore, MD, for Amicus Curiae Ciy of Baltimore, Maryland.

Edward N. Siskel, City Attorney’s Office for the City of Chicago, Chicago, IL, for Amicus Curiae City of Chicago Illinois.

Eleanor M. Dilkes, Iowa City, IA, for Amicus Curiae City of Iowa City, Iowa.

Leon Fresco, Esq., Holland & Knight, L.L.P., Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae Government of the United Mexican States.

Dan Satterberg, Seattle, WA, for Amicus Curiae King County...

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