Sanctuary Jurisdiction Cases

Due to the level of interest in this case, this web page has been created to notify journalists and interested members of the public of important news and information about access to proceedings and to case information.


The following cases have been related before Judge William H. Orrick pursuant to Civil Local Rule 3-12. An action is related to another when: (1) the actions concern substantially the same parties, property, transaction or event; and (2) it appears likely that there will be an unduly burdensome duplication of labor and expense or conflicting results if the cases are conducted before different judges.

Case NumberCase Title
3:17-cv-00485-WHOCity and County of San Francisco v. Donald J. Trump et al
3:17-cv-04642-WHOCity and County of San Francisco v. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions
3:17-cv-04642-WHOState of California ex rel. Xavier Becerra v. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions
County of Santa Clara v. Donald J. Trump et al
3:17-cv-01535-WHOCity of Richmond v. Trump et al

General Court Information

Accessing Case Documents

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Upcoming Proceedings & Deadlines:
DateProceeding or DeadlineCourtroom (if applicable)
September 5, 2018Argument on all dispositive motions
(Cases C17-4701 & C17-4642);
see stipulation in file listing below for briefing schedule
Courtroom 2, 17th Floor

Selected case documents of special interest:

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