Safari Club/NRA v. Jewell

U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Court of Appeals Docket #: 14-5152 Docketed: 06/25/2014
Termed: 11/07/2014
Nature of Suit: 2893 Environmental Matters
Safari Club International, et al v. Sally Jewell, et al
Appeal From: United States District Court for the District of Columbia
USDC- District of Columbia Civil Docket Case#: 1:14-cv-00670-RCL
Assigned to: Judge Royce C. Lamberth
Case in other court: 14-05152
Cause: 16:1538 Endangered Species Act

Summary/Issues:

Filing Date Filing Party Document Description
Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
11/7/2014 Court MANDATE ISSUED to Clerk, District Court [14-5152]
11/7/2014 Court Order Dismissing Case
11/4/2014 Appellant Plaintiffs – Appellants Unopposed Motion to Voluntarily Dismiss Appeal
10/3/2014 Court Courtroom Minutes of Oral Argument
9/26/2014 Court FORM 72 submitted by arguing attorney, Anna M. Seidman, on behalf of Appellants National Rifle Association of America and Safari Club International. [14-5152] (Seidman, Anna)
9/24/2014 Court FORM 72 submitted by arguing attorney, Nicholas A. DiMascio, on behalf of Appellees Daniel M. Ashe, Department of Interior, Sally Jewell and United States Fish and Wildlife Service. [14-5152] (DiMascio, Nicholas)
9/22/2014 Court Order Setting Date and Time for Oral Argument
8/28/2014 Court PER ABOVE ORDER lodged appendix [1509217-2] is filed [14-5152]
8/28/2014 Court Order Granting Appellants Request to Supplement The Appendix
8/25/2014 Appellant Reply Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants Safari Club International and National Rifle Association of America
8/25/2014 Appellant Supplement to The Appendix
8/22/2014 Appellant Request to Supplement The Appendix By Plaintiffs Appellants Safari Club International and National Rifle Association of America
8/18/2014 Appellee Statutory Addendum to Federal Defendants’ Answering Brief
8/18/2014 Appellee Federal Defendants-Appellees’ Answering Brief
7/25/2014 Appellant Transcript Status Report
7/25/2014 Appellant Statement of Intent Not To Use Deferred Joint Appendix
7/25/2014 Appellant Statement of Issues By Appellants
7/25/2014 Appellant Civil Docketing Statement for Appellants
7/18/2014 Appellant APPENDIX [1503544] filed by National Rifle Association of America and Safari Club International. [Volumes: 2] [Service Date: 07/18/2014 ] [14-5152]
7/18/2014 Appellant Brief of Plaintiffs Appellants Safari Club International and National Rifle Association of America
7/17/2014 Court Order Scheduling Oral Argument
7/11/2014 Court Order Setting Briefing Schedule
7/10/2014 Appellant ENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1501829] by Christopher A. Conte on behalf of Appellant National Rifle Association of America. [14-5152]
7/9/2014 Appellant ENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1501698] by Anna M. Seidman and co-counsel Douglas S. Burdin on behalf of Appellant Safari Club International. [14-5152]
7/9/2014 Appellant Supplement to Unopposed Motion for Expedited Consideration of Appeal by Plaintiffs Appellants Safari Club International and National Rifle Association of America
7/7/2014 Appellant Underlying Decision From Which This Appeal Arises
7/7/2014 Appellant Unopposed Motion for Expedited Consideration of Appeal By Plaintiffs Appellants Safari Club International and National Rifle Association of America
7/7/2014 Appellant Certificate As To Parties, Rulings, And Related Cases
7/7/2014 Appellant National Rifle Association of America’s Corporate Disclosure Statement
6/30/2014 Appellee ENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1500089] by Nicholas A. DiMascio on behalf of Appellees Daniel M. Ashe, Department of Interior, Sally Jewell and United States Fish and Wildlife Service. [14-5152]
6/30/2014 Appellant Appellants Letter to Court Requesting Expedited The Appeal
6/25/2014 Court Order Setting Schedule
6/25/2014 Appellant Civil Notice of Appeal
6/25/2014 Court US CIVIL CASE docketed. [14-5152]
USDC – District of Columbia
2/17/2015 Plaintiff Reply In Support of Motion for Certification of Ruling by Safari Club International and National Rifle Association of America
2/10/2015 Defendant Notice of Filing Certified List of Contents of Administrative Record
2/6/2015 Defendant Federal Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Certification of Ruling
2/5/2015 Plaintiff Safari Club International and National Rifle Associations Sur-Reply to Proposed Defendant Intervenors’ Reply on Their Motion to Intervene
2/5/2015 Court MINUTE ORDER granting 57 Motion for Leave to File Sur-Reply. The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter plaintiffs’ sur-reply, filed as attachment 1 to the motion [57-1], on the docket. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 2/5/15. (DMK)
2/4/2015 Plaintiff Safari Club International and National Rifle Associations Motion for Leave to File A Sur-Reply to Proposed Defendant Intervenors’ Reply on Their Motion to Intervene
1/27/2015 Court Order on Joint Briefing Schedule
1/27/2015 Intervenor Reply Memorandum In Support of Friends of Animals and Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force’s Motion to Intervene as Defendants
1/26/2015 Plaintiff Proposed Joint Briefing Schedule
1/22/2015 Plaintiff Safari Club International and National Rifle Association’s Motion for Certification of Ruling
1/20/2015 Plaintiff Safari Club International and National Rifle Association’s Opposition to Friends of Animals et al’s Motion to Intervene
1/12/2015 Defendant Answer
1/5/2015 Intervenor Memorandum of Points and Authorities In Support of Friends of Animals’ and Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force’s Motion to Intervene as Defendants
1/5/2015 Court Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Meet & Confer Statement due by 1/26/2015. (tg,)
1/5/2015 Court MINUTE ORDER. It is ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and submit by January 26, 2015 a joint proposed schedule for further proceedings. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 1/5/15. (DMK)
12/26/2014 Plaintiff [Proposed] Second Amended and Supplemented Complaint for Declarative and Injunctive Relief
12/26/2014 Court Memorandum Opinion
12/26/2014 Court Order Granting Defendants Supplemental Motion to Dismiss Tanzania Claims
12/24/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER granting proposed defendant-intervenors’ unopposed motion to stay briefing on the motion to intervene [45-1]. It is ORDERED that briefing on the motion to intervene 45 is stayed for 10 days from the date of this Court’s order resolving defendants’ motions to dismiss [11, 36]. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 12/24/14. (DMK)
12/23/2014 Court NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Document No. re 46 MOTION to Stay re 45 MOTION to Intervene was entered in error as a premature filing and added to entry 45 (jf,)
12/23/2014 Intervenor Unopposed Motion to Stay Briefing (Motion to Intervene)
12/23/2014 Intervenor Motion to Intervene
11/18/2014 Court Minute Entry for Proceedings held before Judge Royce C. Lamberth: Motions Hearing held on 11/18/2014 re: Defendants’ 11  Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction; Plaintiff’s 34 Motion to Amend/Correct 13 the Amended Complaint; and Defendants’ 36 Supplemental Motion to Dismiss. All Motions were Heard and Taken Under Advisement. (Court Reporter Lisa Foradori) (jth)
11/17/2014 Court Set/Reset Hearings: The Motions Hearing is reset for 11/18/2014 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 22A before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (jth)
11/17/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER. It is ORDERED that the Motions Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 10:00 AM will take place in Courtroom 22A before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 11/17/14. (DMK)
11/7/2014 Court Notice of Reassignment of Civil Case to Judge Royce C. Lamberth
10/30/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER STAYING CASE. For the reasons stated during the telephone conference held on this date and upon further consideration of the matters discussed on the record, the case is stayed pending the resolution of the appeal in this matter, No. 14-5152. The parties shall notify the Court promptly upon the issuance of any order by the Court of Appeals or the filing of any motion dismissing the appeal. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 10/30/14. (DMK) Modified on 10/30/2014 to refelct that this is a minute/paperless order (jth). (Entered: 10/30/2014)
10/30/2014 Court Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Amy Berman Jackson: Telephone Conference Call held on 10/30/2014. The Motions Hearing presently scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014, is cancelled. (Court Reporter Janice Dickman) (jth)
10/30/2014 Defendant Notice of Appearance for Attorney Christine A. Hill on Behalf of Federal Defendants
10/30/2014 Court NOTICE of Hearing: A Telephone Conference Call is scheduled in this case for 10/30/2014 at 2:15 PM in Courtroom 3 before Judge Amy Berman Jackson. The parties will be notified separately of the procedures on how to enter the call. (jth)
10/9/2014 Court NOTICE of Hearing on Motions: Motions Hearing is scheduled for 10/31/2014 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 3 before Judge Amy Berman Jackson. Re: Defendants’ 11 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, Plaintiffs’ 34 Motion for Leave to file Second Amended Complaint, Defendants’ 36 Supplemental Motion to Dismiss. (jth)
9/19/2014 Defendant Reply In Support of Federal Defendants Supplemental Motion to Dismiss
9/5/2014 Plaintiff Plaintiffs’ (1) Reply In Support of Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint (2) Opposition to Defendants’ Supplemental Motion to Dismiss
9/5/2014 Plaintiff Plaintiffs’ (1) Reply In Support of Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint (2) Opposition to Defendants’ Supplemental Motion to Dismiss
8/29/2014 Defendant Notice of Filing Amended Certified List of Contents of Administrative Record
8/15/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER granting 38 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. It is ORDERED that plaintiffs’ combined reply in support of their motion for leave to file a second amended complaint 34 and opposition to defendants’ supplemental motion to dismiss 36 is due by September 5, 2014. It is further ORDERED that defendants’ reply in support of their supplemental motion to dismiss is due by September 19, 2014. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 8/15/14. (DMK)
8/14/2014 Plaintiff Unopposed Motion of Safari Club International and the National Association of America for Extension of Time to File Reply Brief on Their Motion to Amend Complaint
8/8/2014 Defendant Federal Defendants’ Supplemental Motion to Dismiss and Partial Opposition to Motion to Amend_Correct
8/8/2014 Defendant Federal Defendants’ Supplemental Motion to Dismiss and Partial Opposition to Motion to Amend_Correct
8/8/2014 Defendant Notice of Filing Certified List of Contents of Administrative Record
8/1/2014 Plaintiff Motion for Leave to File a Second Amended and Supplemented Complaint by Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association of America
7/31/2014 Defendant Notice of Publication of July Zimbabwe Finding in the Federal Register
7/16/2014 Court USCA Case Number 14-5152 for 29 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL. (erd)
6/24/2014 Court Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants to file a Certified List of the Contents of the Administrative Record by 8/8/2014. Defendants’ Supplement to the Motion to Dismiss is now due by 8/8/2014, Plaintiffs’ Opposition and Supplemental Materials gleaned from the Record that Support their previously filed Responses to the Motion to Dismiss are due by 9/5/2014, Defendants’ reply is due by 9/19/2014. (jth)
6/23/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER. Notwithstanding the Court’s view that LCvR 7(n)(1) was amended for the convenience of the Court and addresses cases at the summary judgment stage, it is ORDERED that defendants file a certified list of the contents of the administrative record by August 8, 2014. It is further ORDERED that defendants’ supplement to the motion to dismiss is now due by August 8, 2014, plaintiffs’ opposition to the supplemental motion to dismiss and the submission of any materials gleaned from the record that support their previously filed responses to the motion to dismiss are due by September 5, 2014, and defendants’ reply is due by September 19, 2014. It is further ORDERED that plaintiffs’ 28 motion for reconsideration and 28 cross-motion to compel is denied as moot. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 6/23/14.(DMK) (Entered: 06/23/2014)
6/20/2014 Defendant Federal Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Request for Reconsideration of the Court’s Order Granting Federal Defendants’ Motion for Relief from LCvR7(n) and Cross Motion to Compel
6/20/2014 Defendant Federal Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Request for Reconsideration of the Court’s Order Granting Defendants’ Motion for Relief from LCvR7(n) and Cross-Motion to Compel
6/18/2014 Court Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants’ to file notice by 6/20/2014 advising the Court how long it will take to compile the administrative record. (jth)
6/18/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER. It is ORDERED that defendants shall file notice by Friday, June 20, 2014 advising the Court how long it will take to compile the administrative record. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 6/18/14. (DMK)
6/17/2014 Court Transmission of Record to Court of Appeal
6/17/2014 Plaintiff Civil Notice of Appeal
6/17/2014 Plaintiff Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association of America’s Request for Reconsideration of the Court’s Order Granting the Federal Defendants’ Motion for Relief from LCvR7(n)
6/17/2014 Court Set/Reset Deadlines: Any supplement to defendants’ Motion to Dismiss is due by 7/3/2014; Plaintiffs’ Opposition to any supplement is due by 7/24/2014; defendants’ reply to the supplement is due by 8/7/2014. (jth)
6/16/2014 Plaintiff Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association of America’s Surreply In Opposition to Cross-Motion to Dismiss
6/16/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER granting 26 plaintiffs’ motion for leave to file a surreply in support of their opposition to defendants’ motion to dismiss. The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter on the docket the surreply attached to plaintiffs’ motion [26-2]. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 6/16/14. (DMK)
6/16/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER granting in part and denying in part 25 defendants’ motion for relief from LCvR 7(n). It is ORDERED that defendants are relieved from complying with LCvR 7(n) pending a ruling on defendants’ motion to dismiss but that they are required to begin the process of compiling the administrative record for this case in the meantime. It is further ORDERED that any supplement to defendants’ motion to dismiss is due July 3, 2014, plaintiffs’ opposition to that supplement is due July 24, 2014, and defendants’ reply to the supplement is due August 7, 2014. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 6/16/14. (DMK)
6/13/2014 Plaintiff Unopposed Motion to File A Surreply By Plaintiffs Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association of America
6/12/2014 Defendant Federal Defendants’ Motion for Relief From LCvR7(n)
6/6/2014 Court Memorandum Opinion and Order
6/5/2014 Defendant Reply In Support of Federal Defendants’ Cross-Motion to Dismiss
5/27/2014 Plaintiff Safari Club International and National Rifle Association of America’s Opposition to Federal Defendants’ Cross-Motion to Dismiss
5/23/2014 Plaintiff Disclosure of Corporate Affiliation Interests and Financial Interests
5/21/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER that the Hearing on Plaintiff’s 4 Motion for Preliminary Injunction presently scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 10:00 AM is cancelled. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 05/21/2014.
5/21/2014 Plaintiff Appearance of Counsel for Attorney Jeremy E. Clare on Behalf of Safari Club International
5/21/2014 Defendant Defendants’ Surreply Regarding Plaintiff’s Supplemental Declaration in Support of its Motion for Preliminary Injunction
5/21/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER. In light of defendants’ response to plaintiff’s motion for leave to file [Dkt. # 18] and unopposed request to file a surreply, it is ORDERED that defendants are granted leave to file a surreply in support of their opposition to plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction. The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter the surreply [Dkt. # 18-1] on the docket. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 5/21/14.
5/21/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Declarations with Preliminary Injunction Reply Brief. The supplemental declarations submitted with plaintiff’s reply brief [Dkt. # 14] are treated as filed. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 5/21/14. (DMK)
5/20/2014 Defendant Defendants’ Response to Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File
5/20/2014 Plaintiff Appearance of Counsel for Attorney Douglas S. Burdin on Behalf of Safari Club International
5/19/2014 Court RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/28/2014., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/28/2014. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/27/2014.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Return Receipt Proof of Service Documents)(Seidman, Anna)
5/19/2014 Plaintiff Appearance of Counsel for Attorney Christopher A. Conte on behalf of National Rifle Association
5/16/2014 Plaintiff Plaintiff Safari Club International’s Reply to Federal Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for A Preliminary Injunction
5/16/2014 Plaintiff Amended Complaint for Declarative and Injunctive Relief
5/15/2014 Plaintiff Safari Club’s Motion and Memorandum In Support for Leave to Submit Supplemental Declarations with Preliminary Injunction Reply Brief
5/13/2014 Defendant Motion to Dismiss
5/13/2014 Defendant Federal Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Memo in Support of Federal Defendants’ Cross-Motion to Dismiss
5/12/2014 Court RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/28/2014. (Seidman, Anna)
5/12/2014 Court RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/28/2014. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/27/2014. (Seidman, Anna)
5/12/2014 Court RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DANIEL ASHE served on 4/25/2014; SALLY JEWELL served on 4/28/2014; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR served on 4/25/2014; U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE served on 4/25/2014 (Seidman, Anna)
5/2/2014 Defendant Notice of Appearance for Attorney Andrea Gelatt on behalf of all Defedants
5/2/2014 Defendant Notice of Appearance for Attorney Meredith L. Flax on behalf of Federal Defedants
5/2/2014 Court Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction is due by 5/13/14; Plaintiff’s Reply is due by 5/16/14; Hearing on the Motion for Preliminary Injunction is set for 5/28/2014 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 3 before Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (jth)
5/2/2014 Court MINUTE ORDER. As discussed during the teleconference with counsel for the parties held on this date, it is ORDERED that defendants’ opposition to plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction is due by 5/13/14, plaintiff’s reply is due by 5/16/14, and a motion hearing is set for 5/28/14 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 3. The parties’ briefs, at this juncture, should address only the issues of irreparable harm and subject matter jurisdiction. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 5/2/14. (DMK) Modified on 5/2/2014 to reflect that the correct date of the motion hearing is 5/28/2014 (jth).
5/2/2014 Court Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Amy Berman Jackson: Telephone Conference Call in Chambers held on 5/2/2014. (NO COURT REPORTER) (jth)
4/30/2014 Plaintiff Memorandum of Points and Authorities In Support of Motion of Safari Club International for Preliminary Injunction
4/30/2014 Plaintiff Motion of Safari Club International for Preliminary Injunction
4/22/2014 Plaintiff Certificate Rule LCvR 7.1
4/22/2014 Plaintiff Civil Cover Sheet
4/22/2014 Plaintiff Summons In A Civil Action for Sally M.R. Jewell
4/21/2014 Court Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (kb)
4/21/2014 Plaintiff Complaint for Declarative and Injunctive Relief