Move Texas Civic Fund et al v. Whitley et al

Western District of Texas, txwd-5:2019-cv-00171

ORDER TO TRANSFER CASE to Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division (Signed by Judge George C Hanks, Jr) Parties notified.(dperez, 3) [Transferred from Texas Southern on 2/22/2019.]

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. 4 4144144. 444 4 United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED February 21, 2019 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT David J. Bradley, Clerk SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS GALVESTON DIVISION 1. 1 MOVE TEXAS CIVIC FUND, et al ., Plaintiffs, VS. CIVIL ACTION NO. 3: 19 - CV - 41 cascascascos cascos eos cascos DAVID WHITLEY, et al ., Defendants. ORDER TO TRANSFER The plaintiffs in this case have sued two Texas state officials and election officials from eight Texas counties, and they are asking the Court to enjoin implementation of Texas's Election Advisory 2019 - 02 and its accompanying list of " Possible NonU.S. Citizens " (collectively " the Advisory") on the basis that the Advisory unlawfully targets naturalizedU.S. citizens for summary removal from Texas's voter rolls. Two other lawsuits challenging the Advisory were filed before this one. See Western District of Texas Case Number 5: 19 - CV - 74 and Southern District of Texas Case Number 2: 19 - CV - 40. Judge Ramos has already transferred the other Southern District case to Judge Biery of the Western District under the " first to file " rule. See Southern District of Texas Case Number 2: 19 - CV - 40 at Dkt. 15. This Court will follow suit and transfer this case to Judge Biery under the " first to file " rule in the interest of comity and sound judicial administration. See Save Power Ltd. v. Syntek Finance Corp ., 121 F. 3d 947, 950 (5th Cir. 1997) . м " THX TV ' nin Y wu The Court accordingly ORDERS that this case is TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division to be considered in coordination with Western District of Texas Case Numbers 5: 19 - CV - 74 and 5: 19 - CV - 159. SIGNED AT GALVESTON, TEXAS, on February 24 2019. oyec. Zuden GEORGE C. HANKS, JR. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE ! ! . . . ! ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .