U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Ninth Circuit holds that none of the grounds for removal asserted on appeal by the defendants give rise to federal removal jurisdiction
July 07, 2022
Click here to view the opinion. The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief opposing this outcome. The court did not rule on the Chamber’s argument that the federal-officer removal statute does not require a causal nexus between acts taken under federal direction and the plaintiffs’ claims.
U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that district court erred in holding that 28 U.S.C. § 1442, the federal-officer removal statute, required a causal nexus between acts taken under federal direction and the plaintiffs’ claims
July 26, 2021
Congress amended the statute in 2011 to extend federal court jurisdiction to civil actions, against federal officers and others, that “relat[e] to” acts under color of federal office.
Click here to view the U.S. Chamber’s amicus brief. William M. Jay and Andrew Kim of Goodwin Procter LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.