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Case Name Westefer v. Snyder PC-IL-0023
Docket / Court 00-162-GPM ( S.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization Uptown People's Law Center
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Confidentiality
Disciplinary procedures
Grievance Procedures
Recreation / Exercise
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Donald Snyder, et. al.
Plaintiff Description Inmates who were confined in Illinois' supermax prison, Tamms Correctional Center, alleging that their selection by prison officials for transfer to and continued confinement at Tamms violates their rights to petition the government and to due process.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Uptown People's Law Center
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
3:00-cv-00708-GPM-DGW (S.D. Ill.) 12/13/2006
PC-IL-0023-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
3:00-cv-00162-GPM-DGW (S.D. Ill.) 08/01/2013
PC-IL-0023-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum and Order 12/20/2000 (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0002.pdf | Detail
Order 01/23/2002 (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0003.pdf | Detail
Judgment in a Civil Case 07/28/2003 (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0004.pdf | Detail
Notice of Issuance of Mandate 09/30/2005
PC-IL-0023-0005.pdf | Detail
Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to Certify Class 02/07/2006
PC-IL-0023-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Answer to Count 3 of Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint for Injunction, Declaratory Judgment, and Damages 05/05/2006
PC-IL-0023-0006.pdf | Detail
Order Consolidating Case 05/18/2006 (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0007.pdf | Detail
Second Amended Complaint 06/14/2006
PC-IL-0023-0001.pdf | Detail
Memorandum and Order 09/12/2006 (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (Vacating Injunction and Remanding) 06/06/2012 (682 F.3d 679)
PC-IL-0023-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges Bauer, William Joseph (Seventh Circuit, N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0010
Cudahy, Richard Dickson (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0023-0005
Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0023-0010
Evans, Terence Thomas (Seventh Circuit, E.D. Wis.)
PC-IL-0023-0005
Gilbert, John Phil (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0007
Murphy, G. Patrick (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0002 | PC-IL-0023-0003 | PC-IL-0023-0004 | PC-IL-0023-0005 | PC-IL-0023-0009 | PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Ripple, Kenneth Francis (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0023-0005
Sykes, Diane S. (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0023-0010
Wilkerson, Donald G. (S.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
PC-IL-0023-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bartels, Elizabeth H. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Gaddipati, Raja S. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Gembicki, Nika K. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Homer, Paul (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
McManus, Colleen E. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-0001 | PC-IL-0023-0008 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Murray, Richard D Jr (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Ortbals, Gerald (Missouri)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Pivnick, David J. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Shah, Raj N. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Thompson, Tomas M. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Wojcik, Lawrence A (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Bruce, Ellen C. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Choate, Kelly R. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Corrigan, Terence J. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-0006 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Higgerson, Christopher L. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Light, Erik G (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Lipka, Larry J. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Morgan, Julie (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Morgan, James L. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000
Nelson, Ryan A. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Rupcich, Joseph N. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Stauffer, Randall C. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Other Lawyers Shah, Aditi Kothekar (New York)
PC-IL-0023-9001

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