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Case Name Prison Legal News v. Clarke PC-MA-0034
Docket / Court 1:08-cv-10677-RGS ( D. Mass. )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Freedom of speech/association
General
Law library access
Library (non-law) access
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Prison Legal News
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
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 2008 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2009
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)
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  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 ]

Links Prison Legal News Homepage
Prison Legal News
By: Prison Legal News
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Docket(s)
1:08-cv-10677-RGS (D. Mass.) 05/29/2008
PC-MA-0034-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 04/23/2008
PC-MA-0034-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Friedman, Howard (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0034-0001 | PC-MA-0034-9000
Milton, David (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0034-0001 | PC-MA-0034-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Anahory, Kevin A. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0034-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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