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Case Name Aref v. Holder PC-DC-0023
Docket / Court 1:10-cv-00539-RMU ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) National Security
Prison Conditions
Special Collection Solitary confinement
Attorney Organization Center for Constitutional Rights
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
Religion discrimination
General
Administrative segregation
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Phone
Racial segregation
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues
Unconstitutional conditions of confinement
Visiting
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) United States
Plaintiff Description Prisoners and their families challenging policies and conditions at two experimental prison units that are being operated in Terre Haute, Indiana, and Marion, Illinois, as well as the circumstances under which they were established.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Center for Constitutional Rights
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
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)
1:10−cv−00539 (D.D.C.) 10/12/2016
PC-DC-0023-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/29/2010
PC-DC-0023-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Press Release 03/30/2010
PC-DC-0023-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Complaint 07/21/2010
PC-DC-0023-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss 09/08/2010
PC-DC-0023-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants' Supplemental Motion to Dismiss on Mootness Grounds 11/09/2010
PC-DC-0023-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Supplemental Motion to Dismiss 11/23/2010
PC-DC-0023-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion 03/30/2011 (774 F.Supp.2d 147) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0023-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment as to Plaintiff McGowan's 2008 Retaliation Claim 02/19/2013 (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0023-0011.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Dismissing Case 05/02/2013 (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0023-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion on Defendants' Consolidated Motion to Dismiss 07/12/2013 (953 F.Supp.2d 133) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0023-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion [granting summary judgment for U.S.] 03/16/2015 (2015 WL 3749621) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0023-0010.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit 08/19/2016
PC-DC-0023-0012.pdf | Detail
Judges Brown, Janice Rogers (D.C. Circuit)
PC-DC-0023-0012
Robinson, Deborah A. (D.D.C.) [Magistrate]
PC-DC-0023-9000
Rothstein, Barbara Jacobs (W.D. Wash.)
PC-DC-0023-0008 | PC-DC-0023-0009 | PC-DC-0023-0010 | PC-DC-0023-0011 | PC-DC-0023-9000
Urbina, Ricardo M. (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0023-0003
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Agathocleous, Alexis (New York)
PC-DC-0023-0001 | PC-DC-0023-0005 | PC-DC-0023-0007 | PC-DC-0023-9000
Castellani, Annie (New York)
PC-DC-0023-0005 | PC-DC-0023-0007
Citron, Eileen Hren (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0023-9000
Desai, Kavita (New York)
PC-DC-0023-0005 | PC-DC-0023-0007 | PC-DC-0023-9000
Kadidal, Shayana (New York)
PC-DC-0023-0001 | PC-DC-0023-0005 | PC-DC-0023-0007 | PC-DC-0023-9000
Kreuscher, Kenneth A. (Oregon)
PC-DC-0023-0005 | PC-DC-0023-0007
Lewis, Robyn (New York)
PC-DC-0023-9000
Meeropol, Rachael (New York)
PC-DC-0023-0001 | PC-DC-0023-0005 | PC-DC-0023-0007 | PC-DC-0023-9000
Silbert, Gregory (New York)
PC-DC-0023-0005 | PC-DC-0023-0007 | PC-DC-0023-9000
Spektor, Andrey (New York)
PC-DC-0023-9000
Veblen, Lara (New York)
PC-DC-0023-9000
Young, Chauniqua Danielle (New York)
PC-DC-0023-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Braswell, Marina Utgoff (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0023-9000
Cartier, Nicholas P. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0023-0004 | PC-DC-0023-0006 | PC-DC-0023-9000
Johnson, Timothy Andrew (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0023-9000
Swinton, Nathan Michael (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0023-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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