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Case Name Valenzuela v. County of Maricopa JC-AZ-0013
Docket / Court 2:08-cv-660 ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
MALDEF
Case Summary
On April 4, 2008, immigrant detainees in Maricopa County filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against the County of Maricopa and head staff. The plaintiffs claimed that the Count of Maricopa violated the plaintiffs' rights under the Fifth, Sixth, and ... read more >
On April 4, 2008, immigrant detainees in Maricopa County filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against the County of Maricopa and head staff. The plaintiffs claimed that the Count of Maricopa violated the plaintiffs' rights under the Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and MALDEF, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, requesting an immediate bail hearing and declaration that Proposition 100 violated the plaintiffs' constitutional rights.

Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that Proposition 100 did not limit pretrial incarceration or provide procedural protections for the criminal defendants.
Plaintiffs also alleged that Proposition 100 violated their constitutional rights at several stages of the criminal proceedings, including allowing police to forego advising detainees of their Miranda rights and allowing the County of Maricopa to hold immigrant detainees categorically ineligible for bail and legal counsel.

On March 29, 2011, the Court (Judge Susan R. Bolton) granted summary judgment in favor of defendants on all charges but the one. On May 13, 2011, the Court dismissed the remaining count without prejudice.

On June 10, 2011 the plaintiffs appealed the summary judgment order to the 9th Circuit. The plaintiffs stated at this time they were unsure as to whether they would refile their claim challenging Proposition 100. The case has been inactive since September 19, 2011.

Meredith Osborne - 10/16/2013


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Self-incrimination
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
Immigration status
General
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Over/Unlawful Detention
Unconstitutional conditions of confinement
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Maricopa County
Plaintiff Description Immigrant detainees held in Maricopa County Jail.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
MALDEF
Class action status sought Yes
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 Unknown
Additional Resources
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Case Studies After Decision: Implementation of Judicial Decrees in Correctional Settings
Written: Oct. 01, 1977
By: M. Kay Harris & Dudley P. Spiller (Temple University)
Citation: (1977)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

Docket(s)
2:08-cv-00660 (D. Ariz.) 09/19/2011
JC-AZ-0013-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 04/04/2008
JC-AZ-0013-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Partial Summary Judgment 03/29/2011 (D. Ariz.)
JC-AZ-0013-0005 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Motion for Summary Judgment to Plaintiff 03/29/2011 (D. Ariz.)
JC-AZ-0013-0006 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment 05/13/2011
JC-AZ-0013-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Motion to Dismiss 05/13/2011 (D. Ariz.)
JC-AZ-0013-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Notice of Appeal 06/10/2011
JC-AZ-0013-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Certificate of Appealability 07/14/2011 (D. Ariz.)
JC-AZ-0013-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Bolton, Susan Ritchie (D. Ariz.)
JC-AZ-0013-0003 | JC-AZ-0013-0005 | JC-AZ-0013-0006 | JC-AZ-0013-0007 | JC-AZ-0013-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Blanchard, Charles (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-0001 | JC-AZ-0013-9000
Bodney, David Jeremy (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Campbell, Kristina Michelle (California)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Cincotta, Caroline (California)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Dixon, Cynthia Valenzuela (California)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Espiritu, Nicholas David (California)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Goldfaden, Robin Lisa (California)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Lai, Anne (California)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Limon, Gladys (California)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Moghadam, Tanaz (New York)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Monde, Steven J (Vermont)
JC-AZ-0013-0001 | JC-AZ-0013-9000
Pochoda, Daniel Joseph (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Ramírez, Mónica M. (California)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Segura, Andre Ivan (New York)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Stein, Lee David (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Wang, Cecillia D (California)
JC-AZ-0013-0002 | JC-AZ-0013-9000
Wein, Kevin B (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Casey, Timothy James (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Grube, Charles A. (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Longo, Anne Cecile (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
McCarthy, Eryn Marie (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Metcalf, Drew (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Nowlan, Rex Craig (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
White, Bruce P. (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-9000
Other Lawyers Weare, Richard H (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-0004
Williams, Ruth E (Arizona)
JC-AZ-0013-0004

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