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Case Name Rust v. Gunter PC-NE-0003
Docket / Court 4:84-cv-00712 ( D. Neb. )
State/Territory Nebraska
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Law library access
Library (non-law) access
Phone
Recreation / Exercise
Visiting
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Nebraska State Penitentiary
Plaintiff Description death row inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1986 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
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)
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Docket(s)
4:84-cv-712 (D. Neb.) 02/11/2013
PC-NE-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 08/01/1986 (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Memorandum and Order on Pending Motions 12/06/2010 (2010 WL 5093306) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0003-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order on Status of Case 02/01/2011 (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0003-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order on Defendant's Motion to Terminate the Consent Decree 05/02/2012 (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment 05/02/2012 (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0003-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 08/21/2012 (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0003-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 02/11/2013 (2013 WL 508304) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0003-0008.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Smith Camp, Laurie (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0003-0007 | PC-NE-0003-0008
Urbom, Warren Keith (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0003-0001 | PC-NE-0003-0003 | PC-NE-0003-0004 | PC-NE-0003-0005 | PC-NE-0003-0006 | PC-NE-0003-9000
Zwart, Cheryl R (D. Neb.) [Magistrate]
PC-NE-0003-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Covalt, Victor E III (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0003-9000
Wilson, Michael J (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bruning, Jon (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0003-9000
Spire, Robert M (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0003-9000
Willard, Linda (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0003-9000
Other Lawyers Allred, Amber (Florida)
PC-NE-0003-9000
Enenbach, Matthew M (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0003-9000
Warin, Edward G. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0003-9000

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