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Case Name Garcia-Mir v. Civiletti IM-KS-0001
Docket / Court Case No. 81-4007 ( D. Kan. )
State/Territory Kansas
Case Type(s) Immigration
Case Summary
In 1980, a group of Cuban nationals detained in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas after being denied political asylum filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to challenge the conditions and circumstances of their continued detention. Plaintiffs ... read more >
In 1980, a group of Cuban nationals detained in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas after being denied political asylum filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to challenge the conditions and circumstances of their continued detention. Plaintiffs requested declaratory and injunctive relief and moved for class certification

Plaintiffs were subsequently transferred to a federal facility in Georgia. The government moved for dismissal of the case or, in the alternative, to transfer the venue of the matter to a federal court in Georgia.

On May 12, 1981, the District Court (Judge Richard D. Rodgers) denied class certification, but transferred the case to the Northern District of Georgia for further proceedings. Garcia-Mir v. Civiletti, 1981 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18607 (D.Kan. May 12, 1981).

See IM-GA-0003 for further case proceedings.

Brian Ponton - 09/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Habeas Corpus
Immigration
Asylum - criteria
Asylum - procedure
Deportation - judicial review
Refugees
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. ยงยง 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Defendant(s) The Office of the Attorney General of the United States
Plaintiff Description A group of Cuban refugees detained in Kanas after being denied politicial asylum in the United States.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1981
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing IM-GA-0003 : Fernandez-Roque v. Smith (N.D. Ga.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Opinion 05/12/1981 (1981 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 18607) (D. Kan.)
IM-KS-0001-0012.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: LexisNexis
Opinion 09/10/1981 (521 F.Supp. 446) (N.D. Ga.)
IM-KS-0001-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 02/01/1985 (469 U.S. 1311)
IM-KS-0001-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Opinion 07/11/1985 (766 F.2d 1478)
IM-KS-0001-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 01/21/1986 (781 F.2d 1450)
IM-KS-0001-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Brief for Appellants Habeas Corpus Preference 02/06/1986
IM-KS-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Brief of Amicus Curiae Supporting Appellees 02/21/1986
IM-KS-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Brief for Appellees and Cross-Appellants Habeas Corpus Preference 02/21/1986
IM-KS-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Appellants' Cross-Appeal and Reply Brief Habeas Corpus Preference 03/07/1986
IM-KS-0001-0006.pdf | Detail
Reply Brief of Amicus Curiae Supporting Appellees 03/12/1986
IM-KS-0001-0004.pdf | Detail
Reply Brief for Appellees and Cross-Appellants Habeas Corpus Preference 03/12/1986
IM-KS-0001-0005.pdf | Detail
Opinion 04/23/1986 (788 F.2d 1446)
IM-KS-0001-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Allgood, Clarence W. (N.D. Ala.)
IM-KS-0001-0007
Atkins, Carl Clyde (S.D. Fla.)
IM-KS-0001-0009
Johnson, Frank Minis Jr. (Fifth Circuit, M.D. Ala., Eleventh Circuit)
IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0008
Rehnquist, William Hubbs (SCOTUS)
IM-KS-0001-0011
Rogers, Richard Dean (D. Kan.)
IM-KS-0001-0012
Tjoflat, Gerald Bard (Fifth Circuit, M.D. Fla., Eleventh Circuit)
IM-KS-0001-0009
Vance, Robert Smith (Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit)
IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0009
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Ebel, Deborah S. (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0003 | IM-KS-0001-0005 | IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0008 | IM-KS-0001-0009 | IM-KS-0001-0010
Goodden, Dennis (Missouri)
IM-KS-0001-0012
Hindman, Kenneth (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0003 | IM-KS-0001-0005 | IM-KS-0001-0010
Kramer, Myron M. (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0003 | IM-KS-0001-0005 | IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0008 | IM-KS-0001-0009 | IM-KS-0001-0010
Pickens, John A. (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0010
Schwartz, Dale M. (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0003 | IM-KS-0001-0005 | IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0008 | IM-KS-0001-0010
Thompson, William C. (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0003 | IM-KS-0001-0005 | IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0008
Watson, Henri J. (Missouri)
IM-KS-0001-0012
Webster, David A. (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0003 | IM-KS-0001-0005 | IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0008 | IM-KS-0001-0009
Defendant's Lawyers Buchele, James P. (Kansas)
IM-KS-0001-0012
Cowen, Steven S. (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0001 | IM-KS-0001-0006
Drucker, Alison R. (District of Columbia)
IM-KS-0001-0001 | IM-KS-0001-0006 | IM-KS-0001-0007
Filppu, Lauri Steven (District of Columbia)
IM-KS-0001-0001 | IM-KS-0001-0006 | IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0008 | IM-KS-0001-0009
Hickson, Nina R. (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0001 | IM-KS-0001-0006 | IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0008
Johnson, Madelyn E. (District of Columbia)
IM-KS-0001-0001
Metcalf, William E. (Kansas)
IM-KS-0001-0012
Stokes, Sharon Douglas (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0001 | IM-KS-0001-0006 | IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0008 | IM-KS-0001-0009
Theis, Roger M. (Kansas)
IM-KS-0001-0012
Tinsley, Barbara V. (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0006 | IM-KS-0001-0007 | IM-KS-0001-0009
Willard, Richard K. (District of Columbia)
IM-KS-0001-0001 | IM-KS-0001-0006
Other Lawyers Delikat, Michael (New York)
IM-KS-0001-0002 | IM-KS-0001-0004
Helton, Arthur C. (New York)
IM-KS-0001-0002 | IM-KS-0001-0004 | IM-KS-0001-0007
Hodge, James E. (Florida)
IM-KS-0001-0010
McCollister, Roger L. (Kansas)
IM-KS-0001-0012
Peavy, Robert A. (District of Columbia)
IM-KS-0001-0010
Samford, Frank P. III (Georgia)
IM-KS-0001-0010
Tucker, J Kendrick (Florida)
IM-KS-0001-0010
Wright, James Skelly (District of Columbia)
IM-KS-0001-0010

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