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Case Name Westefer v. Snyder PC-IL-0023
Docket / Court 3:00-cv-00162-GPM ( S.D. Ill. )
Additional Docket(s) 09-03780  [ 09-3780 ]  Federal Court of Appeals
10-02957  [ 10-2957 ]  Federal Court of Appeals
12-03608  [ 12-3608 ]  Federal Court of Appeals
13-01918  [ 13-1918 ]  Federal Court of Appeals
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization Uptown People's Law Center
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Required disclosure
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Grievance Procedures
Recreation / Exercise
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
State law
Defendant(s) Illinois Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Inmates who were confined in Illinois' supermax prison, Tamms Correctional Center, alleging that their selection by prison officials for transfer to and continued confinement at Tamms violates their rights to petition the government and to due process.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Uptown People's Law Center
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Prison closed by governor
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Confession of Judgment
Order Duration 2010 - 2013
Filing Year 2000
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
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  Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
Date: May 2006
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University Faculty)
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
Date: Jan. 1, 1998
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
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3:00-cv-00708-GPM-DGW (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/13/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
3:00-cv-00162-GPM-DGW (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/21/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum and Order (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/20/2000
Order (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/23/2002
Judgment in a Civil Case (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/28/2003
Order Affirming in Part and Denying in Part (422 F.3d 570)
PC-IL-0023-0012.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/06/2005
Source: Westlaw
Notice of Issuance of Mandate
PC-IL-0023-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/30/2005
Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to Certify Class
PC-IL-0023-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/07/2006
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Answer to Count 3 of Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint for Injunction, Declaratory Judgment, and Damages
PC-IL-0023-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/05/2006
Order Consolidating Case (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/18/2006
Second Amended Complaint
PC-IL-0023-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/14/2006
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 156] (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/12/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 179] (2008 WL 131166) (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0023.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 01/09/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 310] (2009 WL 2905548) (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0013.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/04/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 531] (2010 WL 235003) (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0014.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 01/15/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 534] (2010 WL 331733) (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0015.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 01/25/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 540] (725 F.Supp.2d 73) (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0016.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/20/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment in a Civil Case [ECF# 541] (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 578] (2010 WL 4000446) (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0018.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/12/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 579] (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/12/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 599] (2011 WL 1935) (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0020.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 01/01/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 610] (2011 WL 766188) (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0021.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 02/25/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (Vacating Injunction and Remanding) (682 F.3d 679)
PC-IL-0023-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/06/2012
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 655] (2013 WL 1286971) (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0022.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/27/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Bauer, William Joseph (Seventh Circuit, N.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
Cudahy, Richard Dickson (Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0023-0005 | PC-IL-0023-0012
Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Evans, Terence Thomas (Seventh Circuit, E.D. Wis.) show/hide docs
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Gilbert, John Phil (S.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
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Ripple, Kenneth Francis (Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
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Sykes, Diane S. (Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Wilkerson, Donald G. (S.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bartels, Elizabeth H. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Gaddipati, Raja S. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Gembicki, Nika K. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Homer, Paul (Illinois) show/hide docs
McManus, Colleen E. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Mills, Alan S. (Illinois) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0023-0001 | PC-IL-0023-0008 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Murray, Richard D Jr (Illinois) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Ortbals, Gerald (Missouri) show/hide docs
Pivnick, David J. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Shah, Raj N. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Thompson, Tomas M. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Wojcik, Lawrence A (Illinois) show/hide docs
Defendant's Lawyers Bruce, Ellen C. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Choate, Kelly R. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Corrigan, Terence J. (Illinois) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0023-0006 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Higgerson, Christopher L. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Light, Erik G (Illinois) show/hide docs
Lipka, Larry J. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Morgan, Julie (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Morgan, James L. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Nelson, Ryan A. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Rupcich, Joseph N. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Stauffer, Randall C. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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