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Case Name Westefer v. Snyder PC-IL-0023
Docket / Court 00-162-GPM ( S.D. Ill. )
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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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Ex Post Facto
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Required disclosure
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Confidentiality
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Grievance Procedures
Recreation / Exercise
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
State law
Defendant(s) Donald Snyder, et. al.
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
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Confession of Judgment
Order Duration 2010 - 2013
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
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 ]

Links Cruel Confinement: Abuse, Discrimination and Death Within Alabama's Prisons
Written: Jun. 04, 2014
(Southern Poverty Law Center )
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
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: 08/01/2013
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 (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/12/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (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 (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 (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 (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 (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (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 (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/12/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (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 (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 (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]
Judges Bauer, William Joseph (Seventh Circuit, N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0010
Cudahy, Richard Dickson (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0023-0005 | PC-IL-0023-0012
Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0023-0010
Evans, Terence Thomas (Seventh Circuit, E.D. Wis.)
PC-IL-0023-0005 | PC-IL-0023-0012
Gilbert, John Phil (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0007
Murphy, G. Patrick (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-0002 | PC-IL-0023-0003 | PC-IL-0023-0004 | PC-IL-0023-0005 | PC-IL-0023-0009 | PC-IL-0023-0013 | PC-IL-0023-0014 | PC-IL-0023-0015 | PC-IL-0023-0016 | PC-IL-0023-0017 | PC-IL-0023-0018 | PC-IL-0023-0019 | PC-IL-0023-0020 | PC-IL-0023-0021 | PC-IL-0023-0022 | PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Ripple, Kenneth Francis (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0023-0005 | PC-IL-0023-0012
Sykes, Diane S. (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0023-0010
Wilkerson, Donald G. (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0023-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bartels, Elizabeth H. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Gaddipati, Raja S. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Gembicki, Nika K. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Homer, Paul (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
McManus, Colleen E. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-0001 | PC-IL-0023-0008 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Murray, Richard D Jr (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Ortbals, Gerald (Missouri)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Pivnick, David J. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Shah, Raj N. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Thompson, Tomas M. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Wojcik, Lawrence A (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Bruce, Ellen C. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Choate, Kelly R. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Corrigan, Terence J. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-0006 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Higgerson, Christopher L. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Light, Erik G (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Lipka, Larry J. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Morgan, Julie (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Morgan, James L. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000
Nelson, Ryan A. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Rupcich, Joseph N. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9001
Stauffer, Randall C. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0023-9000 | PC-IL-0023-9001
Other Lawyers Shah, Aditi Kothekar (New York)
PC-IL-0023-9001

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