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Case Name El-Tabech v. Clarke PC-NE-0009
Docket / Court 4:04-cv-03231 ( D. Neb. )
State/Territory Nebraska
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Solitary confinement
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Free Exercise Clause
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Preliminary relief granted
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Required disclosure
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Excessive force
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Grievance Procedures
Law library access
Personal injury
Religious programs / policies
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Untreated pain
Wound care
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
Defendant(s) Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff is a prisoner at a Nebraska correctional facility who, for 15 months after his attempted escape, was kept isolated in a restricted cell where he was denied access to medical care for his injuries, mocked for his religious practices, and denied a Kosher diet.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Habeas relief
Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2007 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2012
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
Book
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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Docket(s)
4:04−cv−03231 (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/18/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-NE-0009-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/28/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for a Default Judgment [ECF# 39]
PC-NE-0009-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/17/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion to Dismiss Complaint [ECF# 41]
PC-NE-0009-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/01/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order [ECF# 50]
PC-NE-0009-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/01/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 51] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/04/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order [ECF# 59]
PC-NE-0009-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/31/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 61] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0031.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/02/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 72] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/31/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Class Certification [ECF# 75]
PC-NE-0009-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/08/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and for a Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 80]
PC-NE-0009-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/14/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Answer [ECF# 82]
PC-NE-0009-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/15/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 107] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/06/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 110]
PC-NE-0009-0028.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/09/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 111] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0032.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/12/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 128] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0033.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/29/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Partial Summary Judgment: Fourth Claim for Relief [ECF# 145]
PC-NE-0009-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/27/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Summary Judgment (Partial) First and Second Claims for Relief [ECF# 150]
PC-NE-0009-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/30/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum [ECF# 166]
PC-NE-0009-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/10/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 167] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 172] (2007 WL 1487148) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0016.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/18/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 179] (2007 WL 2066510) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0017.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/17/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 182] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/23/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 189] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/05/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Granting Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs] [ECF# 203] (2008 WL 1995304) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0029.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/05/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Contempt [ECF# 205]
PC-NE-0009-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Contempt [ECF# 209]
PC-NE-0009-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Relief under Fed R Civ P 69 or 70, with Brief in Support [ECF# 212]
PC-NE-0009-0022.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/21/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 225] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/04/2009
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Order [ECF# 228] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0025.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/04/2009
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Order [Granting Supplemental Motion for Attorneys' Fees] [ECF# 243] (2009 WL 1663440) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0030.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/10/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 252] (2009 WL 3352829) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0023.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/16/2009
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Appeals from the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska [Ct. of App. ECF# 257] (616 F.3d 834)
PC-NE-0009-0026.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/13/2010
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 279] (2011 WL 1979847) (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0027.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/20/2011
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Judges Bataillon, Joseph F. (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0005 | PC-NE-0009-0007 | PC-NE-0009-0011 | PC-NE-0009-0016 | PC-NE-0009-0017 | PC-NE-0009-0018 | PC-NE-0009-0019 | PC-NE-0009-0023 | PC-NE-0009-0024 | PC-NE-0009-0025 | PC-NE-0009-0027 | PC-NE-0009-0029 | PC-NE-0009-0030 | PC-NE-0009-0031 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Gossett, F. A. III (D. Neb.) [Magistrate]
PC-NE-0009-0032 | PC-NE-0009-0033
Loken, James B. (Eighth Circuit)
PC-NE-0009-0026
Piester, David L. (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0009-0015
Thalken, Thomas D. (D. Neb.) [Magistrate]
PC-NE-0009-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Firestone, Justin (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0012 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Jensen, Marnie A. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0012 | PC-NE-0009-0013 | PC-NE-0009-0014 | PC-NE-0009-0028 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Lane, Ted J. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0020 | PC-NE-0009-0022 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Summerlin, V. Gene (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0012 | PC-NE-0009-0014 | PC-NE-0009-0020 | PC-NE-0009-0021 | PC-NE-0009-0022 | PC-NE-0009-0028 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bruning, Jon (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0010
Gilbride, Ryan C (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
Handley, David (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
McBride, Eileen L. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
O'Gorman, Travis P (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0003 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Strotman, Andrew D. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0003
Sullivan, Timothy P (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-0010 | PC-NE-0009-9000
Taylor-Riley, Kimberley R. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
Willard, Linda (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000
Works, Matthew A. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0009-9000

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