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Case Name Allen v. Edwards PD-LA-0005
Docket / Court No. 655079 ( State Court )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Indigent Defense
Attorney Organization Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law
Southern Poverty Law Center
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Assistance of counsel (6th Amendment)
Content of Injunction
Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)
Monitoring
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Quality of representation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Governor John Bel Edwards
Louisiana Public Defender Board
State Public Defender
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are all individuals in Louisiana who are charged with non-capital criminal offenses and are represented by a public defender.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law
Southern Poverty Law Center
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2017
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PD-WA-0003 : Davison v. State of Washington (State Court)
PD-LA-0006 : Yarls v. Bunton (M.D. La.)
PD-MO-0001 : State ex rel. Missouri Public Defender Commission v. Waters (State Court)
PD-GA-0005 : Flournoy v. State of Georgia (State Court)
PD-LA-0001 : Anderson v. State (State Court)
Additional Resources
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  Allen et al. v. Edwards et al.
Lawyerscommittee.org
Date: Feb. 6, 2017
By: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
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  Securing Reasonable Caseloads: Ethics and Law in Public Defense
Date: 2011
By: Norman Lefstein (Indiana University--Indianapolis Faculty)
Citation: (ABA 2011)
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  Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel.
Date: Apr. 14, 2009
By: National Right to Counsel Committee (The Constitution Project)
Citation: National Right to Counsel Committee, Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel (2009)
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  The Third Generation of Indigent Defense Litigation
New York University Review of Law and Social Change
Date: 2009
By: Cara Drinan (Columbus School of Law, Catholic University Faculty)
Citation: 33 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 427 (2009)
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  Indigent Defense Reform: The Role of Systemic Litigation in Operationalizing the Gideon Right to Counsel
Date: May 7, 2007
By: Vidhya K. Reddy (Washington University in St. Louis Law Student)
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Docket(s)
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General Documents
Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Certify Class
PD-LA-0005-0003.pdf | Detail
Date:
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Verified Petition for Class Certification and Declaratory and Injunctive Relief
PD-LA-0005-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 02/06/2017
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
First Amended Complaint
PD-LA-0005-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 09/18/2017
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Ruling on Plaintiff's Petition for Class Certification
PD-LA-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/2018
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
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Judges Hernandez, Todd W. Court not on record show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Angelson, Meredith (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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