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Case Name Ashker v. Brown PC-CA-0054
Docket / Court 4:09-cv-05796 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection California's Prisoners' Rights Bar article
Post-WalMart decisions on class certification
Solitary confinement
Attorney Organization Center for Constitutional Rights
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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
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Monitoring
Preliminary relief denied
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Administrative segregation
Assault/abuse by staff
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Education
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Grievance Procedures
Law library access
Library (non-law) access
Loss or damage to property
Mail
Over/Unlawful Detention
Phone
Protective custody
Records Disclosure
Recreation / Exercise
Rehabilitation
Religious programs / policies
Sanitation / living conditions
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Totality of conditions
Visiting
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) State of California
Plaintiff Description Prisoners incarcerated at the Security Housing Unit for a period of 11-22 years.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Center for Constitutional Rights
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2016 - 2020
Filing Year 2009
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PC-CA-0017 : Madrid v. Gomez (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0014 : Ashker v. California Department of Corrections (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0071 : Lopez v. Brown (N.D. Cal.)
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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
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)
4:09-cv-05796-CW (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/19/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Expert Report of Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P.
PC-CA-0054-0022.pdf | External Link | Detail
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Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial [ECF# 1]
PC-CA-0054-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/09/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Applications to Proceed In Forma Pauperis, Screening Complaint Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A and Dismissing Complaint with Leave to Amend [ECF# 7] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/16/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Emergency Protective Order Prohibiting Retaliatory Acts and Return of Property [ECF# 51]
PC-CA-0054-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/24/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Notice and Motion For An Order Compelling the Defendants to Answer Interrogatories and Produce Documents [ECF# 81]
PC-CA-0054-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/01/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (2012 WL 847750) (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0009.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/13/2012
Source: Westlaw
Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 136]
PC-CA-0054-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/10/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Amending Schedule and Granting in Part Motions for Administrative Relief [ECF# 155] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/16/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Case Management Conference Statement [ECF# 183]
PC-CA-0054-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/07/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 191] (2013 WL 1435148) (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 04/09/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 193] (2013 WL 1701702) (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0010.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 04/18/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting In Part Motion for Class Certification; Denying Motion to Intervene [ECF# 317] (2014 WL 2465191) (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0012.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/02/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Expert Report of Emmitt L. Sparkman
PC-CA-0054-0023.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/05/2015
Expert Report of Juan E. Méndez
PC-CA-0054-0019.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/06/2015
Expert Report of Terry J. Collins
PC-CA-0054-0014.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/07/2015
Expert Report of Dr. Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.
PC-CA-0054-0017.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/11/2015
Expert Report of Matthew D. Lieberman
PC-CA-0054-0018.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/11/2015
Plaintiffs' Supplemental Complaint - Class Action [ECF# 388]
PC-CA-0054-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/11/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Expert Report of Andrew Coyle, PhD
PC-CA-0054-0015.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/12/2015
Expert Report of Louise C. Hawkley
PC-CA-0054-0016.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/12/2015
Expert Report of Craig Haney, Ph.D., J.D.
PC-CA-0054-0021.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/12/2015
Expert Report of Dr. James Austin, Ph.D.
PC-CA-0054-0020.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/13/2015
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 424-2]
PC-CA-0054-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/01/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement Agreement [ECF# 488] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0025.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/26/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Extension of Settlement Agreement Based on Systemic Due Process Violations [ECF# 905]
PC-CA-0054-0026.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/20/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Regarding Plaintiffs' Motion for De Novo Determination of Dispositive Matter Referred to Magistrate Judge Regarding Production of Documents Required By Settlement Agreement [ECF# 970] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0027.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/06/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Administrative Motion to File Under Seal and Proposed Order [ECF# 1025]
PC-CA-0054-0028.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/03/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Adopting Remedial Plans and Granting Stay of Enforcement of Remedial Plans [ECF# 1113] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0034.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/07/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Adopting Out-of-Cell Time Plan [ECF# 1114] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0030.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/07/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Apoptinh Walk-Alone Status Plan [ECF# 1115] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0031.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/07/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1174] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0032.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/10/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief of Amici Curiae Former Corrections Officials in Support of Affirmance [Ct. of App. ECF# 48]
PC-CA-0054-0029.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/07/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Motion for De Novo Determination of Ruling Regarding District Court's Jurisdiction Pending Appeal and Motion to Stay [ECF# 1198] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0054-0033.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/26/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Wilken, Claudia Ann (N.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
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Monitors/Masters Austin, James Ph.D. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Collins, Terry J. (Ohio) show/hide docs
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Greenberg, Evan (California) show/hide docs
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Hull, Gregory (California) show/hide docs
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Meeropol, Rachel (New York) show/hide docs
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Miller, Samuel Rand (New York) show/hide docs
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Obaro, Bambo (California) show/hide docs
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Strugar, Matthew D. (California) show/hide docs
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