University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name Robb v. Hungerbeeler FA-MO-0002
Docket / Court 4:01-CV-1133 ( E.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Speech and Religious Freedom
Case Summary
On July 19, 2001, a Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan ("KKK") filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission. The KKK, represented by private counsel, sought declaratory ... read more >
On July 19, 2001, a Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan ("KKK") filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission. The KKK, represented by private counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that the Defendant's denial of its application to the Missouri Adopt-A-Highway program abridged its First Amendment right of freedom of association.

On September 10, 2003, the Court (Judge Catherine D. Perry) ordered summary judgment for the KKK, and enjoined the State from denying the its application to the Adopt-A-Highway program. 281 F.Supp.2d 989. The parties then agreed that the Defendant would pay Plaintiff over $40,000 in attorney's fees, plus $953 in costs.

On June 3, 2004, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold) affirmed the District Court's decision, noting that denying the KKK from admittance into the Adopt-A-Highway program solely because of its history violated the Plaintiff's rights of freedom of association and expression. 370 F.3d 735. The Appeals Court awarded the KKK additional attorney's fees and costs, to cover the appeal.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari on January 10, 2005. Rahn v. Robb, 543 U.S. 1054 (2005).

Joshua Arocho - 06/14/2012


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Defendant-type
Transportation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission
Plaintiff Description A Missouri Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 07/19/2001
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
Court Docket(s)
E.D. Mo.
03/14/2005
4:01−cv−01133
FA-MO-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
E.D. Mo.
09/10/2003
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 50] (281 F.Supp.2d 989)
FA-MO-0002-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Mo.
09/10/2003
Declaratory Judgment [ECF# 51] (281 F.Supp.2d 989)
FA-MO-0002-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Mo.
10/27/2003
Joint Stipulation Regarding Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs [ECF# 62]
FA-MO-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Mo.
11/17/2003
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 65]
FA-MO-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
06/03/2004
Judgment and Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 68] (370 F.3d 735)
FA-MO-0002-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
07/30/2004
Order Denying Petition for Rehearing and for Rehearing En Banc [Ct. of App. ECF# 70]
FA-MO-0002-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
08/12/2004
Order [Ct. of App. ECF# 72]
FA-MO-0002-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Mo.
12/09/2004
Order [ECF# 75]
FA-MO-0002-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
E.D. Mo.
03/14/2005
Order [ECF# 78]
FA-MO-0002-0009.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
show all people docs
Judges Arnold, Morris Sheppard (W.D. Ark., Eighth Circuit) show/hide docs
FA-MO-0002-0005
Perry, Catherine D. (E.D. Mo.) show/hide docs
FA-MO-0002-0001 | FA-MO-0002-0002 | FA-MO-0002-0004 | FA-MO-0002-0008 | FA-MO-0002-0009 | FA-MO-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Herman, Robert (Missouri) show/hide docs
FA-MO-0002-0003 | FA-MO-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Grady, Keith J. (Missouri) show/hide docs
FA-MO-0002-9000
Hessel, John M. (Missouri) show/hide docs
FA-MO-0002-0003 | FA-MO-0002-9000
Lambrecht, Paula R. (Missouri) show/hide docs
FA-MO-0002-9000
Morgan, Philip E. Jr. (Missouri) show/hide docs
FA-MO-0002-9000
Spaulding, Milton C. (Missouri) show/hide docs
FA-MO-0002-9000
Sperino, Sandra F. (Missouri) show/hide docs
FA-MO-0002-9000

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -