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Case Name Battista v. Clarke PC-MA-0037
Docket / Court 05-cv-11456-DPW ( D. Mass. )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
Gender identity
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Medical/Mental Health
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Massachusetts Department of Corrections
University of Massachusetts Correctional Medical Health Program
Plaintiff Description Prisoner with Gender Identity Disorder in the Massachusetts state prison system
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
1:05−cv−11456 (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0037-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/22/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
First Complaint [ECF# 3]
PC-MA-0037-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/08/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 42] (2006 WL 1581528) (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0037-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/22/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint [ECF# 81]
PC-MA-0037-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/10/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum [ECF# 119] (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0037-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/09/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Preliminary Injunction Order [ECF# 120] (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0037-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/09/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 128] (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0037-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/10/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Modified Preliminary Injunction Order [ECF# 223] (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0037-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/23/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [Ct. of App. ECF# 244]
PC-MA-0037-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/20/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Appellate Court Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 243] (645 F.3d 449)
PC-MA-0037-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/23/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Judgment and Order [ECF# 256] (2011 WL 3511037) (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0037-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/11/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Boudin, Michael (D.D.C., First Circuit)
PC-MA-0037-0008
Souter, David Hackett Court not on record
PC-MA-0037-0008
Stahl, Norman H. (First Circuit, D.N.H.)
PC-MA-0037-0008
Woodlock, Douglas Preston (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0037-0003 | PC-MA-0037-0004 | PC-MA-0037-0005 | PC-MA-0037-0007 | PC-MA-0037-0009 | PC-MA-0037-0010 | PC-MA-0037-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers McSherry, Dana M. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0037-0002 | PC-MA-0037-9000
Minahan, Neal E. Jr. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0037-0002 | PC-MA-0037-9000
Sheng, Ada Y. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0037-0002 | PC-MA-0037-9000
Smith-Lee, Emily E. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0037-0002 | PC-MA-0037-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Kennedy, Joan T. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0037-9000
McFarland, Richard C. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0037-9000
O'Shea, Stephen M. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0037-9000
Other Lawyers Hughes, Stephen E (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0037-9000

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