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Case Name Dowdy-El v. Caruso PC-MI-0031
Docket / Court 06-cv-11765 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU of Michigan
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Free Exercise Clause
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Required disclosure
Defendant-type
Corrections
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
State law
Defendant(s) Michigan
Plaintiff Description Group of Muslim prisoners in various Michigan correctional facilities
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU of Michigan
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2013 - n/a
Filing Year 2006
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)
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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)
2:06−cv−11765 (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/29/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-MI-0031-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/12/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Class Action Complaint [ECF# 13]
PC-MI-0031-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/02/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Class Action Complaint [ECF# 37]
PC-MI-0031-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/27/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order Adopting Report and Recommendation and Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification [ECF# 77] (2012 WL 6642763) (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 12/20/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 80] (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/24/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [ECF# 85] (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/13/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Preliminary Order Approving Settlement [ECF# 88] (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/17/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Approving Settlement and Dismissing Case [ECF# 129] (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/20/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Motion for Contempt (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/06/2015
Source: Bloomberg Law
Order [ECF# 225] (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/08/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order Denying Motions for Enforcement of Judgment (Docs. 246, 248) and Motions for Contempt (Docs. 249, 250) [ECF# 253] (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/29/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Cohn, Avern Levin (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0031-0004 | PC-MI-0031-0005 | PC-MI-0031-0006 | PC-MI-0031-0007 | PC-MI-0031-0008 | PC-MI-0031-0009 | PC-MI-0031-0012 | PC-MI-0031-9000
Grand, David R. (E.D. Mich.) [Magistrate]
PC-MI-0031-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Collier, Trent (Michigan)
PC-MI-0031-0002 | PC-MI-0031-0003 | PC-MI-0031-9000
Cook, Michael J. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0031-9000
McFarland, Todd (Maryland)
PC-MI-0031-0002 | PC-MI-0031-0003 | PC-MI-0031-9000
Moss, Kary L. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0031-0002 | PC-MI-0031-0003 | PC-MI-0031-9000
Quick, Daniel D. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0031-0002 | PC-MI-0031-0003 | PC-MI-0031-9000
Steinberg, Michael J. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0031-0002 | PC-MI-0031-0003 | PC-MI-0031-9000
Yitzchaki, Doron (Michigan)
PC-MI-0031-0002 | PC-MI-0031-0003 | PC-MI-0031-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Dean, Michael R. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0031-9000
Himebaugh, Kevin R. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0031-9000
Thurber, John L. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0031-9000

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