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Case Name Wilson v. Bruning PC-NE-0010
Docket / Court 8:13-CV-00130 ( D. Neb. )
State/Territory Nebraska
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Same-Sex Marriage
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Free Exercise Clause
Defendant-type
Corrections
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Gender identity
Sex discrimination
Sexual orientatation
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Marriage
Visiting
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) State of Nebraska
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff is a male inmate of the Nebraska Department of Corrections who wishes to marry a transgender woman who was a former inmate at the same prison, and to be free to associate with each other as immediate family members before the mandatory three year waiting period for released inmates.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2013
Case Ongoing No
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)
8:13-cv-00130-RGK-PRSE (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0010-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Pro Se Civil Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-NE-0010-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/22/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 21]
PC-NE-0010-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/10/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Dismissing Certain Claims and Allowing First Amendment Claim to Proceed to Service of Process] [ECF# 25] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0010-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/17/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 39] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0010-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/03/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [ECF# 40] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0010-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/03/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 44] (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0010-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/15/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Kopf, Richard George (D. Neb.)
PC-NE-0010-0003 | PC-NE-0010-0004 | PC-NE-0010-0005 | PC-NE-0010-0006 | PC-NE-0010-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Citta, Kyle J. (Nebraska)
PC-NE-0010-9000

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