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Case Name Varden v. City of Clanton CJ-AL-0009
Docket / Court 2:15-cv-00034-MHT-WC ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Special Collection Criminalization of poverty
Attorney Organization Equal Justice Under Law
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Over/Unlawful Detention
Poverty/homelessness
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) City of Clanton
Plaintiff Description Arrestee jailed for inability to pay automatically set bail amount
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Equal Justice Under Law
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Moot
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2015 - 2018
Case Closing Year 2018
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Docket(s)
2:15-cv-00034-MHT-WC (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0009-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/14/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
CJ-AL-0009-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/15/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Statement of Interest of the United States [ECF# 26]
CJ-AL-0009-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/13/2015
First Amended Class Action Complaint [ECF# 55]
CJ-AL-0009-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/03/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 71-1]
CJ-AL-0009-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/29/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (2015 WL 5387219) (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0009-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/14/2015
Source: Bloomberg Law
Judges Capel, Wallace Jr. (M.D. Ala.)
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Thompson, Myron Herbert (N.D. Ala., M.D. Ala.)
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Dawson, William Monroe Jr. (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0009-0002 | CJ-AL-0009-0004 | CJ-AL-0009-9000
Karakatsanis, Alec (District of Columbia)
CJ-AL-0009-0002 | CJ-AL-0009-0004 | CJ-AL-0009-9000
McGuire, Joseph Mitchell (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0009-0002 | CJ-AL-0009-0004 | CJ-AL-0009-0006 | CJ-AL-0009-9000
Swerdlin, Matthew (Alabama)
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Defendant's Lawyers Copeland, Lee Hall (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0009-0006 | CJ-AL-0009-9000
Holliday, Shannon L. (Alabama)
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Kinney, Richard Warren (Alabama)
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Porter, James Wallace II (Alabama)
CJ-AL-0009-0006 | CJ-AL-0009-9000
Other Lawyers Anderson, Robert G. (Mississippi)
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Beck, George (Alabama)
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Brett, Sharon (District of Columbia)
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Bullock, Robert B. (District of Columbia)
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Foster, Lisa A. (District of Columbia)
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Gayle, Winsome (District of Columbia)
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Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
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Kappelhoff, Mark (District of Columbia)
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Katzman, Jennifer (District of Columbia)
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Killebrew, Paul (District of Columbia)
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Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)
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Stanner, Andrew (District of Columbia)
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