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Case Name Porter v. Clarke PC-VA-0020
Docket / Court 1:14-cv-1588 ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Solitary confinement
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Totality of conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Virginia
Plaintiff Description Five individuals currently on Virginia's Death Row located in Sussex I State Prison in Waverley, Virginia.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2018 - 2020
Filing Year 2014
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)
1:14-cv-1588 (E.D. Va.)
PC-VA-0020-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/17/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-VA-0020-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/20/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 166] (2016 WL 3766301) (E.D. Va.)
PC-VA-0020-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/08/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [Reversing and Remanding Decision]
PC-VA-0020-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/25/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 220] (E.D. Va.)
PC-VA-0020-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/21/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Published Amended Opinion of USCA [Ct. of App. ECF# 240] (923 F.3d 348)
PC-VA-0020-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/06/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Brinkema, Leonie M. (E.D. Va.) show/hide docs
PC-VA-0020-0002 | PC-VA-0020-0004 | PC-VA-0020-9000
Niemeyer, Paul Victor (Fourth Circuit, D. Md.) show/hide docs
PC-VA-0020-0003 | PC-VA-0020-0005
Traxler, William Byrd Jr. Court not on record show/hide docs
PC-VA-0020-0003
Wynn, James Andrew Jr. (Fourth Circuit) show/hide docs
PC-VA-0020-0003 | PC-VA-0020-0005
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fogel, Jeffrey E. (Virginia) show/hide docs
PC-VA-0020-0001 | PC-VA-0020-9000
Glasberg, Victor Michael (Virginia) show/hide docs
PC-VA-0020-0001 | PC-VA-0020-9000
Rosenfield, Steven David (Virginia) show/hide docs
PC-VA-0020-0001 | PC-VA-0020-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Dwyre, Kate Elizabeth (Virginia) show/hide docs
PC-VA-0020-9000
O'Shea, Margaret Hoehl (Virginia) show/hide docs
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