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Case Name Dhiab v. Obama PC-DC-0029
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-01457-GK ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) National Security
Prison Conditions
Special Collection Solitary confinement
Attorney Organization Center for Constitutional Rights
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Free Exercise Clause
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief denied
Defendant-type
Corrections
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Confidentiality
Confinement/isolation
Excessive force
Extradition
Food service / nutrition / hydration
International law
Over/Unlawful Detention
Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues
Torture
Immigration/Border
Convention against Torture
Detention - conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), 28 U.S.C. § 1350
All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1651
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens
Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Defendant(s) President of the United States
U.S. Department of Defense
Plaintiff Description A detainee at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station who claimed he was subjected to severe physical and psychological abuse while in custody.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Center for Constitutional Rights
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2005
Case Closing Year 2017
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)
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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)
1:05-cv-1457 (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus [ECF# 1]
PC-DC-0029-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/22/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 32] (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/14/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (2009 WL 211764) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0011.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 01/29/2009
Source: Bloomberg Law
Memorandum Order [ECF# 183] (952 F.Supp.2d 154) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/08/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 206-1] (742 F.3d 1023)
PC-DC-0029-0012.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/11/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Emergency Motion for Order Compelling Preservation of Evidence and Limited Discovery, by May 18, 2014, of Medical Records and Video Tapes of Force-Feedings and Forcible Cell Extractions [ECF# 217]
PC-DC-0029-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/13/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 221] (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/16/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Supplemental Declaration of Cori Crider [ECF# 223-2]
PC-DC-0029-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/20/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Declaration of Cortney Busch [ECF# 223-1]
PC-DC-0029-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/20/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 224] (2014 WL 2134491) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/22/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (2014 WL 2178140) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0013.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/23/2014
Source: Bloomberg Law
Order [ECF# 348] (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/03/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 349] (70 F.Supp.3d 486) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/03/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 365] (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/07/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 366] (74 F.Supp.3d 16) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0015.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/07/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Ct. of App. ECF# 383]
PC-DC-0029-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/09/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 1554796] (787 F.3d 563)
PC-DC-0029-0021.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/29/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Ct. of App. ECF# 385]
PC-DC-0029-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/25/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 387] (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/10/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion (141 F.Supp.3d 23) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0020.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/27/2015
Source: Bloomberg Law
Order [ECF# 407] (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0029-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Millett, Patricia Ann (D.C. Circuit) show/hide docs
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Tatel, David S. (D.C. Circuit) show/hide docs
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Wilkins, Robert Leon (D.C. Circuit, D.D.C.) show/hide docs
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Williams, Stephen Fain (D.C. Circuit) show/hide docs
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Ghappour, Ahmed (Texas) show/hide docs
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Kadidal, Shayana (New York) show/hide docs
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Lewis, Eric L (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Marvin, Elizabeth L. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Pradhan, Alka (California) show/hide docs
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Smith, Clive Stafford () show/hide docs
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Soble, Richard (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Flentje, August E. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Noronha, Preeya M. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Prince, Robert J. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Schwartz, James J. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Subar, Judry S (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Walthall, Howard P. Jr. (Alabama) show/hide docs
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Warden, Andrew Irwin (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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White, David Hugh (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Bead, Jeanette Melendez (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Ehrlich, Julie B. (New York) show/hide docs
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