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Case Name Yarls v. Bunton PD-LA-0006
Docket / Court 3:16-cv-00031-JJB-RLB ( M.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Indigent Defense
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Assistance of counsel (6th Amendment)
Due Process
Equal Protection
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Derwyn Bunton
James T. Dixon, Jr.
Plaintiff Description Arrestees in New Orleans who were declared eligible to receive appointed counsel from the Orleans Parish Public Defender’s Office (OPD) but were placed on a waiting list for an indefinite amount of time.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing PD-LA-0005 : Allen v. Edwards (State Court)
Additional Resources
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  See this case at CourtListener.com (May provide additional documents and, for active cases, real-time alerts)
  Securing Reasonable Caseloads: Ethics and Law in Public Defense
Date: 2011
By: Norman Lefstein (Indiana University--Indianapolis Faculty)
Citation: (ABA 2011)
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  Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel.
Date: Apr. 14, 2009
By: National Right to Counsel Committee (The Constitution Project)
Citation: National Right to Counsel Committee, Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel (2009)
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  The Third Generation of Indigent Defense Litigation
New York University Review of Law and Social Change
Date: 2009
By: Cara Drinan (Columbus School of Law, Catholic University Faculty)
Citation: 33 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 427 (2009)
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  Indigent Defense Reform: The Role of Systemic Litigation in Operationalizing the Gideon Right to Counsel
Date: May 7, 2007
By: Vidhya K. Reddy (Washington University in St. Louis Law Student)
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Docket(s)
3:16-cv-31 (M.D. La.)
PD-LA-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/06/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
PD-LA-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/14/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Class Action Complaint [ECF# 43]
PD-LA-0006-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling Dismissing Case [ECF# 62] (231 F.Supp.3d 128) (M.D. La.)
PD-LA-0006-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/31/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Notice of Plaintiffs' Appeal to USCA [ECF# 66]
PD-LA-0006-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/25/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
USCA Opinion Dismissing Appeal (905 F.3d 905)
PD-LA-0006-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/04/2018
Source: U.S. Court of Appeals website
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Judges Brady, James J. (M.D. La.) show/hide docs
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Elrod, Jennifer Walker (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Jolly, E. Grady (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Willett, Don R. (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Buskey, Brandon (New York) show/hide docs
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