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Case Name Prison Legal News v. Cook County PC-IL-0037
Docket / Court 1:16-cv-06862 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Prison Legal News
Attorney Organization Loevy & Loevy
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Records Disclosure
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Nneka Jones Tapia
Thomas J. Dart
Plaintiff Description Prison Legal News (PLN) is a monthly magazine that includes reports, reviews and analysis of court rulings and news related to prisoners’ rights and criminal justice issues.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Loevy & Loevy
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2016
Case Ongoing Yes
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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
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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  Prison Legal News Homepage
Prison Legal News
By: Prison Legal News
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1:16-cv-6862 (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0037-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/09/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Under the Civil Rights Act U.S.C. §1983 and Damages [ECF# 1]
PC-IL-0037-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/30/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 38] (2016 WL 6833977) (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0037-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 11/21/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Gottschall, Joan B. (N.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0037-0002 | PC-IL-0037-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Burday, Joshua Hart (Illinois) show/hide docs
Burday, Jonathan I. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Loevy, Arthur R. (Illinois) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0037-0001 | PC-IL-0037-9000
Loevy, Jonathan I. (Illinois) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0037-0001 | PC-IL-0037-9000
Topic, Matthew Vincent (Illinois) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0037-0001 | PC-IL-0037-9000
Weber, Lance Theodore (Florida) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0037-0001 | PC-IL-0037-9000
Defendant's Lawyers McGrath, Megan Kelly (Illinois) show/hide docs
Power, John M. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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