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Case Name Brown v. Lexington County CJ-SC-0002
Docket / Court 3:17-cv-01426-MBS-SVH ( D.S.C. )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Special Collection Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of poverty)
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
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
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
False arrest
Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond
Poverty/homelessness
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Lexington County, South Carolina
Plaintiff Description All indigent people who currently owe, or in the future will owe, fines, fees, court costs, assessments, or restitution in cases handled by Lexington County magistrate courts.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
3:17-cv-1426 (D.S.C.)
CJ-SC-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/01/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
CJ-SC-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/01/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Class Action Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 48]
CJ-SC-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/19/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation [ECF# 74]
CJ-SC-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order [ECF# 84] (2018 WL 1556189) (D.S.C.)
CJ-SC-0002-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/29/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Hodges, Shiva V Court not on record [Magistrate]
CJ-SC-0002-0003
Seymour, Margaret B. (D.S.C.)
CJ-SC-0002-0004 | CJ-SC-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Choudhury, Nusrat Jahan (New York)
CJ-SC-0002-0001 | CJ-SC-0002-0002 | CJ-SC-0002-9000
Dunn, Susan K. (South Carolina)
CJ-SC-0002-0001 | CJ-SC-0002-0002 | CJ-SC-0002-9000
Marshall, Toby James (Washington)
CJ-SC-0002-0001 | CJ-SC-0002-0002 | CJ-SC-0002-9000
Nusser, Eric (Washington)
CJ-SC-0002-0001 | CJ-SC-0002-0002 | CJ-SC-0002-9000
Snodgrass, Carl Gavin (New York)
CJ-SC-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Davidson, William Henry II (South Carolina)
CJ-SC-0002-9000
Woodington, Kenneth P. (South Carolina)
CJ-SC-0002-9000

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