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Case Name Moussazadeh v. Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice PC-TX-0018
Docket / Court 3:07-CV-574 ( S.D. Tex. )
Additional Docket(s) 9:04-cv-5  [ 04-5 ]
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection DOJ Civil Rights Division Statements of Interest
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Free Exercise Clause
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Religious programs / policies
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
Defendant(s) Texas
Plaintiff Description Jewish inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Filing Year 2007
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)
3:07-cv-574 (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0018-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/10/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-TX-0018-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/12/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion on Dismissal [ECF# 135] (2009 WL 819497) (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0018-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/26/2009
Source: Westlaw
Opinion (364 Fed.Appx. 110)
PC-TX-0018-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/05/2010
Source: Westlaw
Statement of Interest of The United States
PC-TX-0018-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 04/08/2011
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Opinion on Remand [ECF# 223] (2011 WL 4376482) (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0018-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/20/2011
Source: Westlaw
Opinion (703 F.3d 781)
PC-TX-0018-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/21/2012
Source: Google Scholar
Appeals from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas [Ct. of App. ECF# 236]
PC-TX-0018-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/21/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (709 F.3d 487)
PC-TX-0018-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/20/2013
Source: Google Scholar
Order [ECF# 242] (2014 WL 897928) (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0018-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/06/2014
Source: Westlaw
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Judges Barksdale, Rhesa Hawkins (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Dennis, James L. (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Hanks, George Carol Jr. (S.D. Tex.) show/hide docs
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Harmon, Melinda (S.D. Tex.) show/hide docs
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Jolly, E. Grady (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Bagenstos, Samuel R. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Croft, William Scott (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Donnelly, Matthew J. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Mygatt, Timothy D (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Cunniff, Celamine (Texas) show/hide docs
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