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Case Name Human Rights Defense Center v. Ballard PC-KY-0009
Docket / Court 3:17-cv-00057-GFVT ( E.D. Ky. )
State/Territory Kentucky
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Prison Legal News
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Freedom of speech/association
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Mail
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) Kentucky Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description The Human Rights Defense Center is a not-for-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to educate prisoners and the public about the constitutional rights of prisoners, conditions in American jails and prisons, and the economic and social costs of mass incarceration.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
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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  Prison Legal News Homepage
Prison Legal News
By: Prison Legal News
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Docket(s)
3:17-cv-00057 (E.D. Ky.)
PC-KY-0009-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/17/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-KY-0009-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/17/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF #27] [ECF# 27]
PC-KY-0009-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/06/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Van Tatenhove, Gregory Frederick (E.D. Ky.)
PC-KY-0009-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bathurst, Camille (Kentucky)
PC-KY-0009-0001 | PC-KY-0009-0002 | PC-KY-0009-9000
Belzley, Gregory A. (Kentucky)
PC-KY-0009-0001 | PC-KY-0009-0002 | PC-KY-0009-9000
Johnson, Bruce E.H. (Washington)
PC-KY-0009-0002 | PC-KY-0009-9000
Marshall, Daniel (Florida)
PC-KY-0009-0001 | PC-KY-0009-0002 | PC-KY-0009-9000
Mutamba, Masimba (Florida)
PC-KY-0009-0001 | PC-KY-0009-0002 | PC-KY-0009-9000
Neelakanta, Sabarish (Florida)
PC-KY-0009-0001 | PC-KY-0009-0002 | PC-KY-0009-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Brown, Allison R. (Kentucky)
PC-KY-0009-9000

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