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Case Name Abdulmutallab v. Sessions PC-CO-0029
Docket / Court 1:17-cv-02493-KMT ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Free Exercise Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Religion discrimination
Administrative segregation
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Excessive force
Religious programs / policies
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
Defendant(s) Attorney General Jeff Sessions
United States
Plaintiff Description A Muslim prisoner sentenced to life in prison under the custody of the United States Penitentiary–Administrative Maximum in Florence, Colorado.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2017
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  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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1:17-cv-2493 (D. Colo.)
PC-CO-0029-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/08/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Injunctive Relief, Declaratory Relief, and Attorney's Fees [ECF# 1]
PC-CO-0029-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/18/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 42] (D. Colo.)
PC-CO-0029-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint for Injunctive Relief, Declaratory Relief, and Attorney's Fees [ECF# 76]
PC-CO-0029-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/14/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Moore, Raymond Paul (D. Colo.)
Tafoya, Kathleen M. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate]
PC-CO-0029-0003 | PC-CO-0029-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Johnson, Gail K. (Colorado)
PC-CO-0029-0001 | PC-CO-0029-0002 | PC-CO-0029-9000
Kapoor, Amy B. (Colorado)
PC-CO-0029-0001 | PC-CO-0029-9000
Randolph, Aurora Lynn (Colorado)
PC-CO-0029-0002 | PC-CO-0029-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Moskowitz, David Z. (Colorado)

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