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Case Name Coen v. GDOC PC-GA-0023
Docket / Court 5:16-cv-00353 ( M.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Free Exercise Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Disability
Hearing impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Effective Communication (ADA)
Language/ethnic/minority needs
TTY/Close Captioning/Videophone/etc.
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Georgia Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description A deaf inmate in the Georgia Department of Corrections, whose native language is American Sign Language.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2016
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)
5:16-cv-00353 (M.D. Ga.)
PC-GA-0023-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-GA-0023-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/03/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 8]
PC-GA-0023-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/06/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order to Show Cause [ECF# 48] (2018 WL 4365503) (M.D. Ga.)
PC-GA-0023-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/13/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Treadwell, Marc Thomas (M.D. Ga.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Brennan-Krohn, Zoe (California) show/hide docs
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Center, Claudia B. (California) show/hide docs
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Emilio, Anna Bitencourt (Maryland) show/hide docs
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Miller, Ralph I. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Mizner, Susan (California) show/hide docs
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Swette, Alexandria E G (New York) show/hide docs
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Tucker, Kosha S (Georgia) show/hide docs
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Young, Sean (Georgia) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Cusimano, Angela Ellen (Georgia) show/hide docs
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