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Case Name Gomez v. Vernon PC-ID-0003
Docket / Court 91-299 ( D. Idaho )
State/Territory Idaho
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Grievance Procedures
Library (non-law) access
Records Disclosure
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Idaho State Correctional Institution
Plaintiff Description Inmates at the the Idaho State Correctional Institution and the Idaho Maximum Security Institution
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1999 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2012
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
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
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
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Links Cruel Confinement: Abuse, Discrimination and Death Within Alabama's Prisons
Written: Jun. 04, 2014
(Southern Poverty Law Center )
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91-0299 (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/28/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum Decision and Order (962 F.Supp. 1296) (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/26/1997
Source: Google Scholar
Judgment (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/22/1999
Order (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/17/1999
Proposed Remedial Plan Relative to Inmates Wayne Nelson Olds, Lee Mazur Hays and Robert Richard Jones
PC-ID-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/16/1999
Plaintiffs' Objections to Defendants' Proposed Remedial Plan
PC-ID-0003-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/28/1999
Amended Judgment (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/1999
Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Memorandum Decision and Order Relating to Plaintiffs' Motion for Sanctions (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/13/1999
Opinion (255 F.3d 1118)
PC-ID-0003-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/10/2001
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Decision and Order Re: Attorney's Fees and Costs [ECF# 849] (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/07/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 855] (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/09/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Boyle, Larry M. (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0001 | PC-ID-0003-0002 | PC-ID-0003-0005 | PC-ID-0003-0006 | PC-ID-0003-0007 | PC-ID-0003-0008 | PC-ID-0003-0009 | PC-ID-0003-0010 | PC-ID-0003-9000
Gould, Ronald Murray (Ninth Circuit)
McKeown, M. Margaret (Ninth Circuit)
Wardlaw, Kim McLane (Ninth Circuit, C.D. Cal.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Balaban, Eric G. (District of Columbia)
PC-ID-0003-0004 | PC-ID-0003-0007 | PC-ID-0003-9000
Belodoff, Howard A. (Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0001 | PC-ID-0003-0002 | PC-ID-0003-0004 | PC-ID-0003-0005 | PC-ID-0003-0006 | PC-ID-0003-0007 | PC-ID-0003-0008 | PC-ID-0003-9000
Lee, Donna Hae Kyun (District of Columbia)
PC-ID-0003-0004 | PC-ID-0003-0007 | PC-ID-0003-9000
McDevitt, Charles F. (Idaho)
Pevar, Stephen L. (Colorado)
PC-ID-0003-0001 | PC-ID-0003-0002 | PC-ID-0003-0004 | PC-ID-0003-0005 | PC-ID-0003-0006 | PC-ID-0003-0007 | PC-ID-0003-0008 | PC-ID-0003-9000
Winter, Margaret (District of Columbia)
PC-ID-0003-0004 | PC-ID-0003-0005 | PC-ID-0003-0006 | PC-ID-0003-0007 | PC-ID-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Altig, Stephanie A. (Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0001 | PC-ID-0003-0002 | PC-ID-0003-0003 | PC-ID-0003-0004 | PC-ID-0003-0008 | PC-ID-0003-9000
Blackburn, Rex (Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0002 | PC-ID-0003-0005 | PC-ID-0003-0006 | PC-ID-0003-9000
Lance, Alan G. (Idaho)
McNeese, Timothy R. (Idaho)
Panther, Paul R. (Idaho)
PC-ID-0003-0003 | PC-ID-0003-0005 | PC-ID-0003-0006 | PC-ID-0003-9000
Wilson, Timothy D. (Idaho)

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