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Case Name Pugh v. Goord PC-NY-0056
Docket / Court 1:00-cv-07279-KMK ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Establishment Clause
Free Exercise Clause
Content of Injunction
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Religion discrimination
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Commissioner Glen Goord
Plaintiff Description State prisoners who are Shi'ite Muslims and who were only allowed access to Sunni Muslim services.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2009 - 2012
Filing Year 2000
Case Closing Year 2012
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
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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02-30 (U.S. Court of Appeals)
PC-NY-0056-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/26/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:00-cv-07279-RJS (S.D.N.Y.)
PC-NY-0056-9002.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/01/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion and Order [Dismissing Case] (184 F.Supp.2d 326) (S.D.N.Y.)
PC-NY-0056-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/03/2002
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion and Order [Denying Plaintiff's Motion to Vacate Judgment] (2002 WL 31296323 / 2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19382) (S.D.N.Y.)
PC-NY-0056-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/10/2002
[Appellate Opinion] (345 F.3d 121)
PC-NY-0056-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/24/2003
Source: Google Scholar
Second Amended Complaint
PC-NY-0056-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/18/2004
Stipulation of Settlement [ECF# 161]
PC-NY-0056-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/29/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 144] (S.D.N.Y.)
PC-NY-0056-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/01/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Calabresi, Guido (Second Circuit) show/hide docs
Lynch, Gerard E. (S.D.N.Y., Second Circuit) show/hide docs
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Sullivan, Richard Joseph (S.D.N.Y., Second Circuit) show/hide docs
PC-NY-0056-0005 | PC-NY-0056-0006 | PC-NY-0056-9002
Van Graafeiland, Ellsworth Alfred (Second Circuit) show/hide docs
Wesley, Richard C. (State Trial Court, State Appellate Court, Second Circuit) show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Chatin, Clay (New York) show/hide docs
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Coleman, Claire E. (New York) show/hide docs
Ennis, Errol (New York) show/hide docs
Flintoft, Caroline M. (New York) show/hide docs
Hamil, Edward (New York) show/hide docs
Howlett, Amy E. (New York) show/hide docs
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Kent, J. Andrew (New York) show/hide docs
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Lavine, Aaron Olshina (New York) show/hide docs
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Pugh, Thomas Jr. (New York) show/hide docs
Defendant's Lawyers Belohlavek, Michael S. (New York) show/hide docs
Cohen, Leonard Arthur (New York) show/hide docs
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Keane, Michael J. (New York) show/hide docs
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Pandya, Sachin S. (New York) show/hide docs
Walsh, Mark T. (New York) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Mezan, Richard S. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs

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