Case: Jesus Christ Christian Ministry v. CDCR

2:05-cv-00440 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Filed Date: Feb. 25, 2005

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On February 25, 2005, the Jesus Christ Christian Ministry, along with fifteen California prisoners, brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the California Department of Corrections, under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by the Pacific Justice Institute, asked the court for declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief, alleging that the Department's refusal t…

On February 25, 2005, the Jesus Christ Christian Ministry, along with fifteen California prisoners, brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the California Department of Corrections, under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by the Pacific Justice Institute, asked the court for declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief, alleging that the Department's refusal to deliver mail that contained religious material from the Ministry violated the RLUIPA and the prisoners' First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of religion.

The Ministry sent the indigent prisoners books of worship and CDs with music to allow the prisoners to practice their chosen religion, Christianity. However, California prison policy only allowed religious materials to be acquired through a list of four organizations. The Ministry was not one of these four organizations. As such, any Ministry materials that were mailed to prisoners were returned to sender, and any Ministry materials found within the prison were considered contraband. The prisoners filed grievances with the Department, but those grievances were either rejected or ignored.

Both parties filed motions for summary judgment. On September 28, 2006, the District Court (Magistrate Judge Dale Drozd) granted in part and denied in part the prisoners' motion for summary judgment, while also granting the Department's motion as to one prisoner (456 F.Supp.2d 1188). In the decision, Judge Drozd held that the policy violated the prisoners' First Amendment right to free exercise and free speech, as well as their rights under the RLUIPA. The Court determined that the distinction between approved and unapproved vendors was arbitrary, and thus could not serve any legitimate penological interest.

Following the grant of summary judgment, the two sides reached a settlement. According to a Prison Legal News article, "the parties stipulated to a Temporary Operational Procedure for SATF, to be a pilot project at (only) SATF for the purpose of developing a workable final CDCR-wide policy." Under the pilot program, "once per month, JCPM shall ship all such requests in bulk to SATF," at which time "the designated chaplain shall be responsible for randomly reviewing tapes/CDs to verify valid religious content." The District Court maintained jurisdiction for six months after implementation of the pilot program, and $16,400 in attorneys' fees and costs were also awarded.

Following the settlement, the case was voluntarily dismissed.

Summary Authors

Jonathan Forman (7/8/2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Drozd, Dale Alan (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dacus, Brad W (California)

McReynolds, Matthew Brown (California)

Riches, John W. II (California)

Snider, Kevin Trent (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Anderson, Robert R. (California)

Flynn, James Edmund (California)

Grunder, Frances T. (California)

Lockyer, Bill (California)

Judge(s)

Drozd, Dale Alan (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dacus, Brad W (California)

McReynolds, Matthew Brown (California)

Riches, John W. II (California)

Snider, Kevin Trent (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Anderson, Robert R. (California)

Flynn, James Edmund (California)

Grunder, Frances T. (California)

Lockyer, Bill (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-00440

Docket [PACER]

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

Docket
1

2:05-cv-00440

Verified complaint for violations of religious land use and institutionalized persons act, first, and fourteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution; injunctive and declaratory relief

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

Complaint
9

2:05-cv-00440

Answer of Defendants and Demand for Jury Trial

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

April 29, 2005

April 29, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
26

2:05-cv-00440

Order

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

Order/Opinion
58

2:05-cv-00440

Order

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

456 F.Supp.2d 1188

Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

Order/Opinion
64

2:05-cv-00440

Stipulation and Order to Continue Hearing on Motion for Reconsideration of Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

Dec. 28, 2006

Dec. 28, 2006

Order/Opinion
71

2:05-cv-00440

Order Regarding Stipulation for Voluntary Dismissal

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

Order/Opinion
69

2:05-cv-00440

Supplement to Settlement Agreement

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5682293/jesus-christ-prison-ministry-v-california-department-of-corrections/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 1:52 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 6/6/05 ORDERING a Status Conference set for 7/29/2005 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd. Parties shall submit, no later than 7 days before the Conference a status report. Pltf to complete service of process on all dfts according to this order. (Sherman, T) Modified on 6/7/2005 (Sherman, T).

June 7, 2005

June 7, 2005

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT against all defendants, filed by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 # 3 Exhibit # 4 # 5 # 6 # 7)(Snider, Kevin) Additional attachment(s) added on 3/4/2005 (Waggoner, D). Modified on 3/4/2005 (Waggoner, D). (Entered: 03/03/2005)

March 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

2

NOTICE by all plaintiffs Civil Cover Sheet (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 03/04/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

21

STIPULATION and ORDER to Continue Settlement Conference signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 11/7/05. It is ORDERED that the 11/9/05 Settlement Conference be continued. Settlement Conference RESCHEDULED for 12/19/2005 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd. (Brown, T)

Nov. 7, 2005

Nov. 7, 2005

RECAP

RECEIPT number 201 9541 for $250.00 for civil filing fee from Brad Dacus. (Waggoner, D) (Entered: 03/04/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

26

ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 12/20/06 ORDERING Pltfs shall file a motion for summary judgment on or before 2/24/06. Any opposition by dfts shall be filed on or before 3/17/06. Any reply by pltfs is due on or before 3/31/06. Motion Hearing is SET for 4/7/2006 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd.(Girgis, C)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

RECAP
5

CIVIL NEW CASE DOCUMENTS ISSUED; (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms # 2 VDRP Forms) (Waggoner, D) (Entered: 03/04/2005)

March 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

47

STIPULATION and ORDER 46 signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 03/31/06 ORDERING Hearing date for pltf's motion for summary judgment 27 and dfts' cross-motion for summary judgment 44 RESET for 4/21/2006 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd; Deadline for filing pltf's opposition to dfts' cross-motion for summary judgmnet is 04/07/06.(Warren, P)

April 3, 2006

April 3, 2006

RECAP
6

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED on 3/16/2005 as to Derral G. Adams. (Snider, Kevin) Modified on 3/30/2005 (Forester, C). (Entered: 03/29/2005)

March 29, 2005

March 29, 2005

58

ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 9/27/2006 ORDERING: Dfts' motion to dismiss pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b) is DENIED; 44 Defendant(s) Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED w/respect to dft Woodford and DENIED in all other respects; 27 Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry is GRANTED in part and DENIED to the extent set forth above; and a Status Conference is set for 11/3/2006 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd. (Matson, R)

Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

RECAP
60

ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 11/03/06: Dfts' request for leave to seek reconsideration of the order filed 09/28/06 is GRANTED; dfts shall file and serve their motion on or before 11/27/006; pltfs' opposition due 12/18/06; dfts' reply due 12/29/06; the hearing on the motion for reconsideration is set for 01/05/07 at 10:00AM in Courtroom 27.(Kirkpatrick, S)

Nov. 6, 2006

Nov. 6, 2006

RECAP
7

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED on 3/15/2005 as to California Department of Corrections. (Snider, Kevin) Modified on 3/30/2005 (Forester, C). (Entered: 03/29/2005)

March 29, 2005

March 29, 2005

8

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED on 3/15/2005 as to Jeanne S. Woodford. (Snider, Kevin) Modified on 3/30/2005 (Forester, C). (Entered: 03/29/2005)

March 29, 2005

March 29, 2005

65

STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 12/28/06 ORDERING thatthe requested 60 day continuance of the hearing on Dfts' motion for reconsideration of the court's order on cross-motions for summary judgment is GRANTED. The hearing date on Dfts' motion for reconsideration is hereby set for 3/16/07 at 10:00 a.m. Dfts' reply shall be filed and served no later than 3/9/07. (Engbretson, K.)

Dec. 29, 2006

Dec. 29, 2006

RECAP
9

ANSWER to COMPLAINT with Jury Demand by California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Service)(Riches, John) (Entered: 04/29/2005)

April 29, 2005

April 29, 2005

67

STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 3/6/2007 GRANTING 66 Stipulation and Proposed Order to reset the motion for reconsideration hearing to 4/20/2007 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd. (Matson, R)

March 7, 2007

March 7, 2007

RECAP
71

STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 04/16/07: Upon the parties' stipulation for voluntary dismissal with prejudice under 41(a) this action is CLOSED. CASE CLOSED. (Kirkpatrick, S)

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

RECAP
10

JOINT STATUS REPORT by plaintiff and defendants. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 05/17/2005)

May 17, 2005

May 17, 2005

11

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE that the clerk of the court reassign this case to the Honorable Dale A. Drozd. The parties shall please take note that all documents hereafter filed with the clerk of the court shall bear case number CIV−S 05−440 DAD. All currently scheduled dates presently set before Judge Damrell are hereby vacated. Signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 05/31/05. (Plummer, M) (Entered: 06/01/2005)

June 1, 2005

June 1, 2005

13

CERTIFICATE of SERVICE by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy re 12 Order,, Set/Reset Deadlines and Hearings (O), Set/Reset Deadlines and Hearings (O) (McReynolds, Matthew) (Entered: 06/10/2005)

June 10, 2005

June 10, 2005

14

STATUS REPORT Joint by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy, California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams. (McReynolds, Matthew) (Entered: 07/19/2005)

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

15

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Dale A. Drozd : STATUS CONFERENCE held on 7/29/2005. Court inquired as to setting matter for an early settlement conference. Parties stated they are agreeable to an early settlement conference. Parties stipulate on the record for Magistrate to act as settlement judge in this matter. Parties agreed to an Early Settlement Conference date of 9/7/2005 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd. Court discussed with counsel of authority for accepting settlement. Parties to file waivers of disqualification. Parties to submit confidential settlement conference statements no later than 9/6/05. Court will set schedule for case following settlement conference if necessary. Court to issue written order. Plaintiffs Counsel Kevin Snider present. Defendants Counsel John Riches present. Court Reporter/CD Number: 1. (Buzo, P) (Entered: 07/29/2005)

July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

16

MINUTE ORDER: by Crd Settlement Conference set for 9/7/2005 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd. Parties are to submit confidential settlement conference statements no later than 9/6/05. Parties are to file waivers of disqualification.(Buzo, P) (Entered: 07/29/2005)

July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

17

NOTICE by R − Hickman, California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams of Waiver Allowing Assigned Judge to Act as Settlement Judge (Riches, John) (Entered: 08/30/2005)

Aug. 30, 2005

Aug. 30, 2005

18

CONSENT to JURISDICTION by US MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 08/31/2005)

Aug. 31, 2005

Aug. 31, 2005

19

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Dale A. Drozd : SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE held on 9/7/2005. After settlement negotiations, case did not settle. Further settlement conferenc or status Conference set for 11/9/2005 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd. Parties to notify Court one week before conference.Plaintiffs Counsel Kevin Snider present. Defendants Counsel John Riches present. (Buzo, P) (Entered: 09/07/2005)

Sept. 7, 2005

Sept. 7, 2005

20

STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER Stip and Proposed Order by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

Nov. 7, 2005

Nov. 7, 2005

22

MINUTE ORDER by Crd: Further Early Settlement Conference set for 12/19/2005 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd. Supplemental settlement conference statements due on or before 12/12/05.(Buzo, P) (Entered: 11/16/2005)

Nov. 16, 2005

Nov. 16, 2005

23

CONSENT to JURISDICTION by US MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 12, 2005

Dec. 12, 2005

24

NOTICE by R − Hickman, California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams Waiver Allowing Assigned Judge to Act as Settlement Judge (Riches, John) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 12, 2005

Dec. 12, 2005

25

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Dale A. Drozd : SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE held on 12/19/2005. After further settlement negotiations, case did not settle. Plaintiffs Counsel Kevin Snider present. Defendants Counsel John Riches present. (Buzo, P) (Entered: 12/19/2005)

Dec. 19, 2005

Dec. 19, 2005

28

DECLARATION of Daniel Leffel in support of 27 Motion. (Snider, Kevin) Modified on 2/27/2006 (Kirkpatrick, S). (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

29

DECLARATION of Marchy re 27 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

30

DECLARATION of Salinas re 27 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

31

DECLARATION of Snider re 27 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

32

STATEMENT of Undisputed Facts by Plaintiffs Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy re 27 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

33

EXHIBIT 1 to Motion for Summary Judgment by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

34

EXHIBIT 2 to Motion for Summary Judgment by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

35

EXHIBIT 3 to Motion for Summary Judgment by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

36

EXHIBIT 4 to Motion for Summary Judgment by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

37

EXHIBIT 5 to Motion for SummaryJudgment by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

38

EXHIBIT 6 to Motion for Summary Judgment by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

39

EXHIBIT 7 to Motion for Summary Judgment by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

40

EXHIBIT 8 to Motion for Summary Judgment by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

41

DECLARATION of Issler re 27 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

42

MEMORANDUM/RESPONSE in SUPPORT re 27 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 24, 2006

Feb. 24, 2006

43

DECLARATION of Daniel Leffel in SUPPORT OF re 27 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT Signed Declaration . (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 03/08/2006)

March 8, 2006

March 8, 2006

45

STATEMENT of Undisputed Facts by Defendants California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams re 44 DEFENDANT(S) MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT Pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and in the Alternative to Dismiss Pursuant to Unenumerated Rule 12(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Memorandum of Points and Authorities. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit A−Attachment 1# 3 Exhibit A−Attachment 2# 4 Exhibit A−Attachment 3# 5 Exhibit A−Attachment 4# 6 Exhibit B# 7 Exhibit C# 8 Exhibit D# 9 Declaration E)(Riches, John) (Entered: 03/17/2006)

March 17, 2006

March 17, 2006

46

STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER Summary Judgment re 30 , 31 , 32 Statement, 33 Exhibit, 34 Exhibit, 35 Exhibit, 36 Exhibit, 37 Exhibit, 38 Exhibit, 39 Exhibit, 40 Exhibit, 41 , 27 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT, 42 Memorandum/Response in Support of Motion, 28 PLAINTIFF(S) MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT Declaration Leffel , 29 , 43 , 44 DEFENDANT(S) MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT Pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and in the Alternative to Dismiss Pursuant to Unenumerated Rule 12(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Memorandum of Points and Authorities, 45 Statement,, by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy, R − Hickman, California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 03/27/2006)

March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006

48

MEMORANDUM/RESPONSE in OPPOSITION re 44 DEFENDANT(S) MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT Pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and in the Alternative to Dismiss Pursuant to Unenumerated Rule 12(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Memorandum of Points and Authorities. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 04/07/2006)

April 7, 2006

April 7, 2006

49

STATEMENT of Undisputed Facts by Plaintiffs Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy re 44 DEFENDANT(S) MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT Pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and in the Alternative to Dismiss Pursuant to Unenumerated Rule 12(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Memorandum of Points and Authorities, 45 Statement,,. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 04/07/2006)

April 7, 2006

April 7, 2006

50

DECLARATION of Daniel Leffel in Opposition TO Defendants' SJM Cross−Motion . (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 04/07/2006)

April 7, 2006

April 7, 2006

52

DECLARATION of Ronald Issler in OPPOSITION TO re 44 DEFENDANT(S) MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT Pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and in the Alternative to Dismiss Pursuant to Unenumerated Rule 12(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Memorandum of Points and Authorities. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 04/07/2006)

April 7, 2006

April 7, 2006

53

DECLARATION of Kevin Snider in OPPOSITION TO re 44 DEFENDANT(S) MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT Pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and in the Alternative to Dismiss Pursuant to Unenumerated Rule 12(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Memorandum of Points and Authorities. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 04/07/2006)

April 7, 2006

April 7, 2006

54

EXHIBIT 9 by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 04/07/2006)

April 7, 2006

April 7, 2006

55

EXHIBIT 10 by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, Daniel Leffel, Marvin Salinas, Daniel Marchy. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 04/07/2006)

April 7, 2006

April 7, 2006

56

DECLARATION of Ronald Issler in OPPOSITION TO re 44 DEFENDANT(S) MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT Pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and in the Alternative to Dismiss Pursuant to Unenumerated Rule 12(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Memorandum of Points and Authorities. (Snider, Kevin) (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

57

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Dale A. Drozd : MOTION HEARING held on 4/21/2006 re 27 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT filed by Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, 44 DEFENDANT(S) CROSS MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT; and in the Alternative to Dismiss. Plaintiff abandoned nominal damages claim. After hearing of arguments, for reasons stated on the record, matters submitted. Court to issue written order.Plaintiffs Counsel Kevin Snider present. Defendants Counsel John Riches present. Court Reporter/CD Number: Casey Forester/1. (Buzo, P) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

59

MINUTES (Text Only) for proceedings held before Judge Dale A. Drozd : STATUS CONFERENCE held on 11/3/2006. Defendant informed Court they are seeking to file a motion for leave to file reconsideration and request 30 days to file motion. Request granted. Motion to be filed by 11/27/06; opposition due 12/18/06; reply due 12/29/06; Motion Hearing set for 1/5/2007 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DAD) before Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd. Parties to inform Court if another settlement conference is necessary. Court to issue written brief order.Plaintiffs Counsel Kevin Snider present. Defendants Counsel John Riches present. Court Reporter/CD Number: Casey Schultz/1. (Buzo, P) (Entered: 11/03/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006

Nov. 3, 2006

61

MOTION for RECONSIDERATION re 58 Order; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in support of by California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A: Declaration of Don Price)(Riches, John) Modified on 11/27/2006 (Duong, D). (Entered: 11/21/2006)

Nov. 21, 2006

Nov. 21, 2006

62

OBJECTIONS to the Declaration of Don Price 61 . (Snider, Kevin) Modified on 12/19/2006 (Duong, D). (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006

Dec. 18, 2006

63

MEMORANDUM/RESPONSE in OPPOSITION to dfts' Motion for Reconsideration 61 . Attorney McReynolds, Matthew Brown added. (McReynolds, Matthew) Modified on 12/19/2006 (Duong, D). (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006

Dec. 18, 2006

64

STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER to Continue Hearing on Motion for Reconsideration of Order on Cross−Motions for Summary Judgment by California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams. (Riches, John) (Entered: 12/28/2006)

Dec. 28, 2006

Dec. 28, 2006

66

STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER to Continue Hearing on Motion for Reconsideration of Order on Cross−Motions for Summary Judgment re 65 Stipulation and Order, Set/Reset Deadlines and Hearings − O,, by California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams. (Riches, John) (Entered: 03/06/2007)

March 6, 2007

March 6, 2007

68

STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER −− Settlement Agreement, Release of All Claims, and Stipulation for Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice, by California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Regarding Stipulation for Voluntary Dismissal)(Riches, John) (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007

April 13, 2007

69

SUPPLEMENT by California Department of Corrections, Jeanne S. Woodford, Derral G. Adams re 68 Stipulation and Proposed Order,. {Supplement to CR 68 with Attachment 1} (Riches, John) (Entered: 04/16/2007)

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 25, 2005

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Fifteen California prisoners denied mail containing religious books and videos and the non-profit Christian organization attempting to send them this mail

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

California Department of Corrections, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Free Exercise Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: $16,400

Issues

General:

Mail

Religious programs / policies

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run