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

Docket [PACER]

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

April 16, 2007 Docket
1

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 Complaint
9

Answer of Defendants and Demand for Jury Trial

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

April 29, 2005 Pleading / Motion / Brief
26

Order

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

Dec. 21, 2005 Order/Opinion
58

Order

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

456 F.Supp.2d 1188

Sept. 28, 2006 Order/Opinion
64

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 Order/Opinion
71

Order Regarding Stipulation for Voluntary Dismissal

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

April 16, 2007 Order/Opinion
69

Supplement to Settlement Agreement

Jesus Christ Prison Ministry v. California Department of Corrections

April 16, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
12

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 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
2

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

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 RECAP
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 RECAP

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

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 RECAP
5

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

March 4, 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 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
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 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
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 RECAP
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
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 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
10

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

May 17, 2005
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 RECAP
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
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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
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
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
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
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
18

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

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
20

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

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
23

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

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
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
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
29

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

Feb. 24, 2006
30

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

Feb. 24, 2006
31

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
41

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

Feb. 24, 2006
42

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

Feb. 24, 2006
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
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
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
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
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
50

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

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
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
54

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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