Case: Warsoldier v. Woodford

2:04-cv-02233 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: March 31, 2004

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Case Summary

On March 31, 2004, a Native American inmate in the California Department of Corrections (CDC) filed a lawsuit under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) against the CDC in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. The plaintiff, represented by the ACLU, claimed that the CDC's hair grooming policy that prohibits male inmates from maintaining their hair longer than three inches violates his rights to religious freedom. The plain…

On March 31, 2004, a Native American inmate in the California Department of Corrections (CDC) filed a lawsuit under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) against the CDC in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. The plaintiff, represented by the ACLU, claimed that the CDC's hair grooming policy that prohibits male inmates from maintaining their hair longer than three inches violates his rights to religious freedom. The plaintiff asked the court for preliminary and permanent injunctive relief prohibiting the CDC from punishing him for his religious beliefs and compelling the CDC to lift all disciplinary sanctions that have been imposed on him as a consequence of his refusal to adhere to the grooming policy. He also asked for a declaration that the policy violates his rights under RLUIPA.

The plaintiff is a Cahuilla Native American and an active participant in his tribe. According to the plaintiff's religious faith, hair is a symbol of knowledge and wisdom and is only to be shorn upon the death of a close relative. The plaintiff believed that if he were to cut his hair he would be unable to join his relatives in the afterlife. Except upon his father's death in 1980, the plaintiff had not cut his hair since 1971.

On May 11, 2004, the Court (Judge Ronald S.W. Lew) issued an order denying the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction. On appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court (Judge Pregerson) reversed and remanded the District Court's order holding that (1) the policy imposed a substantial burden on the plaintiff's religious practice, (2) the policy was not the least restrictive alternative to achieve the CDC's interest in prison security, and thus violated RLUIPLA, (3) the plaintiff faced the possibility of irreparable injury absent issuance of an injunction, and (4) the balance of hardships favored the plaintiff.

On January 1, 2007, the parties reached a settlement agreement. The CDC agreed to a permanent injunction against the grooming policy that had been in place (the record is unclear, but presumably, the new policy includes some exemptions). California also agreed to expunge from the plaintiff's record all violations of the hair grooming policy, and to not re-incarcerate the plaintiff based on these violations. If re-incarcerated for other reasons, they agreed to not use these violations to determine his classification. Lastly, the CDC agreed to pay $130,000 to the ACLU of Southern California for reasonable attorneys fees.

On July 5, 2007, the case was dismissed with prejudice and the court retained jurisdiction for the sole purpose of enforcing the terms of the settlement agreement.

Summary Authors

Renita Khanduja (7/27/2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Lew, Ronald S. W. (California)

Paez, Richard A. (California)

Pregerson, Harry (California)

Tashima, Atsushi Wallace (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cregan, Nora C. (California)

Eliasberg, Peter J. (California)

Huang, Audrey M. (California)

Rosenbaum, Mark Dale (California)

Smith, Stephen Zak (California)

Wizner, Ben (California)

Judge(s)

Lew, Ronald S. W. (California)

Paez, Richard A. (California)

Pregerson, Harry (California)

Tashima, Atsushi Wallace (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cregan, Nora C. (California)

Eliasberg, Peter J. (California)

Huang, Audrey M. (California)

Rosenbaum, Mark Dale (California)

Smith, Stephen Zak (California)

Wizner, Ben (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bazan, John F. (California)

Rittmayer, John E. (California)

Thorpe, Barry G. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:04-cv-02233

Docket (PACER)

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007

Docket

2:04-cv-02233

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

418 F.3d 989

July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

Order/Opinion
53

2:04-cv-02233

Notice of Settlement and Stipulated Request to Vacate Scheduling Order, Continue Pre-trial Conference and Trial, and Order

Feb. 8, 2007

Feb. 8, 2007

Settlement Agreement
58

2:04-cv-02233

Stipulation of Dismissal and Order

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/12285768/billy-soza-warsoldier-v-jeanne-woodford/

Last updated Aug. 21, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against defendants John Laudeman, Jeanne Woodford.(Filing fee $ 150.), filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier.(rrey, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

PACER

20 Day Summons Issued re Complaint - (Discovery) 1 as to John Laudeman, Jeanne Woodford. (rrey, )

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

PACER
2

CERTIFICATION as to Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (rrey, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

PACER
3

NOTICE TO PARTIES OF ADR PILOT PROGRAM filed.(rrey, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

PACER

FAX number for Attorney Nora C Cregan, Audrey May Huang, Stephen Zak Smith is 213-680-6499. (rrey, )

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

PACER

FAX number for Attorney Mark D Rosenbaum, Benjamin E Wizner is 213-250-3919. (rrey, )

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

PACER
4

EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. Lodged proposed order. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

PACER
5

MEMORANDUM of Points and Authorities in Support of EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order 4 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

PACER
6

DECLARATION of Stephen Zak Smith in support of EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order 4 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

PACER
7

DECLARATION of Chase Riveland in support of EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order 4 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

PACER
8

DECLARATION of Billy Soza Warsoldier in support of EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order 4 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

PACER
9

PROOF OF SERVICE filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. re 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 6 Declaration (Motion related), 7 Declaration (Motion related), 8 Declaration (Motion related), 4 EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order, was served on 4/2/04. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

PACER
10

ORDER denying the temporary restraining order and order to show cause re preliminary injunction by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew, 4 . (bp, ) (Entered: 04/08/2004)

April 5, 2004

April 5, 2004

PACER
11

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. Motion set for hearing on 5/3/2003 at 09:00 AM before Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew. Lodged proposed order. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/13/2004)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

PACER
12

MEMORANDUM of Points and Authorities in Support of MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/13/2004)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

PACER
13

DECLARATION of Chase Riveland in support of MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/13/2004)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

PACER
14

DECLARATION of Billy Soza Warsoldier in support of MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/13/2004)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

PACER
15

PROOF OF SERVICE filed by plaitiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 12 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 13 Declaration (Motion related), 14 Declaration (Motion related), was served on 4/12/04. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/13/2004)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

PACER
16

PROOF OF SERVICE of summons and complaint Executed upon Jeanne Woodford, by substituted service upon Lee Ann Sauceda, Case Records Administrator on 4/1/2004, answer due 4/21/2004. (jag, ) (Entered: 04/22/2004)

April 14, 2004

April 14, 2004

PACER
17

ANSWER to Complaint - (Discovery) 1 filed by defendants' John Laudeman, Jeanne Woodford.(bp, ) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

PACER
18

CERTIFICATION of Interested Parties filed by Defendants John Laudeman, Jeanne Woodford. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/26/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

PACER
19

OPPOSITION to MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by defendants' John Laudeman, Jeanne Woodford. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 21, 2004

April 21, 2004

PACER
20

DECLARATIONS of Sue Facciola and Suzanne Hubbard and exhibits in support of opposition to MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by defendants John Laudeman, Jeanne Woodford. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 21, 2004

April 21, 2004

PACER
21

EXPARTE APPLICATION for Extension of Time to File an opposition to plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction filed by defendants' John Laudeman, Jeanne Woodford. Lodged proposed order. (bp, ) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004

PACER
22

ORDER granting defendants' ex parte application for extension of time. The court will accept defendants' opposition to plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction, filed on April 21, 2004 21 by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew (bp, ) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

PACER
23

REPLY to opposition to MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

PACER
24

EVIDENTIARY OBJECTIONS to declarations of Sue Facciola and Susna L. Hubbard and to exhibits in support of defendants' oppositoin to MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

PACER
25

SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION of Billy Warsoldier in support of MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

PACER
26

DECLARATION of Stephen Zak Smith in support of MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

PACER
27

SIGNED SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION of Billy Soza Warsoldier in support of MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 11 filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (bp, ) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

April 28, 2004

April 28, 2004

PACER
28

NOTICE OF ERRATA filed by Defendant Jeanne Woodford. correcting Response in Opposition to Motion 19 (bp, ) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

April 28, 2004

April 28, 2004

PACER
29

MINUTES: The court DENIES plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction. Defense counsel is to submit an order for this court pursuant to local rule 52-4. Judge Ronald S.W. Lew. Court Reporter: Sharon Seffens. (bp, ) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

PACER

PLACED IN FILE - NOT USED re (Proposed) order granting motion for preliminary injunction submitted by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (shb, )

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

PACER
31

ORDER that plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction is DENIED by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew,(bp, ) (Entered: 05/12/2004)

May 11, 2004

May 11, 2004

PACER
30

MINUTES: NOTICE REGARDING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE; Matter is set for a Scheduling Conference on 7/26/2004 09:00 AM. Parties are reminded of their obligations to disclosure information and confer on a discovery plan not later than 21 days prior to the scheduling conference and report to the Court not than 14 days after they confer; Failure to comply may lead to the imposition of sanctions. Plaintiff counsel is directed to give notice of the Scheduling Conference to all parties that have appeared in this action, and is directed to give notice of the Scheduling conference immediately to each party that makes an initial appearance in this action after this date (See document for further details) by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew. Court Reporter: Not Present. (ir, ) (Entered: 05/12/2004)

May 12, 2004

May 12, 2004

PACER
33

NOTICE OF ERRATA filed by Defendants John Laudeman, Jeanne Woodford re 19 . (jp, ) (Entered: 05/26/2004)

May 18, 2004

May 18, 2004

PACER
32

NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION APPEAL/REPRESENTATION STATEMENT to 9th CCA filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. Appeal of Order 31 Filed On: 05/11/04; Entered On: 05/05/12/04; Filing fee $255., Paid, receipt number 65938. cc: Audrey M. Huang, Bingham McCutchen LLP; Ben Wizner, ACLU Foundation of Southern California; John Laudeman; Barry Thorpe, Office of the Attorney General (wdc, ) (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 19, 2004

May 19, 2004

PACER

Civil Appeals Docketing Statement received from plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier forwarded to 9th CCA. RE: Appeal to Circuit Court, 32 . (wdc, )

May 19, 2004

May 19, 2004

PACER

Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re: Appeal to Circuit Court, 32 . (cbr, )

May 20, 2004

May 20, 2004

PACER
36

CERTIFIED ORDER from 9th CCA filed as to Appeal to Circuit Court, 32 filed by Billy Soza Warsoldier, CCA # 04-55879. Order received in this district on 06/01/04. Appeal filed 05/19/04 is a preliminary injunction appeal. Appellant's emergency motion for preliminary injunction pending appeal is granted. Pending further order of the court, appellees are enjoined from enforcing that hair length regulation at issue in this appeal against appellant. Brief schedule set. (cbr, ) (Entered: 06/03/2004)

May 25, 2004

May 25, 2004

PACER
37

ORDER from 9th CCA filed as to Appeal to Circuit Court, 32 filed by Billy Soza Warsoldier, CCA # 04-55879. Order received in this district on 6/1/04. Appellant's motion for clarification of the court's May 25, 2004 order is granted. Appellant shall be released from custody pending disposition of this appeal. The previously established briefing schedule remains in effect. (weap, ) (Entered: 06/03/2004)

May 26, 2004

May 26, 2004

PACER
34

NOTIFICATION by Circuit Court of Appellate Docket Number 04-55879, 9th CCA regarding Appeal to Circuit Court, 32 filed by Billy Soza Warsoldier. (wdc, ) (Entered: 05/28/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

PACER
35

TRANSCRIPT DESIGNATION AND ORDERING FORM For Dates: 5/3/04; Court Reporter: Sharon Seffens; Court of Appeals Case Number: 04-55879; Re: Appeal to Circuit Court, 32 . (ghap, ) (Entered: 05/28/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

PACER
38

RECEIPT OF REPORTERS TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following dates: 05/03/04 Court Reporter: Sharon Seffens. (cbr, ) (Entered: 06/09/2004)

June 8, 2004

June 8, 2004

PACER

TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings held on 05/03/04. Court Reporter: Sharon Seffens. (cbr, ) Modified on 6/9/2004 (cbr, ).

June 8, 2004

June 8, 2004

PACER
39

CERTIFICATE OF RECORD Transmitted to USCA re Appeal to Circuit Court, 32 filed by Billy Soza Warsoldier; Court of Appeals Case Number: 04-55879. (ghap, ) (Entered: 06/14/2004)

June 14, 2004

June 14, 2004

PACER
41

STIPULATION to Continue of scheduling conference filed by plaintiff an defendants John Laudeman, Billy Soza Warsoldier, Jeanne Woodford. Lodged proposed order. (pj, ) (Entered: 07/07/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

PACER
40

ORDER GRANTING CONTINUANCE OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew: The Scheduling Conference originally scheduled to be held on July 26, 2004, is rescheduled and will instead occur on the day that is 28 days after the date of the Ninth Circuits determination on appeal or a subsequent date as ordered by this Court.(ca, ) (Entered: 07/02/2004)

July 1, 2004

July 1, 2004

PACER
42

NOTICE OF REASSIGNMENT of Counsel for defendants within Office of the Attorney General: That this case is now being handled by Deputy Attorney General John E. Rittmayer, instead of Deputy Attorney General Barry G. Thorp, in the office of Attorney General. The mailing address remains the same filed by defendants John Laudeman, Jeanne Woodford. (jp, ) (Entered: 10/15/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

PACER
43

MANDATE of 9th CCA filed as to Appeal to Circuit Court 32, CCA # 04-55879. The judgment of District Court in this cause be, and hereby is reversed and remanded. Costs taxed of $424.. Mandate received in this district on 08/26/05. (cbr, ) (Entered: 09/02/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

PACER
44

MINUTES: IN CHAMBERS; Counsel notified. Court ORDERS that the mandate of the Ninth Circuit Cour to Appeals: REVERSED AND REMANDED. COSTS TAXED IN THE AMOUNT OF $424.00 is hereby filed and spread upon the minutes of this District Court. This case is set for status conference on 10/17/05 at 9:00. Counsel are to file a joint status report as to this case no later than 10/11/05. Courts address is 312 North Spring Street, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012 by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew Court Reporter: Not present. (ir, ) (Entered: 09/12/2005)

Sept. 8, 2005

Sept. 8, 2005

PACER
45

JOINT STATUS REPORT of Counsel filed by Plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. (ir, ) (Entered: 10/13/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

PACER
46

MINUTES: SCHEDULING CONFERENCE; Court and counsel confer. Scheduling Conference is held. Court sets the following dates: Discovery cut-off 3/10/06. Motion filing cut-off 3/20/06. Pretrial Conference 5/1/06 at 11:00. Court Trial 5/30/06 at 9:00. Court signs the ADR 12 Order by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew Court Reporter: Sheri Kleeger. (ir, ) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

PACER
47

ORDER by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew, case ordered to Attorney Settlement Officer Panel for a Local Rule 16-14 settlement conference. Within 10 days, plaintiff shall notify the ADR Program Coordinator of name of Attorney Settlement Officer who will conduct the settlement conference.(ir, ) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

PACER
48

STIPULATION REGARDING SELECTION of Attorney Settlement Officer Filed; Parties stipulate that Jeff S Westerman may serve as Attorney Settlement Officer for a Local Rule 16-14 Settlement Conference.(ir, ) (Entered: 10/28/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

PACER
49

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew: Trial and accompanying dates are modified as follows, which is a shift of approximately 3 months: Discovery cut-off 6/12/06; Motion filing cut-off 6/28/06; Pretrial Conference 8/14/06 at 11:00; Court Trial 8/29/06 at 9:00. In addition or in the alternative disclosures pursuant to the FRCP 26(a)(2) must be made within 21 days of the Discovery cut-off date.(ir, ) (Entered: 02/14/2006)

Feb. 13, 2006

Feb. 13, 2006

PACER
50

NOTICE of Reassignment of Counsel, new counsel is John F Bazan filed by Defendants Jeanne Woodford, John Laudeman. (ir, ) (Entered: 02/23/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

PACER
51

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew: Factual discovery cut-off rescheduled from 6/12/06 to 8/28/06; Expert Witness ID and Reports rescheduled from 7/3/06 to 9/11/06; Expert Witness Deposition cut-off scheduled for 10/2/06; Motion filing cut-off rescheduled from 6/28/06 to 10/23/06; Final Pretrial conference rescheduled from 8/14/06 to 11/6/06 at 11:00; Court trial rescheduled from 8/29/06 to 11/21/06 at 9:00.(ir, ) (Entered: 07/06/2006)

July 6, 2006

July 6, 2006

PACER
52

JOINT STIPULATION AND ORDER: Discovery cut-off 10/9/2006; Expert disclosures date is 10/23/06; Expert deposition cut off date is 11/13/06; Motions due by 11/27/2006; Final Pretrial Conference set for 2/12/2007 at 11:00 AM; Bench Trial set for 3/6/2007 at 09:00 AM. IT IS SO ORDERED by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew. (klg, ) (Entered: 09/05/2006)

Sept. 1, 2006

Sept. 1, 2006

PACER
53

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT AND STIPULATED REQUEST TO VACATE SCHEDULING ORDER, CONTINUE PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE AND TRIAL; AND ORDER by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew: The parties STIPULATE and respectfully request that the court VACATE the 9/1/06 JOINT STIPULATION 52 . The parties further STIPULATE and respectfully request that the Court CONTINUE the Final Pretrial Conference set for 6/4/2007 at 09:00 AM and the Court Trial until 6/26/2007 at 09:00 AM to allow the parties to execute one of the terms of the settlement agreemenet and file a stipulation of dismissal. (klg, ) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 8, 2007

Feb. 8, 2007

Clearinghouse
54

DUPLICATE DOCUMENT OF 53 - NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT AND STIPULATED REQUEST TO VACATE SCHEDULING ORDER, CONTINUE PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE AND TRIAL; AND ORDER: The parties further STIPULATE and respectfully request that the Court CONTINUE the Final Pre-Trial conference until 6/4/07 at 9:00 am and the Court Trial until 6/26/07 at 9:00 am to allow the parties to execute one of the terms of the settlement agreement and file a stipulation of dismissal. IT IS SO ORDERED. (klg, ) Modified on 3/22/2007 (klg, ). Additional attachment(s) added on 3/22/2007 (shb, ). (Entered: 02/13/2007)

Feb. 8, 2007

Feb. 8, 2007

PACER
55

NOTICE of Association of Counsel associating attorney Peter J Eliasberg on behalf of Plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier. Filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier (bb, ) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

PACER
56

NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information: Attorney Ben Wizner will no longer receive service of documents from the Clerks Office for the reason indicated in the G-06 Notice.Ben Wizner is no longer attorney of record in this case for the reason indicated in the G-06 Notice. Filed by plaintiff Billy Soza Warsoldier (bb, ) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

PACER
57

STIPULATION AND ORDER approved by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew: Upon request and stipulation of the parties, the Final Pretrial Conference is continued to 7/30/2007 at 9:00 AM. The Court Trial is continued to 8/21/2007 at 9:00 AM to allow the parties to finalize all terms of the executed settlement agreement and file a stipulation of dismissal. (kd) (Entered: 05/29/2007)

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

PACER
58

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew : re Complaint - (Discovery) 1 . ORDER DISMISSING ACTION with prejudice by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew. The Court shall retain jurisdiction over this matter for the sole purpose of enforcing the terms of the settlement agreement. (Made JS-6. Case Terminated.)(ca) (Entered: 07/05/2007)

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 31, 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The Plaintiff is a Native American inmate in California.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU of Southern California

ACLU Affiliates (any)

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:

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Race:

American Indian/Alaskan Native

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run