Case: Sample v. Lappin

1:05-cv-00596 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Feb. 7, 2005

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On February 7, 2005, a prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution ("FCI") in Beaumont, Texas filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb, et seq., against the United States. The plaintiff, representing himself pro se, asked the Court for injunctive and declaratory relief requiring defendants to consider his requests for religious accommod…

On February 7, 2005, a prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution ("FCI") in Beaumont, Texas filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb, et seq., against the United States. The plaintiff, representing himself pro se, asked the Court for injunctive and declaratory relief requiring defendants to consider his requests for religious accommodation.

The plaintiff is an observant Jew and has continued his practice of Judaism while incarcerated. Plaintiff's sincerely held religious beliefs dictate that he drink at least 3.5 ounces of red wine while saying Kiddush, a prayer sanctifying the Sabbath, during Friday night and Saturday Shabbos services. Plaintiff believes that wine must be used because it has been dictated by the Code of Jewish Law and by practice. Plaintiff also believes that he must drink four cups containing at least 3.5 ounces of wine during the Passover Seder. Bureau of Prisons ("BOP") staff denied plaintiff's request to be provided with wine for the Kiddush and Passover observances and instead provided grape juice.

On September 24, 2008, the parties entered a Stipulation of Settlement and Dismissal agreement. Pursuant to the agreement, FCI will spend up to $500 on religious materials. FCI will also provide plaintiff with challah bread for his Friday night and Saturday morning Sabbath observances and Rosh Hashanah, a cup of at least 3 ounces of nonalcoholic wine on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, and 4 cups of at least 3 ounces of nonalcoholic wine during the two Passover Seders and other specified religious observances. The terms of the agreement are limited to the current term of plaintiff's incarceration and each party agreed to bear their own costs and fees.

Summary Authors

Nate West (9/24/2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Friedman, Paul L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Nadelhaft, Adam S. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Contreras, Rudolph (District of Columbia)

Nebeker, William Mark (District of Columbia)

Taylor, Jeff (District of Columbia)

Wainstein, Kenneth L. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Friedman, Paul L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Nadelhaft, Adam S. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Contreras, Rudolph (District of Columbia)

Nebeker, William Mark (District of Columbia)

Taylor, Jeff (District of Columbia)

Wainstein, Kenneth L. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

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Docket [PACER]

Sept. 24, 2008

Sept. 24, 2008

Docket
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Verified Complaint

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

Complaint
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Defendants' Motion to Dismiss as Moot, or in the Alternative, to Reconsider Grant of Partial Summary Judgment for Plaintiff and to Transfer and Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
17

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Defendants' Motion to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment or to Transfer

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

Pleading / Motion / Brief
32

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Opinion

424 F.Supp.2d 187

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

Order/Opinion
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Order [Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motion to Dismiss]

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

Order/Opinion
46

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Memorandum Opinion and Order

479 F.Supp.2d 120

March 28, 2007

March 28, 2007

Order/Opinion
60

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Motion for Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendants on the Issue of the Least Restrictive Means and, in the Alternative, Renewed Motion for Reconsideration of the Grant of Partial Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff

June 9, 2008

June 9, 2008

Pleading / Motion / Brief
67

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Stipulation of Settlement and Dismissal

Sept. 24, 2008

Sept. 24, 2008

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 17 Motion to Dismiss, granting in part and denying in part 17 Motion for Summary Judgment, denying Motion to Transfer Case 17 , denying 19 Motion for Discovery, granting in part and denying in part 21 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on March 31, 2006. (MA)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
1

COMPLAINT against HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Filing fee $ 0.00) filed by BRANDON SAMPLE.(jf, ) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

32

OPINION re defendant's motion to dismiss and on the parties' cross-motion for summary judgment. A separate order to this effect shall issue this same day. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on March 31, 2006. (MA)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
2

MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by BRANDON SAMPLE. (jf, ) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

3

PRISONER TRUST FUND ACCOUNT STATEMENT by BRANDON SAMPLE (jf, ) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

4

ORDER Directing Monthly Payments in the amount of $16.32 be made from Prison Account of Brandon Sample; granting motion to proceed in forma pauperis 2 . Signed by Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan on 03/14/05. (jf, ) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

SUMMONS Not Issued as to HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (jf, ) (Entered: 04/11/2005)

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

5

ORDER that the Clerk of the Court, pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.11, shall appoint counsel to represent plaintiff in this matter. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on April 1, 2005. (MA) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

April 1, 2005

April 1, 2005

6

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the US Attorney served on 4/13/2005, answer due 6/13/2005. (td, ) (Entered: 04/18/2005)

April 14, 2005

April 14, 2005

7

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on Attorney General. Date of Service Upon Attorney General 4/13/05. (td, ) (Entered: 04/18/2005)

April 14, 2005

April 14, 2005

8

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to HARLEY LAPPIN served on 5/5/2005, answer due 7/5/2005. (td, ) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

9

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to HARRELL WATTS served on 5/5/2005, answer due 7/5/2005. (td, ) (Entered: 05/09/2005)

May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005

10

NOTICE of Appearance by William Mark Nebeker on behalf of HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 05/20/2005)

May 20, 2005

May 20, 2005

11

MOTION to Amend/Correct 4 Order Directing Prisoner Payment, 5 Order by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order # 2 Exhibit CA _02_265 documents# 3 Exhibit CA 02−428 documents# 4 Exhibit CA 03−805 documents)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 05/20/2005)

May 20, 2005

May 20, 2005

12

ORDER denying 11 defendants' motion to amend the court's orders granting plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and granting relief under Local Rule 83.11. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 2, 2005. (MA) (Entered: 06/02/2005)

June 2, 2005

June 2, 2005

13

RESPONSE to 11 defendant's motion to amend the court's orders granting plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed IFP and granting relief under Local Rule 83.11 filed by BRANDON SAMPLE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(td, ) (Entered: 06/03/2005)

June 3, 2005

June 3, 2005

14

NOTICE of Appearance by Adam S. Nadelhaft on behalf of BRANDON SAMPLE (Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 06/09/2005)

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

15

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 06/09/2005)

June 9, 2005

June 9, 2005

MINUTE ORDER granting 15 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 16, 2005. (MA) (Entered: 06/16/2005)

June 16, 2005

June 16, 2005

ORDER granting defendants' motion for enlargement of time up to and including July 8, 2005 to respond to the complaint. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 20, 2005. (MA) (Entered: 06/20/2005)

June 20, 2005

June 20, 2005

16

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 07/06/2005)

July 6, 2005

July 6, 2005

MINUTE ORDER granting 16 defendants' unopposed motion for enlargement of time up to and including August 8, 2005 to respond to the complaint. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on July 19, 2005. (MA) (Entered: 07/19/2005)

July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

17

MOTION to Dismiss Or, In The Alternative , MOTION for Summary Judgment or , MOTION to Transfer Case by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (Inmate History Religion)# 2 Exhibit 2 (Administrative Remedy Forms)# 3 Exhibit 3 (J4 Affidavit Watts# 5 Affidavit Thomas# 6 Affidavit VanBaalen# 7 Exhibit PS5360.07# 8 Exhibit PS5360.08# 9 Exhibit ps5360.09# 10 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 08/08/2005)

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

18

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 17 MOTION to Dismiss Or, In The Alternative MOTION for Summary Judgment or MOTION for Summary Judgment or MOTION to Transfer Case MOTION to Transfer Case by BRANDON SAMPLE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered:

Aug. 10, 2005

Aug. 10, 2005

19

First MOTION for Discovery Motion for Additional Discovery by BRANDON SAMPLE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1# 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 09/29/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005

Sept. 29, 2005

20

Memorandum in opposition to motion re 17 filed by BRANDON SAMPLE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order # 2 Memorandum in Support of Cross Motion# 3 Exhibit 1# 4 Exhibit 2# 5 Exhibit 3# 6 Exhibit 4# 7 Exhibit 5# 8 Exhibit 6# 9 Exhibit 7# 10 Exhibit 8# 11 Exhibit 9# 12 Exhibit 10# 13 Exhibit 11# 14 Exhibit 12# 15 Exhibit 13# 16 Exhibit 14# 17 Exhibit 15# 18 Plaintiff's Statement of Facts as to Which No Genuine Issues Exists# 19 Plaintiff's Statement of Facts as to Which Genuine Issues Exist)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 09/29/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005

Sept. 29, 2005

21

MOTION for Summary Judgment as to count 1 by BRANDON SAMPLE. (SEE DOCUMENT NO. 20 FOR IMAGE) (td, ) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005

Sept. 29, 2005

22

NOTICE of Filing of Signed Declaration of Brandon Sample by BRANDON SAMPLE re 21 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 10/03/2005)

Oct. 3, 2005

Oct. 3, 2005

23

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 19 First MOTION for Discovery Motion for Additional Discovery , 21 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 20 Memorandum in Opposition,, by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 10/07/2005)

Oct. 7, 2005

Oct. 7, 2005

MINUTE ORDER granting 23 defendants' unopposed motion for enlargement of time up to and including October 27, 2005 to within which to respond to plaintiff's cross−motion for partial summary judgment and to plaintiff's motion for discovery, and reply to plaintiff's response to defendants' motion to dismiss or, alternatively, for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on October 11, 2005. (MA) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

24

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 19 First MOTION for Discovery Motion for Additional Discovery , 21 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 20 Memorandum in Opposition,, by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 10/26/2005)

Oct. 26, 2005

Oct. 26, 2005

MINUTE ORDER granting 24 defendants' unopposed motion for enlargement of time up to and including November 18, 2005 within which defendants may reply to plaintiff's response to defendants' motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment, oppose plaintiff's cross−motion for partial summary judgment, and oppose plaintiff's motion for discovery. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on October 27, 2005. (MA) (Entered: 10/27/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

25

MOTION for Extension of Time to reply and oppose by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 11/18/2005)

Nov. 18, 2005

Nov. 18, 2005

26

RESPONSE to Defendants' Motion for Enlargement of Time filed by BRANDON SAMPLE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 11/21/2005)

Nov. 21, 2005

Nov. 21, 2005

MINUTE ORDER granting 25 defendants' motion for enlargement of time up to and including November 23, 2005 to respond to plaintiff's cross−motion for partial summary judgment and to plaintiff's motion for discovery, and to reply to plaintiff's response to defendants' motion to dismiss or in the alternative for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on November 21, 2005. (MA) (Entered: 11/21/2005)

Nov. 21, 2005

Nov. 21, 2005

27

REPLY to opposition to motion re 21 Opposition To Cross−Motion and Response to Statement of Material Facts. filed by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS.

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

29

REPLY to opposition to motion re 19 Additional Discovery filed by BRANDON SAMPLE. (Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 12/21/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

30

REPLY to opposition to motion re 21 Summary Judgment filed by BRANDON SAMPLE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 12/21/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Dec. 21, 2005

33

MOTION for Reconsideration re 32 Memorandum &Opinion by BRANDON SAMPLE. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Reconsideration# 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 04/07/2006)

April 7, 2006

April 7, 2006

34

MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the Scheduling Conference set for April 19, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. is CANCELLED . Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 4/14/06. (ms, ) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

35

ORDER setting briefing schedule for motions. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 4/14/06. (ms, ) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

36

MOTION to Dismiss As Moot Or, In The Alternative , MOTION for Summary Judgment To Reconsider Grant Of Partial Summary Judgment For Plaintiff And , MOTION to Transfer Case And Opposition To The Plaintiff's Motion For Reconsideration by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Errata 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5# 6 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 04/27/2006)

April 27, 2006

April 27, 2006

37

Memorandum in opposition to re 33 MOTION for Reconsideration re 32 Memorandum &Opinion filed by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 04/27/2006)

April 27, 2006

April 27, 2006

38

NOTICE Of Filing (Declaration of Alma Lopez) by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS re 37 Memorandum in Opposition, 36 MOTION to Dismiss As Moot Or, In The Alternative MOTION for Summary Judgment To Reconsider Grant Of Partial Summary Judgment For Plaintiff And MOTION for Summary Judgment To Reconsider Grant Of Partial Summary Judgment For Plaintiff And MOTION to Transfer Case And Opposition To The Plaintiff's Motion For Reconsideration MOTION to Transfer Case And Opposition To The Plaintiff's Motion For Reconsideration (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Alma Lopez)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 05/01/2006)

May 1, 2006

May 1, 2006

39

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss as Moot by BRANDON C. SAMPLE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 05/10/2006)

May 10, 2006

May 10, 2006

MINUTE ORDER granting 39 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to 36 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss as Moot or, in the Alternative, to Reconsider Grant of Partial Summary Judgment for Plaintiff. Plaintiff shall file a response by 5/22/2006. Signed by Judge John D. Bates for Judge Paul L. Friedman on 5/11/2006. (lcplf1) (Entered: 05/11/2006)

May 11, 2006

May 11, 2006

40

RESPONSE re 36 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss as Moot or, in the Alternative, to Reconsider Grant of Partial Summary Judgment for Plaintiff and to Transfer filed by BRANDON C. SAMPLE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F# 7 Exhibit G# 8 Exhibit H)(Nadelhaft, Adam) Modified on 5/23/2006 (td, ). (Entered: 05/22/2006)

May 22, 2006

May 22, 2006

41

RESPONSE re 33 in Support of Motion for Reconsideration filed by BRANDON C. SAMPLE. (Nadelhaft, Adam) Modified on 5/23/2006 (td, ). (Entered: 05/22/2006)

May 22, 2006

May 22, 2006

42

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 36 MOTION to Dismiss As Moot Or, In The Alternative MOTION for Summary Judgment To Reconsider Grant Of Partial Summary Judgment For Plaintiff And MOTION for Summary Judgment To Reconsider Grant Of Partial Summary Judgment For Plaintiff And MOTION to Transfer Case And Opposition To The Plaintiff's Motion For Reconsideration MOTION to Transfer Case And Opposition To The Plaintiff's Motion For Reconsideration by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 06/07/2006)

June 7, 2006

June 7, 2006

MINUTE ORDER granting 42 defendants' unopposed motion for extension of time up to and including July 14, 2006 to file a reply to plaintiff's opposition to defendants' motion to dismiss. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 12, 2006. (MA) (Entered: 06/12/2006)

June 12, 2006

June 12, 2006

43

REPLY to opposition to motion re 36 MOTION to Dismiss As Moot Or, In The Alternative MOTION for Summary Judgment To Reconsider Grant Of Partial Summary Judgment For Plaintiff And MOTION for Summary Judgment To Reconsider Grant Of Partial Summary Judgment For Plaintiff And MOTION to Transfer Case And Opposition To The Plaintiff's Motion For Reconsideration MOTION to Transfer Case And Opposition To The Plaintiff's Motion For Reconsideration filed by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (5/22/06 Request For Administrative Remedy)# 2 Exhibit 2 (Schluter Declaration))(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 07/14/2006)

July 14, 2006

July 14, 2006

According to the Court's records, plaintiff has now paid the filing fee in full, as ordered by the Court at the initiation of this action. The office having custody and direction of plaintiff's prison account is directed to deduct nothing further from plaintiff's prison account for payment of the filing fee for this case. Receipt No. 6346 ($209.87 paid 6/23/06) (adc) (Entered: 07/21/2006)

July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

44

NOTICE of Filing by BRANDON C. SAMPLE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 27, 2006

Sept. 27, 2006

45

NOTICE of Filing by BRANDON C. SAMPLE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 11/27/2006)

Nov. 27, 2006

Nov. 27, 2006

47

Unopposed MOTION to Continue /Reset Date of Status Conference by BRANDON C. SAMPLE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

MINUTE ORDER granting 47 plaintiff's unopposed motion to reset the date of the status conference currently scheduled for April 27, 2007. The status conference is continued to April 25, 2007 at 915 a.m. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on April 2, 2007. (MA) (Entered: 04/02/2007)

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 4/25/2007 @ 09:15 AM in Courtroom 28A before Judge Paul L. Friedman. (mm) (Entered: 04/03/2007)

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

48

ANSWER to Complaint by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS. Related document: 1 Complaint.(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 04/16/2007)

April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

49

MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 04/18/2007)

April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 7/30/2007 @ 09:30 AM in Courtroom 29A before Judge Paul L. Friedman. (mm) (Entered: 04/25/2007)

April 25, 2007

April 25, 2007

50

ORDER re schedule. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on April 25, 2007. (MA) (Entered: 04/25/2007)

April 25, 2007

April 25, 2007

Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines: Plaintiff's Rule 26(a)(2) expert reports due by 7/31/2007; Defendant's Rule 26(a)(2) expert reports due by 10/1/2007; Plaintiff shall serve rebuttal expert reports by 10/31/2007; Discovery due by 11/30/2007; Dispositive Motions due by 7/31/2008; Response to Dispositive Motions due by 3/17/2008; Replies to Dispositive Motions due by 4/7/2008; Cross Motions due by 3/17/2008; Response to Cross Motions due by 4/7/2008; Replies to Cross Motions due by 4/28/2 (mm) (Entered: 04/26/2007)

April 25, 2007

April 25, 2007

51

Unopposed MOTION to Reset Date of Status Conference by BRANDON C. SAMPLE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 05/02/2007)

May 2, 2007

May 2, 2007

MINUTE ORDER granting 51 plaintiff's unopposed motion to reset the date of the status conference of July 30, 2007. The status conference is now rescheduled from July 30, 2007 to July 25, 2007 at 9:15 a.m. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on May 2, 2007. (MA) (Entered: 05/02/2007)

May 2, 2007

May 2, 2007

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 7/25/2007 @ 09:15 AM in Courtroom 29A before Judge Paul L. Friedman. (mm) (Entered: 05/03/2007)

May 2, 2007

May 2, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Paul L. Friedman: Status Conference held on 7/25/2007. Plaintiff's expert reports due by 8/7/2007; Defendant's expert reports due by 10/8/2007; Rebuttal expert reports due 11/9/2007. Court Reporter Linda Russo) (mm) (Entered: 07/25/2007)

July 25, 2007

July 25, 2007

52

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery And Submit Expert Reports by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 10/12/2007)

Oct. 12, 2007

Oct. 12, 2007

MINUTE ORDER granting 52 defendants' motion for extension of time up to and including November 21, 2007 within which defendants may submit expert reports; plaintiff's rebuttal expert reports shall be submitted within 30 days thereafter, and depositions of experts may be conducted up to and including January 15, 2008. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on October 15, 2007. (MA) (Entered: 10/15/2007)

Oct. 15, 2007

Oct. 15, 2007

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's expert reports due by 11/21/2007. Plaintiff's rebuttal expert reports shall be submitted within 30 days thereafter, and depositions of experts may be conducted up to and including 1/15/2008. (mm) (Entered: 10/18/2007)

Oct. 15, 2007

Oct. 15, 2007

53

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 11/19/2007)

Nov. 19, 2007

Nov. 19, 2007

MINUTE ORDER granting 53 defendants' unopposed motion for extension of time up to and including January 18, 2008 to complete discovery. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on November 21, 2007. (MA) (Entered: 11/21/2007)

Nov. 21, 2007

Nov. 21, 2007

Set/Reset Deadlines: Discovery due by 1/18/2008. (mm) (Entered: 11/21/2007)

Nov. 21, 2007

Nov. 21, 2007

54

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by BRANDON C. SAMPLE, HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 01/18/2008)

Jan. 18, 2008

Jan. 18, 2008

MINUTE ORDER granting 54 joint motion for extension of time up to and including March 7, 2008 to complete discovery. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on January 23, 2008. (MA) (Entered: 01/23/2008)

Jan. 23, 2008

Jan. 23, 2008

Set/Reset Deadlines: Discovery due by 3/7/2008. (mm) (Entered: 01/24/2008)

Jan. 23, 2008

Jan. 23, 2008

56

ORDER granting 55 the parties' joint motion to reset dates for dispositive motions. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on April 3, 2008. (MA) (Entered: 04/03/2008)

April 3, 2008

April 3, 2008

Set/Reset Deadlines: Dispositive Motions due by 5/14/2008. Responses and Cross Motions due by 6/25/2008. Replies and Responses to Cross Motions due by 7/23/2008. Replies to Cross Motions due by 8/20/2008. (mm) (Entered: 04/03/2008)

April 3, 2008

April 3, 2008

57

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Dispositive Motion by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 05/12/2008)

May 12, 2008

May 12, 2008

MINUTE ORDER granting 57 defendants' unopposed motion for extension of time up to and including May 28, 2008 within which a dispositive motion may be filed. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on May 13, 2008. (MA) (Entered: 05/13/2008)

May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

Set/Reset Deadlines: Dispositive Motions due by 5/28/2008. (mm) (Entered: 05/14/2008)

May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

58

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 05/27/2008)

May 27, 2008

May 27, 2008

MINUTE ORDER granting 58 defendants' unopposed motion for extension of time up to and including June 4, 2008 within which a dispositive motion may be filed. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on May 29, 2008. (MA) (Entered: 05/29/2008)

May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008

Set/Reset Deadlines: Dispositive Motions due by 6/4/2008. (mm) (Entered: 05/29/2008)

May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008

59

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Dispositive Motion by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 06/04/2008)

June 4, 2008

June 4, 2008

60

MOTION for Summary Judgment Or, In The Alternative , MOTION for Reconsideration re 46 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Transfer Case by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 06/09/2008)

June 9, 2008

June 9, 2008

MINUTE ORDER granting 59 defendants' unopposed motion for extension of time up to and including June 9, 2008 within which to file a dispositive motion. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 10, 2008. (MA) (Entered: 06/10/2008)

June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008

61

Joint MOTION for Order Modifying Briefing Schedule by BRANDON C. SAMPLE, HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) Modified on 6/17/2008 (jeb, ). Modified on 6/17/2008 (jeb, ). (Entered: 06/16/2008)

June 16, 2008

June 16, 2008

MINUTE ORDER granting 61 joint motion for modification of briefing schedule. Plaintiff's response to defendants' dispositive motion and cross−motion is due on or before July 25, 2008; defendants' reply and response to cross−motion is due on or before August 25, 2008; plaintiff's reply to response to cross−motion is due on or before September 22, 2008. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on june 18, 2008. (MA) (Entered: 06/18/2008)

June 18, 2008

June 18, 2008

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's response to dispositive motion and cross motion due by 7/25/2008. Defendants' reply and response to cross motion due 8/25/2008. Plaintiff's reply to cross motion due by 9/22/2008. (mm) (Entered: 06/19/2008)

June 18, 2008

June 18, 2008

62

NOTICE of Filing Exhibits by HARLEY LAPPIN, HARRELL WATTS re 60 MOTION for Summary Judgment Or, In The Alternative MOTION for Reconsideration re 46 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Transfer Case MOTION for Reconsideration re 46 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Transfer Case (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (Institutional Handbook), # 2 Exhibit 2 (Plaintiff's Discovery Responses), # 3 Exhibit 3 (Plaintiff Depo. Transcript), # 4 Exhibit 4 (Plumley Declaration), # 5 Exhibit 5 (Inmate Req. to Staff 4−13−06), # 6 Exhibit 6 (Admin. Rem Req. &Appeals 475362), # 7 Exhibit 7−Rardin Rev Report, # 8 Exhibit 8 (Ortiz Depo. Transcript), # 9 Exhibit 9 (Aiken Depo. Transcript), # 10 Exhibit 10 (Program Statement 5330.10), # 11 Exhibit 11 (Rardin Depo. Transcript), # 12 Exhibit 12 (Work Proscription), # 13 Exhibit 13 (Adm. Remedy Rem.414949), # 14 Exhibit 14 (Rayburn Depo.), # 15 Exhibit 15 (Vasquez Depo.))(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 06/19/2008)

June 19, 2008

June 19, 2008

63

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 60 MOTION for Summary Judgment Or, In The Alternative MOTION for Reconsideration re 46 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Transfer Case MOTION for Reconsideration re 46 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Transfer Case by BRANDON C. SAMPLE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 07/17/2008)

July 17, 2008

July 17, 2008

MINUTE ORDER: Plaintiff's unopposed 63 Motion for Extension of Time is granted. Plaintiff shall file his opposition to defendants' motion for summary judgment and renewed motion for reconsideration of the grant of partial summary judgment for plaintiff by August 8, 2008. Defendants shall file their reply by September 9, 2008. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on 7/22/08. (ms, ) (Entered: 07/22/2008)

July 22, 2008

July 22, 2008

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff to file response to defendants' motion for summary judgment and renewed motion for reconsideration of the grant of partial summary judgment for plaintiff by 8/8/2008. Defendants to file reply by 9/9/08. (mm) (Entered: 07/23/2008)

July 22, 2008

July 22, 2008

64

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 60 MOTION for Summary Judgment Or, In The Alternative MOTION for Reconsideration re 46 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Transfer Case MOTION for Reconsideration re 46 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Transfer Case by BRANDON C. SAMPLE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 08/05/2008)

Aug. 5, 2008

Aug. 5, 2008

MINUTE ORDER granting 64 plaintiff's unopposed motion for extension of time up to and including September 4, 2008 to respond to defendants' motion for summary judgment in favor of defendants on the issue of the least restrictive means and, in the alternative, renewed motion for reconsideration of the grant of partial summary judgmenet for plaintiff. Defendants' reply is due on or before September 25, 2008. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on August 6, 2008.(MA) (Entered: 08/06/2008)

Aug. 6, 2008

Aug. 6, 2008

Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to defendants' motion for summary judgment due by 9/4/2008. Reply due by 9/25/2008. (mm) (Entered: 08/07/2008)

Aug. 6, 2008

Aug. 6, 2008

65

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 60 MOTION for Summary Judgment Or, In The Alternative MOTION for Reconsideration re 46 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Transfer Case MOTION for Reconsideration re 46 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion to Transfer Case by BRANDON C. SAMPLE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nadelhaft, Adam) (Entered: 09/03/2008)

Sept. 3, 2008

Sept. 3, 2008

MINUTE ORDER granting 65 plaintiff's unopposed motion for extension of time up to and including November 4, 2008 to respond to defendants' motion for summary judgment in favor of defendants on the issue of the grant of partial summary judgment for plaintiff. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on September 5, 2008. (MA) (Entered: 09/05/2008)

Sept. 5, 2008

Sept. 5, 2008

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's response to motion for summary judgment due by 11/4/2008. (mm) (Entered: 09/08/2008)

Sept. 5, 2008

Sept. 5, 2008

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Prison Legal News

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 7, 2005

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The plaintiff, an observant Jew who is incarcerated at the Federal Correction Institution in Beaumont, Texas, argues that the consumption of wine is central to his religious practice and that he should be provided with wine during certain religious occasions.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Religious programs / policies

Type of Facility:

Government-run