Case: Prison Legal News v. County of Sacramento

2:11-cv-00907 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Filed Date: April 5, 2011

Closed Date: Aug. 8, 2012

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Case Summary

Prison Legal News, a non-profit monthly publication that reports on criminal justice-related issues and a project of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), filed this lawsuit in in the United State District Court for the Eastern District of California in April 2011. According to the complaint, Sacramento County jail officials refused to deliver PLN's monthly publication to prisoners and failed to notify PLN of that censorship in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Cons…

Prison Legal News, a non-profit monthly publication that reports on criminal justice-related issues and a project of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), filed this lawsuit in in the United State District Court for the Eastern District of California in April 2011. According to the complaint, Sacramento County jail officials refused to deliver PLN's monthly publication to prisoners and failed to notify PLN of that censorship in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Jail officials argued that the publication presented a hazard because it has staples and mailing lables or stickers.

On March 8, 2012, Judge John Mendez entered a preliminary injunction against the jail, noting the jail officials' "exaggerated response to any security concerns posed by PLN."

On July 16, 2012, the parties reached a settlement and the judge issued a Consent Decree. The decree stated that the "Florida Department of Corrections is permanently enjoined from censoring Prison Legal News' written communications without due process of law. To comply with due process of law, this permanent injunction modifies the Florida Department of Corrections' current notification procedures as follows: (1) The Florida Department of Corrections must notify Prison Legal News when it first impounds a particular written communication by Prison Legal News. (2) The notification must specify the prison rule, including the subsection, purportedly violated and must indicate the portion of the communication that allegedly violates the cited regulation. (3) The Florida Department of Corrections does not have to notify Prison Legal News when copies of that same written communication are subsequently impounded, unless the subsequent impoundment decision is based on a different or additional reason not already shared with Prison Legal News. (4) The Florida Department of Corrections' Literature Review Committee must notify Prison Legal News of any final determination regarding written communication by Prison Legal News. (5) The Literature Review Committee's notification must provide the basis for its decision, including the specific prison rule violated and the portion of the communication that violates the cited regulation. (6) The Florida Department of Corrections does not have to notify Prison Legal News when copies of that same written communication are subsequently rejected, unless the subsequent rejection decision is based on a different or additional reason not already shared with Prison Legal News."

All claims in this case have been adjudicated and the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Denise Heberle (3/9/2012)

Erin Pamukcu (2/7/2016)

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Judge(s)

Drozd, Dale Alan (California)

Mendez, John A. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Galvan, Ernest (California)

Rosen, Sanford Jay (California)

Thompson, Blake (California)

Walczak, Kenneth M. (California)

Weber, Lance (Vermont)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Butts, Amanda Lynn (California)

Lavra, John A (California)

Judge(s)

Drozd, Dale Alan (California)

Mendez, John A. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Galvan, Ernest (California)

Rosen, Sanford Jay (California)

Thompson, Blake (California)

Walczak, Kenneth M. (California)

Weber, Lance (Vermont)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Butts, Amanda Lynn (California)

Lavra, John A (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:11-cv-00907

Docket [PACER]

PLN v. County of Sacramento

Aug. 8, 2012

Aug. 8, 2012

Docket
1

2:11-cv-00907

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief under the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. §1983 and Damages [Jury Trial Demanded]

PLN v. County of Sacramento

April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011

Complaint
21

2:11-cv-00907

Stipulated Protective Order

PLN v. County of Sacramento

Aug. 23, 2011

Aug. 23, 2011

Order/Opinion
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2:11-cv-00907

Reporter's Transcript: Motion for Preliminary Injunction

PLN v. County of Sacramento

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

Transcript

2:11-cv-00907

Press Release

PLN v. Sacramento

No Court

March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012

Press Release
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2:11-cv-00907

Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction

PLN v. County of Sacramento

March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012

Order/Opinion
60

2:11-cv-00907

Consent Decree

PLN v. County of Sacramento

July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012

Settlement Agreement
61

2:11-cv-00907

Stipulation and Order Dismissing Case and Retaining Jurisdiction Over Consent Decree

PLN v. County of Sacramento

Aug. 7, 2012

Aug. 7, 2012

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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Last updated Aug. 27, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones by Prison Legal News. Attorney Galvan, Ernest added. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Galvan, Ernest) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

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April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011

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SUMMONS ISSUED as to *County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones* with answer to complaint due within *21* days. Attorney *Ernest Galvan* *Rosen Bien & Galvan, LLP* *315 Montgomery Street, 10th Floor* *San Francisco, CA 94104*. (Becknal, R) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011

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CIVIL NEW CASE DOCUMENTS ISSUED; (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form, # 2 Order re Page Limits, # 3 VDRP Form) (Becknal, R) (Entered: 04/05/2011)

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April 5, 2011

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SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED: County of Sacramento served on 4/6/2011. (Thompson, Blake) Modified on 4/12/2011 (Marciel, M). (Entered: 04/11/2011)

April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

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SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED: Scott R. Jones served on 4/6/2011. (Thompson, Blake) Modified on 4/12/2011 (Marciel, M). (Entered: 04/11/2011)

April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

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DECLINE to PROCEED BEFORE US MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Prison Legal News. Attorney Thompson, Blake added. (Thompson, Blake) (Entered: 04/22/2011)

April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011

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STATEMENT of Corporate Disclosure under FRCP 7.1 by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Thompson, Blake) (Entered: 04/25/2011)

April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011

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CERTIFICATE of SERVICE by Prison Legal News re 7 Decline of Jurisdiction of US Magistrate Judge, 8 Statement. (Thompson, Blake) (Entered: 04/25/2011)

April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011

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PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION and PROPOSED ORDER submitted by Prison Legal News for attorney Lance T. Weber to appear Pro Hac Vice. (Thompson, Blake) (Entered: 05/05/2011)

May 5, 2011

May 5, 2011

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PRO HAC VICE ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 5/5/11. Added attorney Lance T Weber, PHV for Prison Legal News. (Duong, D) (Entered: 05/06/2011)

May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011

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STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER for TO EXTEND TIME by County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones. Attorney Butts, Amanda Lynn added. (Butts, Amanda) (Entered: 05/20/2011)

May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

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STIPULATION and ORDER 13 signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 5/23/11, ORDERING that defendants County of Sacramento and Scott R. Jones shall file an answer to plaintiff's complaint on or before 6/2/11. The parties shall submit a joint status report on or before 7/5/11. (Kastilahn, A) (Entered: 05/23/2011)

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint with Jury Demand by Scott R. Jones.(Butts, Amanda) (Entered: 06/02/2011)

June 2, 2011

June 2, 2011

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint with Jury Demand by County of Sacramento.(Butts, Amanda) (Entered: 06/02/2011)

June 2, 2011

June 2, 2011

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JOINT STATUS REPORT by Prison Legal News. (Thompson, Blake) (Entered: 07/05/2011)

July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011

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STATUS (Pre-Trial) SCHEDULING ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 7/5/11; Discovery due by 4/20/2012; Designation of Expert Witnesses due by 3/23/2012; Dispositive Motions filed by 6/13/2012; Final Pretrial Conference set for 8/22/2012 at 04:00 PM and Jury Trial set for 10/1/2012 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 6 (JAM) before Judge John A. Mendez. (Matson, R) (Entered: 07/06/2011)

July 6, 2011

July 6, 2011

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[DISREGARD - FILED IN ERROR] DESIGNATION/DISCLOSURE of EXPERT WITNESS by County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones. (Butts, Amanda) Modified on 7/27/2011 (Benson, A.). (Entered: 07/27/2011)

July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

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STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER for Protective Order by County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones. (Butts, Amanda) (Entered: 08/22/2011)

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

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STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd on 8/23/2011. (Duong, D) (Entered: 08/24/2011)

Aug. 24, 2011

Aug. 24, 2011

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MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION by Prison Legal News. Attorney Walczak, Kenneth M. added. Motion Hearing set for 2/22/2012 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 6 (JAM) before Judge John A. Mendez. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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MEMORANDUM by Prison Legal News in SUPPORT of 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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PROPOSED ORDER re 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Walczak, Kenneth) Modified on 1/26/2012 (Kaminski, H). (Entered: 01/25/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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REQUEST for JUDICIAL NOTICE by Prison Legal News in re 22 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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DECLARATION of John L. Clark in SUPPORT OF 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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DECLARATION of Mark Mitchell in SUPPORT OF 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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DECLARATION of Christopher W. Koppe in SUPPORT OF 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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DECLARATION of Gary Vue in SUPPORT OF 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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DECLARATION of Kenneth M. Walczak in SUPPORT OF 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B part 1, # 3 Exhibit B part 2, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F part 1, # 8 Exhibit F part 2, # 9 Exhibit F part 3, # 10 Exhibit F part 4, # 11 Exhibit F part 5, # 12 Exhibit F part 6, # 13 Exhibit F part 7, # 14 Exhibit G, # 15 Exhibit H, # 16 Exhibit I, # 17 Exhibit J, # 18 Exhibit K, # 19 Exhibit L, # 20 Exhibit M, # 21 Exhibit N)(Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

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Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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DECLARATION of Paul Wright in SUPPORT OF 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A part 1, # 2 Exhibit A part 2, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Exhibit I)(Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/25/2012)

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Jan. 25, 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

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REQUEST for Withdrawal of Exhibit Inadvertently Filed on the Public Docket and Substitution of Amended Declaration; Notice of Request and Request to Seal Document by Prison Legal News re 30 Declaration. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Walczak, Kenneth) Modified on 1/27/2012 (Kaminski, H). (Entered: 01/26/2012)

1 Proposed Order

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Jan. 26, 2012

Jan. 26, 2012

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ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 1/26/12 GRANTING 32 Request STRIKING 30 Declaration of Kenneth M. Walczak and ACCEPTS for filing the Amended Declaration of Kenneth M. Walczak. Exhibit H to the Amended Declaration of Kenneth M. Walczak is ACCEPTED for filing UNDER SEAL, subject to the provisions of the Stipulated Protected Order entered on 8/24/11. (Meuleman, A) Modified on 1/26/2012 (Meuleman, A). (Entered: 01/26/2012)

Jan. 26, 2012

Jan. 26, 2012

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STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER for Modification of Hearing on Plaintiff's 22 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Attorney Lavra, John A. added. (Lavra, John) Modified on 2/3/2012 (Kastilahn, A). (Entered: 02/01/2012)

Feb. 1, 2012

Feb. 1, 2012

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STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 2/1/2012 ORDERING 22 Motion Hearing on Preliminary Injunction Reset for 3/7/2012 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 6 (JAM) before Judge John A. Mendez. Defendants Responses due by 2/15/2012. Plaintiff's will file and serve any reply by 2/29/2012. (Reader, L) (Entered: 02/01/2012)

Feb. 1, 2012

Feb. 1, 2012

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NOTICE of Request to Seal Document(s) pursuant to L.R. 141 by County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones. (Lavra, John) (Entered: 02/15/2012)

Feb. 15, 2012

Feb. 15, 2012

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PROPOSED ORDER re Request to Seal Documents by Defendants' County of Sacramento and Scott R. Jones re 36 Notice of Request to Seal Document(s) by County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones. (Lavra, John) (Entered: 02/15/2012)

Feb. 15, 2012

Feb. 15, 2012

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OPPOSITION to 22 Motion for Preliminary Judgment by County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Declaration Amanda L. Butts, # 16 Declaration John A. Lavra, # 17 Declaration Dan Morrissey, # 18 Declaration Jesse Brucker, # 19 Declaration Darin Griem, # 20 Declaration James Lewis) (Butts, Amanda) Modified on 2/16/2012 (Michel, G). (Entered: 02/15/2012)

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15 Declaration Amanda L. Butts

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16 Declaration John A. Lavra

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18 Declaration Jesse Brucker

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20 Declaration James Lewis

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Feb. 15, 2012

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REQUEST for JUDICIAL NOTICE in re 38 Opposition to 22 Motion for Preliminary Injunction by County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones. (Butts, Amanda) Modified on 2/16/2012 (Michel, G). (Entered: 02/15/2012)

Feb. 15, 2012

Feb. 15, 2012

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ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 2/16/2012 ORDERING that Exhibit 4 to the Defendants' Opposition to the Preliminary Injunction is accepted for filing under seal, subject to provisions of the 21 stipulated protective order of 8/24/2011. (Zignago, K.) (Entered: 02/16/2012)

Feb. 16, 2012

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SEALED EVENT. (Zignago, K.) (Entered: 02/16/2012)

Feb. 16, 2012

Feb. 16, 2012

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OBJECTIONS by Plaintiff Prison Legal News to 38 Opposition to Motion,,. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012

Feb. 29, 2012

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REPLY by Prison Legal News re 38 Opposition to Motion,,. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012

Feb. 29, 2012

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DECLARATION of Kenneth M. Walczak in re 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012

Feb. 29, 2012

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DECLARATION of Paul Wright in re 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012

Feb. 29, 2012

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DECLARATION of John L. Clark in re 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012

Feb. 29, 2012

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DECLARATION of Lance Weber in SUPPORT OF 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (Galvan, Ernest) (Entered: 03/06/2012)

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

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MINUTES (Text Only) for proceedings held before Judge John A. Mendez: MOTION HEARING held on 3/7/2012 ; Terminate Deadlines and Hearings ; Motions terminated: 22 MOTION for PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION filed by Prison Legal News ; granting in part and denying in part 22 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Court to prepare order. Plaintiffs Counsel E. Galvan present. Defendants Counsel A. Butts present. Court Reporter: K. O'Halloran. (Vine, H) (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

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ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 3/8/12 GRANTING 22 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Manzer, C) (Entered: 03/08/2012)

March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012

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STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER for Modify Pretrial Scheduling Order by County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones. (Lavra, John) (Entered: 03/13/2012)

March 13, 2012

March 13, 2012

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STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 3/13/12: Designation of Expert Witnesses due by 4/16/2012. Discovery due by 5/30/2012. (Kaminski, H) (Entered: 03/14/2012)

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

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TRANSCRIPT of Court's Ruling held on 3/7/12, before Judge John A. Mendez, filed by Court Reporter Kelly OHalloran, Phone number 916-448-2712 E-mail kohalloran@comcast.net. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may also be obtained through PACER. Any Notice of Intent to Request Redaction must be filed within 5 court days. Redaction Request due 4/12/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/23/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/21/2012. (O'Halloran, K) (Entered: 03/22/2012)

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

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TRANSCRIPT of Motion for Preliminary Injunction held on 3/7/12, before Judge John A. Mendez, filed by Court Reporter Kelly OHalloran, Phone number 916-448-2712 E-mail kohalloran@comcast.net. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may also be obtained through PACER. Any Notice of Intent to Request Redaction must be filed within 5 court days. Redaction Request due 4/19/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/30/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/28/2012. (O'Halloran, K) (Entered: 03/28/2012)

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

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STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER to modify Scheduling Order by defendants. (Lavra, John) Modified on 4/12/2012 (Marciel, M). (Entered: 04/11/2012)

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

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STIPULATION and ORDER 54 for modification signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 4/12/2012. Expert Disclosure is now due 5/30/2012; Supplemental Expert Disclosure to be submitted by 6/8/2012. Discovery cut-off changed to 8/10/2012. Dispositive Motions shall be filed by 9/19/2012 and Hearing on those Motions to be set for 10/17/2012 at 9:30 AM. The Joint Pretrial Statement is due 11/23/2012. Final Pretrial Conference is CONTINUED to 11/30/2012 at 10:00 AM and Jury Trial is RE-SET for 1/14/2013 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 6 (JAM). (Marciel, M) (Entered: 04/12/2012)

April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012

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STIPULATION and [PROPOSED] ORDER to Modify the Pre Trial Scheduling Order by County of Sacramento, Scott R. Jones. (Lavra, John) Modified on 5/23/2012 (Mena-Sanchez, L). (Entered: 05/22/2012)

May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

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STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 5/22/2012 EXTENDING the deadline for Expert Disclosure to 6/30/2012; EXTENDING the deadline for Supplemental Expert Disclosure to 7/9/2012. (Michel, G) (Entered: 05/23/2012)

May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

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NOTICE of SETTLEMENT by Prison Legal News. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012

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STIPULATION and [Proposed] Consent Decree by Prison Legal News. (Walczak, Kenneth) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012

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CONSENT DECREE signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 7/16/12. (Meuleman, A) (Entered: 07/16/2012)

July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012

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STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER for Dismissal of Case and Retention of Jurisdiction Over Consent Decree by Prison Legal News. (Galvan, Ernest) (Entered: 08/06/2012)

Aug. 6, 2012

Aug. 6, 2012

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STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Judge John A. Mendez on 08/07/12 ORDERING that, the parties having reached a Consent Decree resolving the plaintiff's claims, the Court orders the claims DISMISSED with prejudice under Rule 41(a)(2) of the FRCP, subject to the condition that the Court retains jurisdiction to enforce compliance with the Consent Decree, until such jurisdiction is terminated by the Court upon motion made by either Party. Motions regarding the Consent Decree may be filed by the parties under this case number pursuant to the Courts ancillary jurisdiction to enforce the Consent Decree. CASE CLOSED (Benson, A.) (Entered: 08/08/2012)

Aug. 8, 2012

Aug. 8, 2012

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NOTICE of RELATED CASE(S) 20-cv-00285-JAM-CKD by Human Rights Defense Center. Attorney Bornstein, Jeffrey L. added. (Bornstein, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/07/2020)

Feb. 7, 2020

Feb. 7, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of RELATED CASE(S) 20-cv-00359-WBS-DMC by Human Rights Defense Center. (Bornstein, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/18/2020)

Feb. 18, 2020

Feb. 18, 2020

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STIPULATION and ORDER signed by District Judge John A. Mendez on 11/19/2020 VACATING 60 Consent Decree. The Court's jurisdiction over this matter is hereby TERMINATED, and this case is DISMISSED in its entirety. (Huang, H)

Nov. 20, 2020

Nov. 20, 2020

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Prison Legal News

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 5, 2011

Closing Date: Aug. 8, 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prison Legal News, a monthly magazine that reports on court rulings and news related to prisoners’ rights and criminal justice issues.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

County of Sacramento, California (Sacramento), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Freedom of speech/association

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

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Mail

Type of Facility:

Government-run