Case: Davidson v. City of Cranston, Rhode Island

1:14-cv-00091 | U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Filed Date: Feb. 14, 2014

Closed Date: Sept. 21, 2016

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On February 14, 2014, the ACLU of Rhode Island and several citizens of the City of Cranston filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The plaintiffs sued the City of Cranston under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prison Policy Initiative, the ACLU, and private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief. The plaintiffs claim that the 2012 Redistricting Plan violated the rights of the plaintiffs to equal representation…

On February 14, 2014, the ACLU of Rhode Island and several citizens of the City of Cranston filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The plaintiffs sued the City of Cranston under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prison Policy Initiative, the ACLU, and private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief. The plaintiffs claim that the 2012 Redistricting Plan violated the rights of the plaintiffs to equal representation under the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. Specifically, the plaintiffs claim that the inclusion of the prison population of Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI), located in Ward 6, inflated the actual voting population of ward 6. As a result, every three citizens of Ward 6 represent the same voting power as four citizens of the other five wards.

On March 13, 2014, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss. On September 8, 2014, Judge Ronald R. Lagueux denied the motion, holding that the court could not say that the 2012 Redistricting Plan was constitutional as a matter of law. 42 F.Supp. 3d 325 (D.R.I. 2014). The court scheduled discovery for the next nine months.

On July 9, 2015, the defendants filed a motion for summary judgment. On August 6, 2016, a cross-motion for summary judgment was filed by the plaintiffs.

On May 24, 2016, Judge Lagueux granted plaintiffs’ summary judgment and denied defendants'. 188 F.Supp.3d 146. The court entered declaratory judgment for the plaintiffs and enjoined the defendants from holding any new elections under the current 2012 Redistricting Plan. Furthermore, the defendants were required to come up with a new redistricting plan within 30 days. Judge Lagueux determined that while districts are generally divided according to equal populations, the prison inmates at ACI were not engaged in the civil process like other non-voters. Therefore, to include them in the total population of Ward 6 would an unconstitutional dilution of Ward’s 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5’s voting power.

On May 31, 2016, the defendants filed a motion to appeal. On September 21, 2016, Judge Sandra Lea Lynch of the First Circuit Court of Appeals entered judgment in favor of the defendants. 837 F.3d 135. Judge Lynch held, following the Supreme Court’s decision in Evenwel v. Abbott, that in the absence of discriminatory intent, the courts should defer to local election authorities and the political process. Accordingly, the district court entered summary judgment in favor of the defendants on Sept. 26, 2016.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Brent Winslow (9/28/2016)

Virginia Weeks (10/20/2017)

People

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Judge(s)

Almond, Lincoln D. (Rhode Island)

Howard, Jeffrey R. (New Hampshire)

Kayatta, William Joseph Jr. (Maine)

Lagueux, Ronald Rene (Rhode Island)

Lynch, Sandra Lea (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ho, Dale E. (District of Columbia)

Labinger, Lynette J (Rhode Island)

Lioz, Adam (District of Columbia)

Wright, Brenda (Massachusetts)

Young, Sean J (New York)

Judge(s)

Almond, Lincoln D. (Rhode Island)

Howard, Jeffrey R. (New Hampshire)

Kayatta, William Joseph Jr. (Maine)

Lagueux, Ronald Rene (Rhode Island)

Lynch, Sandra Lea (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ho, Dale E. (District of Columbia)

Labinger, Lynette J (Rhode Island)

Lioz, Adam (District of Columbia)

Wright, Brenda (Massachusetts)

Young, Sean J (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Benoit, Normand G. (Rhode Island)

Pellegrino, David J (Rhode Island)

Rawson, Christopher M (Rhode Island)

Taylor, Robert K (Rhode Island)

Other Attorney(s)

Aden, Leah C. (New York)

Bromberg, Yael (District of Columbia)

Cartagena, Juan (New York)

Cuevas Ingram, Joanna Elise (New York)

Francois, Aderson B. (District of Columbia)

Goldstein, Samantha M. (District of Columbia)

Gray, Danielle C. (New York)

Ifill, Sherrilyn (New York)

Llewellyn, Patrick D. (District of Columbia)

Montag, Coty R (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Janai S. (New York)

Perez, Jose-Luis (New York)

Ramaswamy, Rebecca R. (District of Columbia)

Swarns, Christina (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:14-cv-00091

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 31, 2016

Oct. 31, 2016

Docket
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1:14-cv-00091

Complaint

Feb. 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014

Complaint
12

1:14-cv-00091

Memorandum and Decision [Motion to Dismiss]

42 F.Supp.3d 325

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

Order/Opinion
35

1:14-cv-00091

Memorandum and Order [Summary Judgment]

188 F.Supp.3d 146, 2016 WL 3008194, 2016 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 67674

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016

Order/Opinion
00117057778

0:16-01692

Opinion

Davidson v. City of Cranston

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

837 F.3d 135

Sept. 21, 2016

Sept. 21, 2016

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4380276/davidson-v-city-of-cranston-rhode-island/

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

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COMPLAINT ( filing fee paid $ 400.00 receipt number 14670012913 ), filed by Karen Davidson, Debbie Flitman, Sylvia Weber, American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Inc., Eugene Perry. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Farrell Pletcher, Paula) (Entered: 02/19/2014)

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Feb. 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014

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Summons Issued as to City of Cranston, Rhode Island. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula)

Feb. 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014

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MOTION for to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( filing fee paid $ 50.00, receipt number 0103-711898 )for admission pro hac vice of Brenda Wright filed by All Plaintiffs. (Labinger, Lynette) Docket Text Modified on 2/24/2014 (Farrell Pletcher, Paula). (Entered: 02/23/2014)

Feb. 23, 2014

Feb. 23, 2014

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MOTION for Sean J. Young to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( filing fee paid $ 50.00, receipt number 0103-711899 ) filed by All Plaintiffs. (Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 02/23/2014)

Feb. 23, 2014

Feb. 23, 2014

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TEXT ORDER granting 3 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Sean J Young. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 2/26/14. (Cavaco, Janice) Modified on 2/26/2014 (Cavaco, Janice).

Feb. 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 2 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Brenda Wright. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 2/26/14. (Cavaco, Janice) Modified on 2/27/2014 (Cavaco, Janice).

Feb. 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014

PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Karen Davidson, Debbie Flitman, Sylvia Weber, American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Inc., Eugene Perry. City of Cranston, Rhode Island served on 2/20/2014, answer due 3/13/2014. (Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 03/02/2014)

March 2, 2014

March 2, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by David J. Pellegrino on behalf of City of Cranston, Rhode Island (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 03/03/2014)

March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Normand G. Benoit on behalf of City of Cranston, Rhode Island (Benoit, Normand) (Entered: 03/04/2014)

March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014

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MOTION to Dismiss filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. Responses due by 3/31/2014 (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 03/13/2014)

March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

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MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by City of Cranston, Rhode Island in support of 7 MOTION to Dismiss . (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 03/13/2014)

March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

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9

MOTION for Adam Lioz to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( filing fee paid $ 50.00, receipt number 0103-724035 ) filed by All Plaintiffs. (Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 03/31/2014)

March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 7 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint With Supporting Memo filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss)(Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 03/31/2014)

1 Supporting Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

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March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 9 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Adam Lioz. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 4/2/14. (Cavaco, Janice)

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014

PACER

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 7 MOTION to Dismiss : Motion Hearing set for 4/23/2014 02:00 PM in Courtroom 4 before Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux. (Cavaco, Janice)

April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014

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NOTICE of Hearing: TIME CHANGE ONLY Motion Hearing originally set for 4/23/2014 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 4 before Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux is CHANGED to 4/23/14 at 2:30 PM. (Cavaco, Janice)

April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014

PACER
11

REPLY MEMORANDUM re 10 Response in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss. (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 04/07/2014)

April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux: Motion Hearing held on 4/23/2014 re 7 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. (Lynette Labinger, Esq., Brenda Wright, Esq., Adam Lioz, Esq., for Plaintiffs; Norman Benoit, Esq., David Pellegrino, Esq. for Defendant) Attorneys argue motion. Court takes motion under advisement for issuance of a written opinion. (Court Reporter Karen Wischnowsky in Courtroom 4 at 2:30 p.m.) (Farrell Pletcher, Paula)

April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014

PACER
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER Re: 7 Motion to Dismiss filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island DENIED. The Court will issue a pretrial scheduling order. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 9/8/14. (Cavaco, Janice) (Main Document 12 replaced on 9/8/2014) (Cavaco, Janice). (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER

NOTICE of Hearing: Rule 16 Conference set for 9/17/2014 02:00 PM in Senior Judge Lagueux Chambers - Room 225 before Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux. (Cavaco, Janice)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

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HEARING CANCELLED: Rule 16 conference set for 9/17/14 at 2:00 PM is CANCELLED. (Cavaco, Janice)

Sept. 9, 2014

Sept. 9, 2014

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NOTICE of Hearing: Rule 16 Conference set for 10/8/2014 03:00 PM in Senior Judge Lagueux Chambers - Room 225 before Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux. (Cavaco, Janice)

Sept. 9, 2014

Sept. 9, 2014

PACER
13

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by City of Cranston, Rhode Island.(Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

PACER
14

RULE 16 STATEMENT by All Plaintiffs. (Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 10/01/2014)

Oct. 1, 2014

Oct. 1, 2014

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux: Rule 16 Conference held on 10/8/2014. Pretrial Order entered. (Cavaco, Janice)

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

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PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: Factual Discovery due by 3/31/2015. Expert Discovery due by 6/30/2015. Plaintiffs' expert disclosures due by 4/30/15. Defendant's expert disclosures due by 5/30/15. Pretrial Memorandum due by 9/30/2015. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 10/8/14. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 10/08/2014)

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

PACER
16

MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. Responses due by 7/27/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E)(Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 07/09/2015)

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July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

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Assented MOTION for an Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 16 MOTION for Summary Judgment to August 7, 2015 filed by All Plaintiffs. Responses due by 7/31/2015 (Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 07/14/2015)

July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015

PACER
18

MOTION for an Extension of Time and for Leave to File Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment on or before August 7, 2015 filed by All Plaintiffs. Responses due by 7/31/2015 (Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 07/14/2015)

July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to 16 MOTION for Summary Judgment ( Responses due by 8/7/2015, Replies due by 8/17/2015.); granting 18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Cross Motion for Summary Judgment; Set/Reset Deadlines: ( Responses due by 8/7/2015, Replies due by 8/17/2015.). So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 7/15/2015. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula)

July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

PACER
19

STATEMENT OF UNDISPUTED FACTS by City of Cranston, Rhode Island re 16 MOTION for Summary Judgment . (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 07/15/2015)

July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

PACER
20

RESPONSE in Opposition re 16 MOTION for Summary Judgment of the Defendant WITH SUPPORTING MEMO filed by All Plaintiffs. Replies due by 8/17/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum Jointly Filed in Support of Plaintiffs' Objection and Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment)(Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 08/06/2015)

1 Supporting Memorandum Jointly Filed in Support of Plaintiffs' Objection and

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Aug. 6, 2015

Aug. 6, 2015

PACER
21

Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment of the Plaintiffs WITH SUPPORTING MEMO filed by All Plaintiffs. Responses due by 8/24/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum Jointly Filed in Support of Plaintiffs' Objection and Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment)(Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 08/06/2015)

1 Supporting Memorandum Jointly Filed in Support of Plaintiffs' Objection and

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Aug. 6, 2015

Aug. 6, 2015

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22

STATEMENT OF DISPUTED FACTS by All Plaintiffs re 20 Response in Opposition to Motion, 21 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment of the Plaintiffs. (Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 08/06/2015)

Aug. 6, 2015

Aug. 6, 2015

PACER
23

STATEMENT OF UNDISPUTED FACTS by All Plaintiffs re 20 Response in Opposition to Motion, 21 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment of the Plaintiffs. (Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 08/06/2015)

Aug. 6, 2015

Aug. 6, 2015

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DECLARATION re 20 Response in Opposition to Motion, 21 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment of the Plaintiffs of Sean J. Young with Exhibits 1-26 by All Plaintiffs. (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 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19, # 20 Exhibit 20, # 21 Exhibit 21, # 22 Exhibit 22, # 23 Exhibit 23, # 24 Exhibit 24, # 25 Exhibit 25-part 1, # 26 Exhibit 25-part 2, # 27 Exhibit 26)(Labinger, Lynette) (Entered: 08/06/2015)

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Aug. 6, 2015

Aug. 6, 2015

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25

Assented MOTION for an Extension of Time to Oppose Plaintiffs' Cross Motion for Summary Judgment filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. Responses due by 8/31/2015 (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 08/12/2015)

Aug. 12, 2015

Aug. 12, 2015

PACER
26

Assented MOTION for an Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 20 Response in Opposition to Motion, for Summary Judgment filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. Responses due by 8/31/2015 (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 08/12/2015)

Aug. 12, 2015

Aug. 12, 2015

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TEXT ORDER granting 25 Motion for Extension of Time for Defendant to respond to 21 Plaintiff's Cross Motion for Summary Judgment ; Set/Reset Deadlines: ( Responses due by 8/31/2015). So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 8/17/2015. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula)

Aug. 17, 2015

Aug. 17, 2015

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Plaintiff's 20 Response in opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment ; Set/Reset Deadlines: Replies due by 8/31/2015. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 8/17/2015. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula)

Aug. 17, 2015

Aug. 17, 2015

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27

RESPONSE in Opposition re 21 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment of the Plaintiffs filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. Replies due by 9/10/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G)(Pellegrino, David) (Main Document 27 replaced on 9/2/2015) (Farrell Pletcher, Paula). (Entered: 08/31/2015)

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Aug. 31, 2015

Aug. 31, 2015

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28

REPLY to Response to Motion re 20 Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G)(Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 08/31/2015)

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Aug. 31, 2015

Aug. 31, 2015

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RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION by City of Cranston, Rhode Island re 23 Statement of Undisputed Facts, 22 Statement of Disputed Facts . Replies due by 9/8/2015. (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 08/31/2015)

Aug. 31, 2015

Aug. 31, 2015

PACER
30

Assented MOTION for an Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 29 Response in Opposition, 27 Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by All Plaintiffs. Responses due by 9/21/2015 (Lioz, Adam) (Entered: 09/03/2015)

Sept. 3, 2015

Sept. 3, 2015

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 30 Assented MOTION for an Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 29 Response in Opposition, 27 Response in Opposition to Motion, Responses due by 9/18/2015. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 9/8/2015. (Cavaco, Janice)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

PACER
31

REPLY to Response to Motion re 27 Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Affidavit)(Lioz, Adam) (Entered: 09/18/2015)

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Sept. 18, 2015

Sept. 18, 2015

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HEARING CANCELLED: Hearing on cross motions for summary judgment before Senior Judge Lagueux on 10/14/15 at 2:30 PM is CANCELLED. No future hearing date is set at this time. (Cavaco, Janice)

Sept. 22, 2015

Sept. 22, 2015

PACER
32

ORDER: In light of the United States Supreme Court's recent ruling in Evenwel, et al vs. Abbott, decided on April 4, 2016, the parties are provided thirty days to submit supplemental memoranda addressing the impact of Evenwel on this litigation. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 4/7/2016. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula) (Entered: 04/07/2016)

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

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33

RESPONSE in Support re 21 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment of the Plaintiffs filed by All Plaintiffs. (Lioz, Adam) (Entered: 04/13/2016)

April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016

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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by City of Cranston, Rhode Island in support of 29 Response in Opposition . (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 05/05/2016)

May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016

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35

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER Re: 21 Motion for Summary Judgment, filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Inc., Debbie Flitman, Karen Davidson, Sylvia Weber, Eugene Perry, 16 Motion for Summary Judgment, filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. Defendant's motion for summary judgment is denied and plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment is granted. The City of Cranston, Cranston City Council and the City's Board of Canvassers are enjoined from holding further elections under the current ward districting plan. The Cranston City Council shall have thirty days from the entry of this Order to propose a districting plan that complies with this Order.. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 5/24/2016. (Cavaco, Janice) (Main Document 35 replaced on 5/24/2016) (Cavaco, Janice). (Entered: 05/24/2016)

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016

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DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ENTERED in favor of American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Inc., Debbie Flitman, Eugene Perry, Karen Davidson, Sylvia Weber against City of Cranston, Rhode Island. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula) (Entered: 05/27/2016)

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

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TEXT ORDER VACATING 36 Declaratory Judgment. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 5/27/2016. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula)

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

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NOTICE OF APPEAL by City of Cranston, Rhode Island ( filing fee paid $ 505.00, receipt number 0103-974419 ) NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Counsel should register for a First Circuit CM/ECF Appellate Filer Account at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/cmecf/. Counsel should also review the First Circuit requirements for electronic filing by visiting the CM/ECF Information section at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/cmecf Appeal Record due by 6/7/2016. (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 05/31/2016)

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

PACER
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MOTION to Stay re 35 Memorandum and Order,,, filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. Responses due by 6/17/2016 (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B)(Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 05/31/2016)

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

PACER
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MOTION to Expedite filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. Responses due by 6/17/2016 (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum)(Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 05/31/2016)

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

PACER
40

CLERK'S CERTIFICATE AND APPELLATE COVER SHEET: Abbreviated record on appeal consisting of notice of appeal, order(s) being appealed, and a certified copy of the district court docket report transmitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in accordance with 1st Cir. R. 11.0(b). 37 Notice of Appeal. Documents Sent: 35, 37, 38, 39, 40. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula) (Entered: 06/01/2016)

June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016

PACER

USCA Case Number CCA16-1692 for 37 Notice of Appeal filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula)

June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016

PACER
41

NOTICE of Appearance by Robert K. Taylor on behalf of City of Cranston, Rhode Island (Taylor, Robert) (Entered: 06/01/2016)

June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016

PACER
42

RESPONSE in Opposition re 39 MOTION to Expedite WITH SUPPORTING MEMO filed by All Plaintiffs. Replies due by 6/13/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum)(Lioz, Adam) (Entered: 06/03/2016)

June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 42 Response in Opposition to Motion filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. (Pellegrino, David) (Entered: 06/03/2016)

June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

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ORDER denying 38 Motion to Stay. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 6/7/2016. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 06/07/2016)

June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

PACER
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Supplemental Record on Appeal transmitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for The First Circuit. 37 Notice of Appeal. Unrestricted Documents Sent: Document #44. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula) (Entered: 06/07/2016)

June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

PACER
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Assented MOTION for an Extension of Time to Apply by Motion for Attorneys Fees filed by All Plaintiffs. Responses due by 6/24/2016 (Lioz, Adam) (Entered: 06/07/2016)

June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 46 Assented To Motion for Extension of Time To Apply By Motion for Attorneys Fees. The time for filing fee applications is extended to 21 days after the Court enters a final declaratory judgment. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 6/8/2016. (Cavaco, Janice)

June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016

PACER
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ORDER of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit entered as to 37 Notice of Appeal, filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. Appellant's motion to replace Exhibit I in its motion for a stay is granted. Appellant's motion for a stay pending appeal and for expedited consideration of the appeal is granted. The appeal will proceed as follows: appellant's brief shall be filed by July 5, 2016; appellees' brief shall be filed by July 26, 2016; and any reply brief shall be filed by August 2, 2016. In light of the abbreviated briefing schedule, the paper copies of the briefs shall be put in the mail for overnight delivery on the same date the briefs are electronically filed. It is anticipated that the appeal will be scheduled for oral argument during the Court's September 2016 sitting. (Smith, Rana) (Entered: 06/13/2016)

June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

PACER
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Supplemental Record on Appeal transmitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for The First Circuit. 37 Notice of Appeal. Unrestricted Documents Sent: #46 and Text Order granting motion. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula) (Entered: 06/28/2016)

June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016

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49

JUDGMENT of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit entered as to 37 Notice of Appeal, filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. The order of the district court is reversed, and the case is remanded with instructions to enter summary judgment for the City of Cranston. (Smith, Rana) (Entered: 09/21/2016)

Sept. 21, 2016

Sept. 21, 2016

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50

OPINION of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit entered as to 37 Notice of Appeal, filed by City of Cranston, Rhode Island. (Smith, Rana) (Entered: 09/21/2016)

Sept. 21, 2016

Sept. 21, 2016

RECAP

TEXT ORDER: Pursuant to the September 21, 2016 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Clerk is hereby ordered to enter Summary Judgment in favor of the City of Cranston. Related to 49 Judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 9/26/2016. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula)

Sept. 26, 2016

Sept. 26, 2016

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51

CLERK'S JUDGMENT: Summary Judgment entered in favor of City of Cranston against American The Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Inc., Debbie Flitman, Eugene Perry, Karen Davidson, Sylvia Weber. So Ordered by Deputy Clerk: on 9/26/2016. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula) (Entered: 09/26/2016)

Sept. 26, 2016

Sept. 26, 2016

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52

MANDATE of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued as to and in accordance with 49 Judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. (Smith, Rana) (Entered: 10/31/2016)

Oct. 31, 2016

Oct. 31, 2016

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Rhode Island

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 14, 2014

Closing Date: Sept. 21, 2016

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Four individuals and the ACLU chapter of Rhode Island

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of Cranston, Rhode Island (Cranston, RI, Providence), City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Voting

Voting:

Redistricting/district composition

Vote dilution