Case: Blanchard v. Wyoming Department of Corrections

1:17-cv-00124 | U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming

Filed Date: July 18, 2017

Closed Date: Aug. 3, 2020

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Case Summary

On July 18, 2017, a woman who had been recommended to Wyoming’s rehabilitative boot camp program filed this putative class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming. The case was assigned to Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. The plaintiff sued the Wyoming Department of Corrections (“WDOC”) and the Wyoming Women’s Center under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Under Wyoming’s Youthful Offender Act, all persons under twenty-five years old who were serving a prison sentence for any offense ot…

On July 18, 2017, a woman who had been recommended to Wyoming’s rehabilitative boot camp program filed this putative class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming. The case was assigned to Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. The plaintiff sued the Wyoming Department of Corrections (“WDOC”) and the Wyoming Women’s Center under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Under Wyoming’s Youthful Offender Act, all persons under twenty-five years old who were serving a prison sentence for any offense other than a felony punishable by death or life imprisonment were eligible to participate in a boot camp program through which they could gain new skills and shave time off of their sentences. However, the boot camp facilities in Wyoming were only open to men. As a woman, the plaintiff could not attend them. The plaintiff alleged that this violated her equal protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. Represented by the ACLU and private counsel, she sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

On August 12, 2017, the plaintiff moved for class certification. The putative class would consist of all present and future female prisoners under the age of twenty-five and in the custody of the WDOC and/or the Wyoming Women’s Center who are or will be otherwise eligible to participate in Wyoming’s boot camp program, but who have been or will be denied participation due to their gender or not considered by WDOC due to their gender.

On August 29, 2017, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss, alleging that the plaintiff lacked standing to bring suit because the defendants had sent her to a comparable boot camp program in Florida. The plaintiff argued that the boot camp program in Florida was not comparable. On October 3, 2017, the plaintiff moved for a preliminary injunction, seeking to be placed in a Wyoming program of the same quality as that of the men’s program. She sought the same for all of the incarcerated women eligible for boot camp under the Youthful Offender Act.

On October 19, 2017, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint that contained new allegations regarding the Florida program. She alleged that her trip to Florida was long and traumatic and that the Florida program was inferior to the Wyoming program. On November 2, 2017, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint.

On November 9, 2017, the court denied the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction, finding that that the plaintiff’s equal protection claims were not strong enough to meet the heightened scrutiny needed for a preliminary injunction. 2017 WL 10350606. Four days later, the court denied the plaintiff’s motion for class certification as well, holding that there were too few women in the Wyoming Women’s Center who were eligible for the boot camp program for class certification to be appropriate.

On January 3, 2018, the court denied the defendants’ November 2017 motion to dismiss, holding that the adequacy of the Florida program was an issue of material fact to be addressed at trial. 2018 WL 4760521. By this point, however, the plaintiff was nearly finished with the Florida boot camp program, and she would be ineligible to attend another. So, the week prior to the court’s denial, on December 28, 2017, the defendants filed another motion to dismiss alleging mootness.

On January 18, 2018, the plaintiff completed the Florida boot camp program and was subsequently recommended for probation rather than prison time. She sought leave to file an amended complaint in light of this development, but the defendants opposed it, arguing that her case was now moot because she had completed a boot camp program and received a reduced sentence as a result. The court agreed with the defendants. On February 20, 2017, the court granted the defendants’ December 2017 motion to dismiss. 2018 WL 4760520. The next day, the court entered judgment in favor of the defendants.

On March 8, 2018, the plaintiff appealed the court’s judgment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. On August 3, 2020, the Tenth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision. 822 Fed.Appx. 811. The Court found that the plaintiff was no longer incarcerated when the district court dismissed her case then, because she sought relief which depended on her incarceration, her case was moot. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Rebecca Strauss (6/8/2018)

Alex Moody (3/25/2021)

People

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Judge(s)

Carson, Joel McElroy III (Oklahoma)

Holmes, Jerome A. (Oklahoma)

Rankin, Kelly H. (Wyoming)

Skavdahl, Scott Wesley (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Crank Bramlet, Marci Anne (Wyoming)

Pevar, Stephen L. (Connecticut)

Robinson, John H (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Berkness, Rachel M (Wyoming)

Daraie, Justin Ashkhan (Wyoming)

Dawson, Ewa C (Wyoming)

Judge(s)

Carson, Joel McElroy III (Oklahoma)

Holmes, Jerome A. (Oklahoma)

Rankin, Kelly H. (Wyoming)

Skavdahl, Scott Wesley (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Crank Bramlet, Marci Anne (Wyoming)

Pevar, Stephen L. (Connecticut)

Robinson, John H (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Berkness, Rachel M (Wyoming)

Daraie, Justin Ashkhan (Wyoming)

Dawson, Ewa C (Wyoming)

Expert/Monitor/Master

White, Daniel E (Wyoming)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:17-cv-00124

18-08020

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

Docket

1:17-cv-00124

18-08020

General Docket

Blanchard v. Lampert

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

Docket
1

1:17-cv-00124

Complaint

July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

Complaint
43

1:17-cv-00124

First Amended Complaint

Oct. 19, 2017

Oct. 19, 2017

Complaint
57

1:17-cv-00124

Order Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Nov. 9, 2017

Nov. 9, 2017

Order/Opinion
58

1:17-cv-00124

Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

Order/Opinion
64

1:17-cv-00124

Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

Jan. 3, 2018

Jan. 3, 2018

Order/Opinion
82

1:17-cv-00124

Order Granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint and Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration

Feb. 20, 2018

Feb. 20, 2018

Order/Opinion

1:17-cv-00124

18-08020

Order and Judgment

Blanchard v. Lampert

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

822 Fed.Appx. 811

Aug. 3, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14508782/blanchard-v-wyoming-department-of-corrections-director/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF( 2 summons(es) issued) ( Filing fee $400 receipt #CAS1924.), filed by Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (Court Staff, stbd) Modified on 8/22/2017 (Court Staff, stbd). (Entered: 07/19/2017)

July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

PACER
2

NOTICE of complexity by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard ; this case is non-complex. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 07/19/2017)

July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

PACER
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Taylor S Blanchard. Wyoming Department of Corrections Director answer due 9/18/2017 (Robinson, John) (Entered: 07/20/2017)

July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

PACER
4

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Taylor S Blanchard. Wyoming Womens Center Warden answer due 9/18/2017 (Robinson, John) (Entered: 07/20/2017)

July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

PACER
5

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Stephen L. Pevar to appear pro hac vice; Check not tendered; filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard, Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Proposed Order)(Robinson, John) Modified text on 7/26/2017 (Court Staff, stbd). (Entered: 07/26/2017)

July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

PACER

FINANCIAL ENTRY: Payment of $100 received from American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc.; Check No. 80643 as to Stephen L. Pevar Receipt No. CAS0001927 (Court Staff, stbd)

July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

PACER
6

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 5 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting Stephen L Pevar for Taylor S Blanchard (Court Staff, szs) (Entered: 07/31/2017)

July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

PACER

FINANCIAL ENTRY: Payment of $100 received for Pro Hac Vice fee for Stephan Pevar. CAS001927. (Court Staff, skmg)

July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

PACER
7

MOTION to Expedite Discovery filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) Modified on 8/15/2017 (Court Staff, sal). (Entered: 08/15/2017)

Aug. 15, 2017

Aug. 15, 2017

PACER
8

MEMORANDUM in Support of 7 Motion for Order filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiffs' Proposed Discovery) (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 08/15/2017)

Aug. 15, 2017

Aug. 15, 2017

PACER
9

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Justin Ashkhan Daraie on behalf of Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden (Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 08/16/2017)

Aug. 16, 2017

Aug. 16, 2017

PACER
10

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Rachel M. Berkness to appear pro hac vice; Check tendered; filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Rachel M. Berkness, # 2 Proposed Order)(Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 08/16/2017)

Aug. 16, 2017

Aug. 16, 2017

PACER
11

ORDER Denying 10 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice or Rachel M. Berkness for Failure to Comply with Local rule by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin(Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 08/16/2017)

Aug. 16, 2017

Aug. 16, 2017

PACER
12

MOTION to Certify Class filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 08/17/2017)

Aug. 17, 2017

Aug. 17, 2017

PACER
13

MEMORANDUM in Support of 12 Motion to Certify Class filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 08/17/2017)

Aug. 17, 2017

Aug. 17, 2017

PACER
14

OPPOSITION to 7 MOTION to Expedite Discovery, filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. A - Affidavit of Steve Lindly, # 2 Ex. B - Affidavit of Carl Voigtsberger) (Daraie, Justin) Modified link on 9/4/2017 (Court Staff, sds). (Entered: 08/29/2017)

Aug. 29, 2017

Aug. 29, 2017

PACER
15

MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 08/29/2017)

Aug. 29, 2017

Aug. 29, 2017

PACER
16

MEMORANDUM in Support of 15 Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. A - Email, # 2 Affidavit of Steve Lindly, # 3 Affidavit of Anna Skeen, # 4 Affidavit of Katie Steber, # 5 Affidavit of Carl Voigtsberger, # 6 Affidavit of CJ Young) (Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 08/29/2017)

Aug. 29, 2017

Aug. 29, 2017

PACER
17

OPPOSITION to 12 Motion to Certify filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. A - Lindly Affidavit, # 2 Ex. B - Voigtsberger Affidavit) (Daraie, Justin) Modified on 11/6/2017 (Court Staff, sds). Modified link on 11/16/2017 (Court Staff, sjlg). (Entered: 08/31/2017)

Aug. 31, 2017

Aug. 31, 2017

PACER
18

MOTION for Extension of Time (Dispositive) requesting extension of Reply & Response to Motions filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Robinson, John) Modified on 11/6/2017 (Court Staff, sds). (Entered: 09/01/2017)

Sept. 1, 2017

Sept. 1, 2017

PACER
19

Amended MOTION for Extension of Time (Dispositive) requesting extension of Reply & Response to Motion filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Robinson, John) Modified on 11/6/2017 (Court Staff, sds). (Entered: 09/01/2017)

Sept. 1, 2017

Sept. 1, 2017

PACER
20

REPLY BRIEF re 7 Motion for Order to Expedite Discovery filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 09/05/2017)

Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

PACER
21

(TEXT-ONLY) ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl granting 19 Motion for Extension of Deadlines. Plaintiff's Reply on 12 Motion to Certify Class is due September 14, 2017; Plaintiff's Response to 15 Motion to Dismiss is due September 19, 2017. (Court Staff, skaa) (Entered: 09/06/2017)

Sept. 6, 2017

Sept. 6, 2017

PACER
22

REPLY BRIEF re 12 Motion to Certify Class filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) Modified on 9/18/2017 (Court Staff, scat). (Entered: 09/08/2017)

Sept. 8, 2017

Sept. 8, 2017

PACER
23

DISREGARD FILED IN ERROR MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages regarding Response to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order for Additional Pages)(Pevar, Stephen) Modified on 9/18/2017 (Court Staff, scat). (Entered: 09/18/2017)

Sept. 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017

PACER
24

MEMORANDUM in Opposition to 15 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/18/2017: # 1 Declaration Taylor Blanchard, # 2 Declaration John Robinson) (Court Staff, scat). (Entered: 09/18/2017)

Sept. 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017

PACER
25

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages regarding Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 09/18/2017)

Sept. 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017

PACER
26

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin granting 25 Plaintiffs' Motion to File Excess Pages in a Memorandum responding to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. (Court Staff, sms) (Entered: 09/19/2017)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

PACER
27

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Extension of Time (Non-Dispositive) requesting extension of Reply to Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 24) filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Daraie, Justin) Modified on 9/20/2017 (Court Staff, szf). (Entered: 09/19/2017)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

PACER
28

REQUEST for hearing on Pending Motions by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 09/19/2017)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

PACER

Motions No Longer Referred: 27 MOTION for Extension of Time (Non-Dispositive) requesting extension of Reply to Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 24) (Court Staff, szf)

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

PACER
29

ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl granting 27 Motion for Extension of Time until Monday, October 2, 2017 to file responsive pleading. (Court Staff, scat) Modified on 9/21/2017 (Court Staff, sds). (Entered: 09/20/2017)

Sept. 20, 2017

Sept. 20, 2017

PACER
30

REPLY to 24 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion, Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. A - Abbott Affidavit, # 2 Ex. B - Steber Declaration, # 3 Ex. C - Taylor Affidavit, # 4 Ex. D - Harris Affidavit, # 5 Ex. E - Buzzfeed Article) (Daraie, Justin) Modified on 10/4/2017 to remove incorrect document link. (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 10/02/2017)

Oct. 2, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

PACER
31

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 10/03/2017)

Oct. 3, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017

PACER
32

MEMORANDUM in Support of 31 Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Second Declaration of Plaintiff Blanchard) (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 10/03/2017)

Oct. 3, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017

PACER
33

NOTICE of Hearing: Hearing on (1) Plaintiff's Motion to Expedite Discovery 7 and (2) Defendants' Motion to Dismiss 15 set for 10/18/2017 01:15 PM in Casper Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 204) before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl. (Court Staff, skb) (Entered: 10/03/2017)

Oct. 3, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017

PACER
34

OBJECTION to 30 REPLY to 24 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) Modified on 10/11/2017 (Court Staff, scat). (Entered: 10/09/2017)

Oct. 9, 2017

Oct. 9, 2017

PACER
35

SIGNED DECLARATION OF TAYLOR S BLANCHARD in regards to 24 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion, filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Robinson, John) Modified text on 10/13/2017 (Court Staff, stbd). Modified on 10/16/2017 to remove duplicate text (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 10/12/2017)

Oct. 12, 2017

Oct. 12, 2017

PACER
36

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Daniel E White on behalf of Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden (White, Daniel) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
37

RESPONSE to 34 Objection to Defendants' Reply Brief filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (White, Daniel) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER

NOTICE to Counsel: Counsel need to Review and comply with the limitations under U.S.D.C. Local Rule 7.1 regarding the limitations on the filing of reply and supplemental briefs where a hearing has been scheduled. Have a good weekend. (Skavdahl, Scott)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
38

COUNSEL'S DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF RULE 56(d) REQUEST FOR DISCOVERY in regards to 7 Motion to Expedite Discovery by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) Modified text on 10/16/2017 (Court Staff, stbd). Modified on 10/24/2017 to add full title of linked motion (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 10/15/2017)

Oct. 15, 2017

Oct. 15, 2017

PACER
39

OPPOSITION to 31 Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Daraie, Justin) Modified on 10/20/2017 to correct document link. (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 10/17/2017)

Oct. 17, 2017

Oct. 17, 2017

PACER
40

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint Leave to File First Amended Complaint filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Proposed Order)(Robinson, John) Modified on 10/18/2017 (Court Staff, szf). Modified on 10/19/2017 to correct abbreviations in text (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 10/17/2017)

Oct. 17, 2017

Oct. 17, 2017

PACER

Motions No Longer Referred: 40 MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint Leave to File 1st Amd Complaint (Court Staff, szf)

Oct. 17, 2017

Oct. 17, 2017

PACER
41

Minute ORDER and Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl: taking under advisement 31 Motion for Preliminary Injunction; granting 40 MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint; denying without prejudice 7 Motion for Order; taking under advisement 12 Motion to Certify Class; denying as moot 15 Motion to Dismiss ; Motion Hearing held on 10/18/2017. (Court Reporter Anne Bowline.) (Court Staff, scat) (Entered: 10/18/2017)

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

PACER
42

NOTICE of Initial Pretrial Conference: Initial Pretrial Conference set for 11/7/2017 10:00 AM in Judge Rankin Chambers (Room No. 2204) before Honorable Kelly H. Rankin. All parties should appear by telephone, with Plaintiff's counsel initiating the call, through a conference call operator, and connecting to the Court at 307/433-2180. Parties are advised to have their calendars on hand to assist with scheduling. (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 10/18/2017)

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

PACER
43

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against Defendant Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden, filed by Taylor S Blanchard. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 10/19/2017)

Oct. 19, 2017

Oct. 19, 2017

PACER
44

DOCKETED INCORRECTLY - COUNSEL TO REFILE MEMORANDUM in Support of 31 Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Robinson, John) Modified on 10/19/2017 (Court Staff, stbd). (Entered: 10/19/2017)

Oct. 19, 2017

Oct. 19, 2017

PACER
45

Second AFFIDAVIT of Taylor Blanchard re 32 Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Robinson, John) (Entered: 10/20/2017)

Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

PACER
46

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Extension of Time (Non-Dispositive) requesting extension of Deadline for Reply Brief filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 10/20/2017)

Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

PACER
47

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin granting 46 Motion for Extension of Time. Plaintiffs shall file their Reply Brief to Defendants' Opposition to the Motion for Preliminary Injunction 39 on or before October 27, 2017. (Court Staff, sms) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

PACER
48

REPLY BRIEF to 31 Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) Modified on 10/27/2017 to insert link (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 10/27/2017)

Oct. 27, 2017

Oct. 27, 2017

PACER
49

MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 11/02/2017)

Nov. 2, 2017

Nov. 2, 2017

PACER
50

MEMORANDUM in Support of 49 Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Morman v. Campbell Co., 632 Fed. Appx 927 (unpublished)) (Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 11/02/2017)

Nov. 2, 2017

Nov. 2, 2017

PACER
51

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) Modified on 11/6/2017 to remove non-public non-public setting (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

PACER
52

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Protective Order filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. A - Notice of Depositions, # 2 Proposed Order)(Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

PACER
53

RESPONSE in Opposition re 52 MOTION for Protective Order filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 11/06/2017)

Nov. 6, 2017

Nov. 6, 2017

PACER
54

(TEXT-ONLY) ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin. Following the discussion at the Initial Pretrial Conference, held on November 7, 2017, the Court DENIED Defendant's Motion for a Protective Order 52 and ordered discovery to proceed in the case. The scheduled depositions will proceed as planned.(Court Staff, sms) (Entered: 11/07/2017)

Nov. 7, 2017

Nov. 7, 2017

PACER
55

(TEXT-ONLY) ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin. The Court held the Initial Pretrial Conference with the parties on November 7, 2017. The parties requested extensions to file their Response and Reply to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 49 . The Court, finding good cause, ordered Plaintiff to file their Response to the Motion to Dismiss on or before November 20, 2017 and Defendant to file their Reply on or before December 4, 2017.(Court Staff, sms) (Entered: 11/07/2017)

Nov. 7, 2017

Nov. 7, 2017

PACER
56

INITIAL PRETRIAL ORDERby the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin. Motions filing deadline 5/29/2018. Motion response deadline 6/12/2018. Dispositive Motions Hearing set for 6/27/2018 01:00 PM in Casper Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 204) before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl. Other Fact Witness Deadline 4/13/2018 Expert Witness Designation-Plaintiff deadline 2/12/2018. Expert Witness Designation-Defendant deadline 3/14/2018. Discovery due by 5/29/2018. Stipulation Deadline 7/3/2018. Motion in Limine deadline 7/3/2018. Motions in Limine Response Deadline 7/10/2018. Final Pretrial Conference set for 7/24/2018 01:00 PM in Casper Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 204) before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl. Bench Trial (7 Days/Stacked #2) set for 8/6/2018 09:00 AM in Casper Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 204) before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl.(Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 11/07/2017)

Nov. 7, 2017

Nov. 7, 2017

PACER
57

ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl denying 31 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Court Staff, skb) (Entered: 11/09/2017)

Nov. 9, 2017

Nov. 9, 2017

PACER
58

ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl re 12 Motion to Certify Class. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 11/13/2017)

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

PACER
59

MEMORANDUM in Opposition to 49 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 11/20/2017)

Nov. 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017

PACER
60

REPLY to 59 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 12/04/2017)

Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

PACER
61

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Rachel Berkness on behalf of Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden (Court Staff, sjlg) (Entered: 12/12/2017)

Dec. 12, 2017

Dec. 12, 2017

PACER
62

MOTION to Dismiss 43 First Amended Complaint filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Daraie, Justin) Modified to add document link on 1/5/2018 (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 12/28/2017)

Dec. 28, 2017

Dec. 28, 2017

PACER
63

MEMORANDUM in Support of 62 Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Voigtsberger Affidavit) (Daraie, Justin) (Entered: 12/28/2017)

Dec. 28, 2017

Dec. 28, 2017

PACER
64

ORDER denying 49 Motion to Dismiss by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl (Court Staff, scat) (Entered: 01/03/2018)

Jan. 3, 2018

Jan. 3, 2018

PACER
65

MEMORANDUM in Opposition to 62 MOTION to Dismiss First Amended Complaint filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 01/08/2018)

Jan. 8, 2018

Jan. 8, 2018

PACER
66

AFFIDAVIT of Stephen L. Pevar filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Deposition of Anna Skeen, # 2 Exhibit Deposition of Carl Voigtsberger) (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 01/08/2018)

Jan. 8, 2018

Jan. 8, 2018

PACER
67

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Second Amended Complaint, # 2 Proposed Order)(Pevar, Stephen) Modified text/event on 1/16/2018 (Court Staff, stbd). Modified on 1/18/2018 (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 01/16/2018)

Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

PACER
68

MEMORANDUM in Support of 67 Motion to Amend/Correct filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 01/16/2018)

Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

PACER
69

REPLY to 65 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint as Moot filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Steve Lindly, # 2 Affidavit of Neicole Molden, # 3 KC v Townsend, Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint 09CV12 (Doc. 80), # 4 KC v Townsend, Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint 09CV12 (Doc. 87)) (Berkness, Rachel) (Entered: 01/16/2018)

Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

PACER
70

MOTION for Reconsideration, filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 01/25/2018)

Jan. 25, 2018

Jan. 25, 2018

PACER
71

AFFIDAVIT of John Robinson re 70 MOTION for Reconsideration, filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 01/25/2018)

Jan. 25, 2018

Jan. 25, 2018

PACER
72

AFFIDAVIT of Stephen Pevar re 70 MOTION for Reconsideration, filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 01/25/2018)

Jan. 25, 2018

Jan. 25, 2018

PACER
73

OPPOSITION to 67 Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Hunsaker v. Alexander Unpulished Case, # 2 Lee v. Benuelos Unpublised Case, # 3 Ruppert v. Aragon Unpublished Case) (Berkness, Rachel) Modified on 1/31/2018 to correct link (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 01/30/2018)

Jan. 30, 2018

Jan. 30, 2018

PACER
74

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Marci Anne Crank Bramlet on behalf of Taylor S Blanchard (Bramlet, Marci) (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER
75

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Extension of Time (Non-Dispositive) requesting extension of Deadline to Reply to Response filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Proposed Order)(Robinson, John) (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER
76

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 75 Motion for Extension of Time and Excess Pages. It is ordered that the deadline for Plaintiff to file her reply brief shall be up to and including February 20, 2018. It is further ordered that Plaintiff's reply brief may exceed the five page limit, but shall not exceed ten pages. (Court Staff, sjgc) Modified text on 2/5/2018 (Court Staff, sjlg). (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
77

RESPONSE to 70 Motion for Reconsideration filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Rachel Berkness, # 2 Unpublished Case Jimenez v Stone) (Berkness, Rachel) (Entered: 02/08/2018)

Feb. 8, 2018

Feb. 8, 2018

PACER
78

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. Joint MOTION for Extension of Time for Expert Designation filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Robinson, John) Modified on 2/9/2018 (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 02/09/2018)

Feb. 9, 2018

Feb. 9, 2018

PACER
79

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin granting 78 Motion for Extension of Time. Expert Witness Designation-Plaintiff deadline 3/14/2018. Expert Witness Designation-Defendant deadline 4/13/2018.(Court Staff, sms) (Entered: 02/12/2018)

Feb. 12, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018

PACER
80

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Order Ext of Time filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Robinson, John) (Entered: 02/20/2018)

Feb. 20, 2018

Feb. 20, 2018

PACER
81

REPLY to 73 Opposition, filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Arika Wallace) (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 02/20/2018)

Feb. 20, 2018

Feb. 20, 2018

PACER
82

ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl granting 62 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint; and denying 70 Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration. It is ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED.(Court Staff, skb) (Entered: 02/20/2018)

Feb. 20, 2018

Feb. 20, 2018

PACER
83

JUDGMENT in favor of Defendants against Plaintiff. by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl. It is hereby ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED.(Court Staff, skb) (Attachment: # 1 Bill of Costs) (Court Staff, skb). Modified on 2/21/2018 (Court Staff, skb). (Entered: 02/21/2018)

Feb. 21, 2018

Feb. 21, 2018

PACER
84

FILED IN ERROR - COUNSEL TO REFILE - NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 82 Order granting 62 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint and denying 70 Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) Modified at the request of Counsel on 3/8/2018 (Court Staff, stbd). (Entered: 03/08/2018)

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

PACER
85

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 82 Order granting 62 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint and denying 70 Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration and 83 Judgment filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard filed by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard. (Pevar, Stephen) Modified text on 3/8/2018 (Court Staff, stbd). Modified text on 3/12/2018 (Court Staff, stbd). (Entered: 03/08/2018)

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

PACER
86

Preliminary Record of appeal sent to USCA and counsel re 85 Notice of Appeal, The procedures and appeals packet may be obtained from our website at www.wyd.uscourts.gov (Attachments: # 1 Preliminary Record on Appeal Including Notice of Appeal) (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 03/08/2018)

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

PACER
87

Appeal Number 18-8020 received from USCA for 85 Notice of Appeal, filed by Taylor S Blanchard. Docketing statement due 03/22/2018 for Taylor S. Blanchard. Transcript order form due 03/22/2018 for Taylor S. Blanchard. Fee is due by 04/09/2018 for Taylor S. Blanchard. Notice of appearance due on 03/22/2018 for Taylor S. Blanchard, Rick Carton, and Robert Lampert. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 03/08/2018)

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

PACER

USCA Appeal Fees received $505 receipt number CHY028472 re 85 Notice of Appeal filed by Taylor S Blanchard (Court Staff, sal)

March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018

PACER
88

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST (No Transcripts Necessary) by Plaintiff Taylor S Blanchard re 85 Notice of Appeal,. (Pevar, Stephen) (Entered: 03/26/2018)

March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

PACER
89

(TEXT-ONLY) APPEAL ORDER from USCA as to 85 Notice of Appeal, filed by Taylor S Blanchard Record on appeal/Notice due 4/2/2018 (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 03/26/2018)

March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

PACER
90

Transcript Letter transmitted to USCA re 85 Notice of Appeal; No transcripts have been ordered for this appeal. For purpose of appeal, the record is now ready. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 03/28/2018)

March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

PACER
91

Appeal Remark re 85 Notice of Appeal; Appellant's brief and appendix due on 05/07/2018 for Taylor S. Blanchard. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 03/28/2018)

March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

PACER
92

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Berkness, Rachel) (Entered: 01/30/2019)

Jan. 30, 2019

Jan. 30, 2019

PACER
93

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 92 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Rachel M Berkness terminated (Court Staff, sjgc) (Entered: 01/30/2019)

Jan. 30, 2019

Jan. 30, 2019

PACER
94

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Ewa C Dawson on behalf of Wyoming Department of Corrections Director, Wyoming Womens Center Warden (Dawson, Ewa) (Entered: 08/27/2019)

Aug. 27, 2019

Aug. 27, 2019

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Wyoming

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Post-WalMart decisions on class certification

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 18, 2017

Closing Date: Aug. 3, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A woman sentenced to 6-10 years in prison and eligible for Wyoming's boot camp program

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Wyoming, State

Wyoming Women's Center (Lusk, Niobrara), State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Rehabilitation

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run