Case: Thompson v. Baldwin

3:18-cv-03230 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 13, 2018

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On September 13, 2018, the plaintiff filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. The plaintiff, an author of a Pulitzer-prize winning book about the Attica Prison uprising, wished for her book to be made available to prisoners who are under the authority of the Illinois Department of Correction (IDOC). Her complaint alleged that the…

On September 13, 2018, the plaintiff filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. The plaintiff, an author of a Pulitzer-prize winning book about the Attica Prison uprising, wished for her book to be made available to prisoners who are under the authority of the Illinois Department of Correction (IDOC). Her complaint alleged that the defendants, employees of IDOC, improperly censored her book by preventing it from being distributed in some of the prisons in the state. The complaint further alleged a violation of the plaintiff's free speech and due process rights, because there was no process available to challenge the censorship.

The case was assigned to Judge Sue E. Myerscough. The Uptown People's Law Center represent the plaintiff.

The most recent amended complaint was filed by the plaintiff on April 30, 2019. The defendants filed their answer on June 4, 2019. The parties continued discovery through the spring and summer of 2020; they also considered mediation.

Subsequently, on September 29, 2020, the plaintiff filed for partial summary judgment and the defendants filed a separate motion for summary judgment one day later. In late October, the parties filed their respective response motions. The court granted a joint motion to continue the trial date pending the cross-motions for summary judgment, which had originally been scheduled for February 16, 2021. As of March 30, 2021, the case is ongoing and the dates have not yet been rescheduled.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Heise (10/4/2018)

Alex Moody (4/5/2020)

Lily Sawyer-Kaplan (3/30/2021)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7871083/parties/thompson-v-baldwin/


Judge(s)

Myerscough, Sue Ellen (Illinois)

Schanzle-Haskins, Tom (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brunner, Benjamin R. (Illinois)

Geraghty, Bridget Kate (Illinois)

Kuhn-Thayer, Leslie Elaine (Illinois)

Mattson, Eric S. (Illinois)

Mazur, Elizabeth N (Illinois)

Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)

Schult, Nicole (Illinois)

Suozzi, Angelo J. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Myerscough, Sue Ellen (Illinois)

Schanzle-Haskins, Tom (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brunner, Benjamin R. (Illinois)

Geraghty, Bridget Kate (Illinois)

Kuhn-Thayer, Leslie Elaine (Illinois)

Mattson, Eric S. (Illinois)

Mazur, Elizabeth N (Illinois)

Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)

Schult, Nicole (Illinois)

Suozzi, Angelo J. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ankney, Clayton J. (Illinois)

Cook, Lisa A. (Illinois)

Ditzler, Megan Ann (Illinois)

Furmanski, Brett R. (Illinois)

Shuck, Jeffrey A. (Illinois)

Stonecipher, Jillian S. (Illinois)

Tyrrell, Jeremy C. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 12, 2021 Docket
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Complaint

Sept. 13, 2018 Complaint
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Second Amended Complaint

April 30, 2019 Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7871083/thompson-v-baldwin/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 4:57 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against Glen Austin (Warden), John R. Baldwin (Director), Illinois Department of Corrections, Michael Melvin (Warden) ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0753-2926487.), filed by Heather Ann Thompson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 09/13/2018)

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Sept. 13, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Benjamin R Brunner on behalf of Heather Ann Thompson (Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 09/13/2018)

Sept. 13, 2018 PACER
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Summons Issued as to Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, and Michael Melvin. Originals returned to attorneys to effectuate service. (GL, ilcd) Modified on 9/13/2018 (GL, ilcd). (Entered: 09/13/2018)

Sept. 13, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Alan Mills on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Mills, Alan) (Entered: 09/13/2018)

Sept. 13, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Nicole Rae Schult on behalf of Heather Ann Thompson (Schult, Nicole) (Entered: 09/13/2018)

Sept. 13, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Elizabeth N Mazur on behalf of Heather Ann Thompson (Mazur, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/13/2018)

Sept. 13, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Eric S Mattson on behalf of Heather Ann Thompson (Mattson, Eric) (Entered: 09/13/2018)

Sept. 13, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Brett R Furmanski on behalf of Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin (Furmanski, Brett) (Entered: 09/27/2018)

Sept. 27, 2018 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Defendants Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin. Responses due by 10/11/2018 (Furmanski, Brett) (Entered: 09/27/2018)

Sept. 27, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Jeffrey A Shuck on behalf of Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin (Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/27/2018)

Sept. 27, 2018 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Defendants' Motion to Withdraw as Counsel 9 Assistant Attorney General Brett Furmanski is ALLOWED. Defendants continue to be represented by Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Schuck. (LB, ilcd)

Sept. 28, 2018 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Heather Ann Thompson. John R Baldwin served on 9/14/2018, answer due 10/5/2018. (Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/02/2018)

Oct. 2, 2018 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Heather Ann Thompson. Glen Austin served on 9/17/2018, answer due 10/9/2018. (Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/02/2018)

Oct. 2, 2018 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Heather Ann Thompson. Michael Melvin served on 9/21/2018, answer due 10/12/2018. (Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/02/2018)

Oct. 2, 2018 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by Defendants Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin. Responses due by 10/18/2018 (Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/04/2018)

Oct. 4, 2018 PACER

TEXT ORDER entered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint 14 is ALLOWED. Extension granted to 10/26/2018 for Defendants Baldwin, Melvin, and Austin to answer or otherwise plead. (LB, ilcd)

Oct. 5, 2018 PACER
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Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by Defendants Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin. Responses due by 11/9/2018 (Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/26/2018)

Oct. 26, 2018 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 15 Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. (Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/29/2018)

Oct. 29, 2018 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Defendants' Second Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint 15 is ALLOWED over the objection of Plaintiff 16 . However, no further extensions will be granted. (Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin answer due 11/16/2018.) (LB, ilcd)

Oct. 29, 2018 PACER
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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES by Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin.(Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/16/2018)

Nov. 16, 2018 PACER

NOTICE OF HEARING: Telephonic Rule 16 Scheduling Conference set Thursday, 1/3/2019, at 9:30 AM (court will place call) before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Attorneys are directed to comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) by meeting as soon as practicable, and in any event at least fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduling conference, and are to submit a proposed discovery plan in writing to the Court on or before 12/28/2018. Such a plan must include, at a minimum, those items listed in CDIL-LR 26.2(3), Rule 16(b), Rule 26(f), and CDIL-LR 16.2(E) with proposed deadlines. The parties are directed to specifically address the provisions, if any, for discovery or disclosure of electronically stored information, and to discuss agreements, if any, the parties reach for asserting claims of privilege or of protection as trial preparation material, after inadvertent production. Any plan filed shall specifically address the need, or lack thereof, concerning discovery of electronically stored information. If a discovery plan is not submitted as required, the scheduling hearing will not be held and costs may be assessed. Lead counsel or other counsel of record with knowledge of the case should be available to participate in the Rule 16 scheduling hearing. (LB, ilcd)

Nov. 20, 2018 PACER
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REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by Heather Ann Thompson. (Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 11/30/2018)

Nov. 30, 2018 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Does 1-10, Michael Melvin, filed by Heather Ann Thompson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 12/05/2018)

Dec. 5, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Jillian S Stonecipher on behalf of Heather Ann Thompson (Stonecipher, Jillian) (Entered: 12/06/2018)

Dec. 6, 2018 PACER
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ANSWER to 19 Amended Complaint And Affirmative Defenses by Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin.(Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/19/2018)

Dec. 19, 2018 PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins: Telephonic Rule 16 Scheduling Conference held on 1/3/2019 with Attorneys Elizabeth Mazur, Jillian Stonecipher, Benjamin Brunner, and Jeffrey Shuck. Written Scheduling Order to follow. Parties are reminded of their option to consent to proceed before U.S. Magistrate Judge. See attached form. (LB, ilcd) (Entered: 01/03/2019)

Jan. 3, 2019 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER entered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. TIME LIMITS AND SETTINGS ARE ORDERED AS FOLLOWS: Amended Pleadings due by 4/12/2019; Joinder of Parties due by 4/12/2019; Identification of Doe Defendants due by 4/12/2019; Fact Discovery due by 5/24/2019; Plaintiff`s Expert Disclosure due by 6/14/2019; Defendant`s Expert Disclosure due by 7/26/2019; Expert Discovery due by 8/9/2019; Dispositive Motions due by 9/9/2019. Final Pretrial Conference set 2/3/2020 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 1 in Springfield before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough. Jury Trial set 2/18/2020 at 9:00 AM before Judge Myerscough. Telephonic Status Conference set Monday, 8/5/2019, at 11:00 AM (court will place call) before Magistrate Judge Schanzle-Haskins. See written order. (Attachments: #(1) Mediation Memo, #(2) Courtroom Technology Brochure) (LB, ilcd) (Entered: 01/04/2019)

Jan. 3, 2019 PACER
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MOTION to Compel by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 3/15/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Text of Proposed Order)(Mattson, Eric) (Entered: 03/01/2019)

March 1, 2019 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 24 MOTION to Compel Responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Requests For Production filed by Defendants Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/15/2019)

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March 15, 2019 PACER
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MOTION to Compel Responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 3/29/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Text of Proposed Order)(Mattson, Eric) (Entered: 03/15/2019)

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March 15, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Compel

March 18, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Requests for Production 24 (Motion 24) is DENIED as moot. Defendants have complied. Response to Motion 24 25 . Plaintiff agrees Motion 24 is moot once Defendants have complied. See Motion 24, at 1. (LB, ilcd)

March 18, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 26 MOTION to Compel Responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories by Defendants Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin. Responses due by 4/12/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/29/2019)

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March 29, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

April 1, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories 27 ALLOWED. Extension granted to 4/3/2019. (LB, ilcd)

April 1, 2019 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 26 MOTION to Compel Responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories filed by Defendants Glen Austin, John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 04/03/2019)

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April 3, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Compel

April 4, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories 26 (Motion 26) is DENIED as moot. Defendants have complied. Response to Motion 26 28 . Plaintiff agrees Motion 26 is moot once Defendants have complied. See Motion 26, at 1. (LB, ilcd)

April 4, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File A Motion To Join Parties Or Amend Pleadings (Agreed) by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 4/25/2019 (Stonecipher, Jillian) (Entered: 04/11/2019)

April 11, 2019 PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines

April 12, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

April 12, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Agreed Motion for Extension of Time to File a Motion to Join Parties or Amend Pleadings 29 ALLOWED. Extension granted to 4/26/2019. (LB, ilcd) (Deadlines reset: Amended Pleadings due by 4/26/2019; Joinder of Parties due by 4/26/2019)

April 12, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 5/8/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Stonecipher, Jillian) (Entered: 04/24/2019)

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April 24, 2019 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 5/9/2019 (Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 04/25/2019)

April 25, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File

April 30, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Plaintiff's Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint 30 (Motion) is ALLOWED. Clerk is directed to file the Second Amended Complaint [30-1] attached to the Motion and to update the Defendants listed on the docket sheet in this case to conform with the Second Amended Complaint. Entered on 4/30/2019. (GL, ilcd)

April 30, 2019 PACER
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SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by Heather Ann Thompson.(GL, ilcd) (Entered: 04/30/2019)

April 30, 2019 PACER

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May 1, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery

May 1, 2019 PACER

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May 1, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Joint Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Fact Discovery 31 ALLOWED. Fact discovery deadline extended to 6/21/2019. All other deadlines and settings remain as previously scheduled. (LB, ilcd)

May 1, 2019 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct scheduling order by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 5/22/2019 (Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 05/08/2019)

May 8, 2019 PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines

May 9, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct

May 9, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Joint Motion to Amend Scheduling Order 33 ALLOWED. Plaintiff`s Expert Disclosure deadline extended to 7/12/2019; Defendant`s Expert Disclosure deadline extended to 8/23/2019; Expert Discovery deadline extended to 9/6/2019; Dispositive Motions deadline extended to 10/7/2019. Telephonic Status Conference set 8/5/2019 is CANCELLED and reset Monday, 9/9/2019, at 10:00 AM (court will place call) before Magistrate Judge Schanzle-Haskins. Final pretrial and jury trial settings remain as previously scheduled. (LB, ilcd)

May 9, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 32 Amended Complaint by Defendants John R Baldwin, Michael Melvin. Responses due by 5/28/2019 (Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/14/2019)

May 14, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Jeffrey A Shuck on behalf of Teri Kennedy, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin (Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/16/2019)

May 16, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

May 16, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Defendants Baldwin and Melvin's Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint 34 is ALLOWED. Extension granted to 6/4/2019 for Defendants Baldwin and Melvin to answer or otherwise plead to Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint. (LB, ilcd)

May 16, 2019 PACER
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ANSWER to 32 Amended Complaint and Affirmative Defenses by John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin.(Shuck, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/04/2019)

June 4, 2019 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct Scheduling Order by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 7/3/2019 (Brunner, Benjamin) (Entered: 06/19/2019)

June 19, 2019 PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines

June 21, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct

June 21, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Joint Motion to Amend Scheduling Order 37 is ALLOWED. Deadlines extended as follows: Fact Discovery due by 7/19/2019; Plaintiff`s Expert Disclosure due by 8/9/2019; Defendant`s Expert Disclosure due by 9/20/2019; Expert Discovery due by 10/4/2019; Dispositive Motions due by 11/4/2019. Final Pretrial Conference set 2/3/2020 is CANCELLED and reset 3/2/2020 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 1 in Springfield before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough. Jury Trial set 2/18/2020 is CANCELLED and reset 3/17/2020 at 9:00 AM before Judge Myerscough. Telephonic Status Conference set 9/9/2019 is CANCELLED and reset Friday, 10/4/2019, at 9:00 AM (court will place call) before Magistrate Judge Schanzle-Haskins. (LB, ilcd)

June 21, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Megan Ann Ditzler on behalf of John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin (Ditzler, Megan) (Entered: 07/01/2019)

July 1, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Leslie Elaine Kuhn-Thayer on behalf of Heather Ann Thompson (Kuhn-Thayer, Leslie) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

July 3, 2019 PACER
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MOTION to Compel Responses To Plaintiff's Discovery Requests by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 8/2/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Kuhn-Thayer, Leslie) (Entered: 07/19/2019)

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July 19, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Angelo J Suozzi on behalf of Heather Ann Thompson (Suozzi, Angelo) (Entered: 07/22/2019)

July 22, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Defendants John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin. Responses due by 8/16/2019 (Ditzler, Megan) (Entered: 08/02/2019)

Aug. 2, 2019 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 40 MOTION to Compel Responses To Plaintiff's Discovery Requests filed by Defendants John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit #1)(Ditzler, Megan) (Entered: 08/02/2019)

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Aug. 2, 2019 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 42 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery filed by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Mattson, Eric) (Entered: 08/05/2019)

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Aug. 5, 2019 PACER
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ORDER entered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Defendants' Motion for an Extension of Time 42 is ALLOWED and scheduling is modified. Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Responses to Plaintiff's Discovery Requests 40 is DENIED as moot. See written order. Plaintiff`s Expert Disclosure due by 9/9/2019; Defendant`s Expert Disclosure due by 10/9/2019; Expert Discovery due by 11/9/2019; Dispositive Motions due by 12/9/2019. Telephonic Status Conference set 10/4/2019 is CANCELLED and reset 11/13/2019 at 10:30 AM (court will place call) before Magistrate Judge Schanzle-Haskins. Final pretrial and jury trial settings remain as previously scheduled. (LB, ilcd) (Entered: 08/13/2019)

Aug. 13, 2019 PACER
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Second MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Defendants John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin. Responses due by 9/17/2019 (Ditzler, Megan) (Entered: 09/03/2019)

Sept. 3, 2019 PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines

Sept. 5, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery

Sept. 5, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Defendants' unopposed Second Motion for an Extension of Time 46 is ALLOWED. Defendants are granted an extension to 9/17/2019 to respond to outstanding discovery requests. Plaintiff`s Expert Disclosure deadline is extended to 9/23/2019; Defendant`s Expert Disclosure deadline is extended to 10/23/2019; Expert Discovery deadline is extended to 11/22/2019. Dispositive Motions deadline is extended to 12/23/2019. All other settings and deadlines remain as previously scheduled. (LB, ilcd)

Sept. 5, 2019 PACER
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MOTION to Compel Production of Documents by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 10/16/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Mattson, Eric) (Entered: 10/02/2019)

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Oct. 2, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Clayton J Ankney on behalf of John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin (Ankney, Clayton) (Entered: 10/04/2019)

Oct. 4, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Clayton J Ankney on behalf of John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin (Ankney, Clayton) (Entered: 10/04/2019)

Oct. 4, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance of Attorney by Jeremy C Tyrrell on behalf of John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin (Tyrrell, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/04/2019)

Oct. 4, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 47 MOTION to Compel Production of Documents by Defendants John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin. Responses due by 10/30/2019 (Ditzler, Megan) (Entered: 10/16/2019)

Oct. 16, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

Oct. 17, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Defendants' Motion for an Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel (Doc. 47) 51 is ALLOWED. Extension granted to 11/15/2019. (LB, ilcd)

Oct. 17, 2019 PACER
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MOTION to Amend/Correct Scheduling Order by Defendants John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin. Responses due by 11/5/2019 (Ankney, Clayton) (Entered: 10/22/2019)

Oct. 22, 2019 PACER

1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings

Oct. 24, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct

Oct. 24, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Defendants' unopposed Motion to Amend Scheduling Order 52 is ALLOWED in part. Expert disclosure / discovery deadlines are VACATED and will be re-set upon the Court's ruling on the pending Motion to Compel Production of Documents 47 . (LB, ilcd)

Oct. 24, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Protective Order by Defendants John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin. Responses due by 11/20/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Tyrrell, Jeremy) (Entered: 11/06/2019)

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Nov. 6, 2019 PACER

1 - Terminate Deadlines and Hearings

Nov. 7, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Protective Order

Nov. 7, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Motion for Protective Order 53 ALLOWED. Written order to follow. Telephonic status conference set 11/13/2019 is CANCELLED and will be reset after the Court rules on the pending Motion to Compel Production of Documents 47 . (LB, ilcd)

Nov. 7, 2019 PACER
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AGREED CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER entered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins on 11/7/2019. (LB, ilcd) (Entered: 11/07/2019)

Nov. 7, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE re 47 MOTION to Compel Production of Documents (Mattson, Eric) (Entered: 11/18/2019)

Nov. 18, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Compel

Nov. 20, 2019 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Pursuant to Plaintiff's Notice Regarding Motion to Compel 55 stating that Defendants have produced the requested documents, Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Production of Documents 47 is DENIED as moot. (LB, ilcd)

Nov. 20, 2019 PACER
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MOTION to Amend/Correct Scheduling Order by Plaintiff Heather Ann Thompson. Responses due by 1/31/2020 (Mattson, Eric) (Entered: 01/17/2020)

Jan. 17, 2020 PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines

Jan. 24, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct

Jan. 24, 2020 PACER

TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. Joint Motion to Amend Scheduling Order 56 ALLOWED. Fact Discovery deadline extended to 1/24/2020; Plaintiff`s Expert Disclosure deadline extended to 2/7/2020; Defendant`s Expert Disclosure deadline extended to 2/28/2020; Expert Discovery deadline extended to 3/27/2020; Dispositive Motions deadline extended to 4/24/2020. Final Pretrial Conference set 3/2/2020 is CANCELLED and reset 9/11/2020 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 1 in Springfield before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough. Jury Trial set 3/17/2020 is CANCELLED and reset 9/22/2020 at 9:00 AM before Judge Myerscough. Telephonic Status Conference set Monday, 3/30/2020, at 9:30 AM (court will place call) before Magistrate Judge Schanzle-Haskins. (LB, ilcd)

Jan. 24, 2020 PACER
57

MOTION to Withdraw former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Shuck as counsel by Defendants John R Baldwin, Teri Kennedy, Michael Melvin, David Meredith, Emily Ruskin. Responses due by 3/24/2020 (Tyrrell, Jeremy) (Entered: 03/10/2020)

March 10, 2020 PACER

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 13, 2018

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

An author who wishes her book to be available to prisoners at Illinois prisons.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Uptown People's Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Illinois Department of Corrections, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Mail

Type of Facility:

Government-run