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Case: Monroe v. Baldwin

3:18-cv-00156 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Jan. 31, 2018

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

The plaintiffs are five trans women housed in a men's prison in Illinois. On Jan 31, 2018, they filed a complaint against the governor of Illinois, the director of the Illinois Department of Correction, the Chief of Health Services for IDOC, the statewide Mental Health Supervisor for IDOC, and two members of the Gender Identity Disorder Committee for IDOC. (Note: "Gender Identity Disorder" is now clinically referred to as Gender Dysphoria). The plaintiffs are represented by the ACLU of Illinoi…

The plaintiffs are five trans women housed in a men's prison in Illinois. On Jan 31, 2018, they filed a complaint against the governor of Illinois, the director of the Illinois Department of Correction, the Chief of Health Services for IDOC, the statewide Mental Health Supervisor for IDOC, and two members of the Gender Identity Disorder Committee for IDOC. (Note: "Gender Identity Disorder" is now clinically referred to as Gender Dysphoria). The plaintiffs are represented by the ACLU of Illinois. The case was assigned to Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel in the District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

The complaint alleged that the placement of these women in the men's prison and the conditions they faced in these placements amount to a violation of the Eighth Amendment. They sought class certification, preliminary and permanent injunction, development of revised policies to eliminate substantial risk of serious harm to the plaintiffs and members of the class, and attorneys' fees. The complaint also requested that the court retain jurisdiction pending full compliance.

While incarcerated in IDOC facilities, the plaintiffs experienced long wait times for approval for hormone replacement therapy despite unquestioned Gender Dysphoria diagnoses, resulting in mental health crises including self harm and suicide attempts. For plaintiffs who, after prolonged waits, had received HRT treatment plans, the dosage provided was too low and not therapeutically appropriate in light of WPATH standards. One plaintiff was housed in administrative segregation for a prolonged period, and was only allowed contact with general population after ceasing HRT. The women had also been denied clothing and grooming articles consistent with their gender identity, appropriate mental health care, appropriate bloodwork and laboratory testing, social transition, and gender affirming surgery.

On Nov 30, 2018, the court granted the governor of Illinois's motion to dismiss the claims against him (2018 WL 6259248), leaving all claims against the remaining plaintiffs intact. On Dec 19, 2019, the court granted the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction (2019 WL 6918474), and later amended the contents of this injunction on March 4, 2020. The final preliminary injunction required IDOC to create a new policy regarding the provision of medical care to trans prisoners. Specifically, it required them to change their practice of having a board of non-experts, "the GID Committee,"

make decisions on behalf of incarcerated trans people. The court further required IDOC to propose a plan that provides access to clinicians who are qualified to treat Gender Dysphoria, access to basic care including HRT, and to allow prisoners access to items to facilitate social transition. Finally, IDOC was required to advise the court of any steps taken to train staff on transgender issues.

On March 4, 2020, the same day the amended preliminary injunction was issued, the court also granted the plaintiffs' class certification.

This case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Alex Moody (3/5/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/8052524/parties/monroe-v-rauner/


Judge(s)

Herndon, David R. (Illinois)

Rosenstengel, Nancy Jo (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bailey, Amelia H. (Illinois)

Bennett, Camille E. (Illinois)

Custard, Cameron N. (Illinois)

Fitzpatrick, Catherine L. (Illinois)

Guidetti, Ghirlandi (Illinois)

Heinz, Jordan Mitchell (Illinois)

Hudson, Anne J. (Illinois)

Hunt, Sarah Jane (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Herndon, David R. (Illinois)

Rosenstengel, Nancy Jo (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bailey, Amelia H. (Illinois)

Bennett, Camille E. (Illinois)

Custard, Cameron N. (Illinois)

Fitzpatrick, Catherine L. (Illinois)

Guidetti, Ghirlandi (Illinois)

Heinz, Jordan Mitchell (Illinois)

Hudson, Anne J. (Illinois)

Hunt, Sarah Jane (Missouri)

Kennedy, Thomas E (Missouri)

Knight, John A. (Illinois)

Leahy, Thomas J. (Illinois)

Lerner, Scott (Illinois)

New, Megan M. (Illinois)

Pickert, Timothy C. (Illinois)

Ray, Brent Phillip (Illinois)

Rose, Samantha G. (Illinois)

Schneider, Sydney L. (Illinois)

Smart, Matthew John (Illinois)

Stephenson, Austin B. (Illinois)

Wald, Carolyn M. (Illinois)

Zolner, Erica B. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cook, Lisa A. (Illinois)

Higgerson, Christopher L. (Illinois)

Okon, Joseph E. (Illinois)

Rockershousen, Kyle (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:18-cv-00156

Docket

Monroe v. Rauner

March 4, 2020

March 4, 2020

Docket
1

3:18-cv-00156

Complaint

Monroe v. Rauner

Jan. 31, 2018

Jan. 31, 2018

Complaint
96

3:18-cv-00156

Memorandum and Order

Monroe v. Rauner

Nov. 30, 2018

Nov. 30, 2018

Order/Opinion
186

3:18-cv-00156

Memorandum and Order

Dec. 19, 2019

Dec. 19, 2019

Order/Opinion
213

3:18-cv-00156

Memorandum and Order

Monroe v. Meeks

March 4, 2020

March 4, 2020

Order/Opinion
212

3:18-cv-00156

Amended Preliminary Injunction

Monroe v. Meeks

March 4, 2020

March 4, 2020

Order/Opinion
370

3:18-cv-00156

Memorandum and Order

Monroe v. Meeks

Dec. 13, 2021

Dec. 13, 2021

Order/Opinion
418

3:18-cv-00156

Memorandum and Order

Monroe v. Meeks

April 5, 2022

April 5, 2022

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/8052524/monroe-v-rauner/

Last updated Sept. 2, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0754-3463190.), filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Bruce Rauner, # 3 Summons to John Baldwin, # 4 Summons to Steve Meeks, # 5 Summons to Melvin Hinton)(Heinz, Jordan) (Entered: 01/31/2018)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

2 Summons to Bruce Rauner

View on PACER

3 Summons to John Baldwin

View on PACER

4 Summons to Steve Meeks

View on PACER

5 Summons to Melvin Hinton

View on PACER

Jan. 31, 2018

Jan. 31, 2018

Clearinghouse
2

NOTICE of Appearance by Jordan M. Heinz on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Heinz, Jordan) (Entered: 01/31/2018)

Jan. 31, 2018

Jan. 31, 2018

PACER
3

Notice of Judge Assignment. Judge David R. Herndon assigned. All future documents must bear case number 18-156-DRH. (dmw2) (Entered: 02/01/2018)

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

PACER
4

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Plaintiffs are prisoners in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections. Represented by counsel, they bring this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983, on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated inmates, and have prepaid the $400 filing fee. The named Plaintiffs are currently in various institutions both within and outside the Southern District of Illinois; those located in this District are Kuykendall (Menard Correctional Center), and Reed (Lawrence Correctional Center). Plaintiffs identify themselves as transgender women, and have sought evaluation and/or treatment for gender dysphoria during their IDOC custody. They allege that the IDOC has denied and/or delayed evaluation and medically necessary treatment and accommodations for their gender dysphoria, causing them to suffer physical and psychological distress, including self-harm and suicide attempts. They contend that incarceration under these conditions violates their Eighth Amendment rights. They seek class action certification, and declaratory and injunctive relief. Under 28 U.S.C. ยง 1915A, the Court is required to conduct a prompt threshold review of the Complaint. Accepting Plaintiffs' allegations as true, the Court finds that Plaintiffs have articulated a colorable federal cause of action against Defendants for violations of their constitutional rights. Accordingly, pursuant to Local Rule 72.1(a)(2), this action is REFERRED to a United States Magistrate Judge for further pre-trial proceedings. Further, this entire matter shall be REFERRED to the United States Magistrate Judge for disposition, pursuant to Local Rule 72.2(b)(2) and 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(c), if all parties consent to such a referral. Counsel for Plaintiffs may initiate service without further delay. Defendants are ORDERED to timely file an appropriate responsive pleading to the Complaint and shall not waive filing a reply pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997e(g). Signed by Judge David R. Herndon on 2/1/2018. (tjk)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 02/01/2018)

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

PACER
5

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Catherine L. Fitzpatrick $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3465984 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Fitzpatrick, Catherine) (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER
6

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Megan M. New $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3466020 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (New, Megan) (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER
7

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Scott H. Lerner $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3466074 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Lerner, Scott) (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER
8

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Amelia H. Bailey $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3466090 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Bailey, Amelia) (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER
9

NOTICE of Appearance by John A. Knight on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Knight, John) (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER
10

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Timothy C. Pickert $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3466842 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Pickert, Timothy) (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
11

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Matthew John Smart $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3466851 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Smart, Matthew) (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
12

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Erica B. Zolner $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3467202 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Zolner, Erica) (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
13

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Sydney L. Schneider $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3467215 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Schneider, Sydney) (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
14

Summons Issued as to John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, Bruce Rauner. (cjo) (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
15

ORDER granting 5 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Catherine L. Fitzpatrick ; granting 6 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Megan M. New ; granting 7 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Scott H. Lerner ; granting 8 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Amelia H. Bailey on behalf of plaintiffs. (cjo)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
16

ORDER granting 10 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Timothy C. Pickert ; granting 11 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Matthew John Smart ; granting 12 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Erica B. Zolner; granting 13 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Sydney L. Schneider on behalf of plaintiffs.(cjo)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 02/05/2018)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER
17

NOTICE of Appearance by Catherine L. Fitzpatrick on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Fitzpatrick, Catherine) (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
18

NOTICE of Appearance by Megan M. New on behalf of All Plaintiffs (New, Megan) (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
19

NOTICE of Appearance by Scott H. Lerner on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Lerner, Scott) (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
20

NOTICE of Appearance by Amelia H. Bailey on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Bailey, Amelia) (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
21

NOTICE of Appearance by Timothy C. Pickert on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Pickert, Timothy) (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
22

NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew John Smart on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Smart, Matthew) (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
23

NOTICE of Appearance by Erica B. Zolner on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Zolner, Erica) (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
24

NOTICE of Appearance by Sydney L. Schneider on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Schneider, Sydney) (Entered: 02/06/2018)

Feb. 6, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018

PACER
25

NOTICE of Appearance by Ghirlandi Guidetti on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Guidetti, Ghirlandi) (Entered: 02/12/2018)

Feb. 12, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018

PACER
26

SUMMONS Returned Executed by All Plaintiffs. Bruce Rauner served on 2/7/2018, answer due 2/28/2018. (Heinz, Jordan) (Entered: 02/12/2018)

Feb. 12, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018

PACER
27

SUMMONS Returned Executed by All Plaintiffs. John Baldwin served on 2/7/2018, answer due 2/28/2018. (Heinz, Jordan) (Entered: 02/12/2018)

Feb. 12, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018

PACER
28

SUMMONS Returned Executed by All Plaintiffs. Steve Meeks served on 2/7/2018, answer due 2/28/2018. (Heinz, Jordan) (Entered: 02/12/2018)

Feb. 12, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018

PACER
29

SUMMONS Returned Executed by All Plaintiffs. Melvin Hinton served on 2/7/2018, answer due 2/28/2018. (Heinz, Jordan) (Entered: 02/12/2018)

Feb. 12, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018

PACER
30

NOTICE of Appearance by Kyle Rockershousen on behalf of John Baldwin, Steve Meeks (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 02/14/2018)

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

PACER
31

NOTICE of Appearance by Kyle Rockershousen on behalf of Melvin Hinton (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 02/14/2018)

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

PACER
32

NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph E. Okon on behalf of John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks (Okon, Joseph) (Entered: 02/16/2018)

Feb. 16, 2018

Feb. 16, 2018

PACER
33

NOTICE of Appearance by Kyle Rockershousen on behalf of Bruce Rauner (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 02/28/2018)

Feb. 28, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

PACER
34

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading to Plaintiffs' Complaint by John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, Bruce Rauner. (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 02/28/2018)

Feb. 28, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

PACER
35

NOTICE of Appearance by Thomas E. Kennedy, III on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Kennedy, Thomas) (Entered: 03/01/2018)

March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

PACER
36

NOTICE of Appearance by Sarah Jane Hunt on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Hunt, Sarah) (Entered: 03/01/2018)

March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

PACER
37

ORDER GRANTING 34 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading to Plaintiffs' Complaint filed by Melvin Hinton, Bruce Rauner, Steve Meeks, John Baldwin. John Baldwin answer due 3/28/2018; Melvin Hinton answer due 3/28/2018; Steve Meeks answer due 3/28/2018; Bruce Rauner answer due 3/28/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 3/2/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/02/2018)

March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

PACER
38

MOTION for Protective Order by John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, Bruce Rauner. (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 03/05/2018)

March 5, 2018

March 5, 2018

PACER
39

PROTECTIVE ORDER (HIPAA). Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 3/12/2018. (sgp) (Entered: 03/12/2018)

March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018

PACER
40

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by All Plaintiffs. (Pickert, Timothy) (Entered: 03/26/2018)

March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

PACER
41

MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim by Bruce Rauner. Responses due by 4/30/2018 (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 03/27/2018)

March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

RECAP
42

Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading to Plaintiffs' Complaint by John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks. (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 03/28/2018)

March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

PACER
43

ORDER granting 40 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Timothy C. Pickert terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 4/2/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/02/2018)

April 2, 2018

April 2, 2018

PACER
44

ORDER GRANTING 42 Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading to Plaintiffs' Complaint filed by Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, John Baldwin. John Baldwin answer due 4/11/2018; Melvin Hinton answer due 4/11/2018; Steve Meeks answer due 4/11/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 4/2/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/02/2018)

April 2, 2018

April 2, 2018

PACER
45

ORDER: Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 4/19/2018 at 1:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. Defendants to initiate the conference call. Parties shall submit a joint schedule, or individual schedules if there is no agreement, by April 12, 2018 using the Joint Report of Parties form located on the Court's webpage. Parties shall submit their proposed schedule by email and shall anticipate an April 2020 trial date. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 4/2/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/02/2018)

April 2, 2018

April 2, 2018

PACER
46

Third MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks. (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 04/11/2018)

April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

PACER
47

ORDER GRANTING 46 Third MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, John Baldwin., John Baldwin answer due 4/18/2018; Melvin Hinton answer due 4/18/2018; Steve Meeks answer due 4/18/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 4/11/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/11/2018)

April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

PACER
48

NOTICE of Appearance by Lisa A. Cook on behalf of John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, Bruce Rauner (Cook, Lisa) (Entered: 04/18/2018)

April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

PACER
49

NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher L. Higgerson on behalf of John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, Bruce Rauner (Higgerson, Christopher) (Entered: 04/18/2018)

April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

PACER
50

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, and Affirmative Defenses by John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks.(Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 04/18/2018)

April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

RECAP
51

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson: Telephonic Scheduling Conference held on 4/19/2018. Attorneys Knight, Guidetti, Smart, New, Higgeson, Rockershousen, Cook, and Okon for their respective clients. Scheduling Order to issue.(Court Reporter n/a.) (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/20/2018)

April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

PACER
52

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Austin B. Stephenson $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3545069 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Stephenson, Austin) (Entered: 04/24/2018)

April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

PACER
53

ORDER granting 52 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Attorney Austin B. Stephenson on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (cjo)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/25/2018)

April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018

PACER
54

NOTICE of Appearance by Austin B. Stephenson on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Stephenson, Austin) (Entered: 04/25/2018)

April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018

PACER
55

RESPONSE in Opposition re 41 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by All Plaintiffs. (Lerner, Scott) (Entered: 04/26/2018)

April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

RECAP
56

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Proposed Discovery Plan for Electronically Stored Information by John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks. (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 04/30/2018)

April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018

PACER
57

Second MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Proposed Discovery Plan for Electronically Stored Information by John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks. (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 05/07/2018)

May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

PACER
58

ORDER MOOTING 56 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Proposed Discovery Plan for Electronically Stored Information filed by Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, John Baldwin and GRANTING 57 Second MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Proposed Discovery Plan for Electronically Stored Information filed by Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, John Baldwin. Proposed ESI protocol due by May 14, 2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 5/8/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 05/08/2018)

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

PACER
59

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 12/2/2019. Dispositive Motions due by 12/16/2019.Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 5/4/2018. (jmp) Modified on 5/9/2018 (cjo). (Entered: 05/08/2018)

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

PACER
60

ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 5/4/2018. (jmp) (Entered: 05/08/2018)

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

PACER
61

ORDER AND NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE: Settlement Conference set for 10/8/2019 at 9:00 AM in East St. Louis Courthouse before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson.(jmp) (Entered: 05/08/2018)

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

PACER
62

NOTICE OF MODIFICATION re 59 Scheduling Order. Clerk's office to modify the docket text to reflect the judge's signature date as indicated on the.pdf.(cjo)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 05/09/2018)

May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018

PACER
63

Third MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Proposed Discovery Plan for Electronically Stored Information (Agreed) by John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks. (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 05/14/2018)

May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

PACER
64

ORDER GRANTING 63 Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 6/8/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 06/08/2018)

June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018

PACER
65

ESI PROTOCOL. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 6/11/2018. (sgp) (Entered: 06/11/2018)

June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018

PACER
66

MOTION for status by John Finnegan.. (jaj) (Entered: 07/10/2018)

July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018

PACER
67

ORDER MOOTING 66 Motion for Status. Plaintiffs are represented by counsel. Mr. Finnegan is directed to contact class counsel to determine the status of this matter. John A. Knight, Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, Inc., ACLU of Illinois, 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60601. Clerk shall send this Order to Mr. Finnegan at the address listed. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 7/13/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 07/13/2018)

July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

PACER
68

ORDER re 1 Complaint, filed by Lydia Helena Vision, Marilyn Melendez, Sora Kuykendall, Ebony Stamps, Sasha Reed, Janiah Monroe: Plaintiffs filed this purported class action on behalf of themselves and other inmates who require evaluation or treatment for gender dysphoria. In filing this suit, Plaintiffs have elected to use their chosen names. These names, however, may not be their legal names or the name used by the Illinois Department of Corrections. Plaintiff are accordingly ORDERED to file a notice with the Court indicating their true, legal names, in addition to the IDOC number, by July 20, 2018. Upon receipt of the Notice, the Clerk of Court shall modify the docket to reflect the true names of Defendants and to indicate, as an AKA, their chosen names. Formal amendment of the pleadings will not be required. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 7/13/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 07/13/2018)

July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

PACER

Notice (see document #68) due by 7/20/2018. (cjo)

July 17, 2018

July 17, 2018

PACER
69

NOTICE by All Plaintiffs re 68 Order,,, Notice and Response to July 13, 2018 Minute Order (Lerner, Scott) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

PACER
70

ORDER VACATING IN PART 68 and re 69 Notice (Other) filed by Lydia Helena Vision, Marilyn Melendez, Sora Kuykendall, Ebony Stamps, Sasha Reed, Janiah Monroe: No further action shall be taken by the Clerk to modify the docket sheet in this matter at this time. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 7/24/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 07/24/2018)

July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018

PACER
71

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by John Baldwin, Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks, Bruce Rauner. (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 08/03/2018)

Aug. 3, 2018

Aug. 3, 2018

PACER
72

RESPONSE to Motion re 71 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Lerner, Scott) (Entered: 08/03/2018)

Aug. 3, 2018

Aug. 3, 2018

PACER
73

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by All Plaintiffs. (Bailey, Amelia) (Entered: 08/14/2018)

Aug. 14, 2018

Aug. 14, 2018

PACER
74

ORDER GRANTING 73 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Amelia H. Bailey terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 8/17/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/17/2018)

Aug. 17, 2018

Aug. 17, 2018

PACER
75

ORDER GRANTING 71 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Over Plaintiff's objections, Defendants are granted the requested extension to August 13, 2018. The Court assumes the discovery responses have been served. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 8/17/2018.(sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/17/2018)

Aug. 17, 2018

Aug. 17, 2018

PACER
76

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by All Plaintiffs. (Smart, Matthew) (Entered: 09/17/2018)

Sept. 17, 2018

Sept. 17, 2018

PACER
77

ORDER GRANTING 76 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Matthew John Smart terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 9/26/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 09/26/2018)

Sept. 26, 2018

Sept. 26, 2018

PACER
78

Joint MOTION for Protective Order by All Plaintiffs. (Lerner, Scott) (Entered: 10/01/2018)

Oct. 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018

PACER
79

ORDER: Plaintiffs have indicated that there is a discovery dispute as to requests to produce served in May 2018. Plaintiffs to email to chambers the disputed discovery requests and responses. Telephonic Discovery Dispute Conference set for 10/11/2018 at 3:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. Plaintiffs to initiate the conference call. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 10/9/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/09/2018)

Oct. 9, 2018

Oct. 9, 2018

PACER
80

MOTION to Stay Discovery as to Defendant Rauner by Bruce Rauner. (Rockershousen, Kyle) (Entered: 10/11/2018)

Oct. 11, 2018

Oct. 11, 2018

RECAP
81

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson: Telephonic Discovery Dispute Conference held on 10/11/2018. Attorneys Stephenson, Lerner, and Sam Rose for Plaintiffs and attorneys Rockershousen and Okon for Defendants. Court heard argument on Plaintiff's requests to produce served in May 2018 and ESI discovery. Additional discovery dispute conference set for 10/18/18 at 2:00 p.m. Order to issue. (Court Reporter n/a.) (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/11/2018)

Oct. 11, 2018

Oct. 11, 2018

PACER
82

NOTICE of Hearing: Telephonic Discovery Dispute Conference set for 10/18/2018 at 2:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. All counsel who shall appear shall ensure that they have entered on the case prior to the conference. Plaintiffs to initiate the conference call.(sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/11/2018)

Oct. 11, 2018

Oct. 11, 2018

PACER
83

Joint MOTION for Protective Order by All Plaintiffs. (Lerner, Scott) (Entered: 10/17/2018)

Oct. 17, 2018

Oct. 17, 2018

PACER
84

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson: Telephonic Discovery Dispute Conference held on 10/18/2018. Attorneys Lerner, Stephenson, and Rose for Plaintiffs and attorneys Okon, Higgerson, and Rockershousen for Defendants. Order to issue. (Court Reporter n/a.) (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/18/2018)

Oct. 18, 2018

Oct. 18, 2018

PACER
85

STRICKEN - ORDER: Pursuant to the discovery dispute conference held on this day, the following his hereby ORDERED. Defendants shall produce ESI documents (subject to privilege) responsive to discovery requests within 30 days of the date of this Order. The Court, having reviewed the motion for protective Order and finding good cause pursuant to Rule 26(c), shall enter the same by separate docket entry. As such, the 78 Joint MOTION for Protective Order filed by Lydia Helena Vision, Marilyn Melendez, Sora Kuykendall, Ebony Stamps, Sasha Reed, Janiah Monroe is deemed MOOT and the 83 Joint MOTION for Protective Order filed by Lydia Helena Vision, Marilyn Melendez, Sora Kuykendall, Ebony Stamps, Sasha Reed, Janiah Monroe is GRANTED. A telephonic Status Conference is hereby SET for 11/19/2018 at 1:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. Plaintiffs to initiate the conference call. Parties should be prepared to discuss any additional outstanding discovery disputes and the status of ESI discovery. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 10/18/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. Modified on 10/19/2018 (cjo). (Entered: 10/18/2018)

Oct. 18, 2018

Oct. 18, 2018

PACER
86

NOTICE STRIKING ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS striking 85 Order. Document to be refiled. (jmp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/18/2018)

Oct. 18, 2018

Oct. 18, 2018

PACER
87

ORDER: Pursuant to the discovery dispute conference held on this day, the following his hereby ORDERED. Defendants shall produce ESI documents (subject to privilege) responsive to discovery requests within 30 days of the date of this Order. The Court, having reviewed the motion for protective Order and finding good cause pursuant to Rule 26(c), shall enter the same by separate docket entry (parties shall note changes). As such, the 78 Joint MOTION for Protective Order filed by Lydia Helena Vision, Marilyn Melendez, Sora Kuykendall, Ebony Stamps, Sasha Reed, Janiah Monroe is deemed MOOT and the 83 Joint MOTION for Protective Order filed by Lydia Helena Vision, Marilyn Melendez, Sora Kuykendall, Ebony Stamps, Sasha Reed, Janiah Monroe is GRANTED IN PART. A telephonic Status Conference is hereby SET for 11/19/2018 at 1:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. Plaintiffs to initiate the conference call. Parties should be prepared to discuss any additional outstanding discovery disputes and the status of ESI discovery. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 10/18/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/18/2018)

Oct. 18, 2018

Oct. 18, 2018

PACER
88

PROTECTIVE ORDER (parties will note changes to paragraphs 2 and 3). Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 10/18/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/18/2018)

Oct. 18, 2018

Oct. 18, 2018

RECAP
89

RESPONSE in Opposition re 80 MOTION to Stay Discovery as to Defendant Rauner filed by All Plaintiffs. (Lerner, Scott) (Entered: 10/25/2018)

Oct. 25, 2018

Oct. 25, 2018

RECAP
90

NOTICE of Hearing: In person Discovery Dispute Conference set for 11/9/2018 at 10:00 AM in East St. Louis Courthouse before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson. Parties should be prepared to discuss on-going issues related to medical records, ESI discovery, and any other discovery disputes that have arisen. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 11/01/2018)

Nov. 1, 2018

Nov. 1, 2018

PACER
91

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 80 MOTION to Stay Discovery as to Defendant Rauner filed by Bruce Rauner, 41 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by Bruce Rauner. Objections to R&R due by 11/29/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 11/9/2018. (sgp) (Entered: 11/09/2018)

Nov. 9, 2018

Nov. 9, 2018

RECAP
92

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 11/9/2018. Attorneys Lerner and Hunt for Plaintiffs and attorney Higgerson for Defendants. Court heard argument on discovery dispute. Text Order to issue. (Court Reporter n/a.) (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 11/14/2018)

Nov. 14, 2018

Nov. 14, 2018

PACER
93

ORDER re 92 Discovery Dispute Conference: Defendants shall produce medical records of IDOC inmates who may be potential class members pursuant to the Protective Order by December 7, 2018. Defendants indicated that they will be producing medical records of Plaintiffs forthwith. In light of the discussion on ESI and the search term "trans" resulting in a significant amount of false hits, the word "trans" (as a standalone term) is stricken from the search terms list. The parties indicate that they are in agreement as to other search terms. ESI Documents responsive to discovery requests shall be served by December 7, 2018. Parties shall contact the Court promptly if additional discovery disputes arise. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 11/14/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 11/14/2018)

Nov. 14, 2018

Nov. 14, 2018

PACER
94

ORDER: In light of this Court's Orders on discovery, the status conference set for 11/19/18 is hereby CANCELLED. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 11/16/2018. (sgp)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 11/16/2018)

Nov. 16, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018

PACER
95

OBJECTION to 91 Report and Recommendations by All Plaintiffs. (Lerner, Scott) (Entered: 11/20/2018)

Nov. 20, 2018

Nov. 20, 2018

RECAP
96

ORDER granting 41 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim; finding as moot 80 Motion to Stay; adopting in part Report and Recommendations re 91 . The Court DISMISSES without prejudice defendant Rauner. See Memorandum and Order for details. Signed by Judge David R. Herndon on 11/29/2018. (klh) (Entered: 11/30/2018)

Nov. 30, 2018

Nov. 30, 2018

Clearinghouse
97

AMENDED Memorandum and ORDER granting 41 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim; finding as moot 80 Motion to Stay; and adopting Report and Recommendations 91 . The Court DISMISSES with prejudice defendant Rauner. The Court DIRECTS the Clerk of the Court to enter judgment reflecting the same at the close of the case. See Memorandum and Order for details. Further, the Court VACATES the November 29, 2018 96 Order on Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, Order on Motion to Stay, and Order on Report and Recommendations. Signed by Judge David R. Herndon on 11/30/2018. (klh) (Entered: 11/30/2018)

Nov. 30, 2018

Nov. 30, 2018

RECAP
98

MOTION for Extension of Time by Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks. (Okon, Joseph) (Entered: 12/07/2018)

Dec. 7, 2018

Dec. 7, 2018

PACER
99

Amended MOTION for Extension of Time to Comply with the Court's November 14, 2018 Order (Doc. 93) by Melvin Hinton, Steve Meeks. (Okon, Joseph) (Entered: 12/10/2018)

Dec. 10, 2018

Dec. 10, 2018

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 31, 2018

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Five trans woman housed in men's prison in Illinois representing a class of trans incarcerated trans people.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Illinois Department of Corrections (Springfield , Sangamon), State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2019 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Discrimination-basis:

Gender identity

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, unspecified