Case: Urdaneta v. Keeton

2:20-cv-00654 | U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Filed Date: April 1, 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action filed by immigration detainees in Arizona, seeking release due to their high risk of illness or death from COVID-19. The court partially granted an injunction on May 11, 2020, requiring the defendants to list measures they could take to comply with CDC and ICE guidelines.Thirteen immigration detainees at La Palma Correctional Center or Eloy Detention Center (both private immigration detention facilities) filed this petition for habeas corpus on April 1,…

COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action filed by immigration detainees in Arizona, seeking release due to their high risk of illness or death from COVID-19. The court partially granted an injunction on May 11, 2020, requiring the defendants to list measures they could take to comply with CDC and ICE guidelines.


Thirteen immigration detainees at La Palma Correctional Center or Eloy Detention Center (both private immigration detention facilities) filed this petition for habeas corpus on April 1, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The petitioners were represented by private counsel and lawyers from several public interest groups, including the ACLU National Prison Project, the ACLU Foundation of Arizona, the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, and the Florence Immigration and Refugee Project. The petitioners sought a writ of habeas corpus against the wardens of the two detention centers, the centers' field directors, and the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

The complaint alleged that the spread of COVID-19 put the detainees at high risk of illness or death and that the steps the centers had taken to mitigate its spread were inadequate. In fact, petitioners argued that given the seriousness and contagiousness of the illness, particularly for detainees with co-morbidities, the only adequate remedy was release. The complaint set forth two theories under which continued detention violated the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Under the first theory, the respondents owed petitioners a certain degree of medical care and reasonable safety, since confinement established a special relationship between them. Under the second theory, the respondents violated the Fifth Amendment's protection against punitive detention for civil offenders. Petitioners argued that, given the spread of the disease and the centers' lack of precautions, they were treated worse as civil offenders than convicted criminal offenders were. Petitioners sought a writ of habeas corpus or, in the alternative, an injunction ordering their release. They also sought declaratory relief and attorneys' fees and costs.

The case was assigned to District Judge Steven P. Logan and referred to Magistrate Judge James F. Metcalf.

The court partially granted the petitioner's request on May 11, 2020. It found that there was a substantial risk to the detainees, that the respondents had made intentional decisions by failing to take measures to protect high-risk detainees from infection, that this failure was objectively unreasonable given the measures available to them, and that this failure could cause serious illness or death among the detainees. However, the court did not find that the only available remedy was release. Instead, Judge Logan asked each party to submit lists of measures that could be taken to make conditions consistent with CDC and ICE guidelines. The parties were given two days to submit these lists. 2020 WL 2319980. Also, the court on May 15 ordered that an individual petitioner be placed in a single-occupancy cell without a roommate and with adequate access to hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment. It is unclear from the opinions why this petitioner secured relief.

In the following weeks the parties submitted status reports regarding the effort to bring the centers into compliance with ICE and CDC guidelines. And on June 12, 2020, the court granted the petitioners' motion to transfer Espinoza v. Howard (No. 2:20-cv-01134), another case by detainees at the same facilities seeking similar relief, to Judge Logan. Since the transfer, the petitioners in Espinoza moved for a preliminary injunction, but the parties have become bogged down in ongoing efforts to thoroughly brief the motion.

On July 15, 2020, the Urdaneta respondents appealed the court's May 11 ruling. The appellate docket does not show why they appealed, and the respondents voluntarily dismissed the appeal on September 14 before the Ninth Circuit acted on it.

On November 25, 2020, the petitioners moved to voluntarily dismiss the case without prejudice. The motion was granted on November 11, 2020. On February 25, 2021, the parties stipulated to allow the petitioners to apply for fees and costs pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act.

The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Jack Hibbard (7/29/2020)

Timothy Leake (10/21/2020)

Nicholas Gillan (2/26/2021)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17037759/parties/urdaneta-v-keeton/


Judge(s)

Bibles, Camille D (Arizona)

Logan, Steven Paul (Arizona)

Metcalf, James F. (Arizona)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Balakrishnan, Anand V. (New York)

Barr, Daniel C. (Arizona)

Beaudoin, Kristine Julie (Arizona)

Belous, Laura (Arizona)

Borja, Aleyda Yvette (Arizona)

Cabot, Howard Ross (Arizona)

Casselman, Margo Rose (Arizona)

Judge(s)

Bibles, Camille D (Arizona)

Logan, Steven Paul (Arizona)

Metcalf, James F. (Arizona)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Balakrishnan, Anand V. (New York)

Barr, Daniel C. (Arizona)

Beaudoin, Kristine Julie (Arizona)

Belous, Laura (Arizona)

Borja, Aleyda Yvette (Arizona)

Cabot, Howard Ross (Arizona)

Casselman, Margo Rose (Arizona)

Cho, Eunice (District of Columbia)

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Jadwat, Omar C. (New York)

May, Katherine Elizabeth (Arizona)

Ruhl, Katherine E (Arizona)

St. John, Laura McClure (Arizona)

Tan, Michael K. T. (New York)

Thomas, Christopher David (Arizona)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Acedo, Nicholas Daniel (Arizona)

Hemann, Lisa Marie (Arizona)

Lee, Jacob B. (Arizona)

Love, Rachel (Arizona)

Morrison, Kristina Louise (Arizona)

Struck, Daniel Patrick (Arizona)

Other Attorney(s)

Bendor, Joshua David R. (Arizona)

Buergel, Susanna M. (New York)

Johnson, Darren W. (New York)

Kimball-Stanley, David C. (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Espinoza v. Howard

Dec. 10, 2020 Docket

Docket [PACER]

Feb. 25, 2021 Docket
52

Order

2020 WL 2319980

May 11, 2020 Order/Opinion
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Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Espinoza v. Howard

June 8, 2020 Complaint
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Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C Section 2241 and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Espinoza v. Howard

June 8, 2020 Complaint

Resources

Title Description External URL

Immigrant Advocates File Second Lawsuit Asking Federal Court to Order Immediate Release of Detained Migrants Due to COVID-19 Risk

ACLU of Arizona

Immigrant advocates on Monday filed a second lawsuit in federal court, requesting the immediate release of 13 people who are at high risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19. Since the lawsuit … June 15, 2020 https://www.acluaz.org/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17037759/urdaneta-v-keeton/

Last updated May 29, 2022, 3:26 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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PETITION for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Fed/2241). Filing fee received: $5.00, receipt number 0970-18137120 filed by Landy Sanchez Ramos, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Jose Vargas Saucedo. (submitted by Howard Cabot) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet)(REK) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 1, 2020 PACER
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DECLARATION of Kristine J. Beaudoin re: 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Fed/2241) by Petitioners Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (submitted by Howard Carter) (REK) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 1, 2020 PACER
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SUMMONS Submitted by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (submitted by Howard Cabot) (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons) (REK) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 1, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT (REK) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 1, 2020 PACER
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ORDER: The Clerk of Court shall serve: a copy of the Summons, the 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. ยง 2241 and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief, and this Order upon the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona by certified mail addressed to the civil process clerk at the office of the United States Attorney pursuant to Rule 4(i) (1)(A) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Clerk of Court shall also send by certified mail a copy of the Summons, the Petition, and this Order to the United States Attorney General pursuant to Rule 4(i)(1)(B) and to Respondents Keeton, Figueroa, Carter, Topete, Ciliberti, Cantu, and Wolf pursuant to Rule 4(i)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Clerk of Court must send a copy of this order by separate email to the Immigration TRO Group. Petitioners must file a "Notice of Change in Status" with the Clerk of Court within 2 days of any material change in their custody status. Petitioners may not include a motion for other relief with the Notice. Signed by Senior Judge James A Teilborg on 4/3/20. (GMP) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020 RECAP
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* MOTION Transfer Case to Judge Steven P. Logan by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Barr, Daniel) *Incorrect event used, attorney noticed to refile using correct LR 42 Motions event on 4/6/2020 (WLP). (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Temporary Restraining Order by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Casselman, Margo) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020 PACER
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*(filed at doc. 19 ) - LODGED Proposed Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Regarding Preliminary Injunction, and Memorandum of Points & Authorities re: 7 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Temporary Restraining Order . Document to be filed by Clerk if Motion or Stipulation for Leave to File or Amend is granted. Filed by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Casselman, Margo) Modified on 4/9/2020 (GMP). (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Change in Status by Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta . (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/05/2020)

April 5, 2020 PACER
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Summons Issued as to John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf, US Attorney General, US Attorney for the District of Arizona. (GMP) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020 PACER

Notice of Deficiency (Text Only)

April 6, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCY re: 6 MOTION Transfer Case to Judge Steven P. Logan filed by Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta, Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero. Incorrect event selected: Motion for Miscellaneous Relief found in the Motions category. Correct event: Motion to Transfer Related Case found in the LR 42 Motions category. FOLLOW-UP ACTION REQUIRED: Please refile using the correct LR 42 Motion event. Deficiency must be corrected within one business day of this notice. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (WLP) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Transfer Related Case (Motion to Transfer Case to Judge Steven P. Logan) by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (Associated Cases: CV-20-00654-PHX-JAT, CV-20-00514-PHX-SPL) (Barr, Daniel) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020 PACER
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ORDER - IT IS ORDERED that Respondents-Defendants may file a response to Petitioners-Plaintiffs' 13 Motion to Transfer no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. If Respondents-Defendants elect to file a response, Petitioners-Plaintiffs may file a reply no later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020. See document for complete details. Signed by Senior Judge James A Teilborg on 4/6/2020. (MSA) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Lisa M. Hemann appearing for John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. . (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020 PACER

Remark: Pro hac vice motion(s) granted for Eunice Cho and David Cyrus Fathi on behalf of Petitioners Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, and Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (BAS)

April 7, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Petitioners' Motion to Transfer by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf re: 14 Order, Set/Reset Motion and R&R Deadlines/Hearings . (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Change in Status by Jose Vargas Saucedo . (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020 PACER
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SERVICE EXECUTED: Certified Mail Receipt re: Summons/Petition/Order upon Albert Carter on 4/7/20. (SST) (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 8, 2020 PACER
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SERVICE EXECUTED: Certified Mail Receipt re: Summons/Petition/Order upon John Cantu on 4/7/20. (SST) (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 8, 2020 PACER
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SERVICE EXECUTED: Certified Mail Receipt re: Summons/Petition/Order upon Cesar Topete on 4/7/20. (SST) (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 8, 2020 PACER
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SERVICE EXECUTED: Certified Mail Receipt re: Summons/Petition/Order upon Jason Ciliberti on 4/7/20. (SST) (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 8, 2020 PACER
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ORDER: Petitioners-Plaintiffs' 7 Motion for Leave to Exceed is granted. The Clerk of Court shall file the lodged proposed 8 Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Regarding Preliminary Injunction. Respondents-Defendants shall have until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020 to file an Answer to the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. ยง 2241 and a Response to the Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Regarding Preliminary Injunction. Respondents-Defendants shall not file a dispositive motion in place of an answer or response absent leave of Court. Petitioners-Plaintiffs shall have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020 to file a Reply to Respondents-Defendants' Answer and Response. Petitioners-Plaintiffs must file a "Notice of Change in Status" with the Clerk of Court within 2 days of any material change in their custody status. Petitioners may not include a motion for other relief with the Notice. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 4/8/20. (GMP) (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 9, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Regarding Preliminary Injunction, and Memorandum of Points & Authorities by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(GMP) (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 9, 2020 PACER
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SERVICE EXECUTED: Certified Mail Receipt re: Summons/Petition/Order upon the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona (attn: civil processing clerk) on 4/8/20. (SST) (Entered: 04/10/2020)

April 9, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Change in Status by Miriam Gomez Cantillano . (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/10/2020)

April 10, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS by Joseph Bick, Robert L. Cohen, Joe Goldenson, Kathryn Hampton, Ranit Mishori. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bendor, Joshua) (Entered: 04/10/2020)

April 10, 2020 PACER
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*Filed at Doc. 53 pursuant to Order 52 -- LODGED Proposed BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS re: 26 MOTION for Leave to File FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS . Document to be filed by Clerk if Motion or Stipulation for Leave to File or Amend is granted. Filed by Joseph Bick, Robert L. Cohen, Joe Goldenson, Kathryn Hampton, Ranit Mishori. (Bendor, Joshua) *Modified on 5/11/2020 (WLP). (Entered: 04/10/2020)

April 10, 2020 PACER
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SERVICE EXECUTED : Certified Mail Receipt re: summons/petition/order upon Fred Figueroa on 4/7/20. (GMP) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 10, 2020 PACER
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SERVICE EXECUTED : Certified Mail Receipt re: Summons/Petition upon Chuck Keeton, Warden on 4/8/20 (signed by J Manning) (1 page). (SJF) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 13, 2020 PACER
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RESPONSE to 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Fed/2241) by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-J)(Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 13, 2020 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re: 19 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 13, 2020 PACER
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SERVICE EXECUTED : Certified Mail Receipt re: summons/petition/order upon US Attorney General on 4/10/20. (GMP) (Entered: 04/15/2020)

April 14, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Change in Status by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez . (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/15/2020)

April 15, 2020 PACER

Remark: Pro hac vice motion(s) granted for Susanna M Buergel on behalf of Amicus Parties Joseph Bick, Robert L. Cohen, Joe Goldenson, Kathryn Hampton, and Ranit Mishori. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (BAS)

April 16, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Reply in Support of Petition for Habeas Corpus and in Support of Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Regarding Preliminary Injunction by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/17/2020)

April 17, 2020 PACER
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*Filed at Doc. 39 pursuant to 38 Order - LODGED Proposed Reply in Support of Petition for Habeas Corpus and in Support of Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Regarding Preliminary Injunction re: 34 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Reply in Support of Petition for Habeas Corpus and in Support of Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Regarding Preliminary Injunction . Document to be filed by Clerk if Motion or Stipulation for Leave to File or Amend is granted. Filed by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Index and Exhibits A-G)(Beaudoin, Kristine) Modified on 4/20/2020 (WLP). (Entered: 04/17/2020)

April 17, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Transfer Related Case by Perla Beatriz Gutierrez-Lopez. (Associated Cases: CV-20-654-PHX-SPL (FJM), CV-20-732-PHX-JAT (JFM)) (LAD) (redocketed by the clerk for administrative purposes, entitled Petitioner's Motion for Voluntary Transfer of Case) (Entered: 04/20/2020)

April 17, 2020 PACER

Remark: Pro hac vice motion(s) granted for Darren W Johnson and David Kimball-Stanley on behalf of Amicus Parties Joseph Bick, Robert L. Cohen, Joe Goldenson, Kathryn Hampton, and Ranit Mishori. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (BAS)

April 20, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Supplemental Authority in Support of Petition for Habeas Corpus and Application for TRO by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/20/2020)

April 20, 2020 PACER

Remark re Pro Hac Vice Motion

April 20, 2020 PACER
38

ORDER - IT IS ORDERED that Petitioners-Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Exceed (Doc. 34 ) is granted. The Clerk of Court shall file the lodged proposed Reply (Doc. 35 ). Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 4/20/2020. (WLP) (Entered: 04/20/2020)

April 20, 2020 PACER
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REPLY in Support of 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Fed/2241), 19 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Regarding Preliminary Injunction, by Petitioners Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Index and Exhibits A-G)(WLP) (Entered: 04/20/2020)

April 20, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Change in Status by Geidys Calzadilla Borrero . (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/20/2020)

April 20, 2020 PACER

Remark: Pro hac vice motion(s) granted for Anand Balakrishnan, Michael King Thomas Tan, and Omar C Jadwat on behalf of Petitioners Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, and Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (BAS)

April 20, 2020 PACER
41

NOTICE re: Seven (7) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at La Palma Correctional Center by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta . (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/20/2020)

April 20, 2020 PACER
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ORDER - IT IS ORDERED:(1) Petitioner's Motion to Transfer (Doc. 31 ) is granted. (2) The Clerk of Court shall transfer Gutierrez-Lopez v. Figueroa, CV-20-00732- PHX-JAT (JFM) to this Court. (3) All future pleadings and papers submitted for filing shall bear the following case number: CV-20-00732-PHX-SPL (JFM). Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 4/21/2020. (Associated Cases: 2:20-cv-00514-SPL--MTM, 2:20-cv-00654-SPL--JFM, 2:20-cv-00732-JAT--JFM) (WLP) (Entered: 04/22/2020)

April 22, 2020 RECAP

Remark (Public)

April 23, 2020 PACER

Remark: Out of state attorney Victoria Lopez removed as counsel of record for noncompliance with admission procedures; party or parties represented by other admitted counsel. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (BAS)

April 23, 2020 PACER

Remark (Public)

April 23, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Change in Status by Landy Sanchez Ramos . (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Five (5) Additional Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at La Palma Correctional Center by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta . (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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REQUEST re: Emergency Status Conference by Petitioner Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020 PACER
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ORDER: Respondents shall have until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 to file a response to Petitioner's Request 45 . See order for additional details. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 4/27/2020. (LMR) (Entered: 04/27/2020)

April 27, 2020 RECAP
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RESPONSE re: 45 Request for Emergency Status Conference by Respondents John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 04/28/2020)

April 28, 2020 PACER
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REPLY re: 45 Request for Emergency Status Conference by Petitioner Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 04/28/2020)

April 28, 2020 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 04/30/2020)

April 30, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Additional Confirmed Cases at La Palma and Supplemental Authority in Support of Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Application for Temporary Restraining Order by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Index and Exhibits A-C)(Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 05/01/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE re: Petitioner-Plaintiffs' Notice of Twenty-Six (26) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at La Palma Correctional Center by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta . (Casselman, Margo) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020 PACER
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ORDER - IT IS ORDERED: (1) The parties shall have until May 13, 2020 to each submit a proposed form of order consistent with this decision. (2) The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. ยง 2241 and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief (Doc. 1 ) is denied in part as to claims brought on behalf Petitioners Urdaneta, Inchicaque, Cantillano, Saucedo, Alvarez, Ramos, and Borrero, without prejudice to these Petitioners renewing their requests for relief in this action should they be re- detained. The Petition is granted in part as to Petitioner Noel Mejia Hernandez (A# 203- 702-428), as set forth by separate order to be issued following the filing of the parties' proposed form of orders. (3) The unopposed Motion for Leave to File an Amicus Curiae Brief (Doc. 26 ) is granted. The Clerk of Court shall file the lodged proposed Brief (Doc. 27 ). (4) The Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Regarding Preliminary Injunction (Doc. 19 ) and Request for Status Conference (Doc. 45 ) are denied without prejudice as moot. See document for complete details. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 5/11/2020. (WLP) (Entered: 05/11/2020)

May 11, 2020 RECAP
53

BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS by Amicus Parties Joseph Bick, Robert L. Cohen, Joe Goldenson, Kathryn Hampton, Ranit Mishori. (WLP) (Entered: 05/11/2020)

May 11, 2020 PACER
54

NOTICE re: Filing of Proposed Form of Order by Noel Mejia Hernandez . (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Casselman, Margo) (Entered: 05/13/2020)

May 13, 2020 PACER
55

NOTICE re: of Lodging of Proposed Order by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf . (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 05/13/2020)

May 13, 2020 PACER
56

ORDER: The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief 1 is granted in part as to Petitioner Noel Mejia Hernandez. Respondents must file a "Notice of Compliance" no later than May 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. The parties shall meet and confer and must file a joint status report no later than May 22, 2020. Thereafter, the parties shall meet and confer and must file a joint status report every 14 days, unless otherwise ordered by this Court. See order for additional details. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 5/15/2020. (LMR) (Entered: 05/15/2020)

May 15, 2020 RECAP
57

NOTICE re: Compliance by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf re: 56 Order, Set Deadlines . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Part 1 of 2), # 2 Exhibit A (Part 2 of 2), # 3 Exhibit B)(Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

May 18, 2020 PACER
58

Additional Attachments to Main Document re: 57 Notice (Other) Exhibit B1, signed version of Exhibit B, Declaration of Dr. K. Ivens by Respondents John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 05/19/2020)

May 19, 2020 PACER
59

STATUS REPORT [Joint Status Report] by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020 PACER
60

STATUS REPORT (Joint) by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 06/05/2020)

June 5, 2020 PACER
61

MOTION to Transfer Related Case (Motion to Transfer Case to Judge Steven P. Logan) by Luis Jorge Alfonso, Ronni Barroso Barrios, Yudeine Gonzalez Borges, Ernesto Lara Carnero, Ernesto Rodriguez Cedeno, Yarjelis Madueno Davila, Wilson Calix Espinoza, Ivan Benitez Flores, Artem Pakhol, Rudis Naranjo Rosales, Joaquin Mantilla Silva, Nilsson Cano Villatoro, Zoila Mayancela Zamora. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (Associated Cases: 20-cv-01134-PHX-DWL, 20-cv-00654-PHX-SPL) (Barr, Daniel) (Entered: 06/10/2020)

June 10, 2020 PACER
62

ORDER - IT IS ORDERED: (1) Petitioners' Motion to Transfer (Doc. 61 ) is granted. (2) The Clerk of Court shall transfer Espinoza v. Howard, CV-20-001134-PHX-DWL (CDB) to this Court. (3) All future pleadings and papers submitted for filing shall bear the following case number: CV-20-001134-PHX-SPL (CDB). See document for complete details. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 6/12/2020. (Associated Cases: 2:20-cv-00654-SPL--JFM, 2:20-cv-01134-DWL--CDB) (WLP) (Entered: 06/12/2020)

June 12, 2020 PACER
63

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report (First Request) by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 06/19/2020)

June 19, 2020 PACER
64

ORDER granting the parties' joint request for extension of time 63 . Status Report due by 6/24/2020. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 6/22/2020. (LMR) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 PACER
65

STATUS REPORT (Joint) by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020 PACER
66

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report (Second Request) by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 07/02/2020)

July 2, 2020 PACER
67

ORDER granting 66 Motion to Extend: The parties shall have until July 10, 2020 to file their Joint Status Report. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 7/2/2020. (LMR) (Entered: 07/02/2020)

July 2, 2020 PACER
68

*NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals re: 52 Order, Terminate Motions by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf . (Hemann, Lisa) *Modified to correct event on 7/13/2020 (GMP). (Entered: 07/10/2020)

July 10, 2020 PACER
69

STATUS REPORT (JOINT) by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Casselman, Margo) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

July 10, 2020 PACER
70

USCA Case Number re: 68 Notice of Appeal. Case number 20-16363, Ninth Circuit. (GMP) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020 PACER
71

STATUS REPORT (JOINT) by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020 PACER
72

STATUS REPORT (JOINT) by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Casselman, Margo) (Entered: 08/07/2020)

Aug. 7, 2020 PACER
73

STATUS REPORT (JOINT) by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Casselman, Margo) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020 PACER
74

STATUS REPORT (JOINT) by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Casselman, Margo) (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020 PACER
75

ORDER of USCA (20-16363): Dismissing the appeal re: 68 Notice of Appeal filed by Albert Carter, John Cantu, Chad Wolf, Fred Figueroa, Jason Ciliberti, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete. (GMP) (Entered: 09/14/2020)

Sept. 14, 2020 PACER
76

Third MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report (Joint) by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 09/18/2020)

Sept. 18, 2020 PACER
77

ORDER: The Joint Motion to Extend 76 is granted. The parties shall have until September 22, 2020 to file their Joint Status Report. Signed by Judge Steven P. Logan on 9/21/2020. (LMR) (Entered: 09/22/2020)

Sept. 22, 2020 PACER
78

STATUS REPORT (Joint) by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 09/22/2020)

Sept. 22, 2020 PACER
79

STATUS REPORT (Joint) by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020 PACER
80

STATUS REPORT (Joint) by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 10/16/2020)

Oct. 16, 2020 PACER
81

STATUS REPORT (Joint) by John Cantu, Albert Carter, Jason Ciliberti, Fred Figueroa, Chuck Keeton, Cesar Topete, Chad Wolf. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Hemann, Lisa) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020 PACER
82

NOTICE re: Change in Status by Noel Mejia Hernandez . (Casselman, Margo) (Entered: 11/04/2020)

Nov. 4, 2020 PACER
83

ORDER: Petitioner shall have 14 days from the date this Order is filed to file a response to this Order and show cause why this action should not be dismissed as moot. If Petitioner fails to file a response to this Order within 14 days, the Clerk of Court must, without further notice, enter a judgment of dismissal of this action and deny any pending unrelated motions as moot. See order for additional details. Signed by Judge Steven P. Logan on 11/12/2020. (LMR) (Entered: 11/12/2020)

Nov. 12, 2020 PACER
84

STATUS REPORT (JOINT) by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Casselman, Margo) (Entered: 11/13/2020)

Nov. 13, 2020 PACER
85

*MOTION to Dismiss Case Without Prejudice by Noel Mejia Hernandez. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Casselman, Margo) *Modified to reflect correct filer; attorney noticed on 11/30/2020 (SST). (Entered: 11/25/2020)

Nov. 25, 2020 PACER
86

ORDER: The Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 85 ) is granted. Petitioners-Plaintiffs' Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief (Doc. 1 ) and this action are dismissed without prejudice in their entirety. The Clerk of Court shall enter judgment accordingly and terminate this case. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 11/30/20. (SST) (Entered: 12/01/2020)

Nov. 30, 2020 PACER
87

CLERK'S JUDGMENT - IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that, pursuant to the Court's Order filed November 30, 2020, the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief (Doc. 1 ) and this action are dismissed without prejudice. Judgment is hereby entered and this case is terminated. (SST) (Entered: 12/01/2020)

Nov. 30, 2020 PACER
88

STIPULATION to Extend Time for Petitioners/Plaintiffs to File Application for Fees and Costs under EAJA by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 12/21/2020)

Dec. 21, 2020 PACER
89

ORDER granting the parties' 88 Stipulation to Extend Time. Petitioners-Plaintiffs shall have until March 1, 2021, to file an application for fees and costs pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. ยง 2412. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 12/23/2020. (CLB) (Entered: 12/23/2020)

Dec. 23, 2020 PACER
90

STIPULATION to Extend Time for Petitioners/Plaintiffs to File Application for Fees and Costs Under EAJA (Second Request) by Bismer Rodriguez Alvarez, Geidys Calzadilla Borrero, Miriam Gomez Cantillano, Noel Mejia Hernandez, Claudia Avalos Inchicaque, Landy Sanchez Ramos, Jose Vargas Saucedo, Jhonnatan Brinez Urdaneta. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Beaudoin, Kristine) (Entered: 02/22/2021)

Feb. 22, 2021 PACER
91

ORDER: The parties' Stipulation to Extend Time 90 is granted. Petitioners-Plaintiffs shall have until March 15, 2021, to file an application for fees and costs pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. ยง 2412. Signed by Judge Steven P. Logan on 2/24/2021. (LMR) (Entered: 02/25/2021)

Feb. 25, 2021 PACER
92

Stipulation

March 13, 2021 PACER

State / Territory: Arizona

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 1, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Thirteen immigration detainees

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National Prison Project

ACLU Affiliates (any)

ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Warden of La Palma Correctional Center, Federal

Warden of Eloy Detention Center, Federal

Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Special Case Type(s):

Habeas

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Habeas Corpus

Neglect by staff

Over/Unlawful Detention

Placement in detention facilities

Sanitation / living conditions

COVID-19:

Mitigation Denied

Mitigation Requested

Release Denied

Release Granted

Release Requested

Type of Facility:

Non-government for profit

Immigration/Border:

Constitutional rights

Detention - conditions