Case: A.N. v. Scott

3:79-cv-03010 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Jan. 12, 1979

Closed Date: Jan. 31, 1979

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Case Summary

In 1979, students at the Tennessee Preparatory School filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against representatives of the school, alleging that the defendants unconstitutionally prevented them from communicating privately with their attorneys while in detention at the school. The students were represented by Legal Services of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

On January 31, 1979, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (Judge Thomas Anderton Wiseman, Jr.) entered a consent decree, which stated that any student of the school placed in detention should be allowed to confer privately with a previously engaged attorney between the hours of nine o'clock in the morning and six o'clock in the evening, as well as at other hours during emergencies. The decree stated that costs would be paid by the defendants. We have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (11/26/2007)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Overby, Russell J. (Tennessee)

Shookhoff, Andrew Joseph (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Doughty, R. Stephen (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Overby, Russell J. (Tennessee)

Shookhoff, Andrew Joseph (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Doughty, R. Stephen (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:79-cv-03010

Consent Order

Jan. 15, 1979

Jan. 15, 1979

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 12, 1979

Closing Date: Jan. 31, 1979

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Student detainees at the Tennessee Preparatory School challenging the policy prohibiting students in detention from conferring privately with an attorney

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Legal Services/Legal Aid

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Tennessee Preparatory School, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Availably Documents:

None of the above

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1979 - None

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Mail

Phone

Type of Facility:

Government-run