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Case: Cook v. McKee

1:18-cv-00645 | U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Filed Date: Nov. 28, 2018

Closed Date: Jan. 11, 2022

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Case Summary

On November 28, 2018, fourteen public school students filed this putative class action lawsuit against the State of Rhode Island and its state officials in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.  Represented by Michael Rebel, the executive director of the Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as the the Rhode Island Center for Justice and a private law firm, the students alleged that the State had deprived them of their rights under t…

On November 28, 2018, fourteen public school students filed this putative class action lawsuit against the State of Rhode Island and its state officials in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.  Represented by Michael Rebel, the executive director of the Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as the the Rhode Island Center for Justice and a private law firm, the students alleged that the State had deprived them of their rights under the U.S. Constitution by failing to provide an adequate civics and social studies education that prepared them to be capable citizens.  Specifically, the students claimed that the constitution enshrines a right to an adequate education, which they argued the State had violated given the lack of any requirements for students to complete or be tested on a civics course throughout their education, a deficient state curriculum and a lack of opportunities for extracurricular experiences in the area.  They sued under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and claimed violations of the Equal Protection, Privileges and Immunities and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment, as well as the Sixth and Seventh Amendments, the related Jury Selection and Service Act (28 U.S.C. 1861) and the Republican Guarantee Clause of Article Four of the U.S. Constitution.  The students sought a declaratory judgment that all students in the U.S. have a constitutional right to a meaningful opportunity to obtain an education that sufficiently equips them to be capable voters and jurors and to exercise their constitutional rights and function as civic participants in a democratic society.  They also requested an injunction requiring the State to adopt laws, regulations, policies and practices to ensure the provision of those educational opportunities, in addition to attorneys' fees.  The case was assigned to Chief Judge William E. Smith and Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan.  

The State moved to dismiss the case on March 20, 2019, arguing that the Constitution does not guarantee a fundamental right to receive an adequate education in civics or social studies and that Plaintiffs lacked standing, failed to join indispensable parties and had failed to state a plausible cause of action.  Despite commending the plaintiffs for bringing their "ambitious" lawsuit, which "highlight[ed] a deep flaw in our national education priorities and policies,", Chief Judge Smith granted the motion on October 13, 2020 because the Supreme Court has not recognized a fundamental constitutional right to education and the plaintiffs had failed to adequately allege both arbitrary or irrational state official actions requiring rational basis review and a suspect class to trigger heightened scrutiny for their equal protection class claim.   494 F. Supp. 3d 170, 197 (D.R.I. 2020).  

Shortly thereafter, the students appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  The panel affirmed the decision of the District Court on January 11, 2022, finding that an adequate civics education in public schools was not a fundamental constitutional right and that the State's approach to civics education satisfied rational basis review for the equal protection and due process claims.  The Court also determined that the alleged lack of an adequate civics education neither violated the constitutional guarantee for every state to have a republican government nor the Constitution's privileges and immunities clause, but nevertheless lauded the students for having "called attention to critical issues of declining civic engagement and inadequate preparation for participation in civic life at a time when many are concerned about the future of American democracy."  23 F.4th 37, 48 (1st Cir. 2022)

In June 2022, plaintiffs agreed not to seek Supreme Court review.  Following the lawsuit, however, the State did announce that it would establish a Rhode Island Civic Readiness Task Force to consider specific measures to improve the quality of civics education in Rhode Island. In addition, the Rhode Island Commissioner of Education agreed to create rewards for students who excel in civics.  In September 2021, the state announced a new civics requirement for public high school students. The case is now closed.   

 

Summary Authors

Chris Miller (11/6/2022)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

1:18-cv-00645

Class Action Complaint

A.C. v. Raimondo

Nov. 28, 2018

Nov. 28, 2018

Complaint
42

1:18-cv-00645

Opinion and order

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

Order/Opinion
49

20-02082

USCA Opinion

A.C. v. McKee

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Jan. 12, 2022

Jan. 12, 2022

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/8342203/ac-v-raimondo/

Last updated Nov. 8, 2022, 11:24 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT ( filing fee paid $ 400.00, receipt number 0103-1292239 ), filed by M.S., K.N., M.R., A.C.C., A.C., J.W., L.M., A.F., M.S., A.W., N.X., J.R.H., R.F., M.M.S., I.M.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Mickman, Jordan) Modified on 11/29/2018 (Potter, Carrie). (Entered: 11/28/2018)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Nov. 28, 2018

Nov. 28, 2018

Clearinghouse
2

CASE OPENING NOTICE ISSUED (Potter, Carrie) (Entered: 11/29/2018)

Nov. 29, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

PACER
3

MOTION for Michael A. Rebell to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( filing fee paid $ 100.00, receipt number 0103-1292490 ) filed by All Plaintiffs. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 11/29/2018)

Nov. 29, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

PACER

Case assigned to Chief Judge William E. Smith and Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan. (Potter, Carrie)

Nov. 29, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 3 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Michael A. Rebell. So Ordered by Chief Judge William E. Smith on 11/29/2018. (Potter, Carrie)

Nov. 29, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

PACER

CORRECTIVE DOCKET ENTRY Regarding: Civil Cover Sheet. CLERKS NOTE: Remote electronic access to the document has been restricted by the Clerks Office as it contains one or more personal identifiers. (Potter, Carrie)

Nov. 29, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

PACER

CORRECTIVE DOCKET ENTRY Regarding: 1 Complaint. CLERK’S NOTE: Remote electronic access to the document has been restricted by the Clerk’s Office as it contains one or more personal identifiers. (Potter, Carrie)

Nov. 29, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

PACER
4

Summons Request filed by A.C., A.C.C., A.F., A.W., I.M., J.R.H., J.W., K.N.M.R., L.M., M.M.S., M.S., M.S., N.X., R.F.. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 12/04/2018)

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

PACER
5

Summons Request filed by A.C., A.C.C., A.F., A.W., J.R.H., J.W., K.N.M.R., L.M., M.M.S., M.S., M.S., N.X., R.F.. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 12/04/2018)

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

PACER
6

Summons Request filed by A.C., A.C.C., A.F., A.W., I.M., J.R.H., J.W., K.N.M.R., L.M., M.M.S., M.S., M.S., N.X., R.F.. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 12/04/2018)

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

PACER
7

Summons Request filed by A.C., A.C.C., A.F., A.W., I.M., J.R.H., J.W., K.N.M.R., L.M., M.M.S., M.S., M.S., N.X., R.F.. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 12/04/2018)

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

PACER
8

Summons Request filed by A.C., A.C.C., A.F., A.W., I.M., J.R.H., J.W., K.N.M.R., L.M., M.M.S., M.S., M.S., N.X., R.F.. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 12/04/2018)

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

PACER
9

Summons Request filed by A.C., A.C.C., A.F., A.W., I.M., J.R.H., J.W., K.N.M.R., L.M., M.M.S., M.S., M.S., N.X., R.F.. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 12/04/2018)

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

PACER
10

Summons Issued as to Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Rhode Island State Board of Education, Dominick J Ruggerio, Ken Wagner. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Potter, Carrie) (Entered: 12/04/2018)

Dec. 4, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

PACER
11

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Rhode Island State Board of Education. Rhode Island State Board of Education waiver sent on 1/8/2019, answer due 3/11/2019. (Cottone, Anthony) (Entered: 01/08/2019)

Jan. 8, 2019

Jan. 8, 2019

PACER
12

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Council on Elementary and Secondary Education. Council on Elementary and Secondary Education waiver sent on 1/8/2019, answer due 3/11/2019. (Cottone, Anthony) (Entered: 01/08/2019)

Jan. 8, 2019

Jan. 8, 2019

PACER
13

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Ken Wagner. Ken Wagner waiver sent on 1/8/2019, answer due 3/11/2019. (Cottone, Anthony) (Entered: 01/08/2019)

Jan. 8, 2019

Jan. 8, 2019

PACER
14

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by M.S., K.N.M.R., A.C.C., A.C., J.W., L.M., A.F., M.S., A.W., N.X., J.R.H., R.F., M.M.S., I.M.. Gina M Raimondo waiver sent on 1/7/2019, answer due 3/8/2019. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 01/15/2019)

Jan. 15, 2019

Jan. 15, 2019

PACER
15

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by M.S., K.N.M.R., A.C.C., A.C., J.W., L.M., A.F., M.S., A.W., N.X., J.R.H., R.F., M.M.S., I.M.. Nicholas A Mattiello waiver sent on 1/7/2019, answer due 3/8/2019. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 01/15/2019)

Jan. 15, 2019

Jan. 15, 2019

PACER
16

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by M.S., K.N.M.R., A.C.C., A.C., J.W., L.M., A.F., M.S., A.W., N.X., J.R.H., R.F., M.M.S., I.M.. Dominick J Ruggerio waiver sent on 1/7/2019, answer due 3/8/2019. (Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 01/15/2019)

Jan. 15, 2019

Jan. 15, 2019

PACER
17

NOTICE of Appearance by Anthony F. Cottone on behalf of Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island State Board of Education, Ken Wagner (Cottone, Anthony) (Entered: 02/01/2019)

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

PACER
18

Second STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer filed by Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island State Board of Education, Ken Wagner. (Cottone, Anthony) (Entered: 03/01/2019)

March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

PACER
19

STIPULATION filed by Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio. (Field, Michael) (Entered: 03/06/2019)

March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019

PACER
20

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael W. Field on behalf of Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio (Field, Michael) (Entered: 03/07/2019)

March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

PACER
21

NOTICE of Appearance by Mariana E. Ormonde on behalf of Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio (Ormonde, Mariana) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019

PACER
22

NOTICE of Appearance by Keith David Hoffmann on behalf of Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio (Hoffmann, Keith) (Entered: 03/14/2019)

March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019

PACER
23

MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM, MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island State Board of Education, Ken Wagner. Responses due by 4/3/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum)(Cottone, Anthony) Modified on 9/23/2019: re-activated, terminated in error (Jackson, Ryan). (Entered: 03/20/2019)

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

PACER
24

NOTICE of Appearance by Andrea M. Shea on behalf of Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio (Shea, Andrea) (Entered: 03/20/2019)

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

PACER
25

MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM and Failure to Join Indispensable Party filed by Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio. Responses due by 4/3/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum)(Field, Michael) Modified on 9/23/2019: re-activated, terminated in error (Jackson, Ryan). (Entered: 03/20/2019)

1 Supporting Memorandum

View on RECAP

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

PACER
26

Assented STIPULATION filed by All Plaintiffs. (Wood, Jennifer) (Entered: 03/27/2019)

March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

PACER

Order

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

PACER

TEXT ORDER Entering 26 Stipulation Extending Time for Response to Motions to Dismiss up to and including 5/20/19 filed by J.W., M.S., A.F., M.M.S., A.W., J.R.H., A.C.C., N.X., A.C., R.F., I.M., K.N.M.R., L.M.. So Ordered by Chief Judge William E. Smith on 4/12/2019. (Jackson, Ryan)

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

PACER
27

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney filed by Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio. Responses due by 5/8/2019. (Ormonde, Mariana) Modified on 9/23/2019: : re-activated, terminated in error (Jackson, Ryan). (Entered: 04/24/2019)

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

PACER
28

RESPONSE In Opposition to 23 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, 25 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM and Failure to Join Indispensable Party WITH SUPPORTING MEMO filed by All Plaintiffs. Replies due by 5/28/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to the Defendants' Joint Motion to Dismiss)(Mickman, Jordan) (Entered: 05/20/2019)

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

PACER
29

MOTION to Substitute Party filed by Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island State Board of Education. Responses due by 6/7/2019. (Cottone, Anthony) Modified on 9/23/2019: re-activated, terminated in error (Jackson, Ryan). (Entered: 05/24/2019)

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

PACER
30

First MOTION for an Extension of Time (Assented to) filed by Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island State Board of Education, Ken Wagner. Responses due by 6/7/2019. (Cottone, Anthony) (Entered: 05/24/2019)

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

PACER
31

MOTION for Andrew J. Ceresney to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( filing fee paid $ 100.00, receipt number 0103-1369146 ) filed by Gerard P Cobleigh. (Cobleigh, Gerard) (Entered: 05/24/2019)

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

PACER
32

MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief filed by Gerard P Cobleigh. Responses due by 6/7/2019. (Cobleigh, Gerard) (Entered: 05/24/2019)

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

PACER
33

Assented MOTION for an Extension of Time to File Response/Reply filed by Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio. Responses due by 6/11/2019. (Field, Michael) (Entered: 05/28/2019)

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 31 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Andrew J. Ceresney. So Ordered by Chief Judge William E. Smith on 5/28/2019. (Potter, Carrie)

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 33 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 25 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM and Failure to Join Indispensable Party. Replies due by 6/26/2019.. So Ordered by Chief Judge William E. Smith on 5/30/2019. (Jackson, Ryan) Modified on 5/31/2019 (Jackson, Ryan).

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

PACER

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

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 30 THE EDUCATION DEFENDANTSASSENTED-TO MOTION TO EXTENDTIME TO FILE REPLY BRIEF up to and including 6/26/19 re: 23 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM, MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island State Board of Education, Ken Wagner. So Ordered by Chief Judge William E. Smith on 5/30/2019. (Jackson, Ryan)

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief

June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 32 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief. So Ordered by Chief Judge William E. Smith on 6/5/2019. (Jackson, Ryan)

June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019

PACER
34

REPLY to Response re 28 Response to Motion,, filed by Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island State Board of Education, Ken Wagner. (Cottone, Anthony) (Entered: 06/26/2019)

June 26, 2019

June 26, 2019

PACER
35

REPLY to Response re 28 Response to Motion,, filed by Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio. (Field, Michael) (Entered: 06/26/2019)

June 26, 2019

June 26, 2019

PACER

Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

Sept. 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019

PACER

Public Docket Note

Sept. 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019

PACER

Order on Motion to Substitute Party

Sept. 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 29 Motion to Substitute Party. Angelica Infante-Green (in his official capacity as Commissioner of Education of the State of Rhode Island) added. Ken Wagner (in his official capacity as Commissioner of Education of the State of Rhode Island) terminated. So Ordered by Chief Judge William E. Smith on 9/23/2019. (Jackson, Ryan)

Sept. 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019

PACER

DOCKET NOTE: This matter was closed in error on 7/2/19; the matter has been "re-opened" and all pending motions have been re-activated and remain pending before the Court (ECF Nos. 23, 25, 27, and 29) (Jackson, Ryan)

Sept. 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019

PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 27 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Mariana E. Ormonde terminated. So Ordered by Chief Judge William E. Smith on 9/23/2019. (Jackson, Ryan)

Sept. 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019

PACER

Notice of Hearing on Motion

Oct. 25, 2019

Oct. 25, 2019

PACER

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 23 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM and 25 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM: Motion Hearing scheduled for Thursday 12/5/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 3 before Chief Judge William E. Smith. (Jackson, Ryan)

Oct. 25, 2019

Oct. 25, 2019

PACER

Motion Hearing

Dec. 5, 2019

Dec. 5, 2019

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge William E. Smith: Motion Hearing held on 12/5/2019 re 23 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island State Board of Education, Ken Wagner, 25 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM and Failure to Join Indispensable Party filed by Nicholas A Mattiello, Gina M Raimondo, Dominick J Ruggerio: J. Wood, S. Zurier, S. Robinson, M. Rebell, A. Cattone, A. Shea, K. Hoffman, M. Filed. Arguments heard. Court questions; each side responds. Court takes matter under advisement and will issue a ruling at a later date. Recess. (Court Reporter D. Veitch in Courtroom 3 at 10:07 a.m..) (Potter, Carrie)

Dec. 5, 2019

Dec. 5, 2019

PACER
36

AMICUS BRIEF by John F. Cicilline. (Potter, Carrie) (Entered: 12/23/2019)

Dec. 23, 2019

Dec. 23, 2019

RECAP
37

Letter to Judge Smith 4 24 2020 by A.C.. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Slip Opinion)(Wood, Jennifer) Modified on 5/1/2020 to correct event type(Potter, Carrie). (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
38

Letter to Judge Smith re: Reply to letter from Pltfs' Counsel by Council on Elementary and Secondary Education (Cottone, Anthony) Modified on 5/1/2020 to correct event type (Potter, Carrie). (Entered: 04/30/2020)

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

PACER
39

STATUS REPORT Letter to Judge Smith re Gary B. Case Status Update by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Settlement Agreement, # 2 Order en banc, # 3 Motion to Dismiss as Moot)(Wood, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

1 Settlement Agreement

View on RECAP

2 Order en banc

View on PACER

3 Motion to Dismiss as Moot

View on PACER

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
40

NOTICE by Angelica Infante-Green of latest Sixth Circuit Decision (Cottone, Anthony) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

PACER
41

Addendum Letter to Judge Smith by A.C.. (Wood, Jennifer) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

PACER
42

OPINION AND ORDER granting 23 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim; granting 25 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. So Ordered by District Judge William E. Smith on 10/13/2020. (Jackson, Ryan) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

Clearinghouse
43

JUDGMENT. So Ordered by Deputy Clerk: Ryan H. Jackson on 10/13/2020. (Jackson, Ryan) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER
44

NOTICE OF APPEAL by A.C., A.C.C., A.F., A.W., I.M., J.R.H., J.W., K.N.M.R., L.M., M.M.S., M.S., M.S., N.X. as to 42 Order on Motion to Dismiss for failure to State a Claim, 43 Judgment ( filing fee paid $ 505.00, receipt number 0103-1566569 ) NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Counsel should register for a First Circuit CM/ECF Appellate Filer Account at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/cmecf/. Counsel should also review the First Circuit requirements for electronic filing by visiting the CM/ECF Information section at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/cmecf Appeal Record due by 11/17/2020. (Zurier, Samuel) (Entered: 11/10/2020)

Nov. 10, 2020

Nov. 10, 2020

PACER
45

CLERK'S CERTIFICATE AND APPELLATE COVER SHEET: Abbreviated record on appeal consisting of notice of appeal, order(s) being appealed, and a certified copy of the district court docket report transmitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in accordance with 1st Cir. R. 11.0(b). 44 Notice of Appeal. Documents Sent: 42, 43, 44. (Attachments: # 1 Record)(Hicks, Alyson) (Entered: 11/10/2020)

Nov. 10, 2020

Nov. 10, 2020

PACER

USCA Case Number 20-2082 for 44 Notice of Appeal filed by J.W., M.S., A.F., M.M.S., A.W., J.R.H., A.C.C., N.X., A.C., I.M., K.N.M.R., L.M.. (Hicks, Alyson)

Nov. 10, 2020

Nov. 10, 2020

PACER
46

TRANSCRIPT ORDER for proceedings held on 12/05/2019 before Judge Smith. 14-Day Transcript selected. Transcript to be delivered within 14 calendar days.. (Cottone, Anthony) (Entered: 02/02/2021)

Feb. 2, 2021

Feb. 2, 2021

PACER
47

TRANSCRIPT ORDER ACKNOWLEDGMENT Entered re: 46 Transcript Order. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Denise Veitch. (Dias, Jennifer) (Entered: 02/03/2021)

Feb. 3, 2021

Feb. 3, 2021

PACER
48

TRANSCRIPT of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, held on December 5, 2019, before District Judge William E. Smith. Court Reporter Denise P. Veitch, Telephone number 401-752-7031. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through the Court Reporter or PACER. NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Redaction Requests must be filed for personal identifiers only. All other redactions must be requested by motion. For local policy and sample redaction request visit our website at www.rid.uscourts.gov and select Transcripts under the Case Information menu option. Redaction Request due 3/5/2021. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/15/2021. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/13/2021. (Veitch, Denise) (Entered: 02/12/2021)

Feb. 12, 2021

Feb. 12, 2021

PACER
49

OPINION of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit entered as to 44 Notice of Appeal, filed by J.W., M.S., A.F., M.M.S., A.W., J.R.H., A.C.C., N.X., A.C., I.M., K.N.M.R., L.M. (Kenny, Meghan) (Main Document 49 replaced on 1/12/2022) (Kenny, Meghan). (Entered: 01/12/2022)

Jan. 12, 2022

Jan. 12, 2022

Clearinghouse
50

JUDGMENT of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit entered as to 44 Notice of Appeal, filed by J.W., M.S., A.F., M.M.S., A.W., J.R.H., A.C.C., N.X., A.C., I.M., K.N.M.R., L.M. JUDGMENT entered: The judgment of the district court is affirmed. 20-2082 Affirmed (Kenny, Meghan) Modified on 1/12/2022 (Kenny, Meghan). (Entered: 01/12/2022)

Jan. 12, 2022

Jan. 12, 2022

PACER
51

MANDATE of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued as to and in accordance with 50 Judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, (Kenny, Meghan) (Entered: 02/03/2022)

Feb. 3, 2022

Feb. 3, 2022

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Rhode Island

Case Type(s):

Education

Education

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 28, 2018

Closing Date: Jan. 11, 2022

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Fourteen public school students in the State of Rhode Island

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

State of Rhode Island (Providence, Providence), State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1982

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

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Education

Juveniles