Case: Moore v. Gwathney

2:23-cv-00134 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

Filed Date: March 9, 2023

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Case Summary

On March 9, 2023, two individuals serving life with parole sentences for crimes committed as youth in Alabama brought this lawsuit against officials of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole [the "Board"] alleging that the state's parole processes and procedures violated the Eighth Amendment.  Plaintiffs had originally been sentenced to life without parole, but, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life without parole sentences imposed for crimes …

On March 9, 2023, two individuals serving life with parole sentences for crimes committed as youth in Alabama brought this lawsuit against officials of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole [the "Board"] alleging that the state's parole processes and procedures violated the Eighth Amendment. 

Plaintiffs had originally been sentenced to life without parole, but, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life without parole sentences imposed for crimes committed under age 18 violated the Eighth Amendment, they were resentenced to life with parole.  At the time of filing the lawsuit, they had served more than 36 and 32 years in prison, respectively, and alleged that they had turned their lives around and demonstrated growth and change. Represented by Juvenile Law Center and private counsel, they challenged state parole policies and procedures that, they argued, deprived them of the requisite opportunity to obtain release based on demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation required by the U.S. Supreme Court's jurisprudence.

Per the allegations in the complaint, one plaintiff had not received a single disciplinary write-up, completed more than 50 classes and programs, started a literacy program in the prison and taught classes, and worked in the prison electrical trade and taught others in the trade school. Nonetheless, he was denied parole after consideration that lasted approximately three minutes, without any opportunity to make an oral presentation, purportedly based on seriousness of the offense and negative input from the victims, even though the record did not contain any negative input from the victims. The other plaintiff had similarly not received a single disciplinary write-up in his more than 30 years of incarceration, had taken more than 60 classes including college courses, taught classes to other people at the prison, and had excelled in more than 24 years as assistant and clerk to the prison chaplain. He was similarly denied parole in a cursory hearing, that apparently lasted approximately 3-4 minutes, and for the same two reasons. Plaintiffs argued that the Board's parole policies and procedures failed to distinguish between juvenile and adult offenders, did not enable consideration of the mitigating factors of youth, failed to provide a meaningful opportunity to demonstrate maturity and rehabilitation, and did not offer the requisite meaningful opportunity for release. They also pointed to what they described as an effective moratorium on parole for people convicted of murder, citing a precipitous drop in grant rates in recent years. They asserted that these deficiencies violated the Eighth Amendment as well as the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  Plaintiffs sought an evidentiary hearing and, ultimately, a declaration that the governing parole statutes violated the U.S. Constitution on their face and as applied, an injunction against enforcement of those statutes, and an opportunity to obtain release in accordance with constitutional requirements.  They also sought attorney's costs and fees. 

The case was assigned to Judge Myron. H. Thompson.  Defendants filed a motion to dismiss on May 3, 2023.  The motion remains pending as of April 2024. 

Summary Authors

Tessa Bialek (5/1/2024)

People

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Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Brownstein, Rhonda C. (Alabama)

Greene, Tiara (Alabama)

Keats, Andrew (Alabama)

Levick, Marsha L (Alabama)

Attorney for Defendant

Harris, Andrew Reid (Alabama)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

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2:23-cv-00134

Complaint

March 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66978688/moore-v-gwathney/

Last updated May 8, 2024, 12:37 p.m.

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COMPLAINT for declaratory and injunctive relief against Leigh Gwathney, Dwayne Spurlock, Darryl Littleton, Cam Ward ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number AALMDC-3390664.), filed by Cayce Moore, Jimmy Click. 90 day Rule 4m deadline set for 6/7/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/10/2023 to reflect DFTs (bes, ). (Entered: 03/09/2023)

March 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

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COMPLAINT for declaratory and injunctive relief against Leigh Gwathney, Dwayne Spurlock, Darryl Littleton, Cam Ward ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number AALMDC-3390664.), filed by Cayce Moore, Jimmy Click. 90 day Rule 4m deadline set for 6/7/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/10/2023 to reflect DFTs (bes, ). (Entered: 03/09/2023)

March 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

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COMPLAINT for declaratory and injunctive relief against Leigh Gwathney, Dwayne Spurlock, Darryl Littleton, Cam Ward ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number AALMDC-3390664.), filed by Cayce Moore, Jimmy Click. 90 day Rule 4m deadline set for 6/7/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/10/2023 to reflect DFTs (bes, ). (Entered: 03/09/2023)

March 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

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COMPLAINT for declaratory and injunctive relief against Leigh Gwathney, Dwayne Spurlock, Darryl Littleton, Cam Ward ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number AALMDC-3390664.), filed by Cayce Moore, Jimmy Click. 90 day Rule 4m deadline set for 6/7/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/10/2023 to reflect DFTs (bes, ). (Entered: 03/09/2023)

March 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

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Proposed Summons (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cayce Moore. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Jimmy Click. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

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Proposed Summons (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

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Proposed Summons (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

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Proposed Summons (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cayce Moore. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cayce Moore. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Jimmy Click. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Jimmy Click. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

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Proposed Summons (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

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Proposed Summons (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

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Proposed Summons (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cayce Moore. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Jimmy Click. (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

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Proposed Summons (Sherrod, Henry) (Entered: 03/10/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

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Case assigned to Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson as Presiding Judge and Honorable Judge Chad W. Bryan as Referral Judge. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

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Summons Issued as to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward.NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Summons have been issued. Please print copies necessary for service. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

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Case assigned to Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson as Presiding Judge and Honorable Judge Chad W. Bryan as Referral Judge. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

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Case assigned to Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson as Presiding Judge and Honorable Judge Chad W. Bryan as Referral Judge. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

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Summons Issued as to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward.NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Summons have been issued. Please print copies necessary for service. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

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Summons Issued as to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward.NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Summons have been issued. Please print copies necessary for service. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

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Case assigned to Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson as Presiding Judge and Honorable Judge Chad W. Bryan as Referral Judge. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

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Summons Issued as to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward.NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Summons have been issued. Please print copies necessary for service. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

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Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Marsha L. Levick ( Filing fee $ 75 receipt number AALMDC-3394188.) by Jimmy Click, Cayce Moore. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Levick, Marsha) Modified on 3/14/2023 to reflect requesting atty (bes, ). (Entered: 03/14/2023)

March 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

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ORDER granting 8 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Marsha L. Levick. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 3/14/2023. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/14/2023)

March 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

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Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Marsha L. Levick ( Filing fee $ 75 receipt number AALMDC-3394188.) by Jimmy Click, Cayce Moore. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Levick, Marsha) Modified on 3/14/2023 to reflect requesting atty (bes, ). (Entered: 03/14/2023)

March 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

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Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Marsha L. Levick ( Filing fee $ 75 receipt number AALMDC-3394188.) by Jimmy Click, Cayce Moore. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Levick, Marsha) Modified on 3/14/2023 to reflect requesting atty (bes, ). (Entered: 03/14/2023)

March 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

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ORDER granting 8 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Marsha L. Levick. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 3/14/2023. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/14/2023)

March 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

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ORDER granting 8 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Marsha L. Levick. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 3/14/2023. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/14/2023)

March 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

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Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Marsha L. Levick ( Filing fee $ 75 receipt number AALMDC-3394188.) by Jimmy Click, Cayce Moore. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Levick, Marsha) Modified on 3/14/2023 to reflect requesting atty (bes, ). (Entered: 03/14/2023)

March 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

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ORDER granting 8 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Marsha L. Levick. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 3/14/2023. (bes, ) (Entered: 03/14/2023)

March 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Leigh Gwathney, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Darryl Littleton, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Cam Ward, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Dwayne Spurlock, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

PACER

Set Answer Deadlines: Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward answer due on or before 4/12/2023. (No PDF attached to this entry) (bes, )

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Leigh Gwathney, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Leigh Gwathney, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Leigh Gwathney, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Set/Reset Deadlines

March 31, 2023

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Set/Reset Deadlines

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Set/Reset Deadlines

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Darryl Littleton, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Darryl Littleton, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Darryl Littleton, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Cam Ward, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Cam Ward, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Cam Ward, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Dwayne Spurlock, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Dwayne Spurlock, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Dwayne Spurlock, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

PACER

Set Answer Deadlines: Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward answer due on or before 4/12/2023. (No PDF attached to this entry) (bes, )

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Leigh Gwathney, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Leigh Gwathney, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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March 31, 2023

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Set/Reset Deadlines

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Darryl Littleton, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Darryl Littleton, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Cam Ward, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Cam Ward, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Dwayne Spurlock, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

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Return Receipt Card showing service of the Summons and 1 Complaint returned unsigned & undated for Dwayne Spurlock, answer due by 4/12/2023 (Sherrod, Henry) Modified on 3/31/2023 to add answer due date and signature/date info (bes, ). (Entered: 03/31/2023)

March 31, 2023

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Set Answer Deadlines: Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward answer due on or before 4/12/2023. (No PDF attached to this entry) (bes, )

March 31, 2023

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Unopposied MOTION to Continue Responsive Pleading Deadline by Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward. (Harris, Andrew) Modified on 4/4/2023 to clarify text and correct event type (bes, ). (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

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Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement sent to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward; Corporate Disclosures due by 4/14/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order and Sample Format)(bes, ) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cam Ward re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Dwayne Spurlock re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Darryl Littleton re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Leigh Gwathney re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Unopposied MOTION to Continue Responsive Pleading Deadline by Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward. (Harris, Andrew) Modified on 4/4/2023 to clarify text and correct event type (bes, ). (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Unopposied MOTION to Continue Responsive Pleading Deadline by Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward. (Harris, Andrew) Modified on 4/4/2023 to clarify text and correct event type (bes, ). (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Unopposied MOTION to Continue Responsive Pleading Deadline by Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward. (Harris, Andrew) Modified on 4/4/2023 to clarify text and correct event type (bes, ). (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement sent to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward; Corporate Disclosures due by 4/14/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order and Sample Format)(bes, ) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement sent to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward; Corporate Disclosures due by 4/14/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order and Sample Format)(bes, ) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement sent to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward; Corporate Disclosures due by 4/14/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order and Sample Format)(bes, ) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cam Ward re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cam Ward re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cam Ward re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Dwayne Spurlock re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Dwayne Spurlock re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Dwayne Spurlock re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Darryl Littleton re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Darryl Littleton re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Darryl Littleton re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

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Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Leigh Gwathney re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
19

Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Leigh Gwathney re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
19

Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Leigh Gwathney re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
14

Unopposied MOTION to Continue Responsive Pleading Deadline by Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward. (Harris, Andrew) Modified on 4/4/2023 to clarify text and correct event type (bes, ). (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
14

Unopposied MOTION to Continue Responsive Pleading Deadline by Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward. (Harris, Andrew) Modified on 4/4/2023 to clarify text and correct event type (bes, ). (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
15

Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement sent to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward; Corporate Disclosures due by 4/14/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order and Sample Format)(bes, ) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
15

Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement sent to Leigh Gwathney, Darryl Littleton, Dwayne Spurlock, Cam Ward; Corporate Disclosures due by 4/14/2023. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order and Sample Format)(bes, ) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
16

Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cam Ward re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
16

Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Cam Ward re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
17

Corporate/Conflict Disclosure Statement by Dwayne Spurlock re 15 Notice of Deficiency requiring filing of Corporate Disclosure/Conflict Statement,. (Harris, Andrew) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Criminal Justice (Other)

Special Collection(s):

Juvenile Parole

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 9, 2023

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two individuals serving life with parole sentences for crimes committed as youth in Alabama.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Juvenile Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Facility Type(s):

Government-run

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General/Misc.:

Parole grant/revocation