Case: Goff v. Maschner

4:97-cv-90341 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Filed Date: May 14, 1997

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Case Summary

On May 14, 1997, thirty-five inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary who were professed members of the Church of New Song (CONS) filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the warden of Iowa State Penitentiary in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Many inmates were either dismissed or failed to pay the court-filing fee so that the case finally included only fourteen named plaintiffs. Additionally, the case name was changed from Goff v. Mascher to Goff v. Graves when t…

On May 14, 1997, thirty-five inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary who were professed members of the Church of New Song (CONS) filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the warden of Iowa State Penitentiary in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Many inmates were either dismissed or failed to pay the court-filing fee so that the case finally included only fourteen named plaintiffs. Additionally, the case name was changed from Goff v. Mascher to Goff v. Graves when the original warden was replaced by his successor.

The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging that the defendants had violated their First Amendment right to freely exercise their religion and the First Amendment right to free speech, in contempt of the court's earlier decree in another case, Remmers v. Brewer, 361 F.Supp. 537 (S.D. Iowa 1973) (PC-IA-0013)., which recognized CONS as a religion entitled to First Amendment protection. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that prison officials had not allowed them to observe their religious holiday, called the "Celebration of Life festival," by interfering with their right to cater food for the "Celebration banquet."

The defendants claimed that the plaintiffs' professed religion, labeled "Eclatarianism," was not actually a religion as protected by the First Amendment, but was rather a front for a white supremacist gang. They asked the court for a declaratory relief preventing the plaintiffs from engaging in CONS activities. Citing Remmers, the Court (Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters) declared that the "settled law of this district, affirmed by the Eighth Circuit, is that CONS is a religion within the ambit of the First Amendment.'" In the Remmers litigation, the Court found that evidence that CONS was a scam to be insufficent to overrule its ruling acknowledging CONS as a religion entitled to First Amendment protection. Loney v. Scurr, 474 F. Supp. 1186 (S.D. Iowa 1979).

On November 20, 2000, the Court (Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters) recommended that the plaintiffs' First Amendment claims be dismissed, holding that they had not established that the defendant was in contempt of the Remmers decree with respect to the prohibition of the Celebration of Life banquet and the restriction upon catering food. The Magistrate also recommended that the defendant's request for declaratory relief be denied.

On January 29, 2001, the District Court (Judge Robert W. Pratt) adopted Judge Walters' recommendation in part. The Court dismissed the plaintiffs' free speech claim and denied the defendants' request for declaratory relief. However, the Court rejected Judge Walters' report on the banquet food issue, reasoning that the First Amendment Free Exercise Clause "[protects] the rights of those plaintiffs who sincerely believe in Eclatarianism." The court recommitted this portion of the claim to the Magistrate Judge in order to determine the sincerity of each plaintiffs' beliefs.

On August 21, 2001, Magistrate Judge Walters reviewed and determined the sincerity of each plaintiffs' beliefs in Eclatarianism and found that seven named plaintiffs were not sincere believers in the religion, thus justifying the dismissal of their claims, while six named plaintiffs were sincere believers. One plaintiff's claims were voluntarily dismissed.

The Court (Judge Robert W. Pratt) adopted the Magistrate Judge's recommendations on December 27, 2001. The Court granted injunctive relief from the defendant's practice of denying Celebration of Life banquet food to CONS members to four plaintiffs. The other plaintiffs' claims were dismissed. The Court also denied the defendant prison officials' request for declaratory relief to prevent the inmates from participating in CONS activities. Both the plaintiffs and defendants appealed the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

On March 30, 2004, the Eighth Circuit (Judge Pasco Middleton Bowman II) reversed the District Court's order requiring the prison officials to permit food trays from the Celebration of Life banquet to be taken to CONS members in lock-up. The Court reasoned that the ban on delivering food trays was reasonably related to legitimate penological interests and, as such, was not in violation of the Free Exercise Clause. The Court further found insufficient evidence that a feast for the Celebration of Life banquet was deeply rooted in the CONS religion. The Court affirmed both the District Court's denial of the prison officials' counterclaim for declaratory relief and the Court's decision to partially seal the record and issue a protective order.

The last entry on the docket, dated July 1, 2004, is a grant of disbursement to the plaintiff's attorney for $915.00 by Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer. We have no more information on this file.

In addition to the Remmers litigation, PC-IA-0013, the subject of CONS members' religious rights in prison was also the subject of litigation in Voshell v. Spence, PC-IA-0022.

Summary Authors

Stacey Jensen (9/1/2006)

Related Cases

Remmers v. Brewer, Southern District of Iowa (1972)

Voshell v. Spence, Southern District of Iowa (2003)

Loney v. Scurr, Southern District of Iowa (1972)

People


Judge(s)

Bowman, Pasco Middleton II (Missouri)

Pratt, Robert W. (Iowa)

Riley, William Jay (Nebraska)

Smith, Lavenski R. (Arkansas)

Walters, Ross A. (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ingram, Patrick E. (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Wallace, H. Loraine (Iowa)

Judge(s)

Bowman, Pasco Middleton II (Missouri)

Pratt, Robert W. (Iowa)

Riley, William Jay (Nebraska)

Smith, Lavenski R. (Arkansas)

Walters, Ross A. (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ingram, Patrick E. (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Wallace, H. Loraine (Iowa)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:97-cv-90341

Docket [PACER]

July 1, 2004

July 1, 2004

Docket
208

4:97-cv-90341

Report and Recommendation

Goff v. Graves

Nov. 20, 2000

Nov. 20, 2000

Order/Opinion
216

4:97-cv-90341

Memorandum Opinion, Rulings Partially Adopting and Partially Rejecting Report and Recommendation, and Orders Dismissing Part of Complaint and Counterclaim and Recommitting Case to Magistrate Judge

Goff v. Graves

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

Order/Opinion
225

4:97-cv-90341

Report and Recommendation Concerning Additional Factual Findings and Defendants' Motion to Dismiss on Grounds of Mootness

Goff v. Graves

Aug. 21, 2001

Aug. 21, 2001

Order/Opinion
233

4:97-cv-90341

Order

Dec. 27, 2001

Dec. 27, 2001

Order/Opinion
252

02-01279

02-01449

Opinion

Goff v. Graves

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

362 F.3d 543

March 30, 2004

March 30, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

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MOTION by plaintiffs George Goff, Tom Kane, Phil Cuevas, William Barbee, Richard G Shawhan, Scott Lee Cupples, Jeff Winters, Tom Yarges, Lawrence Gladson, Kris Johnson, James Hall, Ronnie T Dunbar, Michael Rinehart, Wayne A Berry, Jerry Sumpter, Steve Ragan, Michael Dean Gunn Jr, Timothy M Jacobson, Arthur Alan Poyner, Casey Gray, Bradley J Hylton, Tim Thompson, Randy Jones, Jon J King, Adam M Tanner, Sam Archer, Bryan Keller, Frankie Sutton, Jeff Hass, and Michael L ODonnell to proceed in forma pauperis before Honorable Harold D. Vietor (don) (Entered: 05/09/1997)

May 8, 1997

May 8, 1997

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CERTIFICATE of Inmate Account and Assets by plaintiff Patrick Cupples, plaintiff Jim Dorsey (don) (Entered: 05/09/1997)

May 8, 1997

May 8, 1997

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ORDER by Honorable Harold D. Vietor; The Clerk of Court shall file the complaint for the purpose of making a record. Because the amount of teh filing fee for each plaintiff depends on the total number of plaintiffs, the court will conduct an an initial review of the complaint and assess the filing fees upon receipt of all of plaintiffs' financial forms or the deadline set by this order, whichever comes first (cc: all counsel) (dv) (Entered: 05/16/1997)

May 14, 1997

May 14, 1997

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COMPLAINT (cc: pltf(s)). (dv) (Entered: 05/16/1997)

May 14, 1997

May 14, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Bryan Keller (cl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Patrick Cupples (cl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Adam M Tanner (cl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Jim Dorsey (cl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Frankie Sutton (cl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff James Hall (cl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

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CERTIFICATE OF INMATE ACCOUNT AND ASSETTS by plaintiff Jeffrey K Ragland (cl) (Entered: 05/29/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Kris Johnson (cl) (Entered: 05/29/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

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CERTIFICATE OF INMATE ACCOUNT and ASSETS by plaintiff George Goff (dr) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

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(STATEMENT) AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES by plaintiff George Goff [3- 1] in support of order (dr) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Michael L ODonnell [3-1] in support of order (dr) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Wayne A Berry [3-1] in support of order (dr) Modified on 05/30/1997 (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Jeff Hass [3-1] in support of order (dr) Modified on 05/30/1997 (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Tom Yarges [3-1] in support of order (dr) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Jon J King [3-1] in support of order (dr) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Arthur Alan Poyner (dr) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

June 2, 1997

June 2, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Richard G Shawhan (dr) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

June 2, 1997

June 2, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Michael Dean Gunn Jr (dr) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

June 2, 1997

June 2, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Casey Gray (cl) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

June 2, 1997

June 2, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Lawrence Gladson [3-1] in support of order (dr) Modified on 06/03/1997 (Entered: 06/03/1997)

June 3, 1997

June 3, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Sam Archer [3-1] in support of order (dr) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

June 3, 1997

June 3, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Tim Thompson [3-1] in support of order (dr) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

June 3, 1997

June 3, 1997

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MAIL Returned [4-1], [3-1] addressed to plaintiff Scott Lee Cupples (cl) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 9, 1997

June 9, 1997

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CERTIFICATE OF INMATE ACCOUNT AND ASSETS by plaintiff Bradley J Hylton (cl) (Entered: 06/11/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Jeff Winters (cl) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 12, 1997

June 12, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff William Barbee [3-1] in support of order (dr) (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 13, 1997

June 13, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Michael Rinehart (cl) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 18, 1997

June 18, 1997

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CERTIFICATE OF INMATE ACCOUNT AND ASSETS by plaintiff Michael Rinehart (cl) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 18, 1997

June 18, 1997

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INITIAL REVIEW ORDER by Honorable Harold D. Vietor granting motion to proceed in forma pauperis [1-1] dismissing party John Barrett, party Patrick Cupples, party Scott Lee Cupples, party Phil Cuevas ***SEE IRO FOR PARTICULARS ON THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS OF REMAINING PLTFS*** FURTHER ORDERED that service of process issue to defs and AG (cc: all counsel) (cl) (Entered: 06/25/1997)

June 24, 1997

June 24, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE AS TO PLTF GEORGE GOFF in the amt of $4.83 cc:pltf & Cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE AS TO PLTF TOM KANE in the amt of $4.83 cc:Pltf and Cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf William Barbee in the amount of $4.83 cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf. Jim Dorsey in the amount of $4.83 cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Tom Yarges in the amount of $4.83 cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Jeff Ragland in the amount of $4.83 cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Lawrence Gladson in the amount of $4.83 cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Kris Johnson in the amount of $4.83 cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf James A. Hall in the amount of $4.83 cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Ronnie Dunbar in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Jerry Sumpter in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Steven R. Ragan in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Michael D. Gunn in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Timothy Jacobson in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Casey Gray in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Bradley J. Hylton in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Timothy Thompson in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

51

NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Randy Jones in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Jon Jon King in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Adam M. Tanner in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Sam Archer in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Jeff Hass in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Michael Rinehart in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Michael O'Donnell in the amount of $4.83; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Richard Shawhan in the amount of $3.58; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

59

NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Pat Cupples in the amount of $4.22; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Jeff Winters in the amount of $2.37; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Wayne A. Berry in the amount of $3.32; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Art Poyner in the amount of $2.28; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Bryan A. Keller in the amount of $1.40; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEE as to pltf Frankie Sutton in the amount of $4.34; cc: pltf and cashier (dr) (Entered: 06/26/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Bradley J Hylton (dr) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

July 2, 1997

July 2, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILING FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Steve Ragan (dr) (Entered: 07/07/1997)

July 7, 1997

July 7, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: by Jim Dorssey on 7/7/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50167; account paid in full; notice received in Clerk's office for docketing on 7/9/97. (dr) Modified on 07/09/1997 (Entered: 07/09/1997)

July 7, 1997

July 7, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: by George Goff on 7/7/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50164; account paid in full; notice received in Clerk's office for docketing on 7/9/97 (dr) (Entered: 07/09/1997)

July 9, 1997

July 9, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: by Sam Archer on 7/7/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50162; account paid in full; notice received in Clerk's office for docketing on 7/9/97 (dr) (Entered: 07/09/1997)

July 9, 1997

July 9, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: by Jeff Hass on 7/7/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50161; account paid in full; notice received in Clerk's office for docketing on 7/9/97. (dr) (Entered: 07/09/1997)

July 9, 1997

July 9, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: by Patrick Cupples on 7/7/97 in the amount of $ 4.80, receipt # 50160; balance owed $0.03; notice received in Clerk's office for docketing on 7/9/97. (dr) (Entered: 07/09/1997)

July 9, 1997

July 9, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: on 7/21/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, as to Jeffrey K. Ragland, receipt # 50519. ***ISP CHECK NO 278765/ACCOUNT PAID IN FULL*** (dv) Modified on 07/22/1997 (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 22, 1997

July 22, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: on 7/21/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, as to James Hall, receipt # 50518. ***ISP CHECK NO 278665/ACCOUNT PAID IN FULL*** (dv) Modified on 07/22/1997 (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 22, 1997

July 22, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: on 7/21/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, as to Michael Gunn, Jr., receipt # 50517. ***ISP CHECK NO 278854/ACCOUNT PAID IN FULL*** (dv) Modified on 07/22/1997 (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 22, 1997

July 22, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: on 7/21/97 in the amount of $ 3.32, as to Wayne Berry, receipt # 50516. ***ISP CHECK NO 278879/BALANCE REMAINING IS $1.00*** (dv) Modified on 07/22/1997 (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 22, 1997

July 22, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: on 7/21/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, as to Lawrence Gladson, receipt # 50515. ***ISP CHECK NO 278724/ACCOUNT PAID IN FULL*** (dv) (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 22, 1997

July 22, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: on 7/21/97 in the amount of $ 2.37, as to Jeff Winters, receipt # 50521. ***ISP CHECK NO. 278862/ACCOUNT PAID IN FULL*** (cl) (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 22, 1997

July 22, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: on 7/21/97 in the amount of $ 3.58, as to Richard Shawhan, receipt # 50520. ***ISP CHECK NO 278753/ACCOUNT PAID IN FULL*** (cl) (Entered: 07/22/1997)

July 22, 1997

July 22, 1997

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AUTHORIZATION TO DEBIT TRUST ACCOUNT TO PAY FEDERAL COURT FILNG FEES (STATEMENT) by plaintiff Timothy M Jacobson (cl) (Entered: 07/24/1997)

July 24, 1997

July 24, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY PATRICK CUPPLES: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 0.03, receipt # 50561. PAID IN FULL (dr) Modified on 08/06/1997 (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY TIMOTHY M. JACOBSON: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50565. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY BRADLEY J. HYLTON: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50564. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY KRIS JOHNSON: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50566. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY RANDY JONES: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50567. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY TOM KANE: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50568. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY BRYAN KELLER: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 1.40, receipt # 50569. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID JON J. KING: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50570. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY MICHAEL L. O'DONNELL: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50573. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY ARTHUR A. POYNER: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 2.28, receipt # 50574. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY STEVE RAGAN: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50575. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY MICHAEL RINEHART: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50576. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY JERRY SUMPTER: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50578. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BU FRANKIE SUTTON: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.34, receipt # 50579. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY ADAM M. TANNER: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50580. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY TIM THOMPSON: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50581. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

FILING FEE PAID BY TOM YARGES: on 8/4/97 in the amount of $ 4.83, receipt # 50585. PAID IN FULL (dr) (Entered: 08/06/1997)

Aug. 6, 1997

Aug. 6, 1997

REMARK- Service of process issued 6/26/97 (dr) (Entered: 08/26/1997)

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ANSWER by defendants re: complaint [4-1] (dr) (Entered: 08/27/1997)

Aug. 27, 1997

Aug. 27, 1997

LETTER from court re TN to Judge Pratt and change in case number (cl) (Entered: 08/27/1997)

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ORDER by Judge Robert W. Pratt ; Dispositive Motion ddl set for 12/29/97 (cc: all counsel) (dr) (Entered: 08/28/1997)

Aug. 28, 1997

Aug. 28, 1997

Case Details

State / Territory: Iowa

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 14, 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary who are members of the Church of the New Song alleging that the officials' refusal to permit food trays prepared for a banquet of this church to be taken to members who were in lock-up is unconstitutional

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Iowa Department of Corrections, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Issues

General:

Disciplinary segregation

Religious programs / policies

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run