Case: Gartrell v. Ashcroft

1:01-cv-01895 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Sept. 7, 2001

Closed Date: April 11, 2003

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Case Summary

Rastafarian and Muslim inmates from the District of Columbia who were housed at Virginia correctional facilities filed a class action lawsuit challenging Virginia Department of Corrections' policies prohibiting long hair or beards on inmates. The inmates were represented by Hogan and Hartson and the American Civil Liberties Union. The inmates, who sued the District of Columbia, the U.S. Attorney General, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), alleged that the BOP's decision to house them at V…

Rastafarian and Muslim inmates from the District of Columbia who were housed at Virginia correctional facilities filed a class action lawsuit challenging Virginia Department of Corrections' policies prohibiting long hair or beards on inmates. The inmates were represented by Hogan and Hartson and the American Civil Liberties Union. The inmates, who sued the District of Columbia, the U.S. Attorney General, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), alleged that the BOP's decision to house them at Virginia facilities rather than federal facilities violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and their Free Exercise of Religion because Virginia's grooming policy infringed on their religious beliefs forbidding them from cutting their hair and shaving their beards.This case was filed on September 7, 2001, but is a continuation of litigation brought against the District of Columbia in 1999, in which the BOP intervened as a defendant. The court resolved the earlier case by entering a judgment in favor of the defendants, finding that the inmates had failed to exhaust their administrative remedies as required by the Prison Litigation Reform Act. Jackson v. District of Columbia, 89 F.Supp.2d 48 (D.D.C. 2000). The court also rejected the plaintiffs' claims that the grooming policy violated RFRA or the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. On appeal, the DC Circuit affirmed the judgment, agreeing that the inmates had not exhausted their administrative appeals, but vacated the portion regarding the merits of the religious claims. Jackson v. District of Columbia, 254 F.3d 262 (D.C. Cir. 2001). The inmates exhausted their administrative remedies and refiled the case in 2001.

Following a three-day bench trial, the District Court (Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr.) held that the inmates' sincerely held religious beliefs were burdened by the policy, that the BOP's decision to house inmates at Virginia facilities was subject to review under RFRA, and that the BOP failed to show that housing inmates at Virginia facilities was narrowly tailored to meet a compelling state interest. Gartrell v. Ashcroft, 191 F.Supp.2d 23 (D.D.C. 2002)

On February 19, 2002, Judge Kennedy issued an order granting injunctive relief to the inmates and ordering the BOP to consider each inmates' religious beliefs and practices before designating them to a Virginia prison. If an inmate's religious belief would be burdened due to their policies, that should mitigate against housing the inmate there. The court also ordered the BOP to evaluate whether the Virginia grooming policy burdened its existing inmates housed in Virginia facilities, and transfer inmates whose beliefs were so affected. The order also gave the court ongoing jurisdiction to monitor the case and ensure that the terms of the injunction were followed. The BOP appealed.

In 2003, the parties entered into a settlement on attorneys fees, which acknowledged that the BOP had been in compliance with the court's order. The BOP agreed to dismiss its appeal as part of this agreement. This agreement was approved by Judge Kennedy on February 27, 2003. On April 11, 2003, the court issued an order dismissing the case.

Summary Authors

Denise Lieberman (10/23/2005)

People

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Judge(s)

Henderson, Karen LeCraft (District of Columbia)

Kennedy, Henry Harold Jr. (District of Columbia)

Rogers, John M. (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abram, Jonathan L. (District of Columbia)

Haft, William S. (District of Columbia)

Hogan, E. Desmond (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Christopher K. (District of Columbia)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Humphreys, Michael A. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Henderson, Karen LeCraft (District of Columbia)

Kennedy, Henry Harold Jr. (District of Columbia)

Rogers, John M. (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abram, Jonathan L. (District of Columbia)

Haft, William S. (District of Columbia)

Hogan, E. Desmond (District of Columbia)

Murphy, Christopher K. (District of Columbia)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Humphreys, Michael A. (District of Columbia)

Jackson, Gregory (District of Columbia)

Lawrence, R. Craig (District of Columbia)

Lerner, Jacques Phillip (District of Columbia)

Lewis, Wilma A. (District of Columbia)

Prager, Lutz Alexander (District of Columbia)

Reischel, Charles L. (District of Columbia)

Rigsby, Robert (District of Columbia)

Schwab, Edward E. (District of Columbia)

Zane, Daria Jean (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:01-cv-01895

Docket (PACER)

April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003

Docket

1:99-cv-03276

Memorandum of Decision

Jackson v. D.C.

March 21, 2000

March 21, 2000

Order/Opinion

00-05103

Opinion

Jackson v. D.C.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

July 10, 2001

July 10, 2001

Order/Opinion
39

1:01-cv-01895

Memorandum

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

Order/Opinion

02-05179

Order

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

April 11, 2003

April 11, 2003

Order/Opinion

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by plaintiff ISADORE GARTRELL, plaintiff ANTOINE GROSS, plaintiff DARNELL STANLEY, plaintiff CARL WOLFE; Exhibits (10) (tth) Modified on 09/10/2001 (Entered: 09/10/2001)

Sept. 7, 2001

Sept. 7, 2001

PACER
2

MOTION filed by plaintiff ISADORE GARTRELL, plaintiff ANTOINE GROSS, plaintiff DARNELL STANLEY, plaintiff CARL WOLFE for temporary restraining order, and for preliminary injunction (tth) (Entered: 09/10/2001)

Sept. 7, 2001

Sept. 7, 2001

PACER
4

RESPONSE by federal defendant JOHN D. ASHCROFT, federal defendant KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, federal defendant BOP in opposition to motion for preliminary injunction [2-2] by CARL WOLFE, DARNELL STANLEY, ANTOINE GROSS, ISADORE GARTRELL .; attachment (PREAMBLE) (cas) (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 10, 2001

Sept. 10, 2001

PACER
3

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : denying motion for temporary restraining order [2-1] by CARL WOLFE, DARNELL STANLEY, ANTOINE GROSS, ISADORE GARTRELL status hearing set for 10:00 9/18/01 ; (N) (dcn) (Entered: 09/12/2001)

Sept. 12, 2001

Sept. 12, 2001

PACER
5

REPLY by plaintiffs in support of their motion for preliminary injunction [2-2] by CARL WOLFE, DARNELL STANLEY, ANTOINE GROSS, ISADORE GARTRELL; exhibits (3) (cdw) (Entered: 09/18/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

PACER
6

SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL for federal defendant JOHN D. ASHCROFT, federal defendant KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, substituting Daria Jean Zane for attorney Michael A. Humphreys (cdw) (Entered: 09/26/2001)

Sept. 24, 2001

Sept. 24, 2001

PACER
7

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs, federal defendants for order scheduling discovery, filing of dispositive motions and trial (cdw) (Entered: 09/26/2001)

Sept. 24, 2001

Sept. 24, 2001

PACER
8

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT [1-1] by federal defendant JOHN D. ASHCROFT, federal defendant KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, federal defendant BOP . (cdw) (Entered: 09/27/2001)

Sept. 25, 2001

Sept. 25, 2001

PACER
9

WITNESS LIST by plaintiffs (cdw) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

PACER
10

MOTION filed by plaintiffs WOLFE for class certification, and reduction of defendant's time to respond ; exhibits (1)(cdw) Modified on 10/10/2001 (Entered: 10/03/2001)

Sept. 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

PACER
11

SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy granting joint motion for order scheduling discovery, filing of dispositive motions and trial [7-1] by federal defendantss, plaintiff (N) (dcn) (Entered: 10/05/2001)

Oct. 3, 2001

Oct. 3, 2001

PACER
12

RESPONSE by federal defendant JOHN D. ASHCROFT, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, BOP in opposition to motion for class certification [10-1] by CARL WOLFE, DARNELL STANLEY, ANTOINE GROSS, ISADORE GARTRELL. (aet) (Entered: 10/05/2001)

Oct. 3, 2001

Oct. 3, 2001

PACER
13

REPLY by plaintiffs to response in opposition to motion for class certification [10-1] and reduction of defendant's time to respond [10-2] by CARL WOLFE, DARNELL STANLEY, ANTOINE GROSS, ISADORE GARTRELL; exhibits (5) (cdw) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 9, 2001

Oct. 9, 2001

PACER
14

MOTION filed by federal defendants for summary judgment ; exhibits (1), attachments (cdw) (Entered: 10/18/2001)

Oct. 17, 2001

Oct. 17, 2001

PACER
15

PETITION filed by plaintiffs ISADORE GARTRELL, ANTOINE GROSS, DARNELL STANLEY, CARL WOLFE for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum (nmr) (Entered: 10/22/2001)

Oct. 19, 2001

Oct. 19, 2001

PACER
16

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in opposition to motion for summary judgment [14-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT; exhibits (15) (cdw) (Entered: 10/25/2001)

Oct. 22, 2001

Oct. 22, 2001

PACER
20

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by federal defendants to file 25-page reply to plaintiffs' opposition to motion for summary judgment ; EXHIBIT (REPLY) (cdw) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 24, 2001

Oct. 24, 2001

PACER
21

RESPONSE (OPPOSITIONS) by federal defendants to plaintiff's statement of disputed issues of material fact (cdw) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 24, 2001

Oct. 24, 2001

PACER
17

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy ; setting forth procedures for handling confidential material; allowing designated material to be filed under seal. (N) (dcn) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001

Oct. 25, 2001

PACER
22

MOTION filed by federal defendants in limine to preclude testimony of plaintiffs and inmate witness (cdw) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 25, 2001

Oct. 25, 2001

PACER
18

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : granting motion for class certification [10-1] by CARL WOLFE, DARNELL STANLEY, ANTOINE GROSS, ISADORE GARTRELL (N) (dcn) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 26, 2001

Oct. 26, 2001

RECAP
23

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by federal defendants JOHN D. ASHCROFT, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, and BOP to extend time to 10/27/01 to file stipulations of fact and pretrial submission and memorandum of points and authorities in support thereof (ag) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 26, 2001

Oct. 26, 2001

PACER
19

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : finding motion reduction of defendant's time to respond by CARL WOLFE, DARNELL STANLEY, ANTOINE GROSS, ISADORE GARTRELL [10-2] moot (N) (dcn) (Entered: 10/26/2001)

Oct. 26, 2001

Oct. 26, 2001

PACER
24

RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by plaintiffs ISADORE GARTRELL, ANTOINE GROSS, DARNELL STANLEY, and CARL WOLFE (ag) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 26, 2001

Oct. 26, 2001

PACER
25

RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by federal defendant JOHN D. ASHCROFT, federal defendant KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, federal defendant BOP (td) (Entered: 10/30/2001)

Oct. 27, 2001

Oct. 27, 2001

PACER
29

FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL EXHIBIT LIST by federal defendants (cdw) (Entered: 11/02/2001)

Oct. 29, 2001

Oct. 29, 2001

PACER
27

EXHIBIT list (plaintiff) (dcn) (Entered: 11/01/2001)

Oct. 31, 2001

Oct. 31, 2001

PACER
28

EXHIBIT list (defendants) (dcn) (Entered: 11/01/2001)

Oct. 31, 2001

Oct. 31, 2001

PACER
26

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : confirming dates set at hearing of 10/31/01 (N) (dcn) (Entered: 11/01/2001)

Nov. 1, 2001

Nov. 1, 2001

RECAP
30

FINDINGS OF FACT and Conclusions of Law by defendants (cdw) (Entered: 11/26/2001)

Nov. 21, 2001

Nov. 21, 2001

PACER
33

PRETRIAL STATEMENTS by federal defendants; exhibits (1) (cdw) (Entered: 12/07/2001)

Nov. 21, 2001

Nov. 21, 2001

PACER
31

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy ; setting forth procedures for handling confidential material; allowing designated material to be filed under seal. (N) (dcn) (Entered: 11/30/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

PACER
32

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs, federal defendants for brief two-day extension of time to respond to parties' proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law (cdw) (Entered: 12/06/2001)

Dec. 4, 2001

Dec. 4, 2001

PACER
34

REPLY by federal defendants JOHN D. ASHCROFT, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, BOP to plaintiffs' findings of fact [30-1] (nmr) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001

Dec. 7, 2001

PACER
35

RESPONSE (OPPOSITIONS) by plaintiffs to defendants' post-trial memorandum. (nmr) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001

Dec. 7, 2001

PACER
36

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : granting joint motion for brief two-day extension of time to respond to parties' proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law [32-1] by federal defendantss, plaintiff (N) (dcn) (Entered: 12/11/2001)

Dec. 11, 2001

Dec. 11, 2001

PACER
37

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants JOHN D. ASHCROFT, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, and BOP; letters pertinent to this case. (bm) (Entered: 01/24/2002)

Jan. 23, 2002

Jan. 23, 2002

PACER
38

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to defendants' notice of filing [37-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT (cdw) (Entered: 01/31/2002)

Jan. 29, 2002

Jan. 29, 2002

PACER
39

MEMORANDUM by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : (N) (N) (dcn) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

RECAP
40

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : entering judgment in favor of plaintiffs ; that defendants before designating any inmate to a Virginia Department of Corrections Institution, shall consider each inmates religious beliefs and practices; directing BOP to immediately evaluate whether the grooming policy of VDOC burdens the religious beliefs and practices of each of its inmates housed in a VDOC institution, if burdened by the VDOC grooming policy, BOP shall promptly transfer that inmate out of VDOC; directing that all disciplinary action imposed on any cloass member as a result of the class members refusal to comply with the VDOC grooming policy shall be expunged from any BOP record of such action immediately;, the court shall retain jurisdiction over this matter to ensure that the terms of its injunction are obeyed and for appropriate ancillary proceedings (N) (dcn) (Entered: 02/19/2002)

Feb. 19, 2002

Feb. 19, 2002

RECAP
41

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : status hearing set for 9:30 3/4/02. Defendants shall file a status report with the court of their efforts to comply with the court's February 19, 2002, Order by no later than 11:00 a.m. on March 1, 2002, and shall simultaneously hand deliver or deliver by facsimile a copy of the status report to counsel for plaintiffs. (N) (dot) (Entered: 02/25/2002)

Feb. 25, 2002

Feb. 25, 2002

PACER
44

REQUEST by plaintiffs for hearing (cdw) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 25, 2002

Feb. 25, 2002

PACER
42

RESPONSE by federal defendants to plaintiff's praecipe requesting hearing [44-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT (cdw) Modified on 02/28/2002 (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

PACER
43

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants pf plan for compliance with Court's order; declarations (1) (cdw) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 26, 2002

Feb. 26, 2002

PACER
45

MOTION filed by plaintiffs to extend time to file petition for award of attorney's fees and costs (cdw) Modified on 03/01/2002 (Entered: 03/01/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

PACER
51

MOTION filed by plaintiff ISADORE GARTRELL, plaintiff ANTOINE GROSS, plaintiff DARNELL STANLEY, plaintiff CARL WOLFE for access to counsel (cdw) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 4, 2002

March 4, 2002

PACER
52

MOTION filed by plaintiff ISADORE GARTRELL, plaintiff ANTOINE GROSS, plaintiff DARNELL STANLEY, plaintiff CARL WOLFE to provide the detained clients with notice of the pending litigation (cdw) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 4, 2002

March 4, 2002

PACER
46

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : granting motion to extend time to file petition for award of attorney's fees and costs to 4/5/02 [45-1] by CARL WOLFE, DARNELL STANLEY, ANTOINE GROSS, ISADORE GARTRELL (N) (dcn) (Entered: 03/06/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

PACER
47

MOTION filed by federal defendant JOHN D. ASHCROFT, federal defendant KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, federal defendant BOP for reconsideration of order entering judgment in favor of plaintiffs [40-1] (cdw) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

PACER
48

MOTION filed by federal defendant JOHN D. ASHCROFT, federal defendant KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, federal defendant BOP for immeduate termination of prospective relief (cdw) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

PACER
49

MEMORANDUM (CONSOLIDATED) of points and authorities by federal defendants in support of motion for immeduate termination of prospective relief [48-1], motion for reconsideration of order entering judgment in favor of plaintiffs [40-1] [47-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT (cdw) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

PACER
50

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in opposition to motion for immeduate termination of prospective relief [48-1]; motion for reconsideration of order entering judgment in favor of plaintiffs [40-1] [47-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT (cdw) (Entered: 03/07/2002)

March 5, 2002

March 5, 2002

PACER
53

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants corrected memorandum of points and authorities in support of its motion for reconsiderstion and motion for prospective relief (cdw) (Entered: 03/08/2002)

March 6, 2002

March 6, 2002

PACER
54

REPLY by federal defendants to response in opposition to motion for reconsideration of order entering judgment in favor of plaintiffs [40-1] [47-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT (cdw) (Entered: 03/18/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

PACER
55

MOTION filed by federal defendants to extend time to file status report (cdw) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

PACER
57

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants JOHN D. ASHCROFT, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, and BOP; declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with the Court's Order of 2/19/02 (bm) (Entered: 03/26/2002)

March 19, 2002

March 19, 2002

PACER
56

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : granting motion to extend time to 3/19/02 to file status report [55-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT (N) (dcn) (Entered: 03/25/2002)

March 25, 2002

March 25, 2002

PACER
60

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by federal defendants to extend time for two-days in which to file status report (cdw) (Entered: 03/29/2002)

March 25, 2002

March 25, 2002

PACER
58

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : denying motion for immediate termination of prospective relief [48-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT, denying motion for reconsideration of order entering judgment in favor of plaintiffs [40-1] [47-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT (N) (dcn) (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 27, 2002

March 27, 2002

PACER
61

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining status of the BOP's compliance with Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 03/29/2002)

March 27, 2002

March 27, 2002

PACER
59

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : granting consent motion of defendant to late file Status Report due: 3/27/02 (N) (dcn) (Entered: 03/29/2002)

March 29, 2002

March 29, 2002

PACER
62

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants JOHN D. ASHCROFT, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, BOP; Declaration of David J. Wollner (bm) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 1, 2002

April 1, 2002

PACER
63

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for attorney's fees ; exhibits (6) (cdw) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 5, 2002

April 5, 2002

PACER
64

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendant JOHN D. ASHCROFT, federal defendant KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, federal defendant BOP declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with the Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 8, 2002

April 8, 2002

PACER
65

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by federal defendants requesting opportunity to file adversary submission to plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees, and to stay consideration of fees until appeal issue is resolved (cdw) (Entered: 04/11/2002)

April 10, 2002

April 10, 2002

PACER
66

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy: granting motion requesting opportunity to file adversary submission to plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees [65-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT Defendants response to motion for attorneys fees due 5/25/02 ; (N) (dam) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

PACER
67

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 04/17/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

PACER
68

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of BOP's compliance with Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 04/25/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

PACER
69

MOTION filed for JOHN WILLIAMS to intervene ; EXHIBIT (MOTION TO HOLD DEFENDANT IN CONTEMPT); LEAVE TO FILE GRANTED, J. Kennedy (cdw) (Entered: 04/29/2002)

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

PACER
70

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants JOHN D. ASHCROFT, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, BOP declaration explaining the status of BOP's compliance with Courts order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 29, 2002

April 29, 2002

PACER
71

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 05/08/2002)

May 6, 2002

May 6, 2002

PACER
72

MOTION (Consent) filed by federal defendants to extend time to 5/15/02 to file status report (rje) Modified on 05/14/2002 (Entered: 05/13/2002)

May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

PACER
73

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 15, 2002

May 15, 2002

PACER
74

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with Court's order 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 05/21/2002)

May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002

PACER
75

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiffs to allow the inmates brought to the trial in this matter to be re-designated and transferred to BOP's non-VDOC facilities (cdw) (Entered: 05/23/2002)

May 22, 2002

May 22, 2002

PACER
76

NOTICE OF APPEAL by federal defendants from order entering judgment in favor of plaintiffs [40-1], entered on: 2/19/02. no fees paid - GOVT. copies mailed to counsel. (cdw) (Entered: 05/24/2002)

May 23, 2002

May 23, 2002

PACER
77

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by federal defendants to extend time for four business days to file status report (cdw) (Entered: 05/28/2002)

May 23, 2002

May 23, 2002

PACER
78

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with the Court's order of 2/19/02; declarations (1) (cdw) (Entered: 06/05/2002)

June 3, 2002

June 3, 2002

PACER
79

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants JOHN D. ASHCROFT, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, BOP a declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with the Court's Order of 2/19/02. (nmr) (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 10, 2002

June 10, 2002

PACER
80

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : granting motion to allow the inmates brought to the trial in this matter to be re-designated and transferred to BOP's non-VDOC facilities [75-1] by CARL WOLFE, DARNELL STANLEY, ANTOINE GROSS, ISADORE GARTRELL (N) (dcn) (Entered: 06/12/2002)

June 11, 2002

June 11, 2002

PACER
81

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : granting motion to extend time for four business days to file status report [77-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT Status Report due: 6/3/02 (N) (dcn) (Entered: 06/12/2002)

June 11, 2002

June 11, 2002

PACER
82

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with the Court's order of 2/19/02; exhibits (2) (cdw) Modified on 06/19/2002 (Entered: 06/19/2002)

June 17, 2002

June 17, 2002

PACER
83

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants a declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with the Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

PACER
84

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with the Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 07/03/2002)

July 1, 2002

July 1, 2002

PACER
85

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with the Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 07/09/2002)

July 8, 2002

July 8, 2002

PACER
86

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining status of BOP's compliance with Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 07/16/2002)

July 15, 2002

July 15, 2002

PACER
87

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by federal defendants to extend time to 7/31/02 to file their status report (cdw) (Entered: 07/23/2002)

July 19, 2002

July 19, 2002

PACER
88

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : granting motion to extend time to 7/31/02 to file their status report [87-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT (N) (dcn) (Entered: 07/24/2002)

July 23, 2002

July 23, 2002

PACER
89

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with Court's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 08/01/2002)

July 31, 2002

July 31, 2002

PACER
90

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants declaration explaining the status of the BOP's compliance with the COurt's order of 2/19/02 (cdw) (Entered: 08/08/2002)

Aug. 7, 2002

Aug. 7, 2002

PACER
91

MOTION filed by federal defendants to extend time to 8/16/02 to file status report (mpt) (Entered: 08/14/2002)

Aug. 12, 2002

Aug. 12, 2002

PACER
92

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy: granting motion to enlarge time until 8/8/02 to file thier next status report. (N) (jwd) (Entered: 08/16/2002)

Aug. 16, 2002

Aug. 16, 2002

PACER
93

NOTICE OF FILING by federal defendants memorandum directing the expungement of records of inmates formerly incarcerated in VDOC institutions that objected to the grooming policy (cdw) (Entered: 08/20/2002)

Aug. 16, 2002

Aug. 16, 2002

PACER
94

ORDER by Judge Henry H. Kennedy : granting motion to extend time to 8/16/02 to file status report [91-1] by BOP, KATHLEEN HAWK-SAWYER, JOHN D. ASHCROFT Status Report due: 8/16/02 (N) (dcn) (Entered: 08/21/2002)

Aug. 21, 2002

Aug. 21, 2002

PACER
95

STIPULATION OF SETTLEMENT OF filed and fiated by Judge Henry H. Kennedy regarding settlement of attorney fees pe. (N) (dcn) (Entered: 03/04/2003)

Feb. 27, 2003

Feb. 27, 2003

PACER
96

CERTIFIED COPY of order filed in USCA dated 4/11/03, on appeal [76-1], dismissing appeal . USCA # 02-5179 (cp) (Entered: 04/21/2003)

April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003

PACER
97

MOTION to Enforce Judgment of February 19, 2002 by TALIB ABDUL-WALI. (lc, ) (Fiat: "Leave to file granted" Judge Kennedy) (Entered: 11/15/2006)

Nov. 14, 2006

Nov. 14, 2006

PACER
98

Order to Show Cause. Show Cause response due by December 22, 2006. Signed by Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., on December 11, 2006. (FL, ) (Entered: 12/11/2006)

Dec. 11, 2006

Dec. 11, 2006

PACER
99

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by JOHN D. ASHCROFT. (Kidwell, Judith) (Entered: 12/14/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

PACER
100

NOTICE of Appearance by Judith A. Kidwell on behalf of JOHN D. ASHCROFT (Kidwell, Judith) (Entered: 12/14/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 7, 2001

Closing Date: April 11, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates whose avowed religious beliefs forbid them from cutting their hair or shaving their beards alleging that BOP’s housing of inmates from D.C. in Virginia DOC facilities with policy prohibiting long hair and beards burdened their religious beliefs

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Order Duration: 2002 - 2003

Issues

General:

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run