Case: Bates v. Lynn

3:89-cv-00065 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Jan. 25, 1989

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On January 25, 1989, death row inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (LSP) filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) and LSP in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, Baton Rouge Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, Loyola Law School and the ACLU National Prison Project, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging violations of their Sixth and Fourtee…

On January 25, 1989, death row inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (LSP) filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) and LSP in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, Baton Rouge Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, Loyola Law School and the ACLU National Prison Project, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging violations of their Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that they were granted only limited access to and were denied direct access to a law library, were provided with inadequate legal assistance, were denied appointment of counsel and that visitation was subject to severe restrictions.

On February 8, 1990, the District Court (Judge Frank J. Polozola) referred the case to Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger. On August 23, 1990, the Magistrate Court (Judge Riedlinger) denied the plaintiffs' motion for class action status, but further ordered that it would treat the case as in the nature of a class action.

The parties subsequently entered into settlement negotiations and in a joint motion, submitted an agreement to the court. On April 22, 1991, the Magistrate Court (Judge Riedlinger) approved the agreement as a consent decree. The consent decree provided for private and confidential legal visits, a greatly expanded legal assistance program, and implementation and oversight mechanisms including routine written progress reports. The Court retained jurisdiction to monitor progress with the agreement.

On October 5, 1995, the District Court (Judge Polozola) ordered a hearing to determine the defendants' compliance with the consent decree.

On May 28, 1997, the defendants filed a motion, pursuant to the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), to terminate the prospective relief provided by the consent decree. The plaintiffs responded by challenging the constitutionality of the PLRA. On August 15, 1997, the United States intervened as a defendant to support the constitutionality of the PLRA. On August 18, 1997, the District Court (Judge Polozola) granted the government's motion to intervene.

After the Ninth Circuit decided Taylor v. United States, 143 F.3d 1178 (9th Cir. 1998), and each of the parties took notice, the government filed a supplemental memorandum supporting the constitutionality of the PLRA.

On August 31, 2000, the Magistrate Court (Judge Riedlinger) filed a report and recommendation with the District Court. The Magistrate Court recommended that the District Court terminate the consent decree, but limit the termination to the prospective relief.

On September 18, 2000, the District Court (Judge Polozola), having accepted the finding of the Magistrate, granted the defendants' motion to terminate the prospective relief provided by the consent decree.

We have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Josh Altman (9/23/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Polozola, Frank Joseph (Louisiana)

Riedlinger, Stephen C. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Adams, Stuart H. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)

Dixon, Stephen Andrew (Louisiana)

Freeman, Alexa P. (District of Columbia)

Quigley, William Patrick (Louisiana)

Wright, Claudia T. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Courtney, Pamela LeBato (Louisiana)

Hrdlicka, James Carl (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Polozola, Frank Joseph (Louisiana)

Riedlinger, Stephen C. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Adams, Stuart H. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)

Dixon, Stephen Andrew (Louisiana)

Freeman, Alexa P. (District of Columbia)

Quigley, William Patrick (Louisiana)

Wright, Claudia T. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Courtney, Pamela LeBato (Louisiana)

Hrdlicka, James Carl (Louisiana)

Kopsa, Joseph Erwin (Louisiana)

Mooney, Suzanne Quinlan (Louisiana)

Rutledge, Debra A. (Louisiana)

Sanders, David Glen (Louisiana)

Viator, Annette Marie (Louisiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Gaupp, John (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Aug. 8, 2002 Docket
1

Complaint

Jan. 25, 1989 Complaint
66

Consent Decree and Order

April 23, 1991 Order/Opinion
225

Magistrate Judge's Report

Sept. 1, 2000 Order/Opinion
226

Opinion

Sept. 20, 2000 Order/Opinion
227

Judgment

Sept. 20, 2000 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link

This case is skeleton docketed 4/14/93 (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Jan. 25, 1989
1

COMPLAINT (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Jan. 25, 1989
3

MOTION by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan for Claudia Wright to Appear Pro Hac Vice (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Jan. 25, 1989

Set magistrate assignment. (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Jan. 25, 1989

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler . Service deadline set for 2/8/89 . Consent Notices Mailed. (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Jan. 25, 1989
5

ORDER granting [3-1] motion for Claudia Wright to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Mag. Judge Christine Noland ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Feb. 3, 1989
6

ORDER; referred to SCR... ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Feb. 8, 1989

CASE REFERRED to Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Feb. 8, 1989
7

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler 2/6/89 Answer due on 2/26/89 for Hilton R. Butler, for Bruce N. Lynn (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Feb. 10, 1989
10

ANSWER to Complaint by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler (Attorney Joseph Erwin Kopsa), (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

March 1, 1989
12

AMENDED ANSWER to Complaint by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler : amends [10-1] answer by Hilton R. Butler, Bruce N. Lynn (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

March 21, 1989
16

ORDER; A. Viator, D. Rutledge & B. Kline enrolled as co-counsel for defts... ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

March 28, 1989
48

ORDER; allowing E. Alexander to appear pro hac vice for pltfs... ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Aug. 24, 1990
53

ORDER; allowing S. Dixon be enrolled as addl cnsl for pltfs... ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Sept. 24, 1990
66

CONSENT DECREE/Joint (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

April 23, 1991
68

FIRST Month Progree Report/defts (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

June 6, 1991
74

AMENDED COMPLAINT (Answer due 7/1/91 for Hilton R. Butler, for Bruce N. Lynn ) by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan amending [1-1] complaint adding Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

June 21, 1991
83

SECOND Monthly Progress Report/defts (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Aug. 26, 1991
88

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan in opposition to [83-1] remark (Defts' 2nd Progress Report) (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Sept. 25, 1991
103

ORDER; mot to enroll G. Strickler as co-counsel is GRANTED as to pltfs.. ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Jan. 15, 1992
106

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 1/17/92 (106A docketed) (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

March 25, 1992
118

ADDRESS CHANGE/Quigley (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

June 4, 1992
121

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [83-1] remark (to Defts' 2nd Progress Report) (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Aug. 13, 1992
126

THIRD Progress Report/Defts (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Sept. 15, 1992
129

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [126-1] remark (Defts' 3rd Progress Report) (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Oct. 15, 1992
130

FOURTH Progress Report/Defts (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Dec. 29, 1992
131

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [130-1] remark (Defts' 4th Progress Report) (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

Jan. 28, 1993
134

LETTER/Adams re: summary of discussion & agreements during conf. call (rgm) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

March 26, 1993
135

LETTER/Stuart Adams re: tele conf 4/14/93 (rgm) (Entered: 04/22/1993)

April 16, 1993

Tele-conference held (rgm) (Entered: 04/23/1993)

April 21, 1993
136

LETTER/Stuart Adams re: unable to sched stat conf. (rgm) (Entered: 04/22/1993)

April 22, 1993
137

Minute entry:; tele cnf held 4/21/93...parties shall file a compliance statement by 4/28/93..w/o obj from parties, the education programs shall be scheduled to begin by 9/1/93... ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ) ,issued notices (rgm) (Entered: 04/23/1993)

April 23, 1993
138

ORDER; parties to file a compliance statement by 4/28/93...w/o obj of parties, the education programs shall be sched to begin 9/1/93... set Notice of Compliance deadline to 4/28/93 ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 04/23/1993)

April 23, 1993
139

RESPONSE by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler in support of [138-1] order set Notice of Compliance deadline to 4/28/93 RE: Compliance Statement (rgm) (Entered: 04/29/1993)

April 28, 1993
140

ORDER; affirming the letter in re fifth progrees report falls due on 7/21/93... ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 05/05/1993)

May 5, 1993
141

LETTER/Kopsa re: on 4/29/93 met w/Mr. Crawford of CALS. (rgm) (Entered: 05/11/1993)

May 11, 1993
142

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL/Counsel Alexa P. Freeman (rgm) (Entered: 05/11/1993)

May 11, 1993
143

LETTER/Stuart Adams re: failing to file a compliance statement pursuant to order of 4/23/93 (rgm) (Entered: 05/27/1993)

May 27, 1993
144

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler to Substitute Attorney (rgm) (Entered: 07/29/1993)

July 28, 1993
145

RESPONSE by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler (FIFTH PROGRESS REPORT) in support of [138-1] order set Notice of Compliance deadline to 4/28/93 (rgm) (Entered: 07/29/1993)

July 28, 1993
146

ORDER granting [144-1] motion to Substitute Attorney terminated attorney Joseph Erwin Kopsa for Hilton R. Butler, attorney Joseph Erwin Kopsa for Bruce N. Lynn Added James Carl Hrdlicka ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 08/02/1993)

Aug. 2, 1993
147

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [145-1] support response (Fifth Progress Report) by Hilton R. Butler, Bruce N. Lynn (jh) (Entered: 08/25/1993)

Aug. 24, 1993
148

MOTION by Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit For Contempt (rgm) (Entered: 10/28/1993)

Oct. 28, 1993
149

SIXTH PROGRESS REPORT/Defts (rgm) (Entered: 10/29/1993)

Oct. 28, 1993
150

ORDER; pltf has filed a motion for contempt and it was not signed by counsel of record...if deficiency is not corrected w/in 10 days it will be stricken from record... set Notice of Compliance deadline to 11/12/93 ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 11/01/1993)

Nov. 1, 1993
151

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [149-1] 6th Progress Report (rgm) (Entered: 12/13/1993)

Dec. 13, 1993
152

SECOND QUARTERLY REPORT For 1993-94/Defts (rgm) (Entered: 02/01/1994)

Jan. 31, 1994
153

NOTICE of Filing Third Quarterly Report for 1993-94 by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler (rgm) (Entered: 06/02/1994)

June 2, 1994
154

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Bruce N. Lynn, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [153-1] notice of filing defts' 3rd Quarterly Report for 1993-94 by Hilton R. Butler, Bruce N. Lynn (rgm) (Entered: 06/17/1994)

June 17, 1994
155

NOTICE of THIRD QUARTERLY REPORT by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler (rgm) (Entered: 09/01/1994)

Sept. 1, 1994
156

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan in support of [66-1] consent decree which was ordered (RESPONSE TO 3RD QUARTERLY REPORT FOR 1993-1994) (rgm) (Entered: 01/25/1995)

Jan. 25, 1995
157

NOTICE of Conference: set Status Conference for 3:00 3/24/95 ...purpose of cnf is to address the need for a hrg to determine the defts compliance w/ the consent decree, (PS CRD) issued notices. (slh) (Entered: 03/16/1995)

March 16, 1995

Status Conference held (hcj) (Entered: 03/29/1995)

March 24, 1995
158

ORDER ... Defendants shall file their next quarterly status report as schedued...The court will determine whether a status conference should be held to discuss implementation of the plan or a hearing should be held to determine defendants' compliance with the consent decree and possible sanctions.` ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 03/29/1995)

March 29, 1995
159

NOTICE of by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler Quarterly Report for March, 1995. (hcj) (Entered: 04/03/1995)

March 31, 1995
160

Preliminary Plan to provide Legal Training for Inmate Counsel Substitutes for Death Row Inmates filed by Defendant Department of Public Safety and Corrections (hcj) (Entered: 05/03/1995)

May 1, 1995
161

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan to defendants quarterly report for March, 1995 in support of [158-1] order (hcj) (Entered: 05/05/1995)

May 4, 1995
162

LETTER to Magistrate Judge Riedlinger from Mohamedu F. Jones Re: Extension of time on the defendants draft plan for compliance with the consent decree. (hcj) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 19, 1995

Endorsed Order: granting [162-1] letter requesting an extension of time ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ) (hcj) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 19, 1995
163

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler to Substitute Attorney (hcj) (Entered: 06/29/1995)

June 28, 1995
164

ORDER granting [163-1] motion to Substitute Attorney terminated attorney James Carl Hrdlicka for Hilton R. Butler, attorney James Carl Hrdlicka for Bruce N. Lynn Added Pamela J. Lebato ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 06/29/1995)

June 29, 1995
165

QUARTERLY REPORT for June 1995/Defts (rgm) (Entered: 07/03/1995)

June 30, 1995
166

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [165-1] defts preliminary plan to provide legal studies for inmate counsel substitutes for death row inmates (ph) (Entered: 07/11/1995)

July 10, 1995
167

ORDER, It is ordered that the defendant set Motion Filing deadline to 8/18/95 file a Revised Preliminary Plan...Plaintiffs shall have until 9/1/95 to file any response to the revised Preliminary Plan. ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 07/28/1995)

July 28, 1995
168

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler to Extend Time to comply with the courts order dated 7/27/95 (hcj) (Entered: 08/17/1995)

Aug. 16, 1995
169

ORDER granting [168-1] motion to Extend Time to comply with the courts order dated 7/27/95, defts are given until 8/25/95 to filed its revised Preliminary Plan in this matter set Notice of Compliance deadline to 8/25/95 ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 08/21/1995)

Aug. 21, 1995
170

Defendants revised preliminary plan to provide legl trining for inmate counsel substitutes for death row inmates pursuant to Court Order, date 7/27/95 (hcj) (Entered: 08/28/1995)

Aug. 25, 1995
171

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler for Leave to File Revised preliminary plan to provide Legal Training for inmate Counsel substitute for Death Row Inmates... (hcj) (Entered: 09/08/1995)

Sept. 7, 1995

Holding Inventory of Death Row,CCR/Camp J Law Library (hcj) (Entered: 09/08/1995)

Sept. 7, 1995
172

ORDER granting [171-1] motion for Leave to File Revised preliminary plan to provide Legal Training for inmate Counsel substitute for Death Row Inmates... ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 09/11/1995)

Sept. 11, 1995
173

QUARTERLY Report for 9/95/defts (ph) (Entered: 10/02/1995)

Sept. 29, 1995
174

ORDER, a hearing be held before Judge Polozola on... set Hearing for 9:00 10/17/95 to determine whether the defendants are in compliance with the Court's order and whetther any changes or other modifications need to be made to the Court's order. ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 10/05/1995)

Oct. 5, 1995
175

Minute entry: The ourt notifies the defndants that if there are violations noted in the quarterly reports then sanctions shall be impossed. ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ) ,issued notices (hcj) (Entered: 10/24/1995)

Oct. 23, 1995
176

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to dfts 9/95 Report [173-1] remark (slh) (Entered: 11/01/1995)

Nov. 1, 1995
177

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler to Substitute Attorney (hcj) (Entered: 12/22/1995)

Dec. 21, 1995
178

ORDER granting [177-1] motion to Substitute Attorney terminated attorney Pamela J. Lebato for Hilton R. Butler and Bruce N. Lynn Added Suzanne Elizabeth Quinlan as attorney. ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 12/27/1995)

Dec. 27, 1995
179

QUARTERLY REPORT for 12/1995 by dfts for the purpose of filing a compliance statement in accordance with court's order of 4/21/91. (hcj) (Entered: 01/08/1996)

Jan. 5, 1996
180

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [179-1] remark (defts' Report Pursuant to order of 4/23/91) (rgm) (Entered: 03/07/1996)

March 7, 1996
181

Quarterly Report for March, 1996. (hcj) (Entered: 04/15/1996)

April 12, 1996
182

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler to Amend [181-1] Quarterly Report of Leagal Education for January to March, 1996 (hcj) (Entered: 04/19/1996)

April 18, 1996

Amended Quarterly Report of Legal Education for January to March, 1996. (hcj) (Entered: 04/19/1996)

April 18, 1996
183

ORDER granting [182-1] motion to Amend [181-1] Quarterly Report of Legal Education for January to March, 1996 with the original affidavit of Dora Rabalais. ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 04/22/1996)

April 22, 1996
184

AFFIDAVIT of Dora Rabalais Re: [181-1] Quarterly Report of Legal Education for January to March of 1996 (hcj) (Entered: 04/22/1996)

April 22, 1996
185

QUARTERLY Report for June, 1996 (hcj) (Entered: 07/15/1996)

July 12, 1996
186

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler to supplement Quarterly Report of Legal Education for April to June of 1996 ( Affidavit submitted) (hcj) Modified on 07/17/1996 (Entered: 07/17/1996)

July 16, 1996

Holding Affidavit of Dora Rabalais...Motion to supplement Quarterly Report.... (hcj) (Entered: 07/17/1996)

July 16, 1996
187

ORDER granting [186-1] motion by dfts' to supplement Quarterly Report of Legal Education for April to June of 1996 ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 07/18/1996)

July 17, 1996
188

AFFIDAVIT by Dora Rabalais to supplement [185-1] Quarterly Report of Legal Education for April to June, 1996 submitted by dfts (hcj) (Entered: 07/18/1996)

July 17, 1996
189

QUARTERLY Report for September 30, 1996 (hcj) (Entered: 10/22/1996)

Oct. 21, 1996
190

RESPONSE by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [189-1] defts' Quarterly Reports (rgm) (Entered: 11/18/1996)

Nov. 18, 1996
191

QUARTERLY Report for December 31, 1996 (hcj) (Entered: 01/27/1997)

Jan. 23, 1997
192

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler to Extend Time to file Quarterly Report for the first quarter of 1997 (kdc) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 30, 1997
194

NOTICE of Filing QUARTERLY REPORT for 3/31/97 by Bruce N. Lynn, Hilton R. Butler (rgm) (Entered: 05/19/1997)

May 16, 1997
195

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn to Terminate the Prospective Relief ( Motion Hearing set for 9:00 10/17/97 ) (kdc) (Entered: 05/29/1997)

May 28, 1997
196

MEMORANDUM by Bruce N. Lynn in support of [195-1] motion to Terminate the Prospective Relief by Bruce N. Lynn (kdc) (Entered: 05/29/1997)

May 28, 1997
197

MEMORANDUM by M. Wayne Bates Jr., Ernest W. Busby, Dalton Prejean, John Sullivan, Abdulla Hakim El-Mumit, George Brooks Jr., Clarence Smith in opposition to [195-1] motion to Terminate the Prospective Relief by Bruce N. Lynn (ph) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 24, 1997
198

EXHIBIT(S) to memo in opposition to defts mot to terminate propective relief (ph) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 24, 1997
199

ORDER [195-1] defts motion to Terminate the Prospective Relief referred to Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 06/27/1997)

June 26, 1997
200

ORDER, Motion Hearing reset for 9:00 8/15/97 for [195-1] motion to Terminate the Prospective Relief ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

July 1, 1997
201

ORDER [195-1] motion to Terminate the Prospective Relief referred to Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger; The US shall advise the Court in writing on or before 8/8/97 whether the US will participate in these proceedings, an appropriate order will be issued setting forth a briefing schedule. . . set Notice of Compliance deadline to 8/8/97 The Clerk of Court shall serve a copy of this noticew on the Attorney General and US Attorney. ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 07/10/1997)

July 10, 1997

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 25, 1989

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All persons currently or in the future confined under sentence of death in the State of Louisiana.

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU National Prison Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Louisiana Department of Corrections, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1991 - 2000

Issues

Reproductive rights:

Fetus Identity

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Law library access

Visiting

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run