Case: Garcia-Mir v. Civiletti

5:81-cv-04007 | U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Filed Date: Jan. 8, 1981

Closed Date: 1981

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Case Summary

In 1980, a group of Cuban nationals detained in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas after being denied political asylum filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to challenge the conditions and circumstances of their continued detention. Plaintiffs requested declaratory and injunctive relief and moved for class certification

Plaintiffs were subsequently transferred to a federal facility in Georgia. The government moved for dismissal of the case or, in the alternative, to transfer the venue of the matter to a federal court in Georgia.

On May 12, 1981, the District Court (Judge Richard D. Rodgers) denied class certification, but transferred the case to the Northern District of Georgia for further proceedings. Garcia-Mir v. Civiletti, 1981 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18607 (D.Kan. May 12, 1981).

See IM-GA-0003 for further case proceedings.

Summary Authors

Brian Ponton (9/17/2007)

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People


Judge(s)

Allgood, Clarence W. (Alabama)

Atkins, Carl Clyde (Florida)

Johnson, Albert Sidney (Georgia)

Rehnquist, James (Massachusetts)

Rogers, Richard Dean (Kansas)

Shoob, Marvin Herman (Georgia)

Tjoflat, Gerald Bard (Florida)

Vance, Robert Smith (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ebel, Deborah S. (Georgia)

Goodden, Dennis (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Allgood, Clarence W. (Alabama)

Atkins, Carl Clyde (Florida)

Johnson, Albert Sidney (Georgia)

Rehnquist, James (Massachusetts)

Rogers, Richard Dean (Kansas)

Shoob, Marvin Herman (Georgia)

Tjoflat, Gerald Bard (Florida)

Vance, Robert Smith (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ebel, Deborah S. (Georgia)

Goodden, Dennis (Missouri)

Hindman, Kenneth (Georgia)

Kramer, Myron M. (Georgia)

Pickens, John A. (Georgia)

Schwartz, Dale M. (Georgia)

Thompson, William C. (Georgia)

Tucker, J Kendrick (Florida)

Watson, Henri J. (Missouri)

Webster, David A. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Buchele, James P. (Kansas)

Cowen, Steven S. (Georgia)

Drucker, Alison R. (District of Columbia)

Filppu, Lauri Steven (District of Columbia)

Hickson, Nina R. (Georgia)

Metcalf, William E. (Kansas)

Stokes, Sharon Douglas (Georgia)

Theis, Roger M. (Kansas)

Tinsley, Barbara V. (Georgia)

Willard, Richard K. (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Delikat, Michael (New York)

Helton, Arthur C. (New York)

Hodge, James E. (Florida)

McCollister, Roger L. (Kansas)

Peavy, Robert A. (District of Columbia)

Samford, Frank P. III (Georgia)

Wright, James Skelly (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Opinion

1981 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 18607

May 12, 1981 Order/Opinion

Opinion

Garcia-Mir v. Smith

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

521 F.Supp. 446, 1981 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 14520

Sept. 10, 1981 Order/Opinion

Opinion

Garcia-Mir v. Smith

Supreme Court of the United States

469 U.S. 1311, 83 L.Ed.2d 901

Feb. 1, 1985 Order/Opinion

Opinion

Garcia-Mir v. Smith

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

766 F.2d 1478, 1985 U.S.App.LEXIS 20732

July 11, 1985 Order/Opinion

Opinion

Garcia-Mir v. Meese

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

781 F.2d 1450

Jan. 21, 1986 Order/Opinion

Brief for Appellants Habeas Corpus Preference

Garcia-Mir v. Meese

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Feb. 6, 1986 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Brief for Appellees and Cross-Appellants Habeas Corpus Preference

Garcia-Mir v. Meese

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Feb. 21, 1986 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Brief of Amicus Curiae Supporting Appellees

Garcia-Mir v. Meese

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Feb. 21, 1986 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Appellants' Cross-Appeal and Reply Brief Habeas Corpus Preference

Garcia-Mir v. Meese

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

March 7, 1986 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Reply Brief for Appellees and Cross-Appellants Habeas Corpus Preference

Garcia-Mir v. Meese

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

March 12, 1986 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Kansas

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 8, 1981

Closing Date: 1981

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A group of Cuban refugees detained in Kanas after being denied politicial asylum in the United States.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

The Office of the Attorney General of the United States (Washington), Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Habeas Corpus

Immigration/Border:

Asylum - criteria

Asylum - procedure

Deportation - judicial review

Refugees