Case: Crofton v. Roe

2:95-cv-03142 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Filed Date: Oct. 11, 1995

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Case Summary

On October 11, 1995, a Washington state inmate brought a pro se civil rights action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, challenging a prison regulation that prohibited receipt by a prisoner of any book, magazine, or other publication, unless prisoner ordered publication from publisher and paid for it out of prisoner's own prison account. The inmate sought injunctive relief and monetary damages.Both parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. On December 17…

On October 11, 1995, a Washington state inmate brought a pro se civil rights action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, challenging a prison regulation that prohibited receipt by a prisoner of any book, magazine, or other publication, unless prisoner ordered publication from publisher and paid for it out of prisoner's own prison account. The inmate sought injunctive relief and monetary damages.

Both parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. On December 17, 1996, the District Court (Judge Lonny R. Suko) granted plaintiff's motion in part and defendant's motion in part. The Court enjoined enforcement of regulation and granted injunctive relief because the regulation barred future gifts of publications, but denied the inmate's claim for damages and held that defendant prison officials would be entitled to qualified immunity. The District Court also upheld a prison regulation that allowed inspection of all packages including publications and the requirement that books had to be purchased directly from the publisher. Both parties appealed.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Circuit Judge Schroeder) affirmed and held that: (1) blanket prohibition on gift publications violated

First Amendment; (2) temporary delay in delivery of publications did not violate First Amendment; (3) prisoner was not entitled to

continuance; and (4) prisoner failed to make showing of contempt. Crofton V. Roe, 170 F.3d 957 (9th Cir. 1999).

We have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/17/2007)

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People


Judge(s)

Schroeder, Mary Murphy (Arizona)

Suko, Lonny R. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gendler, Michael W. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Evans, Colleen B. (Washington)

Judge, Daniel J. (Washington)

Wyckoff, Martin E. (Washington)

Judge(s)

Schroeder, Mary Murphy (Arizona)

Suko, Lonny R. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gendler, Michael W. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Evans, Colleen B. (Washington)

Judge, Daniel J. (Washington)

Wyckoff, Martin E. (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

April 22, 1999 Docket
52

Order Re: Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

Crofton v. Ocanaz

1996 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 22770

Dec. 17, 1996 Order/Opinion

Reported Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

170 F.3d 957

May 5, 1999 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link

COMPLAINT Fee-status: ifp Receipt #: ifp (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/12/1995)

Oct. 11, 1995
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued) Fee-status: ifp Receipt #: ifp (FmrEmp) (Entered: 11/08/1995)

Nov. 8, 1995
2

ORDER TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS; ORDER OF SERVICE by Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko (Clerk to file cmp w/o pmyt of filing fee; Clerk to mail #1 #2 to pltf AG; USM to serve dfts); response due 12/26/95; IT IS RECOMMENDED that Pltff's Fourteenth Amendment procedural claim be DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. (FmrEmp) (Entered: 11/08/1995)

Nov. 8, 1995
2

Report and Recommendation by Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko concerning Obj ddl 11/22/95 to be reviewed by Judge Alan A. McDonald (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 11/09/1995)

Nov. 8, 1995
3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat ; Atty Colleen B Evans appearing (FmrEmp) (Entered: 11/21/1995)

Nov. 20, 1995
4

ORDER by Judge Alan A. McDonald granting report & recommendation motion Report and Recommendation [2-1] to dismiss case (cc: all counsel) COB Y13-16 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 11/30/1995)

Nov. 30, 1995
5

Substitution of counsel: Martin E Wyckoff replacing attorney Colleen B Evans for Ocanat, attorney Colleen B Evans for Jane Roe (FmrEmp) (Entered: 12/11/1995)

Dec. 6, 1995
6

ANSWER by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat,; jury demand (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/11/1996)

Jan. 11, 1996
7

WAIVER of SERVICE by defendant Ocanat ; (FmrEmp) (Entered: 02/12/1996)

Feb. 8, 1996
7

SUMMONS/RETURN OF SERVICE unexecuted - attempted as to defendant Jane Roe (FmrEmp) (Entered: 02/12/1996)

Feb. 8, 1996

Status Conference Notice;telephonic status conf 1:00 3/26/96 Yakima, WA (FmrEmp) (Entered: 02/15/1996)

Feb. 15, 1996
8

report of Planning Meeting of Parties by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/12/1996)

March 12, 1996
10

Proof of service by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat of: documents 8 & 9 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/12/1996)

March 12, 1996
11

Status Conference Certificate filed by plaintiff Clayton Crofton (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/14/1996)

March 14, 1996

MINUTES: before Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE HELD , Hrg Location: YAK/LRS (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/27/1996)

March 26, 1996
12

Scheduling Order, Inter Alia by Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko (Wit list ddl: 4/15/96; discovery to be completed 5/28/96; Exhibit list ddl: 6/17/96; design depos 6/17/96; objs to design depos 7/29/96; Disp mtn ddl: 6/17/96; Mtn in limine ddl: 8/19/96; dispositive mtn hrg wooa 7/29/96 Yakima, WA; case mgmt ddl set 4/11/96; PTC AND TRIAL TO BE SET BEFORE JAAM IF NO CONSENT) (cc:all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/29/1996)

March 28, 1996
13

Notice by plaintiff Clayton Crofton (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/29/1996)

March 28, 1996
14

Proof of service by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat of: Personal service on pla of Documents entitled deft's resp and objs to pla first disc mtn (FmrEmp) (Entered: 04/25/1996)

April 24, 1996
15

Witness list submitted by defendants (FmrEmp) (Entered: 04/26/1996)

April 26, 1996
16

MOTION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton to extend dispositive and joinder cutoff deadline (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/15/1996)

May 15, 1996
17

Witness list submitted by plaintiff Clayton Crofton (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/20/1996)

May 20, 1996
18

MOTION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton to extend joinder deadline (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/20/1996)

May 20, 1996
19

Declaration by plaintiff Clayton Crofton re motion to extend joinder deadline [18-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/20/1996)

May 20, 1996
20

MOTION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton for subpoena directing deliverance of rejected mail #F4-595 to pla (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/20/1996)

May 20, 1996
21

MOTION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton for order to consult (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/20/1996)

May 20, 1996
22

DECLARATION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton for expedited hearings re: Docs #20-21 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/20/1996)

May 20, 1996
23

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko granting motion for expedited hearings re: Docs #20-21 [22-1], denying motion for order to consult [21-1], denying motion for subpoena directing deliverance of rejected mail #F4-595 to pla [20-1], granting motion to extend joinder deadline [18-1], granting motion to extend dispositive and joinder cutoff deadline [16-1] (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/31/1996)

May 31, 1996
24

Objection/Clarification by plaintiff Clayton Crofton to order [23-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/06/1996)

June 6, 1996
25

Objections by plaintiff Clayton Crofton to order [23-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/21/1996)

June 20, 1996
26

MOTION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton to supplement [26-1] the pleadings , for joinder of defendants (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/21/1996)

June 20, 1996
27

Notice by plaintiff Clayton Crofton of hearing setting motion to supplement [26-1] the pleadings [26-1] (w/o oral argument 7/1/96), setting motion for joinder of defendants [26-2] (w/o oral argument 7/1/96) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/21/1996)

June 20, 1996
28

Notice by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat of association of attorney (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/24/1996)

June 24, 1996
29

Exhibit list by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/24/1996)

June 24, 1996
30

Proof of service by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat of Docs #28- 30 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/24/1996)

June 24, 1996
31

MOTION by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat for summary judgment (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/25/1996)

June 25, 1996
32

Notice by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat of hearing setting motion for summary judgment [31-1] (w/o oral argument 8/5/96 ) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/25/1996)

June 25, 1996
33

Memorandum by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat in support of motion for summary judgment [31-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/25/1996)

June 25, 1996
34

Statement of facts by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat in support of motion for summary judgment [31-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/25/1996)

June 25, 1996
35

Memorandum by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat in opposition to motion to supplement [26-1] the pleadings [26-1], motion for joinder of defendants [26-2] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/25/1996)

June 25, 1996
36

Proof of service by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat of: documents 31-35 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/25/1996)

June 25, 1996
37

Response by plaintiff Clayton Crofton to motion for summary judgment [31-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/18/1996)

July 18, 1996
38

MOTION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton for summary judgment (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/18/1996)

July 18, 1996
39

Statement of facts by plaintiff Clayton Crofton in support of motion for summary judgment [38-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/18/1996)

July 18, 1996
40

ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO SUPPLEMENT COMPLAINT AND FOR JOINDER, INTER ALIA by Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko (granting motion to supplement [26-1] the pleadings [26-1], granting motion for joinder of defendants [26-2] deft must show cause in writing w/in 10 days of this order by 8/2/96 (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/22/1996)

July 19, 1996
40

ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO SUPPLEMENT COMPLAINT AND FOR JOINDER, INTER ALIA by Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko (deft's must show cause in writing by 8/2/96) (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/22/1996)

July 19, 1996
41

Consent by all parties to trial and order of reference to Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/22/1996)

July 22, 1996
42

Response by defendants to plaintiff's objection [24-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/30/1996)

July 29, 1996
43

Proof of service by defendants of: Docs #42-43 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/30/1996)

July 29, 1996
44

MOTION by defendant for supplemental summary judgment , and for dismissal (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/12/1996)

Aug. 9, 1996
45

Notice by defendant of hearing setting motion for supplemental summary judgment [44-1] (w/o oral argument 8/26/96), setting motion for dismissal [44-2] (w/o oral argument 8/26/96) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/12/1996)

Aug. 9, 1996
46

Supplemental Memorandum and Response/Reply by defendant in support of motion for supplemental summary judgment [44-1], motion for dismissal [44-2] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/12/1996)

Aug. 9, 1996
47

Supplemental Statement of facts by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat in support of motion for supplemental summary judgment [44-1], in support of motion for dismissal [44-2] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/12/1996)

Aug. 9, 1996
48

Proof of service by defendant of: Docs #44-48 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/12/1996)

Aug. 9, 1996
49

Objections by plaintiff Clayton Crofton to statement [47-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/20/1996)

Aug. 20, 1996
50

MOTION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton for appointment of counsel , and/or for discovery reinstatement , and including necessary continuance (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/20/1996)

Aug. 20, 1996
51

MOTION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton for contempt (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/20/1996)

Aug. 20, 1996
52

ORDER RE: CROSS-MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT by Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko (denying motion for contempt [51-1], denying motion for appointment of counsel [50-1], denying motion for discovery reinstatement [50-2], denying motion necessary continuance [50-3], granting in part motion for supplemental summary judgment [44- 1] as to pla's first and fourteenth Amendment claims which are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE, clerk shall enter jgm accordingly , denying motion for dismissal [44-2] granting in part motion for summary judgment [38-1] as to injunctive and declaratory relief re: WSP regs prohibiting receipt of all gift publications, clerk shall enter jgm accordingly, pla's claims for compensatory and punitive damages, costs and atty fees are DENIED; granting in part motion for summary judgment [31-1] terminating case COB: Y16-61 ; each party shall bear its own costs) (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 12/18/1996)

Dec. 17, 1996
53

JUDGMENT: entered by clerk pursuant to Court's order filed 12/17/96 whichs GRANTS in part plaintiff's motion for sumary judgment and GRANTS in part defendant's motion for summary judgment, each party bearing its own costs) (cc: all counsel) COB: Y16-61 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 12/18/1996)

Dec. 17, 1996
54

MOTION by plaintiff Clayton Crofton for reconsideration of order entered 12/17/96 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/14/1997)

Jan. 13, 1997
55

Notice of appeal by defendant Jane Roe, defendant Ocanat from Dist. Court decision [53-1], [52-2] (cc: all counsel and 9CCA) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/21/1997)

Jan. 15, 1997
56

Copy 9CCA Docket Fee Payment Notification form. Original Fee Payment form, case information sheet and copy of docket entries forwarded to 9CCA. (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/22/1997)

Jan. 22, 1997
57

Copy 9CCA certificate of record - Original forwarded to 9CCA (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/22/1997)

Jan. 22, 1997
58

Notice of appeal by plaintiff Clayton Crofton from Dist. Court decision [53-1], [52-2] (cc: all counsel and 9CCA) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/28/1997)

Jan. 28, 1997
59

Copy 9CCA Docket Fee Payment Notification form. Original Fee Payment form, case information sheet and copy of docket entries forwarded to 9CCA. (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/28/1997)

Jan. 28, 1997
60

Copy 9CCA certificate of record - Original forwarded to 9CCA (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/28/1997)

Jan. 28, 1997
61

Notification by Circuit Court of Appellate Docket Number [58-1] 9CCA Number: 97-35121 Date appeal filed: 1/28/97 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 18, 1997
62

COPY of 9CCA Time Schedule Order (FmrEmp) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 18, 1997
63

Notification by Circuit Court of Appellate Docket Number [55-1] 9CCA Number: 97-35140 Date appeal filed: 1/15/97 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 02/24/1997)

Feb. 24, 1997
64

COPY of 9CCA #97-35121 Order (this appeal not taken in good faith) by Magistrate Lonny R. Suko (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/11/1997)

March 7, 1997
65

MOTION AND MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Clayton Crofton for report regarding defendant's contempt of court (FmrEmp) (Entered: 04/17/1997)

April 17, 1997
66

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Lonny R. Suko denying motion for report regarding defendant's contempt of court [65-1], denying motion for reconsideration of order entered 12/17/96 [54-1] (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/07/1997)

July 7, 1997
67

COPY of 9CCA Order (Appellant Crofton has paid the filing fee; briefing sched is reset as follows 2nd cross appeal brf due 9/19/97 for Crofton; 3rd cross-appeal brf due 10/20/97 for Roe, et al; optional cross- appeal brf due 11/3/97 for Crofton) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/25/1997)

Aug. 25, 1997
68

COPY of 9CCA Order (pla's mtn for extension of time to file second brief on cross-appeal is GRANTED; amended briefing sched also outlined) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997
69

COPY of 9CCA Order (FmrEmp) (Entered: 11/19/1997)

Nov. 19, 1997
70

Mandate from 9CCA. 9CCA: 97-35121;35140 affirming the decision of the District Court [58-1], affirming the decision of the District Court [55- 1] (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 04/22/1999)

April 22, 1999

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 11, 1995

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

State prisoner challenging prison regulation that prohibited receipt by a prisoner of any book, magazine, or other publication, unless prisoner ordered publication from publisher and paid for it out of prisoner's own prison account

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Washington Department of Corrections (Walla Walla), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1996 - 0

Issues

General:

Library (non-law) access

Loss or damage to property

Mail

Type of Facility:

Government-run