Case: Prison Legal News v. Lehman

2:01-cv-01911 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Nov. 27, 2001

Closed Date: 2005

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On November 27, 2001, Prison Legal News (PLN) and Rollin A. Wright filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. PLN claimed that the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) violated its First and Fourteenth Amendment rights through its mail policy. PLN was a Washington non-profit corporation that published materials of interest to inmates. The DOC prohibited the receipt by inmates of non-subscription bulk mail and cata…

On November 27, 2001, Prison Legal News (PLN) and Rollin A. Wright filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. PLN claimed that the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) violated its First and Fourteenth Amendment rights through its mail policy. PLN was a Washington non-profit corporation that published materials of interest to inmates. The DOC prohibited the receipt by inmates of non-subscription bulk mail and catalogs and did not provide notice to inmates when this type of mail was rejected for delivery. The DOC also had a policy related to third-party legal materials, requiring them to consist of judicial opinions or other official court documents and requiring they be stamped "approved third-party legal materials" by correctional staff. In order to receive this stamp, materials needed to comply with a policy prohibiting any information that could create a risk of "violence and/or physical harm."

This was the fourth case since 1996 brought by PLN against the DOC. The previous cases are Miniken v. Walter, 978 F.Supp. 1356 (E.D. Wash. 1997) (PC-WA-011), MacFarlane v. Walter, No. 96-cv-03102-LRS (E.D. Wash. 1997) (PC-WA-012), and Humanists of Washington v. Lehman, No. 97-cv-05499-FDB-JKA (W.D. Wash. 1999) (PC-WA-013).

On June 17, 2003, the district court (Judge Robert S. Lasnick) held that the DOC's policies regarding bulk mail and catalogs violated the First and Fourteenth amendments. The DOC was permanently enjoined from prohibiting delivery of catalogs based only on the fact that they are catalogs and from prohibiting the delivery of bulk mail based only on the fact that the mail was sent at a standard rate. On the damages claim, the court held that the defendants, thirteen prison officials, were entitled to qualified immunity. Prison Legal News v. Lehman, 272 F.Supp.2d 1151 (W.D. Wash. 2003). The court also concluded that summary judgment was not appropriate for the claim regarding third-party legal materials because there were issues of fact appropriate for trial. The court limited its finding of qualified immunity to issues resolved in summary judgment; therefore, defendants were not entitled to qualified immunity regarding the third-party legal materials.

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Judge Arthur Alarcon) affirmed the district court on all issues on February 1, 2005. Prison Legal News v. Lehman, 397 F.3d 692 (9th Cir. 2005). Judge Lasnick approved a settlement on the damages issues on August 8, 2005. Defendants agreed to pay $390,000 to PLN. The injunction remained in place.

Summary Authors

Angela Heverling (4/17/2006)

People

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Judge(s)

Alarcón, Arthur Lawrence (California)

Lasnik, Robert S. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ford, Timothy D. (Washington)

Wing, Jesse (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Inglis, Shannon Elizabeth (Washington)

Judge, Daniel J. (Washington)

McLachlan, Mary C. (Washington)

Murphy, Carol A. (Washington)

Myhra, Kasey C. (Washington)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Alarcón, Arthur Lawrence (California)

Lasnik, Robert S. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ford, Timothy D. (Washington)

Wing, Jesse (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Inglis, Shannon Elizabeth (Washington)

Judge, Daniel J. (Washington)

McLachlan, Mary C. (Washington)

Murphy, Carol A. (Washington)

Myhra, Kasey C. (Washington)

Other Attorney(s)

Bringman, Joseph E. (Washington)

Powers, Steven R. (Oregon)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:01-cv-01911

Docket (PACER)

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

Docket
116

2:01-cv-01911

Order Regarding Motions for Summary Judgment

272 F.Supp.2d 1151

June 17, 2003

June 17, 2003

Order/Opinion

03-35608

04-35185

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

397 F.3d 692

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

Order/Opinion
161

2:01-cv-01911

Stipulation Judgment and Order of Dismissal With Prejudice

Aug. 5, 2005

Aug. 5, 2005

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT and JURY DEMAND (Summons(es) issued) Receipt # 404443 (PM) (Entered: 12/04/2001)

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

PACER
2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by Kasey Myhra, Shannon Elizabeth Inglis (ZG) (Entered: 12/27/2001)

Dec. 20, 2001

Dec. 20, 2001

PACER
3

ORDER RE INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JSR AND EARLY SETTLEMENT Joint Status Report due 2/15/02 (cc: counsel, Judge) (KERR) (Entered: 01/04/2002)

Jan. 4, 2002

Jan. 4, 2002

PACER
4

ANSWER to complaint [1-1] by defendants, jury demand (CL) (Entered: 02/05/2002)

Feb. 1, 2002

Feb. 1, 2002

PACER
5

JOINT STATUS REPORT filed by all parties. Est. Trial Days: 4-5 days (ZG) (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

PACER
6

MINUTE ORDER by Judge Lasnik setting Trial Date and Related Dates pursuant to LR 16. Jury trial set for 11/4/02 ; Deadline to Join Additional Parties is 3/21/02 ; Disclosure of expert testimony due: 5/8/02 ; Discovery Motions to be filed by 6/7/02 ; Discovery deadline set for 7/7/02 ; Dispositive Motions to be filed by 8/6/02 ; Settlement conf. per CR 39.1(c)(2) by 9/5/02 ; 39.1 designation effective 10/5/02 ; Motions in Limine deadline 10/7/02 ; Agreed Pretrial Order set for 10/23/02 ; Trial briefs and exhibits to be submitted by 10/30/02 ; Voir dire/jury instructions 10/30/02 ; Jury trial set for 4-5 days. (cc: counsel, Judge, KL) (VK) (Entered: 02/22/2002)

Feb. 21, 2002

Feb. 21, 2002

PACER
7

MOTION by plaintiff to extend ddl for expert witness disclosure NOTED FOR 4/8/02 (VK) (Entered: 03/29/2002)

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

PACER
8

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing by plaintiff re motion to extend ddl for expert witness disclosure [7-1] (VK) (Entered: 03/29/2002)

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: motion to extend ddl for expert witness disclosure [7-1] (VK)

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

PACER
9

Letter/NOTICE by plaintiff that the following should correctly be NOTED FOR 4/10/02 motion to extend ddl for expert witness disclosure (VK) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

PACER
10

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to extend ddl for expert witness disclosure [7-1] (VK) (Entered: 04/04/2002)

April 4, 2002

April 4, 2002

PACER
11

MOTION by plaintiff to extend ddl for expert witness disclosure NOTED FOR 4/10/02 (VK) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 9, 2002

April 9, 2002

PACER
12

PRAECIPE: by plaintiff re: substituting pltf's reply to motion to extend ddl for expert witness disclosure [7-1] (VK) (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 9, 2002

April 9, 2002

PACER
13

ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik GRANTING motion to extend ddl for expert witness disclosure [11-1] discovery ddl shall be completed by 8/31/02 Disclose Expert Witnesses by 7/1/02 ; Disclose Rebuttal Expert Witnesses by 8/1/02 (cc: counsel, Judge) (LS) (Entered: 04/22/2002)

April 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

PACER
14

MOTION by defendant for partial summary judgment NOTED FOR 5/31/02 (dktclk) (Entered: 05/09/2002)

May 9, 2002

May 9, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: motion for partial summary judgment [14-1] (dktclk)

May 9, 2002

May 9, 2002

PACER
15

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to motion for partial summary judgment [14-1] (AF) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

PACER
16

MOTION by defendants for protective order regarding financial information NOTED FOR 6/6/02 (AF) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

PACER
17

FED.R.CIV.P.26(c) CERTIFICATE by defendants re: motion for protective order regarding financial information [16-1] (AF) (Entered: 05/30/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: dfts' motion for protective order regarding financial information [16-1] (AF)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

PACER
18

REPLY by defendants TO RESPONSE to motion for partial summary judgment [14-1] (AF) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 30, 2002

May 30, 2002

PACER
19

STIPULATED motion to extend discovery ddl (VK) (Entered: 06/03/2002)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: granting stipulated motion to extend discovery ddl [19-1] (VK)

May 31, 2002

May 31, 2002

PACER
20

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to motion for protective order regarding financial information [16-1] (AF) (Entered: 06/04/2002)

June 3, 2002

June 3, 2002

PACER
21

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing by plaintiff re: motion response in opposition to dfts' motion for protective order [20-1] (AF) (Entered: 06/04/2002)

June 3, 2002

June 3, 2002

PACER
22

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by plaintiffs motion response [20-1] etc (AF) (Entered: 06/04/2002)

June 3, 2002

June 3, 2002

PACER
23

Amended STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik granting motion to extend; discovery ddl extended to 8/7/02; mtn filing ddl extended to 7/7/02 (cc: counsel, Judge) (VK) (Entered: 06/04/2002)

June 3, 2002

June 3, 2002

PACER
24

MOTION by defendant for protective order re financial information NOTED FOR 6/5/02 (VK) (Entered: 06/05/2002)

June 4, 2002

June 4, 2002

PACER
25

MINUTE ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik SETTING oral argument on defts' motion for partial summary judgment [14-1] at 9:00 7/23/02 (cc: counsel, Judge, KL) (VK) (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 10, 2002

June 10, 2002

PACER
26

ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik re defts' motion for protective order re financial information [24-1] [16-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (VK) (Entered: 06/11/2002)

June 10, 2002

June 10, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: stipulated motion to extend ddls and order (VK)

July 8, 2002

July 8, 2002

PACER
27

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik: extended ddls: discovery ddl 9/6/02; mtn filing ddl 8/9/02; pretrial order ddl 11/22/02; trial brief ddl 11/27/02; Voir dire/jy inst 11/27/02; trial 12/2/02 Dispositive Motions to be filed by 9/13/02 Motions in Limine deadline 11/8/02; 39.1 designation effective 10/5/02 Settlement Conference deadline 9/5/02; (cc: counsel, Judge) (LS) (Entered: 07/09/2002)

July 9, 2002

July 9, 2002

PACER
28

MOTION by defendant to quash subpoenas to mailroom sergeants NOTED FOR 7/26/02 (VK) Modified on 07/23/2002 (Entered: 07/18/2002)

July 17, 2002

July 17, 2002

PACER
29

NOTICE by defendants re FRCvP 26(d) certificate re motion to quash subpoenas to mailroom sergeants (VK) (Entered: 07/18/2002)

July 17, 2002

July 17, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: motion to quash usbpoenas to mailroom sergeants [28-1] (VK)

July 17, 2002

July 17, 2002

PACER
30

RESPONSE to motion to quash subpoenas to mailroom sergeants [28-1] and MOTION by plaintiffs to compel NOTED FOR 7/26/02 (VK) Modified on 05/16/2003 (Entered: 07/23/2002)

July 22, 2002

July 22, 2002

PACER
31

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing by plaintiff re: motion response [30-1], re motion to compel [30-2] (VK) (Entered: 07/23/2002)

July 22, 2002

July 22, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: motion response [30-1], re: motion to compel [30-2] (VK)

July 22, 2002

July 22, 2002

PACER
32

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by plaintiff motion response [30-1], motion to compel [30-2] (VK) (Entered: 07/23/2002)

July 22, 2002

July 22, 2002

PACER
33

MINUTES of oral argument on defts' motion for partial summary judgment: RSL; Dep Clerk: KL; CR: Caroline Castle; Pla Counsel J. Wing & T. Ford; Def Counsel K. Myhra & S. Inglis; argument heard; court takes matter under advisement (VK) (Entered: 07/23/2002)

July 23, 2002

July 23, 2002

PACER
34

ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik DENYING defts' motion for partial summary judgment [14-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (VK) (Entered: 07/25/2002)

July 25, 2002

July 25, 2002

PACER
35

NOTICE of Unavailability of counsel Jesse Andrew Wing for plaintiff Rollin Wright from 8/1/02 to 8/2/02 and 9/30/02 to 10/7/02 (VK) (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 29, 2002

July 29, 2002

PACER
36

ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik DENYING defts' motion to quash subpoenas to mailroom sergeants [28-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (VK) (Entered: 07/31/2002)

July 31, 2002

July 31, 2002

PACER
37

MOTION by defendant to extend discovery ddl and dispositive motion due date NOTED FOR 8/19/02 (VK) (Entered: 08/12/2002)

Aug. 9, 2002

Aug. 9, 2002

PACER
38

DECLARATION of Kasey C. Myhra by defendant re motion to extend discovery ddl and dispositive motion due date [37-1] (VK) (Entered: 08/12/2002)

Aug. 9, 2002

Aug. 9, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: motion to extend discovery ddl and dispositive motion due date [37-1] (VK)

Aug. 9, 2002

Aug. 9, 2002

PACER
39

RESPONSE by plaintiffs to motion to extend discovery ddl and dispositive motion due date [37-1] (LS) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002

Aug. 14, 2002

PACER
40

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing by plaintiffs re: motion response [39-1] (LS) (Entered: 08/15/2002)

Aug. 15, 2002

Aug. 15, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: deft's motion to extend discovery ddl and dispositive motion due date [37-1] (LS)

Aug. 15, 2002

Aug. 15, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: stipulated motion to extend discovery ddl (VK)

Aug. 16, 2002

Aug. 16, 2002

PACER
41

STIPULATED motion to extend discovery ddl (KERR) (Entered: 08/27/2002)

Aug. 27, 2002

Aug. 27, 2002

PACER
42

ORDER EXTENDING DISC DDL AND TRIAL DATE by Judge Robert S. Lasnik ; discovery ddl ext to 10/15/02 ; jury trial ext to 7/7/03; Dispositive Motions to be filed by 11/27/02 ; The Court will issue a new scheduling order setting forth the remaining dates (cc: counsel, Judge) (KERR) (Entered: 08/27/2002)

Aug. 27, 2002

Aug. 27, 2002

PACER
43

MINUTE ORDER by Judge Lasnik setting Trial Date and Related Dates pursuant to LR 16. Jury trial set for 7/7/03 ; Discovery deadline set for 10/15/02 ; Dispositive Motions to be filed by 11/27/02 ; Settlement conf. per CR 39.1(c)(2) by 3/8/03 39.1 designation effective 4/7/03 ; Motions in Limine deadline 6/9/03 ; Agreed Pretrial Order set for 6/25/03 ; Trial briefs and exhibits to be submitted by 7/2/03 ; Voir dire/jury instructions 7/2/03 ; Jury trial set for 4-5 days. (cc: counsel, Judge, KL) (KERR) (Entered: 08/27/2002)

Aug. 27, 2002

Aug. 27, 2002

PACER
44

STIPULATION to authenticity of records (VK) (Entered: 09/03/2002)

Aug. 30, 2002

Aug. 30, 2002

PACER
45

MOTION by plaintiff to compel NOTED FOR 10/18/02 (VK) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Oct. 1, 2002

Oct. 1, 2002

PACER
46

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing by plaintiff re motion to compel [45-1] (VK) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Oct. 1, 2002

Oct. 1, 2002

PACER
47

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by plaintiff motion to compel [45-1] etc. (VK) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Oct. 1, 2002

Oct. 1, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: stipulation and agreed order to file amended complaint (VK)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

PACER

PROPOSED amended complaint (VK)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

PACER
48

PRAECIPE: by plaintiff re: motion to compel [45-1] page 4 (VK) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

PACER
49

STIPULATION and ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik allowing pltfs to file amended complaint (cc: counsel, Judge) (VK) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

PACER
50

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff; jury demand (VK) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

PACER
51

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to compel [45-1] (VK) (Entered: 10/15/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

PACER
52

REPLY by plaintiff TO RESPONSE to motion to compel [45-1] (VK) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 17, 2002

Oct. 17, 2002

PACER
53

Second DECLARATION of Jesse Wing by plaintiff re: motion reply [52-1] (VK) (Entered: 10/18/2002)

Oct. 17, 2002

Oct. 17, 2002

PACER
54

ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik DENYING pltfs' motion to compel [45-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (VK) (Entered: 10/30/2002)

Oct. 30, 2002

Oct. 30, 2002

PACER
55

MOTION by plaintiff to extend dispositive motions ddl NOTED FOR 11/11/02 (VK) (Entered: 11/01/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

PACER
56

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing by plaintiff re motion to extend dispositive motions ddl [55-1] (VK) (Entered: 11/01/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: motion to extend dispositive motions ddl [55-1] (VK)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

PACER
57

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by plaintiff motion to extend dispositive motions ddl [55-1] etc. (VK) (Entered: 11/01/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

PACER
58

NOTICE by plaintiff that the following is RENOTED FOR 11/13/02 motion to extend dispositive motions ddl (VK) (Entered: 11/07/2002)

Nov. 7, 2002

Nov. 7, 2002

PACER
59

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to extend dispositive motions ddl [55-1] (VK) (Entered: 11/08/2002)

Nov. 8, 2002

Nov. 8, 2002

PACER
60

DECLARATION of Kasey C. Myhra by defendant re: motion response [59-1] (VK) (Entered: 11/08/2002)

Nov. 8, 2002

Nov. 8, 2002

PACER
61

REPLY by plaintiff TO RESPONSE to motion to extend dispositive motions ddl [55-1] (VK) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Nov. 12, 2002

Nov. 12, 2002

PACER
62

ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik GRANTING pltfs' motion to extend dispositive motions ddl [55-1] Dispositive Motions ddl extended to 1/21/03 ; (cc: counsel, Judge) (KERR) (Entered: 11/20/2002)

Nov. 20, 2002

Nov. 20, 2002

PACER
63

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by Kasey Myhra (address change) (RS) (Entered: 01/03/2003)

Jan. 2, 2003

Jan. 2, 2003

PACER
64

ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik DENIES AS MOOT dft's motions: mtn for protective order re financial information [24-1], motion for protective order regarding financial information [16-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (CL) (Entered: 01/06/2003)

Jan. 6, 2003

Jan. 6, 2003

PACER
65

MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file an overlength brief NOTED FOR 1/15/03 (KERR) (Entered: 01/17/2003)

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

PACER
66

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing by plaintiff re motion for leave to file an overlength brief [65-1] (KERR) (Entered: 01/17/2003)

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: motion for leave to file an overlength brief [65-1] (KERR)

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

PACER
67

MOTION by plaintiff for summary judgment NOTED FOR 2/14/03 (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
68

DECLARATION of Paul Wright by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
69

DECLARATION of Paul Wright by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (Vol. I, Exhibits 1-22) (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
70

DECLARATION of Paul Wright by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (Vol. II, Exhibits 23-29) (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
71

DECLARATION of Paul Wright by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (Vol. III, Exhibits 30-32) (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
72

DECLARATION of Paul Wright by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (Vol. IV, Exhibits 33-81) (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
73

DECLARATION of Don Miniken by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
74

DECLARATION of Samuel C. Rutherford, III by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
75

AFFIDAVIT of Sam Rutherford regarding motion for summary judgment [67-1] (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
76

DECLARATION of Peter S. Downey by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
77

DECLARATION of Silja Joanna Talvi by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
78

DECLARATION of Carrie A. Wilkinson by plaintiff re motion for summary judgment [67-1] (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
79

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by plaintiff motion for summary judgment [67-1] etc. (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
80

MOTION by defendant for summary judgment NOTED FOR 2/14/03 (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER

LODGED ORDER: re: motion for summary judgment [80-1] (VK)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
81

ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik GRANTING pltfs' motion for leave to file an overlength brief [65-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (VK) (Entered: 01/22/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
82

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by plaintiff motion for summary judgment [67-1] etc. (VK) (Entered: 01/29/2003)

Jan. 28, 2003

Jan. 28, 2003

PACER
83

NOTICE by plaintiff requesting oral argument on their motion for summary judgment [67-1] (VK) (Entered: 01/29/2003)

Jan. 28, 2003

Jan. 28, 2003

PACER
84

PRAECIPE: by plaintiff re: declaration Silja Joanna Talvi [77-1] original signature page (VK) (Entered: 02/03/2003)

Jan. 31, 2003

Jan. 31, 2003

PACER
85

PRAECIPE: by defendant re: motion for summary judgment [80-1]; substituting pages 1-3 (VK) (Entered: 02/04/2003)

Feb. 4, 2003

Feb. 4, 2003

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 27, 2001

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Nonprofit corporation that published and distributed prison-related publications suing state corrections department’s policymaking employees, challenging constitutionality of department’s inmate mail directive

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Washington DOC, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2003 - 0

Issues

General:

Mail

Type of Facility:

Government-run