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Third Circuit Finds that Prisoners’ Verbal Grievances are Constitutionally Protected by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner’s verbal grievance made to prison staff was protected speech under the First Amendment, and gave rise to a civil action when the prisoner ...
Gartrell v. FBOP, PA, Gartrell Expert Policy Proposal, RFRA Bivens Action Muslim prayer times and locations, 2012 CONFIDENTIAL SUBJECT TO FRE 408 FOR SETTLEMENT PURPOSES ONLY Isadore Gartrell v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, et al. FCI Schuylkill Muslim Prayer Policy Proposal This Muslim Prayer Policy Proposal sets forth alternatives to ...
American Humanist Association & Holden v. USA et al, OR, Complaint, humanist religious rights, 2014 Case 3:14-cv-00565-HA Document 1 Filed 04/08/14 Page 1 of 43 Page ID#: 1 BENJAMIN W. HAILE, OSB #040660 Ben@portlandlawcollective.com Portland Law Collective, LLP 1130 SW Morrison St, Suite 407 Portland, OR 97205 Telephone: (503) 228-1889 ...
American Humanist Association v. USA, OR, Settlement, Humanist Religious Rights, 2015 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF OREGON PORTLAND DIVISION AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION and JASON MICHAEL HOLDEN, Case No. 3:14-CV-00565-HZ Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS; FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, SHERIDAN, OREGON; BOP WESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR JUAN ...
New Jersey District Court as Gatekeeper in I.N.S. Expert Witness Case by New Jersey District Court as Gatekeeper in I.N.S. Expert Witness Case The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey entered, on June 25, 2007, their decision in a Daubert case involving the admissibility of proposed ...
Patel v. Bureau of Prisons, DC, Memorandum Opinion Re Summary Judgment, Noncitizen Treatment, RFRA, FOIA, 2015 Case 1:09-cv-00200-RDM Document 130 Filed 08/21/15 Page 1 of 36 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA KAMAL PATEL, Plaintiff, v. BUREAU OF PRISONS, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ...
“American Taliban” Wins Injunction Against BOP Religious Worship Restrictions by Derek Gilna “American Taliban” Wins Injunction Against BOP Religious Worship Restrictions by Derek Gilna Federal prisoner John Walker Lindh, better known as the “American Taliban,” who pleaded guilty to fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan and carrying an explosive during ...
Ninth Circuit Reverses Denial of RFRA DNA Challenge by The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a lower court erroneously held that an offender’s belief that he can’t give blood was not a religious belief. After pleading guilty to federal charges in California, Gregory Zimmerman was compelled to provide ...
Second Circuit: Continuing Violations Exhausted with Single Grievance by The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held on May 16, 2012 that a New York district court had incorrectly concluded that a prisoner failed to exhaust his administrative remedies before bringing a religious freedom suit. Muslim prisoner Neil Johnson was confined ...
Second Circuit Rules No Property Interest in Prison Industries Job, Joining Third, Fifth and Seventh Circuits by In an unpublished opinion, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that federal prisoners do not have a protected property interest in a UNICOR job assignment. The court also affirmed the dismissal for ...
BOP's Motion to Dismiss Religious Discrimination Case Denied by A North Carolina District Court has denied the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) motion to dismiss prisoners Lascelles Somie and Oral Malcolm's complaint alleging that the BOP failed to permit them to exercise their Twelve-Tribe Rastafarian religion. The plaintiffs had claimed ...
Third Circuit Reverses $642,398.57 Attorney Fee Award for RFRA Claim by Immigration Prisoner by The Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an immigration detainee’s $642,398.57 attorney fee award, finding that “the District Court’s degree of success inquiry under § 1988 was based on an impermissible reconstruction of the jury verdict.” ...
Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Ex-Prisoner’s Religious Halfway House by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On June 19, 2009, the Texas Supreme Court held that a city zoning ordinance which effectively banned a religious halfway house in the City of Sinton violated the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act ...
D.C. Circuit Reaffirms That Guantanamo Detainees Have No Constitutional Rights by On remand from the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has again denied relief to four British nationals who alleged that their detention at Guantanamo Bay violated the Geneva Convention, the U.S. ...
Federal Court Holds Enemy Combatant Detainee May Sue Government Officials by On June 12, 2009, a federal district court in California ruled that a U.S. citizen detained in the U.S. as an enemy combatant could sue a high-ranking federal official who promulgated legal opinions on policies that led to the ...
District Court Permits Trial In Case Challenging Denial of Wine During Religious Services by The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has order discovery and trial in a case changing the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) policy denying prisoners access to wine during religious services. Federal prisoner Brandon ...
Colorado Federal Prisoner's Pastoral Visit Denial Settles For $10,370 by Colorado federal prisoner and Buddhist, Yu Kikumura, brought a Bivens and federal tort action against officials at the United States Penitentiary (USP) at Florence after being denied visits by non Buddhist ministers. The action was settled for $10,370 and the ...
BOP Agrees to Provide Wine to Prisoner for Religious Rituals by Brandon Sample On September 18, 2008, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) settled a lawsuit brought under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) for wine during various religious rituals. Brandon Sample, a federal prisoner and PLN contributing writer, sued the ...
Sovereign Immunity Bars RFRA Damages in DC Circuit by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has affirmed a district court’s decision that sovereign immunity bars damage claims under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The court found that RFRA does not provide a clear and ...
Former Immigration Detainee Awarded $100,001 Against CSC/Esmor, Plus $137,808 in Attorney’s Fees and Expenses by A federal jury has awarded a former detainee $100,001 against a private company that operated a New Jersey detention center for the U.S. government. The jury found for the plaintiff on her negligent supervision and ...
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