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NAACP v. Merrill

Last Updated Apr 16, 2020
Case number

No. 3:18-cv-01094 (D. Conn.), No. 19-00576 (2d Cir)

Cycle 2020

Case Information

A federal challenge to the State of Connecticut’s system of counting incarcerated residents in the district where the prison resides and not where the individual was living prior to incarceration. The district court denied a motion to dismiss.  The State appealed to the 2nd Circuit and the appeal was affirmed in part on the grounds the district court lack jurisdiction and the case needed to be argued before a three judge panel. Following the appeal both parties agreed to voluntarily dismiss the action.


Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Notice of Appeal Mar 7, 2019
Document icon Plaintiff/Appellee's brief Aug 12, 2019
Document icon Defendant/Appellant's reply brief Aug 26, 2019
Highlighted document Document icon Final Opinion Sep 24, 2019
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Complaint Jun 28, 2018
Document icon Motion to Dismiss Sep 9, 2018
Document icon Plaintiff's opposition to MTD Oct 4, 2018
Document icon Defendant's reply to MTD Oct 18, 2018
Highlighted document Document icon Order denying MTD Feb 15, 2019
Document icon Notice of Appeal Mar 7, 2019
Document icon Order temporary stay May 15, 2019
Document icon Order granting stay pending appeal Jul 15, 2019
Document icon Amended complaint Oct 15, 2019
Document icon Mandate from 2nd Cir Oct 15, 2019
Document icon Mandate three judge panel Oct 17, 2019
Document icon Defendant's answer to amended complaint Jan 6, 2020
Highlighted document Document icon Joint stipulation of dismissal Apr 14, 2020
Order - Joint stipulation of dismissal [Document not yet available] Apr 16, 2020