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Docket Sheet: January 1 2004
Protest zones

 

United States District Court
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia)

Civil Docket for Case #: 2:03-cv-04312-JF

ACORN v. The City of Philadelphia et al.

{PACER case number: 03-4312,
visited January 1 2004, 8:00 a.m. EST}

 

Assigned to: Honorable John P. Fullam
Referred to: Date Filed: 07/24/03
Demand: $ Jury Demand: None
Lead Docket: None Nature of Suit:
440 Civil Rights: Other
Related Cases: 87-03975 Jurisdiction:
U.S. Government Defendant
Case in other court: None
Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act

 

PlaintiffRepresented by
ACORN Arthur B. Spitzer
ACLU of the National Capital Area
1400 20th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202-475-0800
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Christopher A. Hansen
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel 212-549-2606
Fax 212-549-2651
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Stefan Presser
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
125 South Ninth Street
Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-592-1513, ext.116
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Witold J. Walczak
ACLU of Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Chapter
313 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tel 412-681-7864
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed
The National Organization
for Women
Arthur B. Spitzer
(See above for address)
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Christopher A. Hansen
(See above for address)
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Witold J. Walczak
(See above for address)
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Stefan Presser
(See above for address)
Attorney to be Noticed
United for Peace and Justice Arthur B. Spitzer
(See above for address)
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Christopher A. Hansen
(See above for address)
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Witold J. Walczak
(See above for address)
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Stefan Presser
(See above for address)
Attorney to be Noticed
USAction Arthur B. Spitzer
(See above for address)
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Christopher A. Hansen
(See above for address)
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Witold J. Walczak
(See above for address)
Lead Attorney
Attorney to be Noticed

Stefan Presser
(See above for address)
Attorney to be Noticed
v.
DefendantRepresented by
The City of Philadelphia Christopher I. McCabe
City Solicitor’s Office
1515 Arch St., 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-683-5022
Email: christopher.mccabe @ phila.gov
Attorney to be Noticed
The Police Department of
the City of Philadelphia

Terminated: 10/08/2003
Christopher I. McCabe
(See above for address)
The United States Secret Service of the Department
of Homeland Security
Joan K. Garner
U.S. Attorney’s Office
615 Chestnut St.
Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-861-8306
Fax: 215-861-8349
Email: joan.garner @ usdoj.gov
Attorney to be Noticed

Thomas W. Millet
U.S. Department of Justice
20 Massachuesetts Ave. NW
PO Box 883
Washington, DC 20044
202-514-3313
Email: thomas.millet @ usdoj.gov
Attorney to be Noticed

 

Date # Docket Entry
07/24/2003
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1 Complaint against The City of Philadelphia, The Police Department of the City of Philadelphia, The United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security (Filing fee $150 receipt number 895621.), filed by ACORN. (ti, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 7/25/2003 (cdd, ). (Entered: 07/24/2003)
07/24/2003 Two Original Summons issued as to the City of Philadelphia, The Police Department of the City of Philadelphia. Forwarded to: Counsel on 7/24/03 (ti, ) (Entered: 07/24/2003)
07/24/2003 Summons issued as to the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security. One given to the U.S. Attorney and two forwarded to: Counsel on 7/24/03 (ti, ) (Entered: 07/24/2003)
07/24/2003 2 Acceptance of Service by U.S. Attorney Re: accepted summons and complaint for the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security on 7/24/2003, answer due 9/22/2003. (ar, ) (Entered: 07/24/2003)
07/24/2003 3 Order {35 kb html} that the Court hereby orders the defendants to permit plaintiffs to demonstrate peacefully at the corner diagonally across the street from the Treasury Financial Facility Building, which is located at 13000 Townsend, no farther away from The Treasury Financial Facility Building than other demonstrators. Signed by Judge John P. Fullam on 7/24/03. 7/25/03 entered and copies mailed. (cdd, ) (Entered: 07/25/2003)
07/25/2003 4 Notice of Appearance by Christopher I. McCabe on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, The Police Department of the City of Philadelphia with certificate of service (McCabe, Christopher) (Entered: 07/25/2003)
09/05/2003 5 Summons Returned Executed as to USA. Julia Richardson, Legal Program Assistant on behalf of ACORN served the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security by certified mail, return receipt requested on 8/12/03; return receipt card attached. (cdd, ) (Entered: 09/05/2003)
09/05/2003 6 Summons Returned Executed as to USA. Julia Richardson, Legal Program Assistant on behalf of ACORN served John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States on behalf of the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security by certified mail, return receipt requested on 8/11/03; return receipt card attached. (cdd, ) (Entered: 09/05/2003)
09/05/2003 7 Summons Returned Executed as to USA. Julia Richardson, Legal Program Assistant on behalf of ACORN served United States Attorney’s Office on behalf of the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security by certified mail on 8/6/03, return receipt card attached. (cdd, ) (Entered: 09/05/2003)
09/22/2003 8 Defendant the City of Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia, the Police Department of the City of Philadelphia’s Answer to Plaintiff’s Verified Complaint with Affirmative Defenses, Certificate of Service. (McCabe, Christopher) Modified on 9/23/2003 (fh) (Entered: 09/22/2003)
09/22/2003 9 Federal Defendant the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security’s Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment and Brief in Support, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1) (Garner, Joan) Modified on 9/23/2003 (fh) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/23/2003 (fh, ). (Entered: 09/22/2003)
09/22/2003 Issue Joined. (fh) (Entered: 09/23/2003)
09/23/2003 10 Amended Complaint {80 kb html} filed by the National Organization for Women, United for Peace and Justice, USAction, ACORN against the City of Philadelphia, the Police Department of the City of Philadelphia, the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security, Certificate of Service. (cdd, ) (Entered: 09/26/2003)
09/26/2003 2 Summons issued as to the City of Philadelphia, the Police Department of the City of Philadelphia. Forwarded to: Plaintiff’s Counsel on 9/26/03. (cdd, ) (Entered: 09/26/2003)
09/26/2003 3 Summons issued as to the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. Forwarded to: Plaintiff’s Counsel on 9/26/03. (cdd, ) (Entered: 09/26/2003)
09/26/2003 11 Motion filed by ACORN, the National Organization for Women, United for Peace and Justice, USAction for pro hac vice admission of Chris Hansen, Art Spitzer, and Witold Walczak, Verification in Support, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Verification in Support # 2 Text of Proposed Order) (cdd, ) (Entered: 09/26/2003)
10/02/2003 12 Stipulation and Order that defendants do not object to the filing of the Amended Complaint without leave of court; defendants waive service by summons; defendants response to the Amended Complaint will be due on or before 11/24/03; and the federal defendants hereby withdraw without prejudice their Motion to Dismiss, or in the alternative for summary judgment which addressed only the original Complaint. Signed by Judge John P. Fullam On 10/2/03. 10/3/03 Entered and copies mailed and copy faxed by Chambers on 10/2/03. (cdd, ) (Entered: 10/03/2003)
10/08/2003 13 Stipulation of Dismissal of the Police Department of the City of Philadelphia by ACORN, the City of Philadelphia, the National Organization for Women, the Police Department of the City of Philadelphia, the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security, United for Peace and Justice, USAction. (McCabe, Christopher) (Entered: 10/08/2003)
10/09/2003 14 Stipulation of Dismissal by ACORN, the National Organization for Women, United for Peace and Justice, USAction against the Police Department of the City of Philadelphia. (ar, ) (Entered: 10/09/2003)
10/20/2003 15 Stipulation and Order that Defendant, the Police Department of the City of Philadelphia, shall be dropped as a party defendant. Signed By Judge John P. Fullam On 10/20/03. 10/20/03 Entered and copies mailed and copy faxed by Chambers. (cdd, ) (Entered: 10/20/2003)
10/27/2003 16 Defendant the United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security’s Motion To Dismiss, Memorandum in Support, and Exhibits {100 kb html}, Memorandum, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum # 2 Exhibits) (Millet, Thomas) Modified on 10/28/2003 (fh) (Entered: 10/27/2003)
10/30/2003 17 Order granting Motion for Limited Admission of Chris Hansen, Art Spitzer and Witold Walczak on behalf of Plaintiff. Signed by Judge John P. Fullam on 10/30/03. 10/31/03 Entered and copies mailed and faxed. (ph, ) (Entered: 10/31/2003)
11/07/2003 18 Stipulation and Order that in response to defendant United States Secret Service’s Motion to Dismiss, plaintiffs shall file their reply brief on or before 11/24/03, and defendant United States Secret Service shall file its reply on or before 12/8/03, Certificate of Service. Signed by Judge John P. Fullam on 11/6/03. 11/7/03 Entered and copies mailed and copies faxed by Chambers on 11/6/03. (cdd, ) Modified on 11/7/2003 (cdd, ). (Entered: 11/07/2003)
11/20/2003 19 Motion to Dismiss {40 kb html} for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by The City of Philadelphia. Certificate of Service. (McCabe, Christopher) (Entered: 11/20/2003)
11/24/2003 20 Memorandum of Law {150 kb html} filed by ACORN, The National Organization for Women, United for Peace and Justice, USAction in Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order; # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1 – Declaration of Leslie Cagan; # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2 – Declaration of Jeffrey D. Blum; # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3 – Declaration of Olga Vives; # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 4 – Verification of Steve Bachmann; # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 5 – Declaration of Lisa Burks; # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 6 – Declaration of Terry Treadway) (cdd, ) (Entered: 11/25/2003)
12/08/2003 21 Defendant The United States Secret Service of the Department of Homeland Security's Memorandum in Reply to Plaintiffs' Opposition {75 kb html} to 9, 16 Motion to Dismiss, Memorandum in support, and Exhibits, Certificate of Service. (Millet, Thomas) Modified on 12/9/2003 (fh) (Entered: 12/08/2003)

 

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This case: ACORN v. City of Philadelphia (E.D. Pa., 03-CV-4312 {50 kb}, filed July 24 2003).

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