688 F.2d 266 (5th Cir. 1982), 81-2224, Ruiz v. Estelle

Docket Nº:81-2224, 81-2380 and 81-2390.
Citation:688 F.2d 266
Party Name:David R. RUIZ, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, United States of America, Intervenor-Appellee, v. W. J. ESTELLE, Jr., et al., Defendants-Appellants.
Case Date:September 16, 1982
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 
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688 F.2d 266 (5th Cir. 1982)

David R. RUIZ, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees,

United States of America, Intervenor-Appellee,

v.

W. J. ESTELLE, Jr., et al., Defendants-Appellants.

Nos. 81-2224, 81-2380 and 81-2390.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

September 16, 1982

Mark White, Atty. Gen. of Tex., Douglas M. Becker, Ed Idar, Jr., Kenneth L. Petersen, Jr., Asst. Attys. Gen., Pike Powers, Austin, Tex., Lee C. Clyburn, William R. Pakalka, Jerry E. Smith, Houston, Tex., Keith A. Jones, Washington, D. C., for defendants-appellants.

Donald W. Jackson, Asst. County Atty., Edward J. Landry, Houston, Tex., for Heard.

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William Bennett Turner, San Francisco, Cal., Steven L. Winter, Joel Berger, Jack Greenberg, New York City, Samuel T. Biscoe, Dallas, Tex., for Ruiz, et al.

James Wiginton, Angleton, Tex., Donna Brorby, San Francisco, Cal., for L. D. Hilliard.

David J. W. Vanderhoff, Senior Trial Atty., Dennis J. Dimsey, Atty., W. Bradford Reynolds, Appellate Section, Civil Rights Div., U. S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., for the U. S. A.

David Crump, Law School, University of Houston, Susan E. Waite, The Legal Foundation of America, Houston, Tex., for amicus curiae The Legal Foundation of America.

Alvin J. Bronstein, Washington, D. C., for amicus curiae ACLU-Nat. Prison Project.

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

ON PETITION FOR REHEARING

(Opinion June 23, 5 Cir., 1982, 679 F.2d 1115)

Before CLARK, Chief Judge, RUBIN and TATE, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:

After an opinion was rendered in this case, Ruiz v. Estelle, 679 F.2d 1115 (5th Cir. 1982) (hereinafter cited by volume and page number only), counsel for the plaintiffs-appellees, a class comprising the inmates confined in the various institutions operated by the Texas Department of Corrections ("TDC"), filed a petition for rehearing. It tells us, for the first time, that the parties disposed of one of the issues after it was briefed, argued, and submitted, and before the court issued its opinion. The petition also seeks reconsideration of other issues. We consider these points separately.

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The parties resolved the Huntsville Unit Hospital issue several months before we issued our opinion in this case. In accordance with the request made by the inmate class and acquiesced in...

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