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David Achtenberg

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Justice Powell's Miscellaneous Files
Relating to Section 1983
The Powell Files
Excerpts From Various Non-Case Specific Files In Box and File Order
(Bracketed File Numbers, e.g., Box 130B: File [1], have been inserted for ease of reference)
(Click  Beginning Image Number to Link to Document)
Box 129A: File [1] "SC Corres. W. Clerks -- Estreicher, Samuel, 1977-79"
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Letter LFP to SE (Thanking him for work on Monell) 6/7/1978 LFP129A EstrF20002  
Box 130B: File [1] "SC - Memos - Clerks - General - 1977"
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Memo LFP to EC (Assigning Projects) 6/28/1977 LFP130B MemotoClerksF0002 LFP130B MemotoClerksF0003
Memo 76 Term Clerks to 77 Term Clerks (Assigning Summer Bench Memos and Summer Projects) 6/30/1977 LFP130B MemotoClerksF0004 LFP130B MemotoClerksF0008
Box 130B: File [2] "SC - Memos - Clerks - General - 1978 Jan-May"
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Memo LFP to Self re Flint v. Gagliardi (Held for Monell) 1/9/1978 LFP130BMemotoClerksF20002 LFP130BMemotoClerksF20004
Memo LFP to Self re Lowell School District v. Kerr (Held for Monell) 1/9/1978 LFP130BMemotoClerksF20005 LFP130BMemotoClerksF20006
Memo LFP to 77 Term Clerks re responsibilities of clerks 2/9/1978 LFP130BMemotoClerksF20007 LFP130BMemotoClerksF20008
   
Box 131:  File [1] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - 11th Amendment"  (Files 1 & 2)
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Memo JJB  to LFP re Scheuer v. Rhodes (missing p. 2) with page of notes by LFP 9/24/1973 LFP131-11F10002 LFP131-11F20026
Box 131: File [2] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - Civil Rights Act - General 
1973 - June 15, 1977"
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Letter Ruggero J. Aldisert (District Judge) to Alfred P. Murrah (Director Judicial Center) re Problems with Section 1983  6/5/1973 LFP131CRAGenF10002 LFP131CRAGenF10004
Memo LFP to JPC re Younger Issue in Kugler v. Helfant  3/25/1975 LFP131CRAGenF10005  
Rough List of Law Review Articles re Section 1983 no date LFP131CRAGenF10006 LFP131CRAGenF10009
Memo RGC to unnamed [presumably LFP]  re Application of res judicata in Section 1983 Actions  6/24/1975 LFP131CRAGenF100010 LFP131CRAGenF10011
Memo JPC to LFP re Section 1983 7/31/1975 LFP131CRAGenF10012 LFP131CRAGenF10015
Memo LFP to self (Limitations on Section 1983) 7/31/1975 LFP131CRAGenF10016 LFP131CRAGenF10021
Memo LFP to self re Burrell v. McCray  4/27/1976 LFP131CRAGenF10022 LFP131CRAGenF10028
BRW 1st Draft (typed) Dissent from Dismissal of Certiorari as Improvidently Granted in Jones v. Hilldebrant 6/7/1977 LFP131CRAGenF10029 LFP131CRAGenF10040
BRW 2nd Draft (printed) Dissent from Dismissal of Certiorari as Improvidently Granted in Jones v. Hilldebrant 6/15/1977 LFP131CRAGenF10041 LFP131CRAGenF10048
Box 131: File [3] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - Civil Rights Act - General
June 21, 1977 - Aug 1977"
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Memo LFP to CCA re Ingraham v. Wright 6/21/1977 LFP131CRAGenF20002 LFP131CRAGenF20003
Letter HPM to LFP re Ingraham v. Wright 5/19/1977 LFP131CRAGenF20004  
Memo CCA to LFP re Ingraham and 1983 7/14/1977 LFP131CRAGenF20005 LFP131CRAGenF20009
Letter HJF to WEB re S. 35 (Civil Rights Improvement Act of 1977) 7/15/1977 LFP131CRAGenF20010 LFP131CRAGenF20011
Memo HJF to WEB re S. 35 7/15/1977 LFP131CRAGenF20012 LFP131CRAGenF20026
Letter WEB to LFP transmitting HJF material 8/5/1977 LFP131CRAGenF20027  
Newspaper Article 8/18/1977 LFP131CRAGenF20028 LFP131CRAGenF20029
Box 131: File [4] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - Civil Rights Act -
Memo by Harlan's Clerk" (Files 1-6)
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Memo PS to Conference re Memo from JMH's Clerk 12/20/1971 LFP131CRACF10002  
Memo Unidentified Clerk to JMH 1971? LFP131CRACF10003 LFP131CRACF60045
Box 131: File [5] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - Civil Rights Act - Notebook" (File 1)
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Index to 1983 Notebook   LFP131CRANBF10002  
Memo JPJ to LFP re 1983 (Summer Memo) 7/31/1975 LFP131CRANBF10004 LFP131CRANBF10031
Box 131: File [6] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - Civil Rights Act - Notebook" (File 2)
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Memo LFP to self (Limitations on 1983) 7/31/1975 LFP131CRANBF20003 LFP131CRANBF20008
Memo LFP to self re Paul v Davis 8/4/1975 LFP131CRANBF20010 LFP131CRANBF20015
Memo JPJ to LFP re Paul v Davis 11/3/1975 LFP131CRANBF20017 LFP131CRANBF20024
Box 131: File [7] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - Civil Rights Act - Notebook" (File 3)
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Memo JPJ to LFP re Burrell v McCray (Fall Memo) 10/15/1975 LFP131CRANBF30003 LFP131CRANBF30019
Memo JPJ to LFP re Burrell v McCray  4/22/1976 LFP131CRANBF30021 LFP131CRANBF30046
Box 131: File [8] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - Civil Rights Act - Notebook" (File 4)
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Memo LFP to JPJ re Sources to Review 2/17/1976 LFP131CRANBF40003  
Letter HPM to LFP re Paul v Davis 4/13/1976 LFP131CRANBF40004 LFP131CRANBF40005
Affidavit of Griffin Bell re Why He Resigned 4/1976 LFP131CRANBF40006 LFP131CRANBF40010
Opinion Paul v. Davis (1st page) 3/23/1976 LFP131CRANBF40012  
Box 131: File [9] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - Civil Rights Act - Notebook" (File 5)
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Opinion Imbler v. Pachtman (1st page) 3/21/1976 LFP131CRANBF50002  
Opinion Bonner v. Coughlin (7th Cir. 1975) 6/2/1975 LFP131CRANBF50003 LFP131CRANBF50013
Opinion Kimbrough v. O'Neil (7th Cir. 1975) 8/14/1975 LFP131CRANBF50014 LFP131CRANBF50024
Memo LFP to self re Monell 1/24/1977 LFP131CRANBF50025 LFP131CRANBF50029
Box 132: File [1] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - 1983 History and Interpretation
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Opinion D.C. v. Carter (1st page) 1/10/1973 LFP1321983F100002  
Memo WEB to Conference re 1983 & 2283 and Lynch v. Household Finance 1/25/1972 LFP1321983F100003 LFP1321983F100016
Box 132: File [2] "S C - Memos - Legal Issues - Record Volumes 'III Civil Rights & Liberties' (1 of 4)"
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Table of Contents   LFP132CRCLF10002 LFP132CRCLF10003
Divider Tab "Immunity" - LFP132CRCLF10004
Bench Memo SE to LFP re Butz v Economou 11/15/1977 LFP132CRCLF10005 LFP132CRCLF10024
Memo SE to LFP re Butz v. Economou 12/27/1977 LFP132CRCLF10025 LFP132CRCLF10030
Memo SE to LFP re Butz v. Economou 1/4/1977 LFP132CRCLF10031 LFP132CRCLF10032
Divider Tab "Federal Jurisdiction Civil Rights Statutes" - LFP132CRCLF10033
Memo LFP to self re Monell 1/24/1977 LFP132CRCLF10034 LFP132CRCLF10037
Memo SE to LFP re Monell 10/18/1977 LFP132CRCLF10038 LFP132CRCLF10062
Divider Tab "Section 1983" - LFP132CRCLF10063
Memo SE to LFP re Procunier v Navarette (with LFP Notes) 8/30/1977 LFP132CRCLF10064 LFP132CRCLF10152
Box 132: File [3] "S C - Memos - Legal Issues - 'III Civil Rights & Liberties' (2 of 4)"
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Divider Tab "Bivens" - LFP132CRCLF20002
Memo NJB to LFP re Bivens Actions Against Municipalities (with Attached Globe Excerpts) 8/25/1977 LFP132CRCLF20003 LFP132CRCLF20089
Supplemental Memo NJB to LFP (with Attached 3rd Circuit Opinion) 9/1/1977 LFP132CRCLF20090 LFP132CRCLF20103
Box 132: File [4] "Supreme Court - Memoranda - Legal Issues - Younger Doctrine"
Brief Description Date Begins Ends
Memo JAS to Conference (Pool) re Alexander v. United States 11/17/1972 LFP132YoungerF10002 LFP132YoungerF10006
Memo JBO to LFP re Younger Doctrine 8/10/1973 LFP132YoungerF10007 LFP132YoungerF10031
Memo JIK to LFP re Younger Doctrine 7/7/1975 LFP132YoungerF10032 LFP132YoungerF10035
     
Notes
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