On March 24, 2024 a federal judge in Arizona awarded plaintiffs  $2,370,881.67 in attorneys’ fees and expenses and $8,426.25 in costs in Prison Legal News v. Ryan.  The order is here.  RBGG’s Sanford Jay Rosen, Lisa Ells, Amy Xu, and Karen Stilber handled the matter.

In November 2019 Judge Roslyn O. Silver of the District of Arizona issued a permanent injunction barring the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) from censoring longtime RBGG client Prison Legal News’s (PLN) monthly news publication, Prison Legal News, and requiring the Department to comply with the First Amendment by amending its mail policies “to establish bright-line rules that narrowly define prohibited content in a manner consistent with the First Amendment; limit the discretion available to ADC’s employees and agents; and ensure consistency in the exclusion of sexually explicit material.”  The ruling followed the court’s prior order from March 2019 granting summary judgment for PLN on its First and Fourteenth Amendment claims.  More information about the case is available here.