On November 30, 2010, the United States Supreme Court heard an hour and twenty minutes of argument in the California prison overcrowding case. The argument transcript as well as the audio recording are now available from the Supreme Court website, with coverage available from the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, The PBS News Hour, and the Los Angeles Times. A New York Times editorial, The Crime of Punishment, describes why it is important that the Supreme Court “uphold the lower court’s remedy for addressing the horrors” of California’s prisons.
Rosen Bien & Galvan attorneys tried the underlying case with co-counsel from the Prison Law Office, and K&L Gates. The Prison Law Office, Rosen Bien & Galvan, and the Washington, D.C. office of King & Spaulding briefed the case at the Supreme Court.
More information and key case documents are available at the Media Resources page for the Coleman/Plata case.