UPDATE: The U.S. District Court in Rapid City heard arguments in this case on June 12. Judge Lawrence L. Piersol will issue a written ruling at a later date.
In the Case of Rhines v. Young, Evidence Shows Some Jurors May Have Voted for Death for Charles Rhines Because They Believed he Would Enjoy Life in Prison with Other Men
UPDATE: The U.S. District Court deemed South Dakota’s deadline far too restrictive, and agreed that it infringed on the right to vote and the freedom to associate.
UPDATE: This federal lawsuit accusing the South Dakota state health plan of discrimination, was dismissed following the death of our friend and plaintiff, Terri Bruce.
The ACLU of South Dakota filed a lawsuit challenging the use of forced catheterization against the Department of Social Services, Avera St. Mary Hospital, members of the Pierre Police Department, the Sisseton Police Department, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
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