(United States Seventh Circuit) – Held that a man who spent 30 years in prison was not time-barred from bringing a civil rights suit against police officers who allegedly framed him. Reversed a dismissal and remanded, in this lawsuit that he brought after receiving a pardon from the governor of Illinois.
(United States Seventh Circuit) – Affirmed summary judgment in favor of county officials and others on a claim that they provided inadequate medical care to a pretrial detainee, who died from an over-prescription of methadone while awaiting trial.
(United States Seventh Circuit) – Reinstated civil rights claims brought by a former state prisoner who alleged that his sentence on credit card fraud charges was unconstitutionally prolonged, in this case where he spent 25 years either on probation or in prison for violating the terms of his probation. Reversed a summary judgment decision.
(United States Seventh Circuit) – Reinstated an Illinois prisoner’s civil rights claim that he was beaten by prison guards and undeservedly disciplined in retaliation for lawsuits and grievances he had filed. Reversed a judgment as a matter of law entered at trial, and remanded for further proceedings on his retaliation claim.
(United States Fifth Circuit) – Revived a prison inmate’s claim that Texas officials unlawfully banned him and other incarcerated adherents of the Nation of Gods and Earth from congregating together as their religion requires. Reversed summary judgment and remanded for further proceedings on the inmate’s claims brought under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons …