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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Marshall v. Knight (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge), a 10-page opinion, Circuit Judge Sykes writes:

Kenneth Marshall, an inmate at Indiana’s Miami Correctional Facility, alleged in a pro se complaint that the prison’s superintendent, along with other unnamed prison employees, unconstitutionally deprived him of access to the courts by impeding his access to the prison law library. Before any of the defendants were served with the complaint, Marshall filed what he captioned a “Petition To Amend Complaint And To Include The Submission Of Exhibits And Affidavits.” The district court summarily denied Marshall’s petition to amend and later dismissed his complaint for failure to state a claim pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b)(1). We reverse.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 26, 2006 03:06 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions