« Fascinating new TRAC report on Judge Sotomayor's sentencing record | Main | "Madoff won't appeal 150-year sentence, attorney says" »

July 9, 2009

Split Ninth Circuit ruling reversing a jury verdict in a prisoner lawsuit

A Ninth Circuit panel splits today in the prisoner litigation case of Norwood v. Vance, No. 07-17322 (9th Cir. July 9, 2009) (available here).  The dispute at issue is summarized in the first sentence of the majority opinion: "We consider when prison officials may be held liable for depriving inmates of outdoor exercise." 

Because of the reputation of the Ninth Circuit, readers may be surprised at who prevails in this opinion.  And, because of the reputation of the Ninth Circuit, I would not be too surprised if this case goes on to get en banc consideration.

July 9, 2009 at 05:47 PM | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451574769e2011570f294b7970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Split Ninth Circuit ruling reversing a jury verdict in a prisoner lawsuit:

Comments

Wow, a prison case got to a jury?

Posted by: Observer | Jul 10, 2009 9:17:28 AM

Post a comment

In the body of your email, please indicate if you are a professor, student, prosecutor, defense attorney, etc. so I can gain a sense of who is reading my blog. Thank you, DAB