May 28, 2022

AP: U.S. Appeals Court in Chicago Revives Lawsuit on Books in Jail

From the Associated Press:

An appeals court has breathed life back into a lawsuit alleging policies at Cook County Jail in Illinois that limit the number of books inmates can have at a time violates their First Amendment rights.

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t rule on the constitutional question in its finding last week. It returned the case to the lower court that tossed it with instructions to reconsider the matter.

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See Also: Full Text of Court Opinion: Barbara Lyons v. Thomas J. Dart, 17-3170 (7th Cir. 2018)(via CourtListener)
4 pages; PDF.

See Also: Jail Inmate Book-Limit Lawsuit Turns A Page (via Chicago Daily Law Bulletin; Subs Only)

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