Monday, May 13, 2013

SCOTUS cert grant on the ability of in forma pauperis filers to amend their complaints under the Prison Litigation Reform Act

Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Burnside v. Walters (No. 12-7892), which presents the question:

Whether the Sixth Circuit erred in holding—in conflict with all eleven other federal circuit courts of appeals—that the in forma pauperis statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2), prohibits indigent defendants from amending their complaints.

You can find a link to the decision below and the cert-stage briefing at SCOTUSblog’s casefile.


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