Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Posner don't play

We order the defendants to show cause within 14 days of the date of this order why they should not be sanctioned for contumacious conduct in this court. If they ignore this order to show cause like the last one, they will find themselves in deep trouble.
This in yet another appellate victory by a prisoner, a fellow in Wisconsin who claimed that "Nutriloaf," a deliberately foul food used to punish prisoners, made him vomit and caused an anal fissure.

The defendants' offensive conduct in the court was failure to file a brief or respond to a show-cause order about the nonfiling: "They seem to think that the federal courts have no jurisdiction over a county jail." They also blew off the district court (which ruled for them anyway), and the 7th Circuit all but told the district court to impose sanctions there as well.

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