AELE LAW LIBRARY OF CASE SUMMARIES:
Civil Liability of Law Enforcement Agencies & Personnel
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U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether a
prisoners' association can bring a civil rights lawsuit against prison
officials as pauper (without paying filing fees). California Men's Colony,
Unit II Men's Adv Council v. Rowland, 939 F.2d 854 (9th Cir. 1991), cert
granted, 112 S.Ct. 1261 (1992).
Plaintiff must have "exhausted" his administrative remedies before filing a lawsuit against the U.S. government under the Federal Tort Claims Act; fact that plaintiff's administrative claim was rejected after such a suit was filed did not alter requirement that suit be dismissed as prematurely filed McNeil v. US, 113 S.Ct. 1980 (1993).
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