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Smith v. McKinney

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-554 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a court determining if a prisoner has suffered an “atypical and significant” hardship must consider factors such as the duration of and justification for the particular conditions imposed (as several courts of appeals have held), or whether it can confine its analysis to a comparison of the conditions of other prison populations (as the court below held, joining several other courts of appeals).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 22 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 27, 2020)
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