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January 2015

Summary Judgment Obtained for Prison Officials in Section 1983 Case Alleging Violation of Prisoner’s Rights to Due Process

Obtained summary judgment for prison officials in Section 1983 case alleging violation of prisoner’s rights to due process. The plaintiff alleged that prison officials failed to follow proper procedures in citing him for violations of prison rules and restricting his privileges. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant prison officials, finding the plaintiff had failed to establish a denial of an actionable liberty interest under the Fourteenth Amendment.