Analysis

The ‘Very Ugly’ Pro Se Case That Put Posner Over The Edge

Law360, San Diego (September 12, 2017, 11:21 PM EDT) -- When the Seventh Circuit in January refused to revive the lawsuit of a prisoner who was seriously injured after officials allegedly failed to accommodate his medical condition, then-Judge Richard Posner wasn’t happy, writing in a blunt dissent that “a dog would have deserved better treatment.”

After more than three decades on the bench, Posner suddenly retired on Sept. 2. He later told Law360 that he left because of disagreements he was having with colleagues over how the court handles pro se litigants, many of whom are prison inmates. The ruling in this prisoner’s case, and a 5-3 vote on Aug. 16...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related Sections

Law Firms

Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!