Pro Bono Spotlight

Kirkland Clears Way For Inmates To Argue Self-Harm Danger

Law360, New York (October 24, 2017, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit recently opened the door for prisoners with self-inflicted injuries to argue they're in imminent danger, potentially allowing them to avoid prepaying a fee in full when filing a new civil rights lawsuit after having their first three dismissed, thanks to a pro bono argument from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Cordell Sanders, an Illinois prisoner who has been in solitary confinement for eight years and could remain there for another decade, brought his suit last year in the U.S. District Court for the Central...
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