Norwood v. Vance, No. 07-17322 - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Norwood v. Vance, No. 07-17322

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging that prison officials violated the Eighth Amendment when they denied Plaintiff outdoor exercise during lockdowns, judgment for Plaintiff is reversed, where the lockdowns were reasonable precautions given the violence that had occurred at the prison, and thus Defendants were entitled to qualified immunity.

Read Norwood v. Vance, No. 07-17322

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted October 29, 2008

Filed July 9, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Kozinski

Dissent by Judge Thomas

Counsel

For Plaintiff:

Carter White, Supervising Attorney, U.C. Davis School of Law, King Hall Civil Rights Clinic, Davis, CA

Erin Haney, Certified Law Student, U.C. Davis School of Law, King Hall Civil Rights Clinic, Davis, CA

For Defendants:

Christopher J. Becker, Deputy Attorneys General, Office of the California Attorney General, Sacramento, CA

Jim Sobolewski, Deputy Attorneys General, Office of the California Attorney General, Sacramento, CA