Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action for deliberate indifference to a prisoner's medical needs, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where the standard for analyzing a claim of deliberate indifference to the health or safety of a convicted prison inmate held in state custody as a violation of the right of the inmate to be free from cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment is also applicable to claims brought by pretrial state detainees under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and there was no evidence in the record from which a reasonable juror could conclude in the affirmative.
Argued: October 24, 2008
Decided: September 22, 2009
Opinion by Judge Sack
Timothy S. Brennan