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Singer v. Raemisch, No. 07-3400

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By FindLaw Staff on January 25, 2010 2:34 PM

In an inmate's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action against prison officials alleging that the confiscation of his Dungeons and Dragons game materials and imposition of a ban on D&D play violated his First Amendment right to free speech and his Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process and equal protection, district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the prison officials is affirmed as, despite the inmate's large quantum of affidavit testimony asserting that D&D is not associated with gangs and that the game can improve inmate rehabilitation, he has failed to demonstrate a genuine issue of material fact concerning the reasonableness of the relationship between the ban and the prison's clearly legitimate penological interests. 

Read Singer v. Raemisch, No. 07-3400

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Decided January 25, 2010

Judges

Before: Easterbrook. Chief Judge, Williams and Tinder, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge  Tinder

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