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U.S. Appeals Court


Driver v. Groose 273 F.3d 811 (8th Cir. 2001). A state prison inmate sued to recover for the alleged violation of her constitutional rights in connection with prison officials' censorship of a music-cassette tape that she had ordered through the mail. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendants and the appeals court affirmed. The appeals court held that the inmate, who was a member of a racial minority, could not recover on an equal protection theory, given the complete lack of evidence that she had been treated differently from similarly situated white inmates who had attempted to receive through the mail and uncensored, the same explicit. lyric tape that she had ordered. (Missouri)

U.S. District Court


Young v. Saunders. 169 F.Supp.2d 553 (W.D.Va. 2001). A state prisoner brought a civil rights action alleging violation of his First Amendment free exercise rights and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (EFRA), from denial of items...

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