If you’re the State, what do you get when you put money owed to a prisoner in a special account, and then take most of that money out for yourself? You lose in federal court. Bob McNamara walks us through a particularly outrageous civil rights lawsuit from Connecticut. Plus, Anya Bidwell describes what happens when a judge is so involved in a case that he shows up at a deposition and also tells the plaintiff he will “crush” her.

Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Short-Circuit-162_otter.ai_.pdf
Williams v. Marinelli, https://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/349211bb-2587-4c52-abe9-9be0f369fb1b/1/doc/18-1263_opn.pdf#xml=https://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/349211bb-2587-4c52-abe9-9be0f369fb1b/1/hilite/
Miller v. Sam Houston State University, https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/19/19-20752-CV0.pdf
Anya Bidwell, https://ij.org/staff/anya-bidwell/
Bob McNamara, https://ij.org/staff/robert-mcnamara/
Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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