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Wilson-El v. Finnan, 07-2248

In an inmate's action alleging that he was denied due process when prison officials convicted him of insolence, then later used that conviction in a disciplinary proceeding to declare him a habitual offender, dismissal of habeas petition is affirmed where the insolence conviction, which did not implicate defendant's constitutional rights, could not be collaterally attacked in a subsequent proceeding that did implicate his liberty interest.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 08/21/2008
  • Decided 09/12/2008
  • Published 09/12/2008


  • WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, ROVNER, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Shavaughn Wilson-El, Carlisle, IN, pro se.

  • For Appellees:
  • Steve Carter, Office of the Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN, for Respondent-Appellee.
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