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Murphy v. Smith, 16-1067

Affirming the Seventh Circuit's determination that the district court's order that the prevailing petitioner in a federal civil rights suit must pay 10% of their judgment toward attorney fees, leaving the defendants responsible for the remainder, was improper because the relevant statute requires that the district court must exhaust 25% of the prisoner's judgment settling attorney fees before demanding payment from the defendants.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/02/21

Judges

  • GORSUCH

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

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