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Supremes Rule Prisoners Must Pay More to Lawyers When Winning Civil Rights Suits

In yet another 5-4 SCOTUS decision (which has to imbue you with a sense of confidence in the whole objective nature of Rule of Law), the black-robed Supremes have determined that if a prisoner wins a civil rights lawsuit, that the prisoner must pay the lawyers 25 percent of the award, as opposed to having the defendent(s) paying the full cost of the prisoners’ lawyers (as is the case in most lawsuits). […]