Morgan v. Schott

Brief of Amicus Curiae the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petitioner (on petition for a writ of certiorari).

Brief filed: 08/07/2019


Morgan v. Schott

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 19-47

Prior Decision

Decision below 914 F.3d 1115 (7th Cir. Feb. 5, 2019)


There is a circuit split over whether an inmate may proceed under § 1983 where he expressly waives any challenge to the loss of good-time credits in order solely to advance claims arising from the other sanctions. The Court should resolve the split and decide the issue in a manner contrary to the Seventh Circuit’s substantive holding because (i) the current circuit split has significant, intolerable practical ramifications for prisoners and the lower courts and (ii) the Seventh Circuit’s decision conflicts with this Court’s Heck jurisprudence and with the Court’s precedents obligating respect for statutory text.


Anthony F. Shelley, Dawn E. Murphy-Johnson, and Calvin Lee, Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington, DC; Barbara E. Bergman, NACDL, Tucson, AZ.

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