Professor Mead Successfully Defends Federal Order in U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Joe Mead, in conjunction with co-counsel David Carey at ACLU of Ohio and Kirti Dalta of Hogan Lovells, has successfully defended a federal court order before the United States Supreme Court.  Professor Mead and his co-counsel earlier obtained a federal court order on behalf of a class of inmates at the federal prison in Elkton, Ohio, directing federal prison officials to take immediate steps to protect more than 800 individuals held at the Elkton prison who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

The Department of Justice appealed the order to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which denied a stay, and then further appealed the order to the United States Supreme Court.  On Tuesday, May 26, the Supreme Court denied the DOJ’s request for a stay, by a vote of 6-3.

National media coverage is available here, here, and here.

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