Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Melvin Kent Kammerlohr, Assistant Attorney General of Nebraska, argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief was Clarence A. H. Meyer, Attorney General.
Douglas F. Duchek, by appointment of the Court, 415 U.S. 974, argued the cause for respondent pro hac vice. With him on the briefs was Robert Plotkin.
Solicitor General Bork argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal. With him on the brief were Assistant Attorney General Petersen, Deputy Solicitor General Frey, Gerald P. Norton, and Jerome M. Feit.*
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.
We granted the petition for writ of certiorari in this case, 414 U.S. 1156 (1974), because it raises important questions concerning the administration of a state prison.
Respondent, on behalf of himself and other inmates of the Nebraska Penal and Correctional Complex, Lincoln, Nebraska, filed a complaint under 42 U. S. C. § 19831 challenging several of the practices, rules...
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