No. 80-2198.

689 F.2d 100 (1982)

Arthur LEWIS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Gordon H. FAULKNER, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 25, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard Lee Owen, III, Michigan City, Ind., for plaintiff-appellant.

Kermit R. Hilles, Deputy Atty. Gen., Indianapolis, Ind., for defendants-appellees.

Before PELL, BAUER, and POSNER, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

This appeal raises a recurrent issue in prisoners' civil rights litigation: the responsibility of the trial judge to advise a prisoner not represented by counsel of the consequences of failing to respond to a motion for summary judgment supported by affidavits.

On April 8, 1980, the plaintiff, who is a prisoner at an Indiana state prison, filed a pro se complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against an official and employees of...


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