No. 87-2323.

857 F.2d 1366 (1988)

Anant Kumar TRIPATI, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. G.L. HENMAN; Ogis Fields, Regional Director, Western Region; Norman Carlson, Director Federal Prison System; William Perrill; R.J. Barncastle; Willis Gibson; Chuck Smallwood; Yolanda Savage, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided September 26, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Anant Kumar Tripati, La Tuna, Tex., in pro. per.

James D. Whitney, Asst. U.S. Atty., Tucson, Ariz., for defendants-appellees.

Before BRUNETTI, KOZINSKI and THOMPSON, Circuit Judges.


Appellant Tripati presents us with the interesting question of whether a prisoner's constitutional right of access to the courts encompasses the right to an adequate law library, to enable the prisoner to defend civil forfeiture actions. Unfortunately, he presents it on the wrong appeal.

In June 1986, Tripati filed a complaint against federal prison officials (action # 1), alleging the inadequacy of the law library at the Federal Correctional Institution...

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