No. 11-2396.

681 F.3d 533 (2012)

Jose Cristobal CARDONA, Appellant v. Warden B.A. BLEDSOE.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed: June 19, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David M. McCleary [Argued], Duquesne University School of Law, Adrian N. Roe , Pittsburgh, PA, for Appellant.

Kate L. Mershimer [Argued], Mark E. Morrison , Office of the United States Attorney, Harrisburg, PA, for Appellee.

Before: SMITH, and FISHER, Circuit Judges and STEARNS, District Judge.


SMITH, Circuit Judge.

Jose Cristobal Cardona, a federal inmate, petitions for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, arguing that the Bureau of Prisons ("BOP") illegally referred him to the Special Management Unit ("SMU") of the penitentiary in which he is currently placed, as punishment for filing numerous lawsuits against the BOP. The sole issue raised in this appeal is whether Cardona may maintain...

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