No. 21-2287.

87 F.4th 358 (2023)

Roy SARGEANT, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Aracelie BARFIELD, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided November 28, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Andrew Tutt , R. Stanton Jones , Attorneys, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Washington, DC, Andrew Hirschel , Jacob Saracino , Attorneys, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, New York, NY, for Plaintiff-Appellant,

Lisa Renee Munch , Attorney, Rockford, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before Hamilton, Scudder and Pryor, Circuit Judges.

The question before us is whether a federal prisoner can bring a Bivens action alleging that a prison official failed to protect him from violent attacks by his cellmates. After the Supreme Court's recent decisions in this area, the answer is no.


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