Inmates in federal prisons who challenged a ban keeping them from watching movies rated R or NC-17 have won a new shot at their case now that the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a district court judge in Pennsylvania was too quick to rule for the government. The 3rd Circuit said the judge did not conduct a thorough analysis of whether the ban is "reasonably related to legitimate penological interests."
Prisoners' Suit Over R-Rated Movies Worth Another Look, Says 3rd Circuit
The Legal Intelligencer
July 25, 2002
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