Prison Legal News v. Wickersham et al
ORDER denying 55 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
PRISON LEGAL NEWS,
Case No. 15-12350
ANTHONY WICKERSHAM, MICHELLE
SANBORN and MACOMB COUNTY,
HON. AVERN COHN
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON CLAIMS
FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF, (Doc. 55)
This is a First Amendment case brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 involving the
distribution of a publication, Prison Legal News, to inmates of the Macomb County Jail.
Plaintiff Prison Legal News is suing Defendant Macomb County and its officials
over the jail’s inmate mail policy that was instituted in August 2013 and later revised.
The Court bifurcated plaintiff’s claims for injunctive relief and claims for damages.
On June 17, 2016, the Court entered a stipulated order of permanent injunction
regarding inmate mail, (Doc. 49). Plaintiff seeks no further injunctive relief.
On January 11, 2017, plaintiff filed a “Motion for Summary Judgment on Claims
for Declaratory Relief,” (Doc. 55). Plaintiff asks the Court for a declaratory judgment.
For the reasons stated on the record at the June 7, 2017 hearing on plaintiff’s
motion, it is DENIED because it seeks an advisory opinion from the Court.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: June 13, 2017
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