Maus v. Baker, No. 13-2420 (7th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
The inmate filed suit against prison officials under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for using excessive force on multiple occasions. The trial court dismissed. He sought an order that he be given the trial transcript for free, to aid him in his appeal. The Seventh Circuit denied the motion, reasoning that he is not entitled to a transcript without charge as an appellant proceeding in forma pauperis. Regardless of poverty, he has three strikes (suits without merit) and has not shown that he is in imminent danger of serious physical injury, as described in 28 U.S.C. 1915(g).
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on April 4, 2014.