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Justices Reject Prison Exercise Claim

Oct. 9, 2018, 1:56 PM

The claimed right to outdoor exercise in prison failed to catch the U.S. Supreme Court’s eye today, as the court declined to consider the issue in a case from Colorado.

It would’ve been the high court’s latest foray into the Eighth Amendment this term on top of a pair of contentious death penalty cases.

Added to the heated legal mix would’ve been the hot-button issue of qualified immunity, which the federal appeals court granted prison officials here. Qualified immunity protects public officials from standing trial for alleged rights violations so long as the Supreme Court hadn’t previously ruled the particular...

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