Court: 6th Circuit Court (Published Opinions)
ARGUED: Kathryn L. Wynbrandt, JENNER & BLOCK LLP, Washington, D.C., for Appellant.
ARGUED: Zachary A. Zurek, OFFICE OF THE MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL, Lansing, Michigan, for Appellee.
ON BRIEF: Amir H. Ali, Eliza J. McDuffie, RODERICK & SOLANGE MACARTHUR JUSTICE CENTER, Washington, D.C., for Appellant.
ON BRIEF: Zachary A. Zurek, OFFICE OF THE MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL, Lansing, Michigan, for Appellee.
Judge(s): SUTTON, Chief Judge; SUHRHEINRICH and SILER, Circuit Judges
Court Appealed: United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan at Grand Rapids
SUTTON, Chief Judge. The Prison Litigation Reform Act establishes what has come to be known as the three-strikes rule. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). A prisoner accrues a strike when he brings a frivolous lawsuit. After three strikes, the Act prohibits inmates from filing those lawsuits without paying the initial court fee for bringing them. At stake in this appeal is who makes the call about a strike and when.
We affirm the judgment of the district court.