United States Supreme Court opinion in Bounds, Correction Commissioner et al v Smith et al. Please read this case and prepare a brief.
Case: Bounds v Smith (1977)
Facts: Bounds v Smith is a case in which the parties are in dispute as to the constitutionality of prison officials obligation to make law libraries and or third-party legal assistance available to inmates who are seeking to prepare and file legal papers. This case reached the Supreme Court after a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District was appealed.
Issue: Are prison officials obligated to provide law libraries, and or trained legal assistance to inmates who are seeking to prepare and file legal papers, as a part of inmates constitutional rights to have access to the courts based on the Younger v. Gilmore decision?
Majority Opinion Reasoning: In Younger v Gilmore, the Supreme ...