The Supreme Court this morning granted certiorari to decide the PLRA inmate-filing-fee-stacking issue that the Third Circuit ruled on in April in Siluk v. Merwin. My post on the panel ruling, which noted the circuit split is here. The grant came in Bruce v. Samuels, 14-844, from a D.C. Circuit case that came out on the other side of the split, ruling against the prisoner.
The question presented:
Whether, when a prisoner files more than one case or appeal in the federal courts in forma pauperis, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2), caps the monthly exaction of filing fees at 20% of the prisoner’s monthly income regardless of the number of cases or appeals for which he owes filing fees.
It does not appear that the county petitioned for cert in Siluk.