The Supreme Court says the federal government can be sued for abuse claims against prison guards.
The high court on Wednesday unanimously ruled for Kim Lee Millbrook, a prisoner at the federal prison in Lewisburg, Pa. Millbrook accused prison guards of sexually assaulting him in May 2010. Prison officials said Millbrook's claim was unsubstantiated.
Millbrook sued the federal government, but the lower courts threw out his lawsuit. He appealed to the Supreme Court, writing his petition in longhand.
Justice Clarence Thomas said for the court that his lawsuit can move forward.
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