CASPER v. BROWN
||April 12, 2018
||US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
||Terre Haute Office
||Mark J. Dinsmore
|Nature of Suit:
||Habeas Corpus (General)
|Cause of Action:
||28:2254 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (State)
|Jury Demanded By:
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|March 4, 2019
Order Denying Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Directing Entry of Final Judgment - The petition of Mark Casper for a writ of habeas corpus challenges a prison disciplinary proceeding identified as No. CIC 17-04-0276. For the reasons explaine d in this Order, Mr. Casper's habeas petition must be denied. "The touchstone of due process is protection of the individual against arbitrary action of the government." Wolff, 418 U.S. at 558. There was no arbitrary action in any asp ect of the charge, disciplinary proceedings, or sanctions involved in the events identified in this action, and there was no constitutional infirmity in the proceeding which entitles Mr. Casper to the relief he seeks. Accordingly, Mr. Casper's petition for a writ of habeas corpus must be denied and the action dismissed. Judgment consistent with this Order shall now issue. (See Order. ) Copy to petitioner via US Mail. Signed by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on 3/4/2019.(RSF)
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