- Applying PLRA - which did not apply;
- Assessing illegal fees against the civil rights plaintiff, who was at that point a pre-trial detainee, not a convicted prisoner, and whose lawsuit addressed not prison conditions, but excessive force during arrest; and
- Raiding the pro se plaintiff's commissary account in pre-trial detention - apparently, Judge Shadur had time and resources for that.
"Smell test", "serious doubt" as to credibility - all of that is for the jury, and a judge reading a pleading MUST PRESUME the truth of factual pleadings. That's the law.
I will provide excerpts from Judge Shadur's orders harassing Joseph Fenton and trying to get every last penny from his commissary, under the inapplicable PLRA, for court fees for allegedly frivolous conduct - which was also overruled by the appellate court.
At this time, I can only ask a question - what happened to Judge Shadur?
Is he all right upstairs?
He appears to turn from a fairly reasonable jurist, towards age 90, into a cantankerous tyrant who would not follow the law and instead creates some chases - against lawyers across the specter (civil attorneys, and even government prosecutors) and pro se litigants - while completely disregarding applicable law.
Maybe, there is a point to introduce an age limit for federal judges?
So that there is no question whether a certain ruling is made in sound mind, and is not a product of dementia?