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Trump Judge Writes Majority Opinion Denying Cruel and Unusual Punishment Claim: Confirmed Judges...

"In November 2019, in Thomas v. Tice, Trump Third Circuit judge David Porter wrote a 2-1 opinion deciding that a prisoner’s dry cell confinement—confinement in a cell without access to plumbing facilities —was not a form of cruel and unusual punishment under the 8th Amendment. The dissent maintained that at least because of the “inhumane” conditions in this case, the court should have sent the case back to resolve factual issues on whether the defendants were responsible."

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