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Retaliation Claim

Michael Thomas, an Illinois prisoner formerly confined at Hill Correctional Center, alleged that prison guards attacked him with excessive force and that the beating and subsequent disciplinary proceedings were in retaliation for lawsuits and grievances he filed.

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Mental Commitment

In this direct appeal of an order for involuntary medication and treatment, B.L. argues that the doctor specializing in psychiatric medicine who initiated B.L.’s emergency detention could not properly also serve as one of the two health professionals specified in WIS. STAT. § 51.20(9)(a)1. to examine B.L. B.L. does not contest that he makes this argument for the first time on appeal.

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