A decision by Judge William J. Nealon of the United States Federal District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania was recently reviewed in an October 16, 2012 New York Times article by Adam Liptak entitled "Time, Pen and Paper, And Now The Ear of the Supreme Court.
The article outlines the path of a pro se prisoner's litigation that began with a handwritten petition that was denied by Judge Nealon, whose decision was affirmed by the Third Circuit, and which matter is now poised to be addressed by the United States Supreme Court. The issue presented pertains to the parameters of exceptions to sovereign immunity.
Anyone wishing to review the article may click this LINK.
I send thanks to Attorney Brian Corcoran of Kingston, PA for bringing this case to my attention.