On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit found that Shields' complaint stated a claim, but he was unable to litigate it pro se from prison. Therefore, the Court remanded the case to the district court with instructions to appoint counsel for Shields. See: Shields v. Jackson, 570 F.2d 284 (8th Cir. 1973).
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Shields v. Jackson
|Cite||570 F.2d 284 (8th Cir. 1973)|
|Level||Court of Appeals|