Not often that an inmate wins one, especially if he doesn’t understand the System and its complicated rules. But Javiad Akhtar filed, and filed again, missing a deadline and not submitting correctly. He was of course smashed out of courts. But the UC Davis Civil Rights Clinic rode in on their legal horses, and helped Mr. Akhtar appeal to the 9th Circuit. The Court agreed that his disabilities, his limited English skills, and his attempts to follow the System’s rules allowed him to be heard again. They ruled he had been “sufficiently detailed to put prison officials on notice of the Eight Amendment claim.” The prison should have accommodated his request, which was documented by doctors’ documentation. Why the California system pursued this case is a mystery. They were wrong. Naturally they have filed another motion to dismiss. Tax dollars–cha-ching!