CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
JOHN MONTGOMERY,
Defendant-Appellant.
   No. 17-6082
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Tennessee at Memphis.
No. 2:13-cr-20124-1—Sheryl H. Lipman, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: June 28, 2018
Before: SUHRHEINRICH, GIBBONS, and KETHLEDGE, Circuit Judges.


_________________________
OPINION
_________________________

JULIA SMITH GIBBONS, Circuit Judge. John Montgomery was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release. He appeals, arguing that the district court improperly classified his simple possession charge as a Grade B rather than a Grade C violation. Because the text of the Sentencing Guidelines does not support Montgomery’s argument, we affirm the sentence imposed by the district court.



CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT
LEWIS RHINEHART and DAVID L. RHINEHART, Joint Personal Representatives for the Estate of Kenneth A. Rhinehart,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
DEBRA L. SCUTT, Warden,
Defendant,

ADAM EDELMAN, M.D.; VERNON STEVENSON, M.D.,
Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 17-2166
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit.
No. 2:11-cv-11254—Stephen J. Murphy, III, District Judge.
Argued: May 4, 2018
Decided and Filed: June 28, 2018
Before: MOORE, THAPAR, and BUSH, Circuit Judges.


_________________________
OPINION
_________________________

JOHN K. BUSH, Circuit Judge. The Eighth Amendment bars the “inflict[ion]” of “cruel and unusual punishments.” U.S. Const. amend. VIII. This case addresses how that constitutional provision applies to the medical treatment rendered by two prison doctors to an inmate who suffered from end-stage liver disease (“ESLD”).

Kenneth Rhinehart (“Rhinehart”), then a prisoner, filed this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that medical providers associated with the Michigan Department of Corrections (“MDOC”) denied him necessary treatment for his ESLD. When he died, his brothers, Lewis and David Rhinehart (the “Rhineharts”), filed an amended complaint on behalf of his estate. After defendants filed motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, only the Rhineharts’ Eighth Amendment claims against Dr. Adam Edelman and Dr. Vernon Stevenson (the “Defendant Doctors”) remained. The district court granted summary judgment to the Defendant Doctors, and the Rhineharts appealed. For the reasons below, we AFFIRM the judgment of the district court.