An inmate filed a pro se action against prison officials. His lawsuit was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, on the grounds that his claims were wither rendered moot after the plaintiff was transferred to a different prison facility or were unripe for adjudication. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed and remanded the case for further proceedings, agreeing with Lehn that his access claim was ripe for judicial consideration and that both the access to courts and the ETS parts of his complaint stated claims for which relief could be granted. See Sampen, D., “7th Circuit Resuscitates Secondhand-smoke Suit,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 2, 2004, 6.
364 F. 3d 862, 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 7206 (U.S.C.A. 7th Cir. 2004).