The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday issued two published opinions and three unpublished opinions.
In Little v. Jones, Little brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and a correctional facility violated his constitutional rights by failing to provide him the vegan diet his religious beliefs required. The district court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss because Little did not exhaust his administrative remedies, and denied Little’s motion for a preliminary injunction because his motion lacked sufficient relationship to the complaint. The Tenth Circtuit affirmed the district court’s denial of his motion for a preliminary injunction, but reversed its order dismissing Little’s complaint and remanded for further proceedings.
In Yost v. Stout, the Court requested additional briefing and dismissed Plaintiff-Appellant Erick Yost’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 challenge because he did not file a notice of appeal in a timely fashion.