Nathan Jacobs v. Christopher Craft
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion [999903327-2]. Originating case number: 1:16-cv-00003-IMK-MJA. Copies to all parties and the district court/agency . Mailed to: Nathan E. Jacobs. [16-6485]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
NATHAN E. JACOBS,
Plaintiff - Appellant,
MR. CHRISTOPHER CRAFT, Chaplin,
Defendant - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern
District of West Virginia, at Clarksburg.
Irene M. Keeley,
District Judge. (1:16-cv-00003-IMK-MJA)
January 12, 2017
January 18, 2017
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and MOTZ and AGEE, Circuit Judges.
Vacated and remanded by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Nathan E. Jacobs, Appellant Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Nathan Jacobs appeals the district court’s order dismissing
his Bivens 1 complaint.
Because the district court incorrectly
determined that Jacobs has three qualifying strikes under the
Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) (2012),
we vacate the order of dismissal and remand.
In concluding that Jacobs had three strikes under the PLRA
at the time he filed the subject complaint, the district court
relied on Jacobs v. U.S.A. Supreme Court Clerk, Civ. Action No.
10-1332, 2010 WL 3123169 (D.D.C. Aug. 9, 2010) (unpublished);
Jacobs v. Supreme Court of the United States, No. 10-5271, 2011
Court”); and Jacobs v. Holder, No. 4:10-cv-1544, 2010 WL 4449357
(N.D. Ohio Nov. 1, 2010) (unpublished).
We conclude that the
qualifies as a strike.
action is warranted.”
2011 WL 2199975, at *1.
court did not reference § 1915 or state that Jacobs’ appeal was
Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of
Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971).
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frivolous, malicious, or failed to state a claim for relief.
light of our decision in Blakely v. Wards, 738 F.3d 607 (4th
Cir. 2013) (en banc), in which we emphasized the importance of
the express language used by the adjudicating court, id. at 61315, 617, we conclude that the language in Supreme Court does not
evidence a PLRA strike. 2
Accordingly, we vacate the order of dismissal and remand
for further proceedings.
We deny Jacobs’ pending motion.
this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
VACATED AND REMANDED
A PACER search did not reveal any other action that could
properly qualify as a strike against Jacobs.
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