Erwin Jefferson, III v. NE Unicameral Legislature, et al

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PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Duane Benton, Pasco M. Bowman and Jane Kelly (UNPUBLISHED) [4365798] [15-2791]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 15-2791 ___________________________ Erwin W. Jefferson, III lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant v. Nebraska Unicameral Legislature, in its official capacity as an agent of the State of Nebraska; Douglas County Court Probate Division, in its official capacity as an agent of the State of Nebraska; Thomas McQuade, in his official capacity as Judge and agent of the State of Nebraska; Business & Labor Committee, in its official capacity as an agent of the State of Nebraska; Steve Lathrop, in his official capacity as Chairman of the Business & Labor Committee and agent of the State of Nebraska lllllllllllllllllllll Defendants - Appellees ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the District of Nebraska - Lincoln ____________ Submitted: February 5, 2016 Filed: February 11, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before BENTON, BOWMAN, and KELLY, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Appellate Case: 15-2791 Page: 1 Date Filed: 02/11/2016 Entry ID: 4365798 Erwin Jefferson appeals from the judgment of the District Court1 granting defendants’ motion to dismiss the civil rights action he brought under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983, and 1985, in which he challenged Nebraska probate proceedings. We have carefully reviewed the record and the parties’ submissions on appeal, and we find no basis for reversal. See Anderson-Tully Co. v. McDaniel, 571 F.3d 760, 762 (8th Cir.) (standard of review), cert. denied, 558 U.S. 1050 (2009). Accordingly, the judgment is affirmed. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska. -2- Appellate Case: 15-2791 Page: 2 Date Filed: 02/11/2016 Entry ID: 4365798

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