Wa'il Muhannad v. Doug Peterson


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Duane Benton, Diana E. Murphy and Jane Kelly (UNPUBLISHED) [4649689] [17-1785]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 17-1785 ___________________________ Wa'il Muhannad lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant v. Doug Peterson, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Nebraska lllllllllllllllllllll Defendant - Appellee ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha ____________ Submitted: March 16, 2018 Filed: April 13, 2018 [Unpublished] ____________ Before BENTON, MURPHY, and KELLY, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Wa’il Muhannad appeals the district court1 order granting defendant’s motion to dismiss his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint asserting violations of his constitutional 1 The Honorable John M. Gerrard, United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska. Appellate Case: 17-1785 Page: 1 Date Filed: 04/13/2018 Entry ID: 4649689 rights.2 Upon careful de novo review, we find no basis for reversal. See Hughes v. City of Cedar Rapids, 840 F.3d 987, 991, 994 (8th Cir. 2016) (de novo review of determination of party’s standing, and of dismissal for failure to state claim). Accordingly, the judgment of the district court is affirmed. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 2 Muhannad also raised a claim under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, but his brief does not address this claim. See Chay-Velasquez v. Ashcroft, 367 F.3d 751, 756 (8th Cir. 2004) (claim is waived if not meaningfully argued in opening brief). -2- Appellate Case: 17-1785 Page: 2 Date Filed: 04/13/2018 Entry ID: 4649689

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