Smedley v. City of Ozark (MAG+)
ORDER that Plaintiff's 6 and 7 objections are OVERRULED; that 5 Report and Recommendations is ADOPTED; that Plaintiff's 4 Motion for Summary Judgment is DENIED; that Plaintiff's § 1983 procedural due process claim is DI SMISSED with prejudice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B), for failure to state an actionable procedural due process claim; that Plaintiff's claim pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to exhaust state remedies; that a separate final judgment will be entered. Signed by Chief Judge William Keith Watkins on 5/15/2012. (cc, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CITY OF OZARK,
CASE NO. 1:12-CV-116-WKW
On March 9, 2012, the Magistrate Judge filed a Report and Recommendation
(Doc. # 5) regarding Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. # 4). Plaintiff
filed timely objections. (Docs. # 6 & 7.) The court reviews de novo the portion of the
Recommendation to which the objections apply. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). For the
reasons that follow, the objections are due to be overruled and the Recommendation
It appears that Plaintiff objects to the Magistrate Judge’s findings that Plaintiff
failed to allege a procedural due process claim, (Doc. # 6, at 5), and that Plaintiff
failed to exhaust his state remedies so as to assert a claim pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 2254. (Doc. # 6, at 7.) In his objections, Plaintiff still fails to establish that the state
of Alabama has not provided an adequate post-deprivation remedy, and thus, he does
not properly allege a procedural due process claim.
objections do not show that Plaintiff has exhausted his state remedies. Plaintiff does
provide evidence that he has filed state court actions against Defendant; however, this
evidence does not provide the nature or the disposition of those cases. (See, e.g.,
Attach. 1 to Doc. # 6; Attach. 1 to Doc. # 7.)
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that:
Plaintiff’s objections (Docs. # 6 & 7) are OVERRULED;
the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge (Doc. # 5) is ADOPTED;
Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. # 4) is DENIED;
Plaintiff’s § 1983 procedural due process claim is DISMISSED with
prejudice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B), for failure to state an
actionable procedural due process claim; and
Plaintiff’s claim pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 is DISMISSED without
prejudice for failure to exhaust state remedies.
A separate final judgment will be entered.
DONE this 15th day of May, 2012.
/s/ W. Keith Watkins
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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