Coggins v. State of Alabama et al

Filing 8

OPINION . Signed by Judge Myron H. Thompson on 5/23/07. (Attachments: # 1 appeals checklist)(vma, )

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Coggins v. State of Alabama et al Doc. 8 Case 3:07-cv-00405-MHT-CSC Document 8 Filed 05/23/2007 Page 1 of 2 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, EASTERN DIVISION GENE COGGINS, Plaintiff, v. STATE OF ALABAMA, ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, and CHAMBERS COUNTY, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:07cv405-MHT (WO) OPINION By order entered May 15, 2007, this court ordered, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(i)-(iii), that plaintiff Gene Coggins show cause in writing as to why his lawsuit should not be dismissed without prejudice for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction and because certain defendants are immune from suit. Coggins submitted a response to the show-cause order, but his response does not reflect that he is asking for anything other than that this court review a state-court judgment in violation of the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, nor does he say Case 3:07-cv-00405-MHT-CSC Document 8 Filed 05/23/2007 Page 2 of 2 anything to refute that defendants State of Alabama Alabama Department of Revenue are immune from suit under the Eleventh Amendment. Coggins's lawsuit will therefore be dismissed, albeit without prejudice, pursuant to 1915(e)(2)(B)(i)-(iii). An appropriate judgment will be entered. DONE, this the 23rd day of May, 2007. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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