Epps et al v. Russell County Department of Human Resources et al (JOINT ASSIGN)(MAG+)

Filing 67

OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 1/27/16. (djy, )

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, EASTERN DIVISION DAMMUON EPPS (a man of the ) people) and TANYA GRIFFIN, ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) RUSSELL COUNTY DEPARTMENT ) OF HUMAN RESOURCES, et ) al., ) ) Defendants. ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:15cv25-MHT (WO) OPINION Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, plaintiffs Dammuon Epps and Tanya Griffin that their their rights children in to filed this lawsuit asserting freedom accordance of religion, with their to raise religious beliefs, and to due process have been violated by the defendants. the This lawsuit is now before the court on recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge that defendants’ motions for dismissal be granted and that plaintiffs’ motions for declaratory judgment and default judgment be denied. are plaintiffs’ objections to Also before the court the recommendation. After an independent and de novo review of the record, the court concludes that plaintiffs’ objections should be overruled and the magistrate judge’s recommendation adopted. An appropriate judgment will be entered. DONE, this the 27th day of January, 2016. /s/ Myron H. Thompson____ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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