Jones v. Lowder, et al.

Filing 9

FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS Recommending this Action Proceed Against Defendant Lowder on Plaintiff's Equal Protection Claim and All Other Claims and Defendants be Dismissed, signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 5/4/17. Referred to Judge Ishii. Objections to F&R Due Within Fourteen Days. (Gonzalez, R)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 CLEVELAND JONES, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 v. R. LOWDER, et al., 15 Defendants. 16 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 1:16-cv-01911-AWI-SAB (PC) FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS RECOMMENDING THIS ACTION PROCEED AGAINST DEFENDANT LOWDER ON PLAINTIFF’S EQUAL PROTECTION CLAIM AND ALL OTHER CLAIMS AND DEFENDANTS BE DISMISSED [ECF Nos. 1, 7, 8] Plaintiff Cleveland Jones is appearing pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action 17 18 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff filed the complaint in this action on December 23, 2016, which 19 was referred to the undersigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302. 20 On April 6, 2017, the Court screened Plaintiff’s complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A and 21 found that Plaintiff stated a cognizable equal protection claim against Defendant R. Lowder; however, 22 Plaintiff failed to state any other cognizable claims against any other Defendants. Plaintiff was 23 directed to either file an amended complaint or notify the Court that he wished to proceed only the 24 claim found to be cognizable. On May 3, 2017, Plaintiff filed a notice that he did not wish to amend 25 his complaint and wants to proceed on the claim found to be cognizable in the April 6, 2017, screening 26 order. 27 /// 28 /// 1 1 The Court has found that Plaintiff has stated a cognizable claim against Defendant R. Lowder for an 2 equal protection violation and Plaintiff has not stated any other cognizable claims for relief. 3 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that: 1. 4 5 violation; and 2. 6 7 This action shall proceed against Defendant R. Lowder for an equal protection All other claims and Defendants be dismissed from the action for failure to state a cognizable claim for relief. This Findings and Recommendations will be submitted to the United States District Judge 8 9 assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within fourteen (14) days 10 after being served with this Findings and Recommendation, Plaintiff may file written objections with 11 the Court. The document should be captioned “Objections to Magistrate Judge’s Findings and 12 Recommendation.” Plaintiff is advised that failure to file objections within the specified time may 13 result in the waiver of rights on appeal. Wilkerson v. Wheeler, 772 F.3d 834, 838-39 (9th Cir. 2014) 14 (citing Baxter v. Sullivan, 923 F.2d 1391, 1394 (9th Cir. 1991)). 15 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. 17 Dated: 18 May 4, 2017 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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