Beauchamp v. Alsup

Filing 4

ORDER DISMISSING COMPLAINT; DENYING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on July 18, 2006. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF)

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Beauchamp v. Alsup Doc. 4 Case 3:06-cv-04258-MMC Document 4 Filed 07/18/2006 Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California MICHAEL LAWRENCE BEAUCHAMP, Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM ALSUP, Defendant / No. C-06-4258 MMC ORDER DISMISSING COMPLAINT; DENYING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Before the Court is plaintiff's "Request for Orders to Stop Harassment," filed July 11, 2006, which the Court construes as a complaint, and plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis, also filed July 11, 2006. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e), where a plaintiff seeks to proceed in forma pauperis, the district court must dismiss the complaint if the court determines that the complaint is frivolous or malicious, or that the plaintiff has failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. See 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(i), (ii). Here, plaintiff's complaint falls directly within the category of pleadings identified in 1915(e)(2)(B)(i) and (ii). A brief history of plaintiff's most recent filings in this District illustrates the point. On May 24, 2006, plaintiff filed a complaint against Amy Hughes Medina, alleging she had been harassing plaintiff with a deadly weapon. See Beauchamp v. Hughes Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-04258-MMC Document 4 Filed 07/18/2006 Page 2 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Medina, C 06-3397 SI. On May 30, 2006, plaintiff filed another complaint, alleging therein that Lillian K. Sing ("Judge Sing")1 filed a false report against plaintiff, and that Judge Sing, Angeline Santos, and a neighbor of Angeline Santos had threatened plaintiff with a deadly weapon. See Beauchamp v. Sing, C 06-3465 SI. On June 12, 2006, the Honorable Susan Y. Illston dismissed each of the above-referenced cases, in each instance for the reason that plaintiff failed to state a claim over which a federal court has jurisdiction. The orders of dismissal were mailed to plaintiff on June 12, 2006. On June 15, 2006, plaintiff filed yet another complaint. On that occasion, plaintiff alleged that on June 14, 2006, presumably the date he received the above-referenced orders of dismissal, Judge Illston had assaulted him with a deadly weapon and terrorized him. See Beauchamp v. Illston, C 06-3768 WHA. On July 7, 2006, the Honorable William H. Alsup dismissed said complaint on the ground it was "incomprehensible and patently absurd," (see Dismissal Order, filed July 6, 2006); the order of dismissal was mailed to plaintiff. In the instant matter, which appears to have been filed shortly after plaintiff received the order dismissing his complaint against Judge Illston, plaintiff alleges Judge Alsup, based on his rulings, has harassed and threatened plaintiff's business, and libeled and assaulted plaintiff's person and property. Plaintiff further alleges Judge Alsup conspired with Amy Hughes Medina, Judge Sing, Angeline Santos, the neighbor of Angeline Santos, Judge Illston, and others, to, among other things, deprive plaintiff of his right to a trial on his claim against Amy Hughes Medina. The only material change between plaintiff's most recent filing and his prior complaints against Judge Sing and Judge Illston is that plaintiff has changed the name of the defendant to identify the judge who most recently issued a ruling adverse to plaintiff. Plaintiff again has failed to state a claim that avoids the strictures of 1915(e)(2)(B). See Franceschi v. Schwartz, 57 F. 3d 828, 830 (9th Cir. 1995) (holding judges entitled to 1 The Court take judicial notice that Lillian K. Sing is a superior court judge. 2 Case 3:06-cv-04258-MMC Document 4 Filed 07/18/2006 Page 3 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 absolute immunity where plaintiff seeks to hold judge liable for performance of judicial acts). Accordingly, plaintiff's complaint is hereby DISMISSED, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B), and plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis is hereby DENIED. The Clerk shall close the file. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: July 18, 2006 MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge 3

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