Wood et al v. Contra Costa County

Filing 43

ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR DISCOVERY. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on April 27, 2021. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/27/2021)Any non-CM/ECF Participants have been served by First Class Mail to the addresses of record listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF)

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Case 3:21-cv-00611-MMC Document 43 Filed 04/27/21 Page 1 of 1 1 2 3 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 ANDREA WOOD, et al., Plaintiffs, 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 Case No. 21-cv-00611-MMC ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR DISCOVERY v. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, et al., Defendants. 12 13 14 15 The Court is in receipt of plaintiff's motion, filed April 23, 2021, titled "Discovery Requested." Having read and considered the motion, the Court rules as follows. To the extent plaintiff seeks an order requiring any party in the above-titled case to 16 provide her with discovery, the motion is hereby DENIED, without prejudice to plaintiff's 17 first seeking discovery from defendants. See, e.g., Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 (setting forth 18 procedure by which party can seek documents in another party's possession). 19 To the extent plaintiff seeks an order requiring the state court conducting the 20 dependency proceedings to provide plaintiff with "all evidence, all testimony, [and] full 21 case files" (see Pl.'s Mot. at 1), the motion is hereby DENIED, as the Court lacks 22 jurisdiction to reverse the state court's denial of plaintiff's motion for such documents (see 23 Pl.'s Mot. Exs. A and B). See Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co. v. Brotherhood of 24 Locomotive Engineers, 398 U.S. 281, 296–97 (1970) (holding district courts "possess no 25 power whatever to sit in . . . review of state court decisions"). 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 27, 2021 MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge

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