Bonilla v. Volkman

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ORDER DISMISSING CASE WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton on 9/19/2022. (kc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/19/2022)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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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 STEVEN WAYNE BONILLA, Plaintiff, 7 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 v. HUMBOLDT COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT et. al., Defendants. 12 13 Case Nos. 22-cv-5122-PJH 22-cv-5124-PJH 22-cv-5132-PJH 22-cv-5133-PJH 22-cv-5134-PJH 22-cv-5185-PJH 22-cv-5186-PJH 22-cv-5187-PJH 22-cv-5210-PJH 22-cv-5211-PJH ORDER DISMISSING MULTIPLE CASES WITH PREJUDICE 14 15 16 Plaintiff, a state prisoner, filed multiple pro se civil rights complaints under 42 17 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff is a condemned prisoner who also has a pending federal habeas 18 petition in this court with appointed counsel. See Bonilla v. Ayers, Case No. 08-0471 19 YGR. Plaintiff is also represented by counsel in state court habeas proceedings. See In 20 re Bonilla, Case No. 20-2986 PJH, Docket No. 1 at 7. 21 Plaintiff presents nearly identical claims in these actions. He names as 22 defendants several state courts, state judges and other state and federal officials. He 23 seeks relief regarding his underlying conviction or how his other cases were handled by 24 the state and federal courts. 25 To the extent that plaintiff seeks to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) in these cases, 26 he has been disqualified from proceeding IFP under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) unless he is 27 “under imminent danger of serious physical injury” at the time he filed his complaint. 28 28 1 U.S.C. 1915(g); In re Steven Bonilla, Case No. 11-3180 CW; Bonilla v. Dawson, Case 2 No. 13-0951 CW. 3 4 danger at the time of filing. Therefore, he may not proceed IFP. Moreover, even if an 5 IFP application were granted, his lawsuits would be barred under Heck v. Humphrey, 512 6 U.S. 477, 486-87 (1994), Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37, 43-54 (1971), Demos v. U.S. 7 District Court, 925 F.2d 1160, 1161-62 (9th Cir. 1991) or Mullis v. U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 8 828 F.2d 1385, 1393 (9th Cir. 1987). Accordingly, the cases are dismissed with 9 prejudice. 10 11 United States District Court Northern District of California The allegations in these complaints do not show that plaintiff was in imminent The clerk shall terminate all pending motions and close these cases. The clerk shall return, without filing, any further documents plaintiff submits in these closed cases. 12 IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 Dated: September 19, 2022 14 /s/ Phyllis J. Hamilton PHYLLIS J. HAMILTON United States District Judge 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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