Haneef Shakeel Jackson-Bey v. Simon et al
OPINION AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the Opinion and Order, this case is DISMISSED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A because it is frivolous and malicious. Signed by Judge Joseph S Van Bokkelen on 7/25/2017. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(jss)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA
Haneef Shakeel Jackson-Bey,
Case No. 2:17-CV-294 JVB
Philip P. Simon, Rudy Lozano, and David A.
OPINION AND ORDER
Haneef Shakeel Jackson-Bey, a prisoner without a lawyer, filed a complaint attempting to
sue two federal district court judges and the United States Attorney based on their involvement
with his criminal case, United States v. Jackson-Bey, 2:09-CR-43-004 (N.D. Ind. filed March 5,
2009), where he pleaded guilty to Sex Trafficking and was sentenced to 180 months in prison.
(ECF 1-2 at 7 and 18--19.) Jackson-Bey claims that the criminal court lacked jurisdiction over him
because he is not a citizen of the United States. (ECF 1-2 at 11--14.)
Regardless of an individual’s claimed status of descent, be it as a “sovereign
citizen,” a “secured-party creditor,” or a “flesh-and-blood human being,” that
person is not beyond the jurisdiction of the courts. These theories should be rejected
summarily, however they are presented.
United States v. Benabe, 654 F.3d 753, 767 (7th Cir. 2011). Moreover, these defendants are
immune from claims arising from their involvement with Jackson-Bey’s criminal case. See Imbler
v. Pachtman, 424 U.S. 409, 431 (1976), and Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, 359 (1978).
For these reasons, this case is DISMISSED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A because it is
frivolous and malicious.
SO ORDERED on July 25, 2017.
s/ Joseph S. Van Bokkelen
JOSEPH S. VAN BOKKELEN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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