Gardner v. Prator et al
JUDGMENT ADOPTING 8 Report and Recommendations re 1 Complaint filed by Kendrick Gardner. IT IS ORDERED that the plaintiff's civil rights complaint is hereby DENIED and DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE as frivolous and for failing to state a claim upon which relief can be granted in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i) and (ii). Signed by Judge S Maurice Hicks on 10/20/2017. (crt,Keifer, K)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 17-0660
JUDGE S. MAURICE HICKS, JR.
STEVE PRATOR, ET AL.
MAGISTRATE JUDGE HAYES
For the reasons stated in the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge
previously filed herein, after an independent review of the record, a de novo determination
of the issues, consideration of the objections filed 1, and having determined that the
findings are correct under applicable law,
IT IS ORDERED that the plaintiff’s civil rights complaint is hereby DENIED and
DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE as frivolous and for failing to state a claim upon which
relief can be granted in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i)
and (ii). This is supported in the recent decision by the Fifth Circuit in Grogan v. Kumar,
No. 15-60678, 2017 WL 4324977 (5th Cir. 2017). In Grogan, the court held that medical
preferences are not embodied in constitutional standards; thus, Grogan’s preferences did
not state a claim for a constitutional violation. Id. at *3. Therefore, Gardner’s medical
preferences do not state a viable claim under the Constitution.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk shall provide a copy of this order by
regular mail, facsimile transmission, or e-mail to: (1) the District Clerk for the Eastern
The Court construes Record Document 10 as objections to Magistrate Judge Hayes’
Report and Recommendation.
District of Texas, Tyler Division, 211 West Ferguson, Tyler, Texas, 75702, Attention:
Keeper of the Three Strikes List.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Shreveport, Louisiana, on this 20th day of October,
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