Emrit v. Johnson
ORDER granting plaintiff in forma pauperis status and DISMISSING CASE pursuant to 28 USC 1915(e)(2)(b)(i) Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
RONALD SATISH EMRIT,
Case No. 17-13337
HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH
RUTH JOHNSON, and
THE MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF IN FORMA PAUPERIS STATUS AND
DISMISSING CASE PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(b)(i)
Plaintiff Ronald Satish Emrit, proceeding pro se, has filed suit against
Ruth Johnson and the Michigan Democratic Party. Based upon the
information in the Application to Proceed Without Prepaying Fees or Costs,
the Court grants plaintiff in forma pauperis status pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
1915. For the reasons that follow, however, the Court dismisses plaintiff’s
complaint as frivolous pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i).
Plaintiff’s complaint is based upon the allegation that rules requiring
individuals to collect signatures before being placed on the presidential
election ballot violates the Equal Protection Clause (Count I), the Due
Process Clause (Count II), the Privileges and Immunities Clause (Count
III), 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (Count IV), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
(Count V), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Count VI). Plaintiff also
alleges this requirement led to negligence (Count VII) and a material
breach of contract (Count VIII). Plaintiff does not allege sufficient facts to
make out any legally cognizable action over which this Court may have
jurisdiction. The Court, therefore, finds that plaintiff’s claims are frivolous
because they lack an arguable basis in law or fact.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff’s complaint is DISMISSED
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i).
Based on the preceding order, this Court certifies that any appeal
from this decision would be frivolous, not in good faith and, therefore,
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), may not be taken in forma pauperis.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: October 19, 2017
s/George Caram Steeh
GEORGE CARAM STEEH
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
Copies of this Order were served upon attorneys of record on
October 19, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail and also
on Ronald Satish Emrit, 5108 Cornelias Prospect Dr.,
Bowie, MD 20720
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