Warren v. King et al

Filing 3

Order Granting 1 MOTION/APPLICATION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Calvin Warren. Clerk to file complaint. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS to Dismiss 2 Complaint filed by Calvin Warren. Objections to R&R due by 6/20/2007 Signed by Judge George W Foley Jr. on 6/1/07. (AXM)

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Warren v. King et al Doc. 3 Case 2:07-cv-00680-KJD-GWF Document 3 Filed 06/04/2007 Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 I. Screening the Complaint This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff's Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (#1), filed on May 25, 2007. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915, the Court finds that Plaintiff is unable to pre-pay the filing fee. DISCUSSION REV. CALVIN WARREN, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) REV. DR. BERNICE KING, et al., ) ) ) Defendants. ) __________________________________________) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA Case No. 2:07-cv-00680-KJD-GWF ORDER & FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis - #1) Upon granting a request to proceed in forma pauperis, a court must additionally screen a 23 complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e). Specifically federal courts are given the authority to dismiss 24 a case if the action is legally "frivolous or malicious," fails to state a claim upon which relief may be 25 granted, or seeks monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. 26 1915(e)(2). A complaint, or portion thereof, should be dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which 27 relief may be granted "if it appears beyond a doubt that the plaintiff can prove no set of facts in support 28 of his claims that would entitle him to relief." Buckey v. Los Angeles, 968 F.2d 791, 794 (9th Cir. 1992). Dockets.Justia.com Case 2:07-cv-00680-KJD-GWF Document 3 Filed 06/04/2007 Page 2 of 3 1 A complaint may be dismissed as frivolous if it is premised on a nonexistent legal interest or delusional 2 factual scenario. Neitzke v. Williams, 490 U.S. 319, 32728 (1989). Moreover, "a finding of factual 3 frivolousness is appropriate when the facts alleged rise to the level of the irrational or the wholly 4 incredible, whether or not there are judicially noticeable facts available to contradict them." Denton, 504 5 U.S. at 33. When a court dismisses a complaint under 1915(e), the plaintiff should be given leave to 6 amend the complaint with directions as to curing its deficiencies, unless it is clear from the face of the 7 complaint that the deficiencies could not be cured by amendment. See Cato v. United States, 70 F.3d 8 1103, 1106 (9th Cir. 1995). 9 Plaintiff alleges that Rev. Dr. Bernice King and several other individuals named in Plaintiff's suit 10 performed an operation and placed "technology" into his arm without his consent. Plaintiff alleges that 11 the "technology" was used to control Plaintiff so that people could have sex with him against his will. 12 As a result, Plaintiff alleges that both his constitutional and religious rights have been violated for the 13 past thirteen (13) years. The Court finds that these allegations are irrational, wholly incredible, and 14 frivolous. Accordingly, 15 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (#1) is 16 granted. Plaintiff shall not be required to pre-pay the full filing fee of Three Hundred Fifty Dollars 17 ($350.00). 18 19 20 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall file the Complaint. RECOMMENDATION Based on the foregoing, it is the recommendation of the undersigned United States Magistrate 21 Judge that the Complaint should be dismissed with prejudice based on an indisputably meritless legal 22 theory and frivolity. 23 24 NOTICE Pursuant to Local Rule IB 3-2, any objection to this Finding and Recommendation must be in 25 writing and filed with the Clerk of the Court within ten (10) days. The Supreme Court has held that the 26 courts of appeal may determine that an appeal has been waived due to the failure to file objections within 27 the specified time. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 142 (1985). This circuit has also held that (1) failure 28 to file objections within the specified time and (2) failure to properly address and brief the objectionable 2 Case 2:07-cv-00680-KJD-GWF Document 3 Filed 06/04/2007 Page 3 of 3 1 issues waives the right to appeal the District Court's order and/or appeal factual issues from the order of 2 the District Court. Martinez v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153, 1157 (9th Cir. 1991); Britt v. Simi Valley United 3 Sch. Dist., 708 F.2d 452, 454 (9th Cir. 1983). 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 GEORGE FOLEY, JR. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE DATED this 1st day of June, 2007.

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