DeMarsh v. DeLamora et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE for 6 Report and Recommendation. It is further ORDERED that Plaintiff's claims against Defendants Arturo and Marcos Delamora are DISMISSED without prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. All relief not previously granted is DENIED. The Clerk is directed to CLOSE this civil action. Signed by Judge Ron Clark on 8/11/2014. (kls, )
**NOT FOR PRINTED PUBLICATION**
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
ARTURO DELAMORA, and MARCOS
DELAMORA, THE HONORABLE BECKY
KERBOW, THE HONORABLE ROBERT
CASE NO. 4:14-CV-74
Judge Clark/Judge Mazzant
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND
RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Came on for consideration the report of the United States Magistrate Judge in this action,
this matter having been heretofore referred to the United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 636. On June 12, 2014, the report of the Magistrate Judge was entered containing
proposed findings of fact and recommendations regarding Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss [Doc.
#4]. The Magistrate Judge recommended that Defendants’ motion be granted. The Magistrate
Judge recommended that Defendants Judge Kerbow and Judge Ramirez be dismissed under Fed.
R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) because Plaintiff fails to present any factual allegations to support any claims
against these defendants. The Magistrate Judge also recommended that Defendants Judge
Kerbow and Judge Ramirez be dismissed because they are entitled to absolute judicial immunity.
The Magistrate Judge recommended that Defendants Arturo and Marcos Delamora be dismissed
for lack of federal jurisdiction as to any claims being asserted against them.
On July 8, 2014, Plaintiff filed a pleading that the court will treat as objections [Doc. #7].
Plaintiff does not address the recommended dismissal of Defendants Judge Kerbow and Judge
Ramirez. Plaintiff only objects to the recommended dismissal of Defendants Arturo and Marcos
Delamora for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, asserting that he cannot get a fair trial in Texas
courts and that he is demanding that this court hear the case since he is a United States citizen.
Plaintiff also asserts that this court has jurisdiction to hear the case because as a citizen, Plaintiff
has a right to exercise his rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Since Plaintiff does not object to the dismissal of Judge Kerbow and Judge Ramirez, the
court will dismiss them from the case with prejudice. As to Defendants Arturo and Marcos
Delamora, the Magistrate Judge correctly found that there is no diversity jurisdiction and there
are no federal claims. Since this court is one of limited jurisdiction, Plaintiff is required to assert
a basis for this court to exercise jurisdiction. Plaintiff has failed to do so, and the mere fact that he is
a United States citizen is not a basis for jurisdiction.
Having received the report of the United States Magistrate Judge, and considering the
objections thereto filed by Plaintiff, this court is of the opinion that the findings and conclusions
of the Magistrate Judge are correct and adopts the Magistrate Judge’s report as the findings and
conclusions of the Court.
It is, therefore, ORDERED that Defendants the Honorable Becky Kerbow’s and the
Honorable Robert Ramirez Motion to Dismiss [Doc. #4] is GRANTED and Defendants Judge
Kerbow and Judge Ramirez are DISMISSED with prejudice.
It is further ORDERED that Plaintiff’s claims against Defendants Arturo and Marcos
Delamora are DISMISSED without prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
All relief not previously granted is DENIED.
The Clerk is directed to CLOSE this civil action.
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 11 day of August, 2014.
Ron Clark, United States District Judge
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