Harper v. Goodwin et al
ORDERED that the cause of action is dismissed without prejudice as barred by the sanctions imposed by the Fifth Circuit. All motions not previously ruled on are denied. Signed by Judge Ron Clark on 1/6/2017. (bjc, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
DARRELL J. HARPER, #1957729
MELISSA GOODWIN, ET AL.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:16cv1375
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff Darrell J. Harper, an inmate confined at the Ellis Unit of the Texas prison system,
proceeding pro se, filed the above-styled and numbered civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. The complaint was referred to United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love, who issued
a Report and Recommendation concluding that the lawsuit should be dismissed pursuant to
sanctions imposed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Harper has
Mr. Harper is attempting to sue appellate judges located in Austin, Texas, which is located
in the Western District of Texas. He has not shown a basis for jurisdiction in this court. In his
objections, Mr. Harper complains about the sanctions imposed against him. His complaints about
the sanctions imposed by the Fifth Circuit must be presented to the Fifth Circuit, as opposed to
This court is obligated to comply with the orders issued by the Fifth Circuit.
Magistrate Judge Love appropriately concluded that the lawsuit should be dismissed in accordance
with the sanctions. The court may not consider Mr. Harper’s claims due to the sanctions imposed
by the Fifth Circuit.
The Report of the Magistrate Judge, which contains his proposed findings of fact and
recommendations for the disposition of such action, has been presented for consideration, and
having made a de novo review of the objections raised by Mr. Harper to the Report, the court is of
the opinion that the findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge are correct, and Mr. Harper’s
objections are without merit. It is therefore
ORDERED that the cause of action is DISMISSED without prejudice as barred by the
sanctions imposed by the Fifth Circuit. All motions not previously ruled on are DENIED.
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 6 day of January, 2017.
Ron Clark, United States District Judge
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