Jama v. Jones
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE why the complaint should not be dismissed for failure to allege facts that give rise to a plausible inference that relief is warranted; Plaintiff shall, within fourteen (14) days of this order, file an amended complaint, by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT) (cc: Plaintiff via USPS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
MAHAMED A. JAMA,
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This matter comes before the Court sua sponte. Proceeding in forma pauperis, see Dkt.
## 1, 4, plaintiff has filed a complaint alleging that Richard Jones1 violated his rights. Dkt. # 5.
The Court, having reviewed the record as a whole under the standards articulated in 28
U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B) and having construed the allegations of the complaint liberally, see
Bernhardt v. Los Angeles County, 339 F.3d 920, 925 (9th Cir. 2003), finds that plaintiff’s
complaint is deficient. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a)(2), plaintiff must allege sufficient facts to
raise a plausible inference that he is entitled to relief. Although a complaint need not provide
detailed factual allegations, it must give rise to something more than mere speculation that
plaintiff has a right to relief. Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555 (2007).
Plaintiff’s complaint does not contain allegations sufficient to give rise to a plausible
claim for relief. Plaintiff claims that Judge Jones violated his rights, but he has not specified
Given the allegations in plaintiff’s complaint, the Court assumes that the defendant “Richard
Jones” is United States District Judge Richard A. Jones.
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what rights were violated, and the allegation that Judge Jones “cancelled” plaintiff’s cases,
without more, does not state a cognizable statutory or constitutional claim.
For the foregoing reasons, plaintiff is hereby ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE why the
complaint should not be dismissed for failure to allege facts that give rise to a plausible inference
that relief is warranted. Plaintiff shall, within fourteen (14) days of this order, file an amended
complaint which remedies the deficiencies set forth above. If an acceptable amended complaint
is not filed within the time proscribed, this action will be dismissed without prejudice.
The Clerk of Court is directed to note this Order to Show Cause on the Court’s calendar
for June 16, 2017.
DATED this 1st day of June, 2017.
Robert S. Lasnik
United States District Judge
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