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Fields v. Adams

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


July 23, 2010

KEVIN E. FIELDS, PLAINTIFF,
v.
DERRAL G. ADAMS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael J. Seng United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR COURT TO SCREEN PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT (ECF No. 9)

Plaintiff Kevin Fields ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion for Court to Screen [ECF No. 9] asking the Court to screen his complaint.

The Court is required to screen complaints brought by prisoners seeking relief against a governmental entity or officer or employee of a governmental entity. 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(a). The Court must dismiss a complaint or portion thereof if the prisoner has raised claims that are legally "frivolous or malicious," that fail to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or that seek monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b)(1),(2). The Court will direct the United States Marshal to serve Plaintiff's complaint only after the Court has screened the complaint and determined that it contains cognizable claims for relief against the named Defendants.

The Court has a very large number of prisoner civil rights cases pending before it. The Court addresses these complaints in the order in which they are filed. Plaintiff's complaint will be screened accordingly and in due course.

Accordingly, Plaintiff's Motion for Court to Screen [ECF No. 9] is DENIED.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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