UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 18, 2012
GARRISON S. JOHNSON,
M. CATE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael J. Seng United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S EMERGENCY MOTION FOR SCREENING OF COMPLAINT AS MOOT (ECF No. 5)
Plaintiff Garrison S. Johnson, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed this civil rights action on December 16, 2010 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (Compl., ECF No. 1.)
Before the Court is Plaintiff's Emergency Application Motion Requesting the Assigned Judge and/or an Available District Judge to Screen Plaintiff's Complaint. (Emergency Motion to Screen, ECF No. 5.) Plaintiff claims he is prejudiced in his ability to prosecute the action due to delay in screening.
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).
On April 17, 2012 the Court issued its Order Dismissing Plaintiff's Complaint with Leave to Amend. (Order Dismissing Compl., ECF No. 6.) Therefore Plaintiff's Emergency Motion to Screen is moot.
Accordingly, for the foregoing reasons, it is ORDERED that Plaintiff's Emergency Motion to Screen (ECF No. 5), is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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