UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 27, 2012
H.A. RIOS, JR., ET AL.,
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS DISMISSING ACTION WITH PREJUDICE FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM AND DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO ENTER JUDGMENT ORDER COUNTING DISMISSAL AS A STRIKE UNDER 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) (ECF NO. 41, 43)
Plaintiff Nathan Smith, a federal prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis filed this civil rights action on August 9, 2010 pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971) which provides a remedy for the violation of civil rights by federal actors. The matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rules of the United States District Court - Eastern District of California, Rule 302.
On February 13, 2012, Findings and Recommendations were filed in which the Magistrate Judge screened Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint and recommended dismissal of the action for failure to state a claim. 28 U.S.C. §§ 1915-1915A. Plaintiff was notified that his Objection, if any, was due within thirty (30) days. Plaintiff filed his Objections to the Findings and Recommendations on March 19, 2012. (ECF No. 43.)
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), this Court has conducted a de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the entire file including Plaintiff's Objections, the Court finds the Findings and Recommendations to be supported by the record and by proper analysis. The arguments raised in the Objections are correctly addressed in the Findings and Recommendations.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Court adopts the Findings and Recommendations filed February 13, 2012, in full;
2. This action is dismissed, with prejudice, for failure to state a claim;
3. The Clerk of the Court shall enter judgment against Plaintiff; and
4. This dismissal counts as a strike under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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