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Abdelkader Morceli v. W. Meyers

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


September 14, 2012

ABDELKADER MORCELI,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
W. MEYERS, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS.

ORDER DISMISSING CERTAIN CLAIMS AND DEFENDANTS, AND REFERRING MATTER BACK TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE TO INITIATE SERVICE OF PROCESS (ECF Nos. 1, 10, 23)

Plaintiff Abdelkader Morceli is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On April 10, 2012, the Magistrate Judge screened Plaintiff's complaint, and found that it states a claim against Defendant Meyers for violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment and Equal Protection in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, but does not state any other claims for relief under section 1983. 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. Plaintiff was ordered to either file an amended complaint or notify the Court of his willingness to proceed only on the claim found to be cognizable. On September 6, 2012, Plaintiff filed a motion stating that he does not wish to amend and is willing to proceed only on the claims found to be cognizable.

Accordingly, based on Plaintiff's notice, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. This action shall proceed on the complaint, filed April 29, 2011. against Defendant Meyers for violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment and Equal Protection in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment;

2. Defendants James A. Yates, J. A. Fogel, R. Fisher, Jr., and D. R. Foreman are dismissed from this action based on Plaintiff 's failure to state any claims against them;

3. Plaintiff's official capacity claims are dismissed for failure to state a claim; and

4. This matter is referred back to the Magistrate Judge to initiate service of process proceedings.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

20120914

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