UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 2, 2012
TROAS V. BARNETT,
MARTIN GAMOBA, ANGEL DURAN, AND MANUEL TORRES,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barbara A. McAuliffe United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DISREGARDING CONSENT OR DECLINE FORM AND DECLINE OF JURISDICTION OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE (ECF Nos. 146, 189)
Plaintiff Troas V. Barnett is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action is proceeding against Defendants Martin Gamboa, Angel Duran and Manuel Torres for the use of excessive force in violation of the Eighth Amendment and is currently set for trial on January 22, 2012.
On August 17, 2005, Plaintiff consented to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate Judge. (ECF No. 9.) On July 26, 2010, Defendants consented to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate Judge. (ECF No. 62.) On July 2, 2012, Plaintiff filed a form declining jurisdiction of the Magistrate Judge. (ECF No. 146.) On November 11, 2012, Plaintiff filed a pleading entitled "Decline of Jurisdiction of United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c)(2). (ECF No. 189.)
Plaintiff has previously consented to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate Judge and, once a civil case is referred to a Magistrate Judge under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), the reference can be withdrawn only "for good cause shown on its own motion, or under extraordinary circumstances shown by any party." Dixon v. Ylst, 990 F.2d 478, 480 (9th Cir. 1993). Plaintiff's attempts to decline the jurisdiction of the Magistrate Judge, filed July 2, 2012, and November 11, 2012, have no effect and are HEREBY DISREGARDED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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