UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 2, 2013
HENRY M. MITCHELL, PLAINTIFF,
CONNIE GIPSON, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DISMISSING CERTAIN CLAIMS AND DEFENDANTS
Plaintiff Henry M. Mitchell ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil rights action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1983. He paid the filing fee and is therefore not proceeding in forma pauperis. Plaintiff filed his complaint on March 12, 2012.*fn1
On February 27, 2013, the Court screened Plaintiff's complaint and found that Plaintiff stated a cognizable claim for violation of the First Amendment against Defendants Bolen and Seifert. The Court ordered him to either notify the Court that he is willing to proceed on the cognizable claim, or file an amended complaint.
On March 29, 2013, Plaintiff filed a notice in which he indicated that he agreed to proceed on the cognizable claim against Defendants Bolen and Seifert. Plaintiff further agreed that all other claims and Defendants should be dismissed.
Accordingly, this action SHALL proceed on Plaintiff's complaint, filed on March 12, 2012, against Defendant Bolen and Seifert for violation of the First Amendment.
Plaintiff's First Amendment access to courts claim and due process claim are DISMISSED. Defendants Gipson, Leon, Gutierrez, Juarez, Johnson, Allen, Foston, Cate and the United States Postal Service are TERMINATED from this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.