728 Fed.Appx. 705 (9th Cir. 2018), 15-35178, McGary v. Cunningham

Docket Nº:15-35178
Citation:728 Fed.Appx. 705
Party Name:Darnell Otis MCGARY, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Kelly CUNNINGHAM, Superintendent; et al., Defendants-Appellees.
Attorney:Darnell Otis McGary, Pro Se Craig Mingay, Nicholas A. Williamson, AGWA— Office of the Washington Attorney General (OLYMPIA), Olympia, WA, Gregory Kennedy Ziser, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Olympia, WA, for Defendants-Appellees Kelly Cunningham, Don Gauntz, Holly Co...
Judge Panel:Before: GOODWIN, LEAVY, and SILVERMAN, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:April 03, 2018
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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728 Fed.Appx. 705 (9th Cir. 2018)

Darnell Otis MCGARY, Plaintiff-Appellant,

v.

Kelly CUNNINGHAM, Superintendent; et al., Defendants-Appellees.

No. 15-35178

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

April 3, 2018

Submitted March 30, 2018 [*]

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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Ronald B. Leighton, District Judge, Presiding, D.C. No. 3:13-cv-05130-RBL

Darnell Otis McGary, Pro Se

Craig Mingay, Nicholas A. Williamson, AGWA— Office of the Washington Attorney General (OLYMPIA), Olympia, WA, Gregory Kennedy Ziser, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Olympia, WA, for Defendants-Appellees Kelly Cunningham, Don Gauntz, Holly Coryell, Ed Young, Bruce Duthie, Jeff Cutshaw, Reginald Woods

Alicia M. Burton, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, Civil Division, Tacoma, WA, for Defendant-Appellee Mark Lindquist

Before: GOODWIN, LEAVY, and SILVERMAN, Circuit Judges.

MEMORANDUM[*]

Darnell Otis McGary appeals pro se from the district court’s summary judgment and dismissal for failure to state a claim in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging constitutional violations arising from his civil commitment in the Special Commitment Center ("SCC") as a sexually violent predator. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo. Knievel v. ESPN, 393 F.3d 1068, 1072 (9th Cir. 2005) (dismissal for failure to state a claim); Morrison v. Hall, 261 F.3d 896, 900 (9th Cir. 2001) (summary judgment). We affirm.

The district court properly dismissed the claims against Governor Inslee because McGary failed to allege facts showing Inslee’s personal involvement in any constitutional violation or a causal connection between Inslee’s conduct and any such violation. See Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678, 129 S.Ct. 1937, 173 L.Ed.2d 868 (2009) (a plaintiff must allege facts that "allow[ ] the...

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