728 Fed.Appx. 705 (9th Cir. 2018), 15-35178, McGary v. Cunningham
|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|
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 Prosecutors Office, Civil Division, Tacoma, WA, for Defendant-Appellee Mark Lindquist
Before: GOODWIN, LEAVY, and SILVERMAN, Circuit Judges.
Darnell Otis McGary appeals pro se from the district courts 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 Inslees personal involvement in any constitutional violation or a causal connection between Inslees 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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