731 Fed.Appx. 722 (9th Cir. 2018), 17-55693, Rogers v. Giurbino

Docket Nº:17-55693
Citation:731 Fed.Appx. 722
Party Name:Tyrone ROGERS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. G. J. GIURBINO; et al., Defendants-Appellees.
Attorney:Tyrone Rogers, Pro Se Susan Eileen Coleman, Esquire, Senior Litigation Attorney, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Esquire, Attorney, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Defendants-Appellees G. J. Giurbino, Domingo Uribe Janine K. Jeffery, Esquire, Attorney, Reily & Jeffery, Inc., Woodla...
Judge Panel:Before: GOODWIN, LEAVY, and SILVERMAN, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:July 20, 2018
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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731 Fed.Appx. 722 (9th Cir. 2018)

Tyrone ROGERS, Plaintiff-Appellant,

v.

G. J. GIURBINO; et al., Defendants-Appellees.

No. 17-55693

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

July 20, 2018

Submitted July 18, 2018 [*]

Editorial Note:

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Tyrone Rogers, Pro Se

Susan Eileen Coleman, Esquire, Senior Litigation Attorney, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Esquire, Attorney, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Defendants-Appellees G. J. Giurbino, Domingo Uribe

Janine K. Jeffery, Esquire, Attorney, Reily & Jeffery, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA, for Defendant-Appellee P. Kuzil-Ruan

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, William Q. Hayes, District Judge, Presiding, D.C. No. 3:11-cv-00560-WQH-RBB

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

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MEMORANDUM [**]

California state prisoner Tyrone Rogers appeals pro se the district court’s judgment dismissing Rogers’s action alleging that defendants implemented prison lockdowns violating his constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. § § 2000cc, et seq. ("RLUIPA"). We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo. Knievel v. ESPN, 393 F.3d 1068, 1072 (9th Cir. 2005). We affirm.

The district court properly dismissed Rogers’s individual-capacity claims against Giurbino, the director of the Division of Adult Operations for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, because Rogers failed to allege Giurbino’s personal involvement in any constitutional violation or a causal connection between his 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 court to draw the reasonable inference that the defendant is liable for the misconduct alleged"); Starr v. Baca, 652 F.3d 1202, 1207 (9th Cir. 2011) ("A...

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