United States District Court, D. Utah
ORDER & MEMORANDUM DECISION
J. SHELBY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
inmate Michael Anthony Jones, filed this pro se
civil rights suit, see 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983
(2017), in forma pauperis, see 28
Id. § 1915. The Court now screens his Complaint
and orders Plaintiff to file an amended complaint to cure
deficiencies before further pursuing his claims.
Deficiencies in Complaint
possibly alleges claims that concern the constitutionality of
his conviction and/or validity of his imprisonment, which
should be brought in a habeas-corpus petition, not a
inappropriately alleges civil-rights violations on a
does not affirmatively link Defendants to civil-rights
alleges claims that are possibly invalidated by the rule in
Heck (see below).
states crimes by Defendants must be redressed; however, a
federal civil-rights is not the proper place to address
in two parts, yet must be presented in one cohesive pleading
to be considered.
invalidly brings a “claim” against Judge Tena
Campbell of this Court for failing to protect him from
unconstitutional application of the law to his claims in an
earlier habeas-corpus case in this Court that she dismissed.
(See Jones v. Bigelow, 2;13-CV-593 TC (D. Utah May
15, 2014) (dismissal order).)
does not identify individual property owned by Plaintiff that
has been unconstitutionally taken from him.
an improper forum for bringing Utah State constitutional
claims, considering that pendent jurisdiction has not been