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Rowland v. Superior Court Building B

United States District Court, District of Columbia

March 20, 2014

DAVONTA MELVIN ROWLAND, Plaintiff,
v.
SUPERIOR COURT BUILDING B, Defendant.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

ELLEN S. HUVELLE, District Judge.

According to the plaintiff, a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia has "come[] up with some sort of inappropriate, unconstitutional, self-satisfactory reason to dismiss three very vital civil rights civil suits filed by [the plaintiff]." Compl. at 1. The judge, the plaintiff contends, "is proven not to be competent, " and has "no business even being able to review sensitive case detail." Id. The plaintiff demands that any lawsuit she files in the Superior court be immediately removed to this federal district court. Id. In addition, the plaintiff demands an award totaling $20, 038, 006, 000, 000.00. Id. The Court will grant the plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis and will dismiss the complaint in its entirety.

The judge enjoys absolute immunity from liability for damages for acts committed within her judicial jurisdiction. See Mirales v. Waco, 502 U.S. 9 (1991); Forrester v. White, 484 U.S. 219 (1988); Bradley v. Fisher, 13 Wall. 335, 20 L.Ed. 646 (1872). Insofar as the plaintiff asks this Court to review or overturn any decision of a Superior Court judge, the request must be denied. This Court has no authority to review or reverse the decisions of a Superior Court judge, or to direct the activities of that court. See, e.g., Mooreman v. U.S. Bank, N.a., No. 10-1219, 2010 WL 2884661, at *1 (D.D.C. July 10, 2010); Fleming v. United States, 847 F.Supp. 170, 172 (D.D.C. 1994), aff'd, WL 474995 (D.C. Cir. 1994), cert. denied, 513 U.S. 1150 (1995).

An Order consistent with this Memorandum Opinion is issued separately.


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