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Bishop v. General Services Administration

United States District Court, District of Columbia

May 15, 2015

J. BISHOP, Plaintiff,
v.
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, Defendant.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

AMIT P. MEHTA, District Judge.

The trial court has the discretion to decide whether a complaint is frivolous, and such finding is appropriate when the facts alleged are irrational or wholly incredible. Denton v. Hernandez, 504 U.S. 25, 33 (1992); see Neitzke v. Williams, 490 U.S. 319, 325 (1989) ("[A] complaint, containing as it does both factual allegations and legal conclusions, is frivolous where it lacks an arguable basis either in law or in fact."). Having reviewed the plaintiff's complaint, including its allegations of witchcraft, the Court concludes that what factual contentions are identifiable are baseless and wholly incredible. Furthermore, the allegations of the complaint "constitute the sort of patently insubstantial claims" that deprive the Court of subject matter jurisdiction. Tooley v. Napolitano, 586 F.3d 1006, 1010 (D.C.Cir. 2009).

The Court will grant plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis and will dismiss the complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1915(e)(2)(B)(i). An Order consistent with this Memorandum Opinion is issued separately.


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