Unpublished Dispositionwilliam Henry Dease, Plaintiff-appellant, v. James J. Blanchard, Governor, Corrections Commission,michigan Department of Corrections, et al.,defendants-appellees, 836 F.2d 549 (6th Cir. 1987)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 836 F.2d 549 (6th Cir. 1987) Dec. 18, 1987


Before NATHANIEL P. JONES, WELLFORD and BOGGS, Circuit Judges.

This pro se Michigan prisoner appeals the district court's judgment setting aside a default judgment and dismissing his civil rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The appeal has been referred to a panel of the court pursuant to Rule 9(a), Rules of the Sixth Circuit. Upon consideration of the record and the briefs, the panel unanimously agrees that oral argument is not needed. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a).

Plaintiff alleged that defendants conspired to overcrowd Michigan prisons and thereby deprive him of constitutionally protected rights. The district court determined the allegations were conclusory and on that basis dismissed the complaint without prejudice.

Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the district court for the reasons stated in its opinion dated May 11, 1987. Rule 9(b) (5), Rules of the Sixth Circuit.