Vance Evans Mcgee, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Norm Maleng; Regina Cahan; Mark Larson; Dave Young,defendants-appellees, 112 F.3d 516 (9th Cir. 1997)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 112 F.3d 516 (9th Cir. 1997) Submitted April 21, 1997. *Decided April 24, 1997

Before BROWNING, THOMPSON and HAWKINS, Circuit Judges.


Washington state prisoner Vance Evans McGee appeals pro se the district court's dismissal without prejudice of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that four King County (Washington) prosecutors violated his due process rights during his murder trial. We affirm.

We agree with the district court that McGee's claim for damages is barred by Heck v. Humphrey, 114 S. Ct. 2364 (1994), because his allegations against the prosecutors necessarily imply the invalidity of his murder conviction, and he has not shown that his conviction has been invalidated. See id. at 2374.

To the extent that McGee seeks release from prison, his exclusive remedy is a writ of habeas corpus. See Trimble v. City of Santa Rosa, 49 F.3d 583, 584 (9th Cir. 1995).



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4. Accordingly, McGee's request for oral argument is denied


This disposition is not appropriate for publication and may not be cited to or by the courts of this circuit except as provided by 9th Cir.R. 36-3


We decline to consider new evidence submitted by McGee for the first time on appeal