Ashton Scott, Plaintiff-appellant, v. K.l. Broyles, Correctional Officer; Kevin Castiglione,department Hearing Officer, Defendants-appellees, 116 F.3d 1486 (9th Cir. 1997)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 116 F.3d 1486 (9th Cir. 1997) Submitted June 17, 1997. **Decided June 19, 1997

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Idaho. B. Lynn Winmill, District Judge, Presiding.

Before: GOODWIN, SCHROEDER, and TASHIMA, Circuit Judges.


Idaho state prisoner Ashton Scott appeals pro se the district court's summary judgment in Scott' § 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action for injunctive and declaratory relief. Scott alleged that defendants violated his equal protection and First Amendment rights when they disciplined him for speaking German to defendants while they conducted a formal prison count. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo, see Taylor v. List, 880 F.2d 1040, 1044 (9th Cir. 1989), and we affirm.

Because Scott failed to produce any evidence to support his claim that defendants treated him differently than similarly situated inmates, we affirm the district court's summary judgment for defendants on Scott's equal protection claim. See id. at 1045; see also Jackson Water Works, Inc. v. Public Utils. Comm'n, 793 F.2d 1090 1092 (9th Cir. 1986) (setting forth requirements to state an equal protection claim).

Because Scott failed to present any evidence to controvert defendants' affidavits regarding Scott's First Amendment claim, we affirm the district court's summary judgment for defendants on that claim. See Taylor, 880 F.2d at 1045. The district court was not required to consider the untimely affidavits that Scott submitted with his objection to the magistrate judge's report and recommendation to the district court. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) (1) (C).



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir. R. 34-4


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