Stephen Douglas Allison, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Connie Beeler, Mail Room Staff; S. Frank Thompson,superintendent; Terrance Anderson, Hearingsofficer, Defendants-appellees, 141 F.3d 1173 (9th Cir. 1998)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Malcolm F. Marsh, District Judge, Presiding.
Before FLETCHER, BEEZER, and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.
Stephen Douglas Allison, a Montana state prisoner incarcerated in Oregon, appeals pro se the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We affirm.
Insofar as Allison challenges the propriety of the district court's initial dismissal of his complaint for failure to state a claim, we conclude that the district court did not err by dismissing the complaint with leave to amend where Allison failed to allege facts showing that defendants caused the alleged constitutional violations. See Johnson v. Duffy, 588 F.2d 740, 743-44 (9th Cir. 1978).
Insofar as Allison challenges the district court's dismissal of the action due to Allison's failure to file an amended complaint, we conclude the district court did not abuse its discretion by dismissing the action. See Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1260-62 (9th Cir. 1992).
Insofar as Allison seeks appointed counsel on appeal, we conclude that no exceptional circumstances merit such appointment. See Terrell v. Brewer, 935 F.2d 1015, 1017 (9th Cir. 1991).